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Panasonic Lumix G95 Is The Rugged Mirrorless Camera You Were Looking For

Panasonic Lumix G95

Panasonic has added a new mirrorless camera, the Lumix G95 to its fleet of robust snappers. The Lumix G95 is targeted towards videographers and photography enthusiasts as it is capable of recording videos in 4K at 30fps in addition to creating 4K photos.

Panasonic Lumix G95 is available across India starting at Rs 94,990 with a G95M kit (12-60mm lens) while the G95H kit (14-140mm lens) is priced at Rs 1,09,990.

Panasonic has once again produced a ‘hybrid’ mirrorless camera that caters for both still photography and movie enthusiasts and comes at a realistic price. The camera delivers a fine performance with the Lumix G-Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER OIS lens and we would recommend this kit to anyone looking for a walkaround combo.

The latest M4/3 camera from Panasonic is compact, weather-sealed and capable of delivering 20-megapixel stills and 3840 x 2160-pixel 4K video with built-in Log recording. The 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor is the same as used in the GH5, G9 and GX9 models and it’s paired with an ‘enhanced’ Venus Engine processor, which underpins the boosts to its video capabilities. There’s no low-pass filter over the sensor to optimize resolution.

The new camera is slightly larger and heavier than the G85 it replaces, with a deeper grip and additional controls. Dedicated buttons have been added for white balance, ISO and exposure compensation.

The G95’s magnesium-alloy diecast front frame is rugged and lightweight and has splash- and dust-proof seals around all joints, dials, and buttons. The control layout has been designed to allow one-handed operation.

The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB and a new power-saving function can extend battery life from approximately 290 shots per charge to a maximum of roughly 900 shots per charge.

New internal processing functions enable the sensor to record a wide dynamic range for smoother gradation and apply optimal processing of hue, saturation, and brightness to record more natural-looking JPEG images.

Noise reduction processing is boosted with additional processing the can preserve details and textures, especially with images recorded at middle-to-high sensitivity levels.

The monitor’s resolution has been increased to 1,240,000 dots and users can benefit from well-designed and integrated touch controls. The OLED LVF (Live View Finder) has a resolution of 2,360,000 dots and a magnification of 1.48x/ 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent).

High-speed burst shooting is supported at up to 9 fps in AFS mode or 6 fps with continuous AF and AE adjustments. The buffer memory can store up to 300 JPEGs or 45 RAF.RAW files.

The Panasonic Lumix G95 is a very dependable option for those who are looking to go beyond the smartphone for their camera needs, especially with videos. At Rs 1,09,990 for the camera body and 14-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens, this camera will give you everything for your still photography and video blogging needs.

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