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23 February 2016

Panasonic has introduced its Lumix G Vario 12-60mm, f3.5-5.6 Asph., Power O.I.S. with a 35mm camera equivalent range of 24-120mm. Designed for the Lumix G line of Micro Four Thirds System cameras, it features a splash/dust-proof design and Dual Image Stabilization compatibility.

With 11 elements in 9 groups, the optical system features three aspherical lenses and an Extra-low Dispersion lens to suppress spherical distortion or chromatic aberration. It also features a 0.54x 35mm camera equivalent magnification capability for macro shooting.

Panasonic said the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm will be available in May in metallic black for $499.99.

For more information see the news release below.

New Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Asph., Power O.I.S. Lens (H-FS12060)

New Micro Four Thirds Versatile Standard Zoom Lens

NEWARK, N.J. -- Panasonic is introducing a new zoom interchangeable lens, the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm, f3.5-5.6 Asph., Power O.I.S. (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) for the Lumix G line of Micro Four Thirds System cameras. Featuring a splash/dust-proof design, the new lens offers a versatile 5x zoom range of 24-120mm (35mm camera equivalent) that covers a variety of daily shooting situations from dynamic landscapes to portraits.

For everyone interested in a modern alternative to bulky dSLR interchangeable lenses, Panasonic Lumix Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver impressive, no-compromise optical performance. The durable, all-weather Lumix 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Lens features the highest standards of detail and sharpness. Built for travel and great photo and video capture, it comes complete with a splash and dustproof sealed body when mounted on a compatible Lumix G Mirrorless camera. And with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization) compatibility, you'll shoot with unprecedented hand-held stability anywhere you go.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the new Lumix G Vario 12-60mm, f3.5-5.6 Asph., Power O.I.S. is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera's high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF. This stunning AF performance is able to record 4K video, where precise focusing is required. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. A highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.

It also features 0.54x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification capability for impressive macro close-up shots. Comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens which effectively suppresses spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve stunning picture quality.

The Lumix G Vario 12-60mm, f3.5-5.6 ASPH. will be available in May at and valued channel partners in metallic black for $499.99.

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