This Panasonic Lumix G95 Hybrid Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens begins with the dynamic 20.3-megapixel G95 mirrorless camera and 12-60mm lens set, then adds a convenient shoulder bag and an SDXC memory card.
Panasonic Lumix G95 Hybrid Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens
The Panasonic Lumix G95 is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a flexible set of photo and video features. It is also distinguished by its svelte and portable design. High-resolution stills can be captured with a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200–25600 and continuous shooting is supported at up to 9 fps with AF-S using the 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine. The pre-installed V-Log L feature allows for a wider dynamic range of up to 12 stops for better colour grading control during post-production. UHD 4K video recording is also supported at 30p. Additionally, headphone and microphone jacks both support better audio recording, and 4:2:2 8-bit output is possible when recording externally via micro-HDMI. A Dual I.S.2 system that uses both in-camera and in-lens image stabilisation systems to effectively reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to five stops completes the imaging capabilities.
Compact size, a tough, weather-sealed design, and flexible photo and video capabilities make the versatile capabilities useful when working in adverse weather. A clear, 0.74x-magnification OLED viewfinder with 2.36 million dots of resolution is included for eye-level viewing. A new 3.0" OLED touchscreen also has a free-angle design that makes it easier to work from front-facing, front-heavy, and low angles. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable wireless remote camera control and image transferring to a mobile device and are optimised for wireless operation.
20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
With a 20.3MP Light MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and an upgraded Venus Engine processor, the G95 is designed for high-speed, high-resolution imaging and produces UHD 4K video. This setup allows for the use of sensitivities up to ISO 25600 while maximising resolution and minimising noise. With AF-S and AF-C, it can shoot continuously at up to 9 fps and 6 fps, respectively.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Supplementing the camera's stills capabilities is UHD 4K video recording at up to 30p with an 8-bit color depth and 4:2:0 sampling while recording internally. Alternatively, external recording is supported via micro-HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth. V-Log L has been pre-installed on this camera and is used to capture a flat, neutral gamma curve well-suited for grading. Slow motion video is available with support for 120, 90, and 60 fps in Full HD resolution. Additionally, both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input are available for improving audio capture.
5-Axis Image Stabilization and Dual I.S. 2
Dual I.S. 2 combines the 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation technology of the G95 with lens-based image stabilisation to compensate for up to five stops of camera shake and a wider range of movement types to produce sharper, clearer imagery. This helps to achieve the maximum sharpness when taking handheld pictures. O.I.S.-compatible Lumix lenses must be used with Dual I.S. 2.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
- A large OLED Live View Finder has a high 2.36m-dot resolution and 0.74x magnification for eye-level composition.
- A larger means for image composition and playback, an updated 3.0" OLED rear monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
- Constructed from magnesium alloy with a die-cast frame, the G95 features a durable design that also incorporates extensive sealing at joints, dials, and buttons to render it both splash- and dust-proof.
- DMW-BLC12 lithium-ion battery offers approximately 290 shots per charge or approximately 1000 shots per charge when working in the Power Save LVF mode. Additionally, the battery can be charged in-camera via USB or via AC power.
- Built-in 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geolocation and automatic image transfer.
4K PHOTO Modes
Utilizing the G95's video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate:
- Burst: This mode will allow you to continuously record, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
- Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
- Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
Post Focus and Focus Stacking
The 4K capabilities also include a special focusing technique called Post Focus. Post Focus utilises a combination of the contrast-detection focusing system and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology to record imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 frames per second while shifting the precise point of focus throughout the burst shooting to provide a variety of distinct focusing ranges. When the image is being played back, you can use the touchscreen on the camera to tap the specific area you want to be in focus, and an 8MP JPEG file will be generated. The original burst can be divided into several separate files with various points of focus, and focusing assist tools can be used to have even more control over the precise in-focus area.
In-camera focus stacking is another feature of this technology that realises a deeper depth of field, which is particularly useful when photographing up-close subjects. In this mode, pictures are taken with various points of focus, saved, and combined to create a wider depth of field.
49-Area Depth-From-Defocus AF System
DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is used for accelerated autofocus performance to quickly determine the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position, enabling continuous shooting up to 6 fps with continuous AF. The use of subject colour, size, and motion vectors to intelligently lock-on to moving subjects and ensure precise focus is advantageous for both still and video recording modes as well as subject tracking applications. Face/eye detection capabilities make it simpler to photograph people when working with portrait subjects and prioritise focusing as precisely as on a subject's pupil. It is possible to modify the focusing sensitivity and speed to further enhance performance with particular subjects. Additionally, working in low-light conditions is supported by AF sensitivity down to -4 EV.
Focus peaking, which highlights sharp contrast edges with a coloured outline to help you quickly identify your focus point, and Touch MF Assist, which enables touch-to-focus operation, are features that benefit manual focus operation. Magnification can also be increased by up to 20x with the help of MF Assist for sharper focus on particular objects.
Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
This versatile 24-120mm equivalent wide-to-tele zoom, which is appropriate for a range of shooting applications, is included with the camera body. By utilising Dual I.S., this POWER O.I.S. system works in conjunction with the camera's sensor-shift IS system to effectively control camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. In order to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations and improve clarity and sharpness, the lens also makes use of three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element.
Other Camera Features
- A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/200 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
- Live view composite recording is a unique long exposure mode that releases the shutter at designated intervals of exposure time and synthesizes portions of the image with high brightness to produce a single well-exposed image. This mode is well-suited for high contrast scenes and live view can be used to preview how the target subject exposure is affected over the course of multiple composited exposures.
- Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, L. Monochrome D, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, Cinelike V, and V-Log L.
- Filter modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.