BREAKING NEWS! (Sort of) - Lumix Announcements

In the early hours of the morning Panasonic made some exciting announcements. 
A brand new camera to enter the TZ range with the launch of the TZ90.

The TZ90 offers:
A new 20MP Sensor
A fantastic 30x Optical zoom lens (24mm-720mm)
4K Video, Slow Motion HD (720p 120fps) 
Tilting 180 Degree Touch Screen (Selfie Screen/Waist Level Shooting)
And as always with the TZ range of recent times a viewfinder

Along with the new TZ90 more details have emerged on the new Leica 8-18mm Lens:
Like the 12-60mm Lens the new 8-18mm lens offers a f2.8-4 aperture range, but new for a super wide angle lens in the Micro Four Thirds range the lens comes with a filter thread (67mm) allowing for more control over your landscapes. 
The lens also inherits the Dust/Splash/Freeze proof features of the 12-60mm Leica lens we saw launch with the Panasonic GH5 meaning excellent durability even in the freezing cold (-10 Degrees) If you are looking reassurance on how touch these lenses are here is what had to say about the lens:

"We can testify as to how good the weather sealing is on these current generation of lenses after Photo Gear News Editor, Richard Sibley, used the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens is the pouring rain and cold weather in Iceland." 

You can read their full article on the lens here

And the last update exciting news for people who have already got hold of the new Panasonic GH5 with the first of the planned Firmware Upgrades:

"Panasonic is announcing the new firmware update program Ver.1.1 for DC-GH5 to further enhance its performance. The new firmware Ver.1.1 enables 4:2:2 10-bit video recording in either FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV] and Anamorphic (4:3) mode, in addition to the existing 4K video recording mode."

Bringing 10BIT to all of the recording modes very soon with this announcement ending with this last bit of information.

"The new DC-GH5 firmware Ver 1.1 is scheduled to be released on 24 April, 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website:"

Don't forget there will be a whole host of more updates coming for the GH5, with one of the most hotly anticipated being the 400mbps All-Intra codecs. Check out the Panasonic Social Media for more information with the handle @LumixUK being used across the board now. 

Keep an eye out on the Blog and on my Instagram over the next few days for test shots from the new Panasonic Lumiz TZ90. 

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