Another Micro 4/3 mirrorless camera has just joined the Panasonic G line. The LUMIX DC-G91/G95 features a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, the latest Venus Engine, and 5-axis Dual I.S 2 sensor stabilization. It can record in 4K UHD at 24/25/30 frames per second and up to 120ftps in Full HD with no time limitation.
The new arrival sports an integrated OLED LVF with a 2.36m-dot resolution alongside a 3.0-inch OLED 1.24m-dot resolution articulated screen. Overall, it’s a small and compact camera body at just 13 x 9,4 x 7,7 cm, weighing merely 536g.
It’s also worth noting that the all-new G91 is the first camera in the G line that features V-Log L. Unfortunately, internal recording to the single SD card is limited to 4:2:0 8bit. Nevertheless, you can use the Micro HDMI port to output a 4:2:2 8bit signal to an external recorder.
Another welcome feature is the inclusion of a 3.5mm mic input along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a remote port, and a USB-C port that can be used to power/charge the unit.
The LUMIX G91 includes 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 stabilization, which combines the Optical Image Stabilizer with the Body Image Stabiliser. The 5-axis Dual I.S 2 stabilization works in photo and video mode, and should compensate for movement while shooting up to an equivalent of 5-stops shutter speed.
Also, the G91 features LUMIX’s 4K photo modes which give you the ability to extract a picture from a 4K video. A new Auto Marking function automatically detects frames with changes to the image.
On top, the camera is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, so you can control its settings wirelessly via an app, or use it to share your photos without the need for a computer. Finally, a dust-/splash-proof battery grip (DMW-BGG1) is also available if you need to increase battery life and grip.
Panasonic DC-G91 Highlights
- 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
- Venus Engine Image Processor
- UHD 4K30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L
- 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
- 0.74x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Advanced DFD AF System; 4K PHOTO
- ISO 25600 and 9 fps Continuous Shooting
- Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi Connectivity
Along with the new LUMIX G91, Panasonic introduced the next iteration of the popular LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. It is a lightweight, compact F/3.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens with Power O.I.S. image stabilization.
This new version features a splash-/dust-resistant construction and consists of 14 elements in 12 groups, with three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. The lenses are multi-coated to minimize ghosts and flare, whereas the lens aperture has seven blades.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH is also capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max.240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF.
The Panasonic LUMIX G91 will hit the shelves in June 2019 selling for $999 (body only). The retail price of the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH is yet to be announced.
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