Panasonic has revealed a brand-new mirrorless digital camera, designed particularly for the vlogging neighborhood; the Panasonic LUMIX G100.
Going towards what many would first assume, this new vlog-friendly digital camera just isn’t an replace to the favored LUMIX G90, the LUMIX G100 appears to have been developed from scratch and is a really new digital camera. It has fewer buttons and dials than the G90 and has a extra easy design, which makes it fairly simple to make use of. Boasting a 20.3MP MOS Sensor, the G100 can shoot in 4K at [up to] 30p and at a max of 120 frames per second in HD 1080p.
The brand new digital camera from Panasonic additionally has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to permit for fast sharing of content material on social media channels and for quick backups. There’s additionally an non-compulsory tripod grip that can enable the consumer to begin/cease recording and shutter launch, which will probably be nice information for vloggers. On that word, the possible consumer; the truth is, the goal consumer goes to primarily use the digital camera for taking pictures video, we’re going to dive in to take a look at extra of the video capabilities.
In what appears to be a direct response to the just lately introduced Sony ZV-1 vlogging digital camera, the G100 weighs simply 412g [body-only] and has a battery life of roughly 80 minutes when taking pictures in 4K mode.
The LUMIX G100’s 20.3MP MOS Sensor comes and not using a low move filter, which can serve to attenuate moiré and may shoot video footage in 4K UHD at [up to] 30 frames per second in MP4: 30/25/24p in PAL, 30/24p in NTSC [100Mbps]. In case you select to shoot in a decrease decision, customers can seize [up to] 60 frames per second [28Mbps] in 1080p, which we’d recommend is somewhat low. There’s a devoted ‘Gradual&Fast’ mode, which permits customers to seize [up to] 120fps FHD footage, with a restrict of 10 minutes per clip. There’s additionally a devoted time-lapse mode in addition to helps for V-Log L [LOG picture profile] recording.
For taking pictures in low-light circumstances, the brand new Panasonic LUMIX G100 has a most ISO of 25600. One other massive deal for the vlogger is the 5-Axis Hybrid I.S. [image stabiliser] that cleverly blends gyro sensor stabilisation with lens stabilisation. Customers might want to work with a micro 4 thirds lens with picture stabilisation to realize all of the stabilisation advantages the digital camera has to supply.
There’s a brand new ‘Video Selfie Mode’, which doesn’t enable the consumer to separate the topic from the background. Panasonic says that the topic of vlogging, i.e. you, needs to be a part of the motion, or in different phrases, the background.
Different highlights for vloggers embrace an computerized start-up when the monitor is positioned to forward-facing. There’s additionally the flexibility to activate face detection AF/AE with eye detection. The G100 options DFD AF, which permits the digital camera to ‘calculate spatial info from reside view photos to allow high-speed, high-precision AF’ and a REC Body indicator across the display screen that allows you to know when the digital camera is recording. Body Markers in each photograph and video mode to simply seize 1:1 or 9:16 content material for social media channels and there’s a vertical mode, which implies that should you flip the brand new Panasonic G100 into vertical mode the video will routinely rotate if you switch the footage to your smartphone.
Try the product picture gallery under for a great look across the new digital camera from Panasonic:
For the primary time in a mirrorless digital camera, the LUMIX G100 integrates OZO Audio, which has been developed by the legendary smartphone model, Nokia. This new audio tech permits customers to acquire and edit ‘full richness of sonic life with vibrant accuracy and precision.’
There are three built-in microphones to seize essentially the most sensible sound potential. All of the consumer has to do is to decide on essentially the most appropriate mannequin for any given scene. There may be an audio monitoring mode, which can, fairly cleverly, monitor the voice of the goal topic. The audio monitoring characteristic is linked with the face recognition autofocus operate. The Auto mode will routinely swap between monitoring mode and encompass mode.
For full flexibility, there’s a 3.5mm microphone enter on the left of the digital camera to attach any exterior microphone of your selection.
You’ll discover a micro-HDMI port and a micro-USB on the other [right hand] facet of the digital camera. The digital camera might be recharged by way of both by way of AC or USB, though annoyingly, this isn’t USB C. The HDMI port can be utilized to remodel the G100 onto a webcam however solely by way of a devoted seize system.
Panasonic has additionally revealed a brand new tripod grip, the DMW-SHGR1, [a very sexy name, we’re sure you’ll agree] that permits customers to remotely begin/cease video recording and to shoot nonetheless photos. The grip attaches to the digital camera by way of the USB port and solely provides 102g to the general weight and is powered by the digital camera by way of the USB micro connector so no want for additional batteries. The brand new grip is suitable with the opposite fashions, too. It’ll work with the LUMIX GH5, GH5S, G9/G95/G90, and in addition the G80/G81/G85.
Pricing and availability
The Panasonic LUMIX G100 will probably be on sale from the tip of July with an RRP of £589.99 [body only], £679.99 for 12-32mm lens equipment, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip equipment.
Tripod/distant controller thingy – suitable with DC-G100, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90 and G80 – £89.99 [RRP]
Head to Panasonic’s official web site for more information.