Panasonic has impressed the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) with the Lumix DMC-GH4 been awarded 'Best Hybrid Photo/Video Camera' and the Lumix DMC-TZ60 (LUMIX DMC-ZS40) ranking first as the 'Best Superzoom Camera'.
Commenting on the GH4 and TZ60, a TIPA jury spokesperson said: "The Panasonic GH4 is a mirrorless 16 MP Live MOS Sensor camera housed in a magnesium alloy body that can record 4K video. It has a newly developed Venus Engine processor that has been enhanced with a quadcore CPU to handle the high data rate. While the GH4 can be thought of as a pro video camera, especially when coupled with the dedicated LUMIX DMW-YAGH pro workflow module, it can also deliver up to 12 frames-per-second still recording with burst rates of 40 when shooting RAW and 100 in JPEG. The Live-View OLED Finder (LVF) has a remarkable 2.359 million RGB dots, while the monitor has 1.036 RGB dots, both of which make for clear and vibrant viewing.
The Panasonic TZ-60 is lightweight, at about half a pound, and comes in a very compact form factor (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.35 inches) for a camera with a 30X (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) Leica integral lens. The camera has an 18 MP MOS sensor with a 3 inch Live View LCD plus an electronic viewfinder with 100% field of view. It offers RAW format plus video recording, focus peaking and advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus), to effectively suppresses hand movement in both photo and video recording, essential in a small camera with this type of zoom range. The TZ60 also has a built-in flash, plus WiFi, GPS and NFC capability."
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