Panasonic to introduce the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ300 compact digital cameras in India, enabled with 4K photography and video recording. The 4K video imagery is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution videos, while images taken in the 4K photo mode boast stunning true-to-life detail.
As the newest editions to the state-of-the art LUMIX range, the cameras pack wide-angle LEICA lens systems with high-precision OLED live viewfinders. Both devices are equipped with High Sensitivity MOS sensors and Venus Engine image processors, which together capture crystal clear images with superior colour reproduction and minimum noise even in low light environments. Boosting both accuracy and speed, the DFD (Depth from Defocus) enabled models achieve an ultra high-speed autofocus time of 0.09 seconds and a quick start-up time of 0.66 seconds, ensuring that you never miss a shot.
Panasonic’s flagship bridge camera, the DMC-FZ1000, boasts a massive 1-inch 20.1 megapixel MOS sensor, 4x larger than the conventional sensor size. With a 16x optical zoom, the model produces highly descriptive photographs rich in both detail and resolution. For cinematic level videos, the 5-axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilizer and 5-step speed control together neutralize any handshake vibration and ensure smooth zoom control.
The DMC-FZ300 is the ultimate hybrid compact camera, integrating top-class optical performance in a splash- and dust-proof rugged design. Designed for achieving impeccable results in outdoor field photography, the full range F2.8 aperture in 600mm captures far-distance, high-speed images effortlessly in high-definition. The 12.1 megapixel sensor of the FZ300 is complimented by a high powered 24x optical zoom.
Panasonic has pushed photographic boundaries to enhance the versatility of 4K technology. The most impressive function is the ability to extract 8 megapixel frames from 4K video footage, capturing spur-of-the-moment image that are tricky to catch in still photography. Three new exclusive functions are integrated to capture fleeting photo opportunities; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. Both models are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with smartphones and tablets, offering a flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with a press of a button.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Gaurav Ghavri, Product Head, Panasonic India said, “Panasonic’s Lumix range is synonymous with photographic expertise, and we have raised the bar with the incorporation of 4K advanced technology in our cameras. We see immense potential in the Indian market for the possibilities of 4K images and videos, as ultra high definition 4K is trending across the global camera landscape, and poised to replace full HD shooting. In tandem with this, Panasonic has brought 4K imaging products to both the professional and amateur Indian photographer, to stay ahead of the technology curve
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ300 are priced at Rs 45,990 and Rs 58,990 respectively.