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Panasonic SDXC 64GB

Panasonic are showing their new SDXC memory cards at Focus on Imaging 2010 – the card shown above holds a massive 64gb of data, and 48gb cards will also be available from their “Gold” range. The cards are Class 10 cards which should be excellent for high speed transfers and HD video recording, with a speed of upto 22MB/s.

Panasonic Lumix G2

We’ve uploaded some resized sample photos (EXIF info intact) from a pre-production Panasonic Lumix G2 micro four thirds Digital SLR using the 14-45mm lens. The G2 features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, live view, 3″ swivel touch screen with touch focus, live view electronic view finder, HD video (720p) AVCHD lite encoding, ISO6400, colour modes plus face recognition and intelligent auto. The camera will be available with a new 14-42mm lens with Mega Optical Image Stabilisation, in three colours blue, red, black, in June.

View our Panasonic Lumix G2 Sample Photos
Read our Panasonic Lumix G2 Hands on Preview

Panasonic have been showing new / future lenses at Focus on Imaging 2010 – including a new 8mm f3.5 fish eye lens, 14mm f/2.5 wide angle pancake lens (shown above, Fisheye expected Autumn 2010), and a 100mm – 300mm f4 – f5.6 zoom lens with mega optical image stabilisation (shown below). They are due / expected Autumn 2010 (apart from the 14mm, which is expected in Summer 2010). Pictures taken with a pre-production Panasonic Lumix G2.

8mm f3.5 fisheye:

Panasonic Lumix G2
Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix G2 micro four thirds Digital SLR – 12.1 megapixel sensor, live view, 3″ swivel touch screen with touch focus, live view electronic view finder, HD video (720p) AVCHD lite encoding, ISO6400, colour modes etc. The camera will be available with a new 14-42mm lens with Mega Optical Image Stabilisation, in three colours blue, red, black, in June.

Panasonic Lumix G2
“The New Lumix G2 – Part of the highly commended Lumix G Micro System of digital still cameras, the 12.1 megapixel DMC-G2 is stylish, sophisticated and packed with features – whilst remaining committed to ease of use even for beginners. Standing out from the crowd, the new DMC-G2 is the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-control shooting (*1), offering consumers an entirely new kind of system camera shooting.

Panasonic Lumix G2
With a feature set to be proud of – including a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the new Venus Engine HD II processor, double Live-View function, AVCHS Lite high definition movie recording, popular My Colour Mode and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode – to name but a few, the DMC-G2 offers revolutionary shooting ease and comfort.”

Panasonic Lumix G2
“Continuing to push the boundaries, Panasonic’s new DMC-G2 adopts touch-control shooting for the first time in an interchangeable lens system camera. AF is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the large, 460,000-dot LCD. You can even release the shutter using a single touch.”

Panasonic Lumix G2
Onto the menus: ISO100 to ISO6400, the shooting screen with touch-shutter and touch-quick menu, the recording menu with 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios, and the My Menu screen that remembers settings you have changed.

Panasonic Lumix G2

Panasonic Lumix G2

Panasonic Lumix G2

Panasonic Lumix G2

Pictures below taken with a pre-production Panasonic Lumix G2.

The blue version:
Some sample shots, ISO400:
ISO100 with flash:
With flash, ISO100:

Focus on Imaging 2010

We will be at Focus on Imaging 2010 – covering the event both on DigiCamReview.com and with a “live” twitter feed, that you can follow here. The show is open to both trade and the public and this year sees increased interest with stands from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Fujifilm plus printer companies such as Epson, Hewlett Packard, and several retailers give you the chance to buy the latest gear at bargain prices, with Jacobs and others there. The event is at the NEC, Birmingham, and tickets are £10.