Due for release in June, the new Panasonic G95 camera is designed for enthusiasts looking for a versatile interchangeable-lens camera for multimedia capture.

Angled view of the new Panasonic Lumix G95 camera with the 12-60mm kit lens. (Source: Panasonic.)

The G95 boasts a magnesium-alloy full diecast front frame that is rugged and lightweight, and all joints, dials and buttons are weather-sealed to make them splash- and dust-proof. Ergonomic design enables easy one-handed operation of key camera controls with three buttons on the top panel for adjusting exposure, ISO and white balance. The front/rear dual dial system is easy to access, and the rear buttons are arranged around the wheel dial. The optional rugged battery grip (DMW-BGG1) doubles the battery life and allows easy access to the main controls in portrait orientation.

Features of the new camera include a 20-megapixel Live MOS Sensor (without Low Pass Filter) and the high-precision Venus Engine processor, 5-Axis Dual IS 2 stabilisation and a 2,360,000-dot OLED Live View Finder. An eyepoint distance of around 20mm improves visibility and comfort for glasses wearers. A LVF power saving mode is also

selectable. The free-angle 3.0-inch LCD rear monitor (approx.1,240,000-dot) uses touch control, and tilts up and down by around 250-degrees, making shooting at high and low angles easier. For stills photographers, Live View Composite recording enables photographers to use long exposures for  astrophotography, waterfalls and seascapes. In this mode, photographers can see a real-time preview of the shot.

The G95 can record 4K video at 3-p/25p/24pwith no recording time limit. The V-log L profile is pre-installed, allowing more latitude for grading and editing shots. The new camera also supports  Full HD high speed video to capture slow-motion recording and comes with full-sized 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks and a flip-out monitor screen. Other 4K features include Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Sequence Composition, Light Composition, and Auto Marking which makes it easier to select the best shot by highlighting images that contain movement or faces.

Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) make it easy to integrate the camera with a smart device.  With an always-on connection, images can be geotagged, and the smartphone can be used as a remote control. The camera can also be conveniently charged on the go via a USB cable.

The G95 will be available in Australia from June at the following recommended prices:
Body only (DC-G95GN-K) RRP $1499
Weather sealed kit with 12-60mm lens (DC-G95MGN-K) RRP $1799
10x zoom kit with 14-140mm lens (DC-G95ZOOM) RRP $2199
Accessory Battery Grip with battery included (DMW-BGG1) RRP $399
The new Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. lens (H-FSA14140)  will be available for a RRP of $899. Click here for more information.