Panasonic Unveils 20.3MP Lumix G95 Mirrorless Camera with New Features, Rugged Build

Panasonic this morning unveiled the 20.3MP Lumix G95, a rugged designed mirrorless camera with new features for both photography and videography. The Panasonic G95 will slot above the Lumix G85 and below the Lumix G9, in Panasonic's line of Micro Four Thirds-sensor based mirrorless cameras.

The announcement of the new Micro Four Thirds-based Panasonic G95 comes on the heels of the company's announcement of the 47.3MP Lumix S1R and 24.2 MP Lumix S1 mirrorless cameras, which use much larger full frame sensors. 

The Panasonic Lumix G95, which features a dustproof and drip-proof camera build, will go on sale in May 2019 for $1199.99. Key new features of the Panasonic Lumix G95 include the following:

• 20.3MP Digital Live MOS (Micro Four Thirds) sensor with no low pass filter

• 5-axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilizer) 2 helps suppress blurring to enable a 5-stop slower shutter speed by combining the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis)

• 4K video recording capability in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4

• V-log L (log video recording) comes pre-installed; allows 4:2:0 / 8-bit log recording

• 3.5mm microphone jack and headphone socket

• Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology for faster and more accurate autofocusing with focus lock at approximately 0.007

• 9 fps (AFS/MF) and 6 fps (AFC) burst shooting at up to 600 (JPEG) / 30 (RAW) images

• Added AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF and advanced Low Light AF

• Lumix 4K PHOTO feature lets you extract 8MP still photos from 30 fps video sequences

• 2.36-million dot OLED Live View finder with 0.74x magnification

•Vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD rear monitor with approximately 1240K-dot resolution

•Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Panasonic also announced this morning it has updated its LUMIX G telephoto zoom lens line based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard.

The immediate fruits of that update is the new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA14140), which features a splash/dust-resistant construction for outdoor field use in difficult conditions. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm goes on sale in May 2019 for $599.99.