Great Lenses Make Great Cameras
A camera lens is a gateway for light. Because of this, it’s an essential part of the camera.
LUMIX has always aimed for the ultimate lens. This led LUMIX to introduce the world’s first lens with optimal image stabilisation for a compact digital camera and to mass produce aspherical lenses, offering high image quality in compact sized cameras. It’s also the reason why LUMIX is so widely acclaimed for its unique lens production and lens innovation technologies.
Panasonic’s Yamagata Plant in Japan takes pride in crafting each and every lens with tremendous skill and care to ensure LUMIX lenses capture superb images.
LEICA Quality Standard
Since inventing the first LEICA lens in 1914, Panasonic has worked non-stop to introduce revolutionary cameras and lenses with advanced optical technologies to the photography world. LEICA lenses are manufactured by Panasonic using measurement instruments and a strict quality assurance system certified by Leica Camera AG. Whether it’s LEICA DC for compact cameras, or LEICA DG lenses for the LUMIX G series, or LEICA D lenses for our digital SLRs, all of our LEICA lenses boast exceptional optical performance, while maintaining a small size.
Innovative Lens Technologies
Even though a wide variety of cameras are made, each one uses the same principle of light passing through a lens and being recorded as an image. As lens performance differs, so does the look and characteristics of the resulting images.
Superb Image Rendering
A variety of lens technologies are used to create sharp, clear images. A thin coating is vacuum deposited onto the surface of the lens to reduce the amount of light that reflects off the lens surface or inside the lens, and to increase the amount of light passing through the lens.
Nano Surface Coating technology with an extremely low reflectance ratio is applied to LEICA lenses for exceptional optical performance which minimise ghosting and flaring whilst maintaining stunning clarity. LEICA lenses are also multicoated to suppress ghosting and flaring whilst ensuring an optimum colour balance. They greatly improve the image rendering performance when shooting against a light source.
Panasonic has made great strides to make wide-angle lenses more attainable by using aspherical lenses. The aspherical lens has the same effect as several spherical lenses but with a smaller size and weight which is how LUMIX cameras can offer wide-angle lenses across the LUMIX compact camera range.
High Zoom and Tele Zoom in a Compact Size
Bulky telephoto lenses are a thing of the past. LUMIX has downsized and reduced the weight of their digital cameras by using compact telephoto and prime lenses, which are portable and boast superb optical performance.
Optical Image Stabiliser
The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) system compensates for blurring in photos caused by handshake. With an optical system, the image is not electronically processed so there is minimal degradation resulting is higher quality photos and video without the effect of blurring.