Comprising the essentials needed to begin shooting, the Panasonic Lumix G95 Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens and Accessories Kit from B&H bundles the versatile mirrorless body and standard zoom lens with a memory card and a protective camera bag.
- Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
- Memory Card
- Camera Bag
Panasonic DC-G95 Overview
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Panasonic DC-G95 Reviews
I bought this camera as an upgrade to my Lumix ZS-100 for shooting product pics and video for review articles. I just finished my first photo shoot last week with the new camera and it worked great for closeups and macro-type work for product detail. The camera is fast so shooting multiple photos at differing angles moves very quickly. I was shooting indoors with just ambient lighting and had no issues with dark photos or out-of-focus shots due to slower shutter speeds. The camera will travel to Idaho next week for a week long trip and I hope to get some night shots of a big forest fire not far from my destination.
This was a great purchase
I've watned to upgrade to a mirrorless system and did a lot of research. I didn't want to break the bank but I wanted something that would last and the Panasonic Lumix got good reviews. I haven't had it long, but so far so good. It came with a standard kit lens, but I bought an additional 45-150 and we shall see what we shall see ... (see what I did there? :)
Best Bang for the Buck!
I've been waiting and waiting for Lumix to come up with a camera with the V-log installed, and they finally did. Plus they lowered the price $400. The 12-60mm kit lens that comes with the camera, is sharp and clear, and the money that I saved allowed me to buy a secondary lens to complete the need. Although I mainly shoot video, I find this camera a great Photo camera as well.
The purchase of this lumixg95 camera adds years of life to my cameras. I have the gh3 (2013), gh4 (2014) and the Gh5 m2 (2022). The gh4 has gotten more use and long hours of recording in 4k, my main work with it is conferences, which is more time of use and consumption of energy and heat, which is not good for any electronic equipment in the tropical Caribbean. But even so the gh3, gh4 have not failed me at any time. The purchase of the g95 will now have the job at the conferences since it can be connected to electricity and there is no need to worry about the small battery it has. The others will be for documentary projects, supplemented by g95's 4k. I can only say of lumix that from 2013 until now they have not failed me. I am the one who has failed by forgetting to put the sd card or not charging the batteries.
Very good - Better build quality than my Qlympus cameras.
Excellent image quality and performance. I shoot 99% photos but have tried the video and pleased with that too. Ergonomics and build quality are better than the Olympus and Sony cameras I use. Very solid feel and the button design, grip and menus seemed more intuitive to me even though I'd never used Lumix before. Autofocus is very fast and accurate for contrast detect system. In good light I'd say it's on par with my a6000 Sony. Low light performance seems better than the EM10 MkIII I'd been using for my M4/3 lenses. IS with non-stabilized lenses is very good and exceptional using the dual IS with the 12-60. Though the 12-60 is not a fast lens, the excellent IS allows very sharp hand held images at longer exposures and is sharp throughout the zoom range. Love the solid feel and even with mechanical shutter, it is very quiet. Really a great deal for the body/lens combination, as it's just a few hundred more than if you were to buy the lens by itself.
Advanced Video Features.
First, the elephant in the room, Panasonic Autofocus; While it is still a DFD camera, it actually works well. Face tracking is on-par with Canon Dual Pixel autofocus. Both systems will occasionally lose focus and hunt around, but still work well. With the G95, there is some pulsing in lights behind your subject. I would not use a fast lens with this camera (F 2.0 or faster) as the pulsing might be more obvious. I give the G95 4 stars if it were $1k or more. But, for $7-800, it is a 5 star camera. The video features and ergonomics are class leading. All the buttons and dials are excellent for one-hand control. The 5 axis, dual IS that works with all stabilized lenses, is better than most other cameras in this price range. 1080 at 120, and 4K at 30, look fantastic. Flippy-screen and mic/headphone jacks are a plus. Audio sounds better than all of my Canon cameras. Weaknesses: -Still photos: Not for sports! Must really on very fast shutter speed to get decent images of kids playing. Even 4k photo burst mode has trouble with kids running around. -Battery sensitive: The camera does not work with cheaper (Wasabi or Kastar) batteries. Must use Panasonic batteries, or Power2000 brand. You'll needs extras. Battery life is not great with any of them. I would recommend this camera for video work. For stills, just use a very fast shutter speed, in good lighting. The button and dial layout is similar to the new GH6. The G95 may be a good B-cam for the GH6, and also a way to practice for that much more expensive camera.
I took this camera with me on vacation and was floored with the magnificent photos and videos it was able to take. It was lightweight and great at any time of day. My only negative was shooting indoors at low light, as the images turned out a little grainy.
Very good Camera
Very good Camera