Panasonic Lumix G95 Announced: Impressive Hybrid Camera for Video and Stills

Panasonic Lumix G95 Announced: Impressive Hybrid Camera for Video and Stills

Taking the place of Panasonic's G85, the revised G95 model (G90 outside of the U.S.) adds a number of new features that both video and stills shooters will appreciate.

The Lumix G95 has gained a bump in its Micro Four Thirds sensor resolution, now 20.3 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. Like its predecessor, the G95 also have five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization and can take advantage of Lumix's Dual I.S. 2 technology which combines the in-body stabilization with compatible stabilized lenses to compensate up to five stops. ISO sensitivity is still capped at 25,600, although an enhanced Venus Engine processor may provide improved noise quality at the same high ISO levels. Continuous shooting for stills can ramp up to 9 fps in AF-S and 6 fps in AF-C.

The Lumix G95 can shoot up to 4K30 video (4:2:0 8 bit internally) and now the V-Log L color profile comes preinstalled. HDMI output in 4:2:2 8 bit is possible to an external recorder. Frame rates up to 120 fps are available in 1080p Full HD. Moviemakers will also have both a 3.5mm microphone jack and 3.5mm headphone jack for audio capture and monitoring.

The magnesium alloy body is more rugged, inspired by the Lumix G9, and has a 3-inch swivel-style touchscreen LCD now with 1.24 million dots versus the previous 1.04 million dots. The OLED viewfinder sports 2.36 million dots with a 0.74x magnification.

For a full list of specs, head over to the B&H listing.

Gordon Laing from Camera Labs was lucky enough to have a hands-on first look at the Lumix G95 which you can watch below to get a better sense of how the new camera handles and performs.

The Lumix G95 comes bundled with the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens and will cost $1,197.99. Preordering is available now through B&H with shipments starting on June 3, 2019.

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Stephen Kampff's picture

Great price! Sucks that the lens won't pour light onto the M4/3 sensor but hey.