Panasonic SKU: DMC-FZ1000 | Helix SKU: PADMCFZ1000
Panasonic SKU: DC-FZ1000M2 | Helix SKU: PADCFZ1000M2
The LUMIX FZ1000M2 is a hybrid camera that boasts a large 1-inch sensor and 4K PHOTO and 4K video recording capability as the latest member of popular high-zoom FZ series. The 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm) is integrated that achieves high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to corners. It also produces stunningly beautiful defocus together with the large-sized MOS Sensor. The minimum aperture is extended to F11. The LUMIX FZ1000M2 provides the Zoom Compose Assist function which helps to regain the subject quickly when the lose sight of it in telephoto shooting. Its large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor boasts high S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear image with minimum noise even when shot at high ISO. L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D modes are newly added to Photo Style, making it possible to shoot dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows while preserving the details. The LUMIX FZ1000M2 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K PHOTO to capture those unmissable moments at 30 fps and save in 8-megapixel high resolution photos. DISCLAIMERS: *The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.
The LUMIX FZ1000M2 features the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F2.8-F4.0) with 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm), and achieves beautiful, evenly smooth defocus with invisible edge line. Its minimum aperture is extended from F8.0 (FZ1000 prior model) to F11, achieving F2.8-F11 at wide end and F4.0-F11 at tele end.
The LUMIX FZ1000M2 incorporates 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with 20.1-megapixel high resolution. This large MOS Sensor improves S/N ratio, resulting in dramatic reduction of noise even in shooting at ISO 12800*. Rich amount of light help produce impressive defocus with shallow depth of field. *The max. ISO 25600 (Extended).
For more creative expression, L.Monochrome and L.Monocheome D modes are newly added to Photo Style, making it possible to shoot dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows while preserving the details. The user can adjust the grain effect between High/Standard/Low for more creative monochrome photo shooting.
The LUMIX FZ1000M2 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also high quality videos even in 4K. It features an outstanding 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840x2160, at 30p or 24p in MP4*1*2. With the 4K PHOTO, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by extracting a frame of the most photogenic timing out of the 4K burst file to save as a photo. Three exclusive functions are integrated to make the 4K photography even easier; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. The 4K Burst shooting allows consecutive shooting at 30 fps, which can be used just like a photo burst shooting. *1 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59second. When recording motion pictures in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3. *2 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.
Choosing the best shot out of hundreds of frames recorded with 4K PHOTO is now easier with the newly added Auto Marking function. It lets you jump to the nearest frame where the differences are obvious between consecutive frames to minimize the time it takes to choose the best shot. Sequence Composition makes it possible to make a stromotion image by synthesizing multiple images shot at a fixed frame with 4K PHOTO. A unique image reflecting the subject’s motion can be produced easily in the camera without needing a special retouching process.
The LUMIX FZ1000M2 comes with the Post Focus function that enables users to select in-focus area even after shooting. It is helpful in situations like macro shooting where severe focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing focused subject. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and the 4K technology.
Newly integrated Focus Stacking function enables users to adjust focus area after shooting by combining multiple images shot with Post Focus function in the camera. Users do not need to establish a focus point during shooting but they can get the image with the defocus as they want or pan-focus image by selecting the focus area after shooting. This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of insects, small accessories and so on.
For even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX FZ1000II integrates a dedicated linear motor into the focus system. The Light Speed AF with an adoption of DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology even shortens the time to set focus. It also boasts high speed burst shooting in RAW. The LUMIX FZ1000M2 is capable of releasing mechanical shutter at max.1/4000 sec and even at 1/16000 with electronic shutter, which reduces washouts even under strong sunlight.
The FZ1000M2 boasts high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder). With 0.39-inch 2,360k-dot high resolution in 4:3 aspect, the new LVF boasts approx 0.74x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. With an eyepoint of approximately 20 mm, it offers high visibility with comfort for users wearing glasses. It is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners. The new 3.0-inch 1,240k-dot free-angle rear monitor adopting touch control rotates 180 degrees to the side and tilts 270 degrees up and down offers approx. 100% of field of view. Adopting a static-type touch control system, it immediately lets users set focus on the subject simply by touching the screen and releasing the shutter. It is free and easy to enlarge the target point with fingertips to set precise focus.
Operability is also improved on LUMIX FZ1000M2 allowing intuitive control. The front/rear dual dial system enables direct setting over shutter speed and aperture. For quick access to the target setting menu, the user can assign the frequently-used functions to a total of 13 Fn buttons including 3 new buttons on the lens barrel and 5 on the touch control menu.
The FZ1000M2 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera is connected to a smartphone or tablet installed with Panasonic's dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Users can choose the picture quality of the photos to transfer using Image App. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. This enables the camera to activate by simply using a smartphone/tablet or to add GPS geotag on the photos automatically.
Panasonic SKU: DMC-FZ2500 | Helix SKU: PADMCFZ2500
With the LUMIX FZ2500 4K evolves with the variety of practical functions video enthusiasts and professionals want:
A quick-stability grip minimizes hand fatigue while well-placed front/rear dual dials enable quick control over shutter speed and aperture. Plus, a supporting button, lever and switch layout provide intuitive, comfortable control for both photo and video shooting.
The OLED Live View Finder (2,360k-dot) provides exceptional visibility (10,000:1 contrast) for perfect framing in direct sunlight conditions. High 0.74X magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and a wide-viewing angle improves overall visibility.
A tilt/swivel rear touch feature-enabled monitor adds the freedom to capture unusual perspectives. Just touch to immediately set focus or release the shutter.
The large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel 4K High Sensitivity MOS Sensor provides impressive details even at high ISOs (ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600), which enables impressive defocus with a shallow depth of field.The Venus Engine
The LUMIX FZ2500 Venus Engine enables the high-quality image captures and high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording, while sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved.
A bright LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F/2.8-4.5) resists blurring, while its angle of view extends from 24mm wide-angle to 20X optical zoom.
This lens meets Leica's stringent standards in the MTF value and in the suppression of ghosts and flaring.
An internal guide-pole mechanism provides smooth, stable zooming, and dramatically suppresses image shift. A galvanometer-drive iris — used in professional video cameras— smoothly catches up with sudden changes in brightness to assure smooth, seamless iris control, even when zooming.
DFD (Depth From Defocus) instantly calculates the distance to the subject to achieve ultra-fast focus lock even at 7 fps burst shooting with AFC or 12 fps burst shooting with AFS.
Stunning macro photos can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm for flowers, insects and more.
A dual-ring control system enables focusing and zooming. ND filter and three Fn lens barrel buttons offer smooth, convenient video operation. WB color temperature settings and slow and quick zoom settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons.
The lens barrel's quick access to ND filters which are essential for creative video shooting to maintain exposure levels with a fixed shutter speed or an open aperture in high brightness.
Panasonic 4K technology lets you turn video into photography with 4K PHOTO. Simply play back a 4K video sequence recorded at the blistering speed of 30fps to select your single best image for truly unmissable moments.
The unique Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus after shooting by layering and combining multiple images in-camera. Great for macro shots.
Real-time HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit) to an external monitor is possible via an optional micro HDMI cable.* A feature highly prized by professional video producers.
“CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” video for rich, cinema-like gradation.Optional V-Log L Upgrading
An optional Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) enables log video recording (V-Log L) with exceptional flexibility, as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process. It boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops, and the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be used in common.Video based GUI
Set the GUI to reflect the technical language of video for Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB.Time Code
An SMPTE-compliant Time Code in either Rec Run or Free Run count-up method makes it easy to synchronize multiple video footage or sound sources in the post-production workflow. Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame is also selectable in the 59.94Hz or 23.98Hz setting.
Built-in global video formats and bit rates are provided in four recording formats: AVCHD and MP4, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for editing ease. Bit rates up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), with no recording duration limit.
System frequencies: 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA)
A variety of connection terminals are available: 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and 2.5mm jack for remote control.
And with the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (sold separately), you can switch these settings on the camera menu: Stereo, Lens Auto, Shotgun, Super Shotgun and Manual.
The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets you record videos with slow or quick motion, such as 120 fps / 5X in 24p playback, all in Full HD. The slow/quick motion function also lets you switch between 1/2X slow and 2X quick motion in a single video while recording.Dolly Zoom
This technique zooms only the background, without changing the subject's size. A technique often used to express feelings, such as confusion, distress or surprise.
$ 499.99 $ 399.99
Panasonic SKU: DMC-FZ300K | Helix SKU: PADMCFZ300K
THAT MOMENT you want to remember can occur at any time, and Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD Video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss THAT MOMENT again.
• • 4K Photo feature extracts 8-megapixel photo out of a 4K video sequence up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s.
4K Photo Modes — Free Your Creativity
The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes, all allowing you to capture that perfect moment at a high burst rate of 30 frames / photos per second:
• 4K Burst - burst shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images extracted from 4K video as long as the shutter button is pressed.
• 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) - 4K burst recording as 4K video then play, pause, and extract any frame / photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later.
• 4K Pre-Burst - 4K pre-burst starts recording one second before and after you press the shutter button. Perfect for unpredictable moments.
4K Video — More Detail Than Full HD
4K video delivers a far more intense viewing experience that is four times larger* than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail.
* Native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
** When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
The 25-600mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens features full-range F2.8.for enhanced low light shooting throughout the entire zoom range.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm
The LUMIX FZ300 features a splashproof / dustproof rugged design with tight seals on every joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging environments—from a marshy jungle to a windy desert.
Panasonic's Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology instantly calculates the distance between foreground and background and quickly brings the subject into focus in one fast, continuous movement. In addition, continuous focus stability is enhanced when shooting video.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus)* reduces blur from one-handed video shooting by compensating for 5 types of movement. The Level Shot Function detects the horizon line and maintains it, even if the camera is tilted.
* 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. works in video recording except for 4K video recording.
The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor in combination with the Venus Engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp and free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings.
* Eight buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.
The LUMIX FZ300 features a snug, hand-fitting grip and an intuitive level of operation. The rear/side dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings. Settings can also be assigned to four function buttons.* In addition, a side lever on the left side of the lens barrel improves lens control.
* Four buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.
The LUMIX FZ300 comes with a high-resolution (1,440k-dot) OLED Live View Finder which affords high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and high 0.7x magnification (35mm camera equivalent).
The 1040k-dot rear monitor boasts tilt and swivel capability, making it more comfortable even for vertical composition. Plus, its touch control allows you to quickly set focus just by touching the subject on the screen.
The LUMIX FZ300 can be controlled remotely by using the Panasonic Image App on your Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet. View the image, set the focus, or release the shutter from a distance, and then transfer images for sharing on social media.
* Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses. ** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035 (CIPA).
The LUMIX FZ300 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera.
Capture stunning macro shots with a minimum focusing distance of 1cm.
The FZ300 features high speed burst shooting of 12 frames per seconds at full resolution.
The Creative Panorama function allows you to create dynamic panoramic photos by simply panning the camera.
High Speed Video in HD
You can record high-speed videos* at 120 fps in HD quality or 240 fps in VGA quality and play them back in dramatic slow motion. * The recording format is 30p.
$ 399.99 $ 299.99
Panasonic SKU: DC-FZ80K | Helix SKU: PADCFZ80K
The LUMIX FZ80 long zoom camera is an "All-Rounder" that everyone can enjoy.
From 20mm wide-angle for breathtaking landscapes to an amazing 60X zoom to capture far off moments, the FZ80’s lens brings it all together.
Unleash 4K technology with 4K Video capture. The 4K video mode captures up to 4X the resolution of standard Full HD. Amazing quality for your fast-paced action and exciting scenes.
Now use 4K technologies to easily lock fleeting moments in time as high-quality photos using 4K PHOTO mode. Record photos at up to 30 frames per second, then save the exact moment you love.
Enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive low-light capture.
Panasonic’s newest 4K technology “Post Focus” feature allows you set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken. Plus selecting several focus points via the Focus Stacking feature provides greater depth of focus creative freedom.
Sony SKU: DSCH300/B | Helix SKU: SYDSCH300B
The Cyber-shot™ H300, with a powerful 35x optical zoom, brings your subject to you for beautiful, precise pictures. A 20.1 MP sensor, HD video, and creative features let you capture detailed images and movies with ease. A DSLR-style body allows for comfortable handling when shooting, panning or recording.
Get a close-up with confidence using the Cyber-shot H300. The 35x optical zoom lets you shoot up close with blur-free precision, and zoom out for wide-angled shots.
Take detailed pictures with the high resolution 20.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor. Capture images with vibrant color and clarity, even when blown up to A4 or bigger.
Simply press the recording button to start shooting 720p High Definition video instantly. Record in MP4 at a speedy 30 frames per second: perfect for fast editing.
The H300 has a solid DSLR-style body for confident handling. Enjoy a comfortable grip and intuitive, easy-to-reach controls for a steady shot every time.
Shoot a true view of your vista. Simply press the 360° Sweep Panorama button and move the camera as it stitches together a series of frames for a panoramic image.
The freedom to shoot crystal-clear pictures on-the-fly and without a tripod. Optical SteadyShot dynamically counters movements to keep the subject in focus.
From close-ups to twilight portraits, the levels and focus are adjusted automatically, so you can quickly and easily get the results you want.
Automatically removes blemishes, brightens teeth, and more.
Picture Effect supplies 4 built-in effects to get creative with.
Sony SKU: DSCHX400/B | Helix SKU: SYDSCHX400B
Closeness is nothing without clarity. Enjoy 50x optical zooming, silky-smooth Full HD video and razor-sharp, 20.4MP pics-perfect for sporting events and all your adventures. Looking to capture the mood of a shot without the harshness of a flash Low-light environments (think candlelight and campfire) maintain their warmth thanks to the sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor.
- 50x Optical/100x Clear Image Zoom G Lens
- Shoot incredibly smooth video and stills
- 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images
- Create cinematic Full HD video1 in 1080/60p/24p
- Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF
- Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC
- Map your images with GPS tagged photos
- Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps
- 4K quality still image output via HDMI
- Motion Shot Video traces subject movement