Review Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.

Lens Overview - Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5

Developed as a compact zoom that is ideal for travel, the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds system lens that spans a versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, the lens' design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and image sharpness. Additionally, an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilization system compensates for the effects of camera shake and is also compatible with cameras featuring Dual I.S. for robust stability to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile and ideal lens for photographers on-the-go, this 12-60mm lens sports a dust- and splash-proof construction for use in harsh environments.

Compatible with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this 12-60mm lens provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range that spans wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.
Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element help reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
A POWER O.I.S. system minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This image stabilization system is also compatible with the Dual I.S. function of select Panasonic cameras, which further employs sensor-shift type image stabilization for even more effective control of camera shake.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality to suit working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
The splash- and dust-resistant construction benefits working in inclement conditions and harsh environments.
UPC: 885170280793

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5 Latest Price



Focal Length12 to 60mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 120mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View84.05° to 20.44°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.27x
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.8" / 66 x 71 mm
Weight7.41 oz / 210 g

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Lens Technical

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201620182018
Mount Type Micro 4/3Sony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens MediumLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $500$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 121815
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Feb. 2016Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand PanasonicSonyFujifilm


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