The non-weather-sealed version of the lens is imminent.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.
When it ships, the new lens will offer long-range sports and wildlife shooters some new competition, but it's not as fast a supertele as some rivals.
The FZ300 uses the same f2.8 25-600mm zoom lens as its excellent predecessor, the FZ200, but it gets a new processor for 4K video and a splash- and dustproof body.
The company's August lens offerings consist of a well-priced 200-500mm f5.6, second-generation 24-70mm f2.8 and midrange 24mm f1.8.
In addition to announcing it's got a telephoto zoom and fast prime lens under development, Panasonic unveils its approach to the focus-post-shot problem.
We welcome the 16-80mm f2.8-4 lens, but at $1,070 it's sadly out of the reach of a lot of advanced amateurs.
Have an X-mount camera? Here's what you have to look forward to.
The G3 X is slated to have a 1-inch sensor and a 25x zoom lens.
After 16 years, the versatile but elderly telephoto zoom now has a successor. The new 100-400mm lens has better optics and image stabilization, along with a higher price.