• 20.3MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
• Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
• 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
• 2.33m-Dot Live View Finder
• 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
• UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p Video
• POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
• ISO 80-6400, up to 10-fps Shooting
• 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition
• Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
20.3MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor
A 20.3MP 1/2.3" High Sensitivity MOS sensor helps to realize rich image quality with reduced noise and high sensitivity to an expanded ISO 6400. The imaging and processing capabilities also avail continuous shooting rates up to 10 fps in single-shot AF mode, 5 fps with continuous AF, or 30 fps at 8MP in the 4K Photo modes.
Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
A truly expansive 30x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom offers a 24-720mm equivalent focal length range along with a maximum aperture range of f/3.3-6.4. The lens construction incorporates five double-sided aspherical elements to minimize spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for increased image clarity and sharpness.
Benefitting the long reach of the lens is a 5-axis POWER Optical Image Stabilizer that compensates for a variety of camera movements for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. This image stabilization system also enables a unique Level Shot function that automatically detects the horizontal line of the recording image and keeps it level during shooting, regardless of camera tilt, helping to achieve greater shooting stability.
4K Video and 4K PHOTO Modes
The sensor and processor combination also enables 4K video recording at 30p in the MP4 format at 100 Mb/s. Full HD 1080p and HD 720p recording is also possible, as well as high-speed HD and VGA recording with 120 fps and 240 fps slow-motion playback, respectively.
Besides video, the 4K capabilities also permit recording 8MP stills at 30 fps in a trio of ways:
4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 15 minutes, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
Additionally, Sequence Composition mode can be used to synthesize sequentially recorded images taken with 4K PHOTO modes and composite them into a single dynamic image—a stromotion—that clearly shows subject movement while retaining a single static background.
Post Focus and Focus Stacking
Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. Working in conjunction with the contrast-detection focusing system and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.
This technology also allows for producing focus stacked images in-camera to realize a greater depth of field, especially when photographing close-up subjects. In this mode, images are recorded and saved with varying points of focus and then blended together to gain an extended depth of field.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
A Live View Finder (LVF) is integrated into the sleek body design to permit comfortable eye-level monitoring. This 0.21", 0.53x-magnification electronic viewfinder has a 2.33m-dot resolution and covers 100% of the image frame while shooting.
Alternatively, a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available for live view shooting, image review, and intuitive menu navigation. The screen's design incorporates a 180° tilting mechanism to benefit shooting from high and low angles, as well as for taking front-facing selfies.
A host of manual controls offer simple, direct control over a variety of oft-used camera settings, including a control ring surrounding the lens that can be configured to adjust zoom, shutter speed, manual focus, and ISO sensitivity.
A micro-USB port allows you to charge the battery in-camera.
The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides you with 380 shots per charge when working with the rear LCD, 250 shots per charge with the electronic viewfinder, or 340 shots per charge when working with the electronic viewfinder in the eco 30-fps setting.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to wirelessly share photos and movies to linked smartphones and tablets for direct sharing online. This connectivity also allows you to remotely control the camera from a mobile device.
Other Camera Features
|Metrics||Dimensions (W x H x D)||112.0 x 68.8 x 41.6 mm (4.41 x 2.71 x 1.64 inch)|
|Weight||Approx. 328 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.72 lb)/Approx. 286 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.63 lb)|
|Pixels||Camera Effective Pixels||20.3 Megapixels|
|Sensor||Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter||1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 21.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter|
|Lens||Aperture||F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))|
|Focal Length||f = 4.3 - 129mm/(24 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)/(25 - 750mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(35 - 1050mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K PHOTO recording)/(35 - 1050mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)/(30 - 900mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||41.8x (4:3 / 10M (M)), 59.2x (4:3 / 5M (S))|
|Lens||LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR/12 elements in 9 groups/(5 aspherical lenses / 10 aspherical surfaces)|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +*/*5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video or high-speed video recording.|
|Digital Zoom||TZ95: Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)/TZ96/TZ97: Max. 2x|
|Focus||Focusing Area||Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes (On / Off)|
|Focus||AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous)/Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF|
|Shutter||Shutter Speed [Still Image]||Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Artistic Nightscape (Approx. 30 sec)|
|Shutter Speed [Motion Picture]||Motion Picture:/Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)|
|File||File Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.31), RAW/4K PHOTO: MP4/Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch), MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2ch)|
|Recording Modes||Recording Mode||Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene Guide, Creative Control|
|Filter||Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine* (22 filters) *For photos only.|
|Scene Guide||Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water*, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations*, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower*, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome *For photos only.|
|Burst Shooting Mode (Approx.)||[AFS] H: 10 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/[AFC] H: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|4K Photo Mode (*2)||4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/Exif Information: Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)/Auto Marking Function: Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Motion Picture Recording (*2)||MP4||[4K] 3840x2160 4K/30p: 100Mbps/[4K] 3840x2160 4K/25p: 100Mbps/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28Mbps/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/30p: 20Mbps/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/25p: 20Mbps/[HD]1280x720 HD/30p: 10Mbps/[HD]1280x720 HD/25p: 10Mbps|
|AVCHD||[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/[FHD]1920x1080 FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)|
|High Speed Video(*2) MP4||[HD]1280x720 HD/30p (Sensor Output is 120fps)/[HD]1280x720 HD/25p (Sensor Output is 100fps)/[VGA]640x480 VGA/30p (Sensor Output is 240fps)/[VGA]640x480 VGA/25p (Sensor Output is 200fps)|
|Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2)||MP4||4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF)/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 90 min (LVF)|
|AVCHD||FHD/50p: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 90 min (LVF)/FHD/50i: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 100 min (LVF)|
|Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2)||MP4||4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF)/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 45 min (LVF)|
|AVCHD||FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 45 min (LVF)/FHD/50i: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 50 min (LVF)|
|Exposure Parameters||Exposure||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture / 4K PHOTO)|
|Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|ISO Sensitivity||Still Image: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Extended ISO)/Motion Picture: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)|
|Picture Quality||Still Picture Recording||4:3 5184x3888 (20M) (L) / 3712x2784 (10M) (M) / 2624x1968 (5M) (S)/3:2 5184x3456 (17M) (L) / 3712x2480 (9M) (M) / 2624x1752 (4.5M) (S)/16:9 5184x2920 (14.5M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/1:1 3888x3888 (14.5M) (L) / 2784x2784 (7.5M) (M) / 1968x1968 (3.5M) (S)|
|Image Quality||RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard|
|White Balance||AWB / AWBc / AWBw / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color Temperature Setting/(2-axis adjustable)|
|Photo Style||Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom|
|Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Color Tone**, Filter Effect**/*Except for Monochrome mode. **For Monochrome mode only.|
|Bracket||AE Bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, Max. +/-3 EV|
|White Balance Bracket||3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis|
|Other||Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)||Yes (On / Off)|
|Wi-FI||IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastructure Mode / WPS|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|Self Timer||2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)|
|Self Shot||Self Shot Mode||Yes (Single, Self timer: 1, 2, 3 or 4 images, 4K PHOTO, Panorama)|
|Shutter||Shutter Button, Touch, Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter|
|Effect||Soft Skin: 10 levels, Filter Select: Expressive / Retro / High Key / Monochrome / Toy Effect, Background Control: Defocus / Clear, Slimming Mode: 10 levels|
|Display||Playback Mode||All, Picture Only, Video Only, Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Calendar|
|Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback||12,30-thumbnails / Yes|
|Rating / Rotate Image / Protect||Yes / Yes / Yes|
|Show Histogram/ Show Highlights||Yes / Yes|
|Edit||Retouch||Clear Retouch, Beauty Retouch|
|Image Composition||Light Composition, Sequence Composition|
|Creating a Motion Picture from Still Pictures||Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video|
|Resize/ Cropping||Yes / Yes|
|Title Edit / Text Stamp||Yes / Yes|
|Setup||OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|Finder||Viewfinder||0.21" LVF (Live View Finder) (2,330k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%/Magnification: Approx.0.53x (35 mm camera equivalent)|
|Monitor||LCD Monitor||7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1040k dots), Tiltable monitor/Static Touch Control/Field of View: Approx. 100%, AF Coating|
|Flash||Built- in- Flash||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ mode only./0.6 - 5.6m (Wide / ISO Auto), 2.0 - 2.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)|
|Media||Recording Media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)|
|Audio||Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Interface||Interface||microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B|
|Power||Power||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) (Included)/USB power charging|
|Battery life (Approx.)||Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF), 340 images (LVF eco30fps setting) (*1)|
|Standard Package||Included Software||・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet./http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)/・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet./http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)|
|Standard Accessories||Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap/・ Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.|
|NOTE||*1 Recording conditions by CIPA standard|
|NOTE||- Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.|
|NOTE||- Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card|
|NOTE||- Using the supplied battery.|
|NOTE||- Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)|
|NOTE||- Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.|
|NOTE||- Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.|
|NOTE||- The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.|
|NOTE||- If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.|
|NOTE||- CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with ""Class 4"" or higher when recording motion pictures.|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with ""UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)"" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].|
|NOTE||(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD].|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes with [MP4] in [4K].|
|NOTE||- When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD] and [High Speed Video].|
|NOTE||You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.|
|NOTE||- The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.|
|NOTE||- Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.|
|NOTE||*3 For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".|