Panasonic G9 and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. Announced!
Panasonic have officially taken the wrap of their latest 4/3 camera and a new Leica branded telephoto lens to strap to it!
The G9 is touted as the perfect camera for sports and wildlife photographers so it makes sense that the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. would be announced alongside it, some serious reach for a serious little camera. The G9 packs the following specs into it’s diminutive form factor:
- 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
- Venus Engine Image Processor
- UHD 4K60p Video; 80MP High-Res Shot Mode
- 5-Axis 6.5 Stops Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
- 0.83x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Top Status LCD; Rear Joystick
- Advanced DFD AF System; 6K PHOTO
- ISO 25600 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
- Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- US price: $1,699
Your $1,699 (body only) gets you a serious piece of kit and it is sure to be popular with those looking for a compact but seriously capable camera that offers a full suite of top shelf functionality.
The Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. is a serious bit of kit, and if you want to up your 4/3 game with some serious reach then look nor further, a 35mm equivalent of 400mm is mega for a super-tele prime lens. Panasonic and Leica are obviously taking the 4/3 game very seriously!
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 400mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Two Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Nano Surface Coating
- Triple Linear Autofocus Motor
- POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
- Focus Control Limiter; Focus Memory
- Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
- DMW-TC14 1.4x Teleconverter Included
- US price: $2,999
Both the G9 and the 200mm f/2.8 will ship in January, pre-orders are live right now at the following links:
- Panasonic G9 at B&H Photo, Amazon.com
- Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. at B&H Photo, Amazon.com