Panasonic Launches Two Powerful New LUMIX Cameras: the DMC-GX8 and DMC-FZ300

Panasonic has just unveiled two powerful new LUMIX cameras, adding to their FZ-series of super-zoom cameras and their G-series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The FZ300 is the long awaited successor to the popular FZ200, and adds various upgrades that new users and past FZ owners will appreciate. Center stage is the FZ300's 24x optical zoom lens, which offers a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture from 25 to 600mm (in 35mm equivalence). This lens is mated to a 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS image sensor, with their latest Venus Engine handling processing of both still and 4K/30p video. Oh, and they've even added dust and moisture resistance. See our Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 Preview for more details.

The LUMIX DMC-GX8 is Panasonic's new flagship ILC, which builds upon the GX7 from 2013. This model boasts a great deal of improvements over its predecessor, like a new 20-megapixel Digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds image sensor, improved image stabilization thanks to their new Dual I.S. system (uses in-body and lens IS), burst shooting at up to 8fps at full resolution, and their new 4K photo options. Video buffs will appreciate the camera's 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. + system, along with QFHD 4K video recording options at 30p or 24p, as well as 1080 HD video at up to 60p. To learn more about this impressive new ILC, see our Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Preview.