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Panasonic launches new 18.1 MP compact camera

Panasonic launched its new 18.1-megapixel camera, LUMIX DMC-TZ80  that boasts 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) packed in a pocket-sized body while enabling 4K video / 4K PHOTO shooting performance.

The versatile ultra-wide angle 24mm 30x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens is useful in any occasions. Passing Leica’s stringent standards, LUMIX TZ80 boasts exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare. The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new image processor Venus Engine enable shooting high quality image even in high sensitivity recording in low-lit situations.

The LUMIX TZ80 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p(60Hz) / 25p(50Hz) in MP4*1. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution as a 4K PHOTO. More practical functions based on the 4K technology are also available. The Post Focus enables users to select in-focus area after shooting with easy operation.

Multiple shots can be taken with max.49 of different focus points with a single shutter release to choose from the 4K (3840×2160) burst file. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and the 4K technology. Operation is quite simple and easy – an image to be shot in Post Focus mode touching the point where focus is required while playing back the image. Focus Peaking can be used with 5x magnified view and fine adjustment functions to set focus precisely, taking as much time as desired after shooting.

Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager, AV Department at PMMAF (Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa) notified, “the new LUMIX TZ80 incorporates Light Composition function with which the camera synthesizes the images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel. This makes it possible to produce more luxurious, dramatic image of situations such as fireworks or night scenery in camera with ease.”

He added, “The 4K Live cropping in video recording realizes stable panning or zooming in video recording. In panning shots, just set the viewing angle to start and end with to get smooth panning imagery without using any special equipment like a slider. In zooming, the after-zoomed viewing angle should be set first, so that the subject can be perfectly in the frame. Thanks to the digital operation, the imagery of zooming is smooth because it does not move zoom lens physically.”

For even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX TZ80 integrates the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology*2 to achieve ultra-high-speed AF of approx. 0.1 sec. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 10 (AFS) / 5 (AFC) fps. The LUMIX TZ80 also feature a variety of AF functions such as Touch AF, 49 point AF, Low light AF that encourages users to get best results in wide-ranging shooting situations.

The LUMIX TZ80 incorporates a 3.0-inch 1,040k-dot rear monitor with newly adopted touch control system and a 0.2-inch 1166k-dot EVF (Electronic View Finder) with eye sensor. The Control Ring on the lens barrel encourages quick, intuitive operation. For more creative freedom, RAW image recording, Creative Control filter mode, Creative Panorama mode are available.

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