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Panasonic 8K Mirrorless Camera Under Development ?

According to latest rumors Panasonic giving hints about possible announcement of Panasonic 8K Video camera in near future. It all started with an interview, Panasonic France Manager clearly hinted that they can make Panasonic 8K M4/3 camera in near future.  Take a look at the statement

8K on Micro 4/3 is complicated, if not impossible.

Ok, now its also important to look back a bit, Panasonic M4/3 8K Camera news is not new. Back on Feb 2018 we have published news that Panasonic successfully developed 36MP M4/3 sensor which records 4K videos. For more details you can check here

 Olympus 8K Mirrorless camera in Future RoadMap

It all started with Olympus, when the reveled their future strategy in their Annual Report of 2017. In an Annual report published by Olympus mentioned about the development of 8K video and PRO Lenses for their MFT lineup

Take a look at the important announcements made by Olympus back in 2017

1) Focus on the development of high-value-added mirrorless cameras (primarily OM-D series) and interchangeable lenses

(PRO series) boasting competitive prices

2)  Develop systems that allow for improved efficiency in new product manufacturing start-ups and mass production by

transferring production to Vietnam

3) Establish comprehensive range of technologies for 4K and 8K video, development of devices necessary for recording at

these resolutions, and optimization of interface with outputs (monitors)

So, competition is always very healthy and consumers will get advantage of it. But at the same time are we ready for 8K on our camera. Since we need high speed processing computers and 8K display units.

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Vloggers Alert: Panasonic G85 Bundle Under $500

Panasonic G85 Super deal is limited to DEC 1, 2019 only. You are getting Panasonic G85 camera with Kit Lens and 45-150mm lens available at $497.99

Get this offer at B&H

Panasonic Bundle Regular Price $1001.99 [$504 off  till Dec 1]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lenses and Accessories Kit from B&H pairs the sleek mirrorless body, Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens, and Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens with a memory card, a 37mm UV filter, and a protective camera bag.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic LX 100 II

Leica announced the Leica D-Lux 7 camera today, now let’s take a look at the specification comparison between the two and let’s find out the these both camera are identical or different than each other

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic LX 100 II – Sensor Comparison

Sensor Panasonic LX100 II  Leica D-Lux 7
Pixels Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 17 Megapixel
Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 17 Megapixel
Sensor Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) MOS Four Thirds MOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD, MP4
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, MP4
Max Resolution 4736 x 3552 17 MP: 4736 x 3552
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical Optical

Let’s have a look at the sensor comparison of both the camera, the camera features exactly same sensor specification when compared to Panasonic LX100 II camera.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic LX 100 II – Lens Comparison

Optics Panasonic LX100 II  Leica D Lux 7
Lens 11 elements in 8 groups
5 Aspherical
EFL: 10.9-34mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-75mm)
Aperture: f/1.7 (W) – 2.8 (T) to f/16
Lumix DC Vario, 11 elements in 8 groups
5 Aspherical, 2 ED
EFL: 10.9-35mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-75mm)
Aperture: f/1.7 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Filter Thread 43mm 43mm
Zoom Optical: 3.1x
Intelligent Zoom: 6.2x
Digital: 4x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 4.3x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 6.2x
Optical: 3.1x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 4.3x
Intelligent Zoom: 6.2x

As you can see the data coming straight out from the core specification of both camera. Both of the uses exactly same lens.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic LX 100 II – ISO, Shutter and more…

Panasonic LX100 II  Leica D Lux 7
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600) 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 60 – 1/4000 Second
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 – 1/16000 Second
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 – 0 Minute in Time Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/2 – 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 60 – 1/4000 Seconds
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 – 1/16000 Seconds
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps, 25 fps
3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
Battery BP-DC15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh

All the major core specification of both the camera is exactly same. The battery is also same we don’t notice any difference between these two camera.

Leica D-Lux Price – $1,195

Panasonic LX100 II – $997.99

Panasonic L-Mount Dedicated Video Camera Coming

We have seen the development announcement of Panasonic S1 and S1R, both camera are made for Still as well as video shooters. But, latest rumors are coming from a Panasonic insider, who claims that Panasonic is developing a Video specific L-Mount Camera. But the timeframe of announcement is not know yet.

We will update you soon as we get any updates.

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Leica D-Lux 7 Images and Specification Leaked

We are one of the first website to told you that Leica D-Lux 7 finally coming. Now, we have the images of the upcoming Leica D-Lux 7 camera leaked today, the camera is expected to arrive officially anytime soon. Take a look at the Major core specification of the camera

Leica D-Lux 7 Major Core Specification

  • 17MP Four Thirds MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2760k-dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1240k-dot TFT LCD Touchscreen
  • 4K Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Extended ISO 100-25600
  • Lens & Body-Mounted Exposure Controls
  • Includes Hot Shoe Flash

 Leica D-Lux 7 and Panasonic LX100 II is Same Camera

Before we end up this article it’s also important for you to know that it’s a kinda re-branded camera. Now, most of the paid reviewers won’t tell you these facts. But, yes it’s a rebranded camera and its actual name is Panasonic LX100 II available at $997 at B&H Store and Amazon. But for the Leica D-Lux 7 you have to pay $1200 for buying the red logo camera. Thar’s you need to pay $200 more to buy the Leica re-branded camera.

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Panasonic GH5 and GH5s AutoFocus Speed Improved Via Firmware Update

Finally the Autofocus speed of Panasonic flagship camera improved via the latest firmeare update, back on January we have published the AF test results of Panasonic GH5s, GH5, G85 and G9 camera. Out of all these four camera the Panasonic G85 was the fastest one.

But, now after the latest firmware update the AF speed of the camera is vastly improved, and as you can see in the test videos below uploaded by Cinema 5D and Geeky Nerdy Techy

Panasonic GH5 AF Test

Panasonic GH5s AF test Video

you can now download firmware from here

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Panasonic - We will never give up Micro Four Thirds

Will Panasonic continue to develop the M4/3 system cameras and lenses in same pace even after the announcement of Panasonic S1 and S1R ? It’s really a big question for now, since for for next year or two they do have a schedule / roadmap for next generation of M4/3 cameras, but once they get more involved with FF mirrorless systems. We may see delay in schedule updates of G series cameras and lenses.

At an interview Photokina 2018 Panasonic representatives said

It’s still a big part of our business. We will never give up Micro Four Thirds“:

Well that’s really cool, and we do expect and hope that Panasonic should always keep his focus on its M4/3 format cameras.

Camera makers to make promises

But if you look at Past we have seen delay in updates of Sony SLT series camera, Sony APC SLT camera A77II announced back on 2014 and even after 4 years we are not having its update. The camera is now completely outdated, people who invested in Sony SLT systems are now migrated to E-Mount or Fuji X series cameras.

Only future will tell, we hope that they continue to put the same effort even after announcement S1 series FF Mirrorless camera.