This Panasonic ZS200 is Looking to Tackle the Sony RX100 Series

With the new Panasonic ZS200, photographers get a whole lot of power in a small, portable, compact camera.

Arguably the lesser star of today’s news, the Panasonic ZS200 is also probably the camera that is bound to sell better than its bigger cousin–the Panasonic GX9. This is due to its fixed lens compact nature, the 1 inch sensor, and a whole lot of other great stuff under the good. The Panasonic ZS200 gets the new L Monochrome D mode that emulates the look of black and white film, and has a 2.330K dot live viewfinder with a magnification of 0.53x. For some that won’t mean a whole lot but if you’re a Leica user and understand the importance of viewfinder magnification–this is pretty exciting.

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First Impressions: Panasonic GX9 (Micro Four Thirds, Sample Images Included)

There seems to be a lot of promise with the new Panasonic GX9.

Not long ago, rumors abounded on the web of the Panasonic GX9–and admittedly when I was called into Panasonic’s headquarters to see the camera, I didn’t honestly think that I should really believe it to be anything seriously cool at all. But if I’ve learned anything in this industry, I can be pretty difficult on entry level products, and that’s sort of what the Panasonic GX9 seems like in some ways, or at least as it seems targeted to the mid-range consumer. In fact, one of the absolute biggest pushes for the camera has to do not only with the ergonomic changes, but they seem to be taking a page out of Olympus’ book with the Olympus Pen F and their Monochrome mode that delivered images I couldn’t get enough of.

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