Panasonic has prepared to avail the opportunity to reveal 2 new compacts in its Lumix line (the FZ1000 II and the TZ95) at European convention in Frankfurt. Both models have advancements and updates to existing cameras, instead of anything different from its previous models.
The FZ1000 was launched 5-years ago and FZ1000 II is a refresh upgrade of the FZ1000. The new model adds a slightly higher-resolution 3-inch LCD screen on the rear, with 1.25 million dots, up from the 921k-dot panel as compared to the FZ1000. It has a new Zoom Composite Assist feature. This feature is designed to keep a lock on a subject to zoom the lens to avoid the camera from losing it. The FZ1000 II will be available at the end of March 2019.
The advanced camera also features the L.Monochrome D Photo Style. It is an option that has graced other recent Lumix models with a new minimum aperture of f/11. Other features include the 25-400mm f/2.8-4 zoom lens and 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer.
The TZ95 builds on the existing ZS70/TZ90 with a fresh EVF (Live View Finder). The ZS70/TZ90 was designed with a 0.20-inch finder with a 1.12 million-dot panel. The TZ95 boasts a 0.21-inch finder and a significantly higher 2.33 million-dot resolution. The Wi-Fi feature is same but now joined by Bluetooth functionality. It has a 20.3MP 1-inch sensor, 4K video recording, and a 3-inch LCD. The 4K Photo modes on both new models also now sport an Auto Marking feature.