Panasonic Sun, 24 Jun 18 03:02:55 -0600 Panasonic en-CA Gh2 update with Hack Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:38:37 -0600 Jessy 19949@/talks/discussions Hello everyone I would like to ask a question, I have a gh2 with flow motion V2 installed and a lens lumix 14/140. My gh2 with the 14/140 I bought it in 2012 and since then I have never done an update neither for the gh2 nor for my goal, so I think now I should make the updates, even if late seen the exit now of the GH5. but I'm still fond of my old gh2 for now. I would like to know how it is done and above all I can do the updates in the normal way as described on the web or being my gh2 with hack I have to use another method? thank you

Z Camera E1 Mini m43 4K camera for $199 only, cheapest 4K ever Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:38:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18293@/talks/discussions image

  • Three selectable video noise reduction levels
  • Low 200 millisecond latency when using app
  • Single, Continuous Center, and Flexible Zone autofocus modes
  • microSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Two 2000mAh rechargeable battery packs included
  • Mini-HDMI 1.4a port supports clean 1080p output
  • Micro-USB 2.0 port
  • 3.5mm mic input
  • Expansion port
  • DC power input for external power source (5V, 2A)

Z-CAM E2 camera is coming with 4K at 120fps Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:45:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19242@/talks/discussions image


  • 4/3" Sony WDR CMOS sensor, pixel size = 4.63..m
  • 4K 120fps, 10 bit color, H.264 & H.265 (10 bit), 100Mbit for 30fps
  • All video modes
    • 4096x2160 120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
    • 3840x2160 120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
    • 1920x1080 240p/120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
  • MOV and MP4 containers, AAC audio
  • Micro Four Thirds lens mount
  • iOS app for control setting & live preview
  • 4K 60fps HDMI, SDI (option)
  • Deep Learning Engine built in with SDK
  • Stereo microphone
  • CFAST 2.0 media
  • Global shutter variant to be available soon
  • USB-C port with USB 3.0 speed, HDMI 2.0 port, COM port, Lanc
  • 3.5mm mic in, 3.5mm audio out
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port for control setting & live streaming
  • Cheap Sony NP-F batteries
  • DC In - 12V 5A Lemo connector
  • 91mm x 98mm x 80mm body from alu
  • Price - $1999


  • Z CAM™ E2 camera unit
  • Lemo power cable
  • DC D-Tap connector cable
  • AC/DC Power Adapter Unit
  • Power Connection Cables (US, UK, EU)
  • Quick User Guide
  • Protective Carrying Case
Panasonic GH5S GH5 S, 4K Video Edition Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:11:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18330@/talks/discussions

This is a low light version of the GH5.


Crop values

  • 3680 pixel long in 4/3 = 2x crop factor in 4/3 still mode
  • 3840 pixel long in 3/2 = 1,91x crop factor in 3/2 still mode
  • 4016 pixel long in 16/9 = 1,832x crop factor in 16/9 still mode
  • 4096 pixel long in 17/9 = 1.796x crop factor in 17/9 (DCI 4K) video mode
  • 3840 pixel long in 3/2 = 1,91x crop factor in 16/9 4K UHD video mode.
  • Speed Booster Ultra + GH5s + DCI 4K = crop factor of 1,275x with 35mm lenses.
  • Speed Booster XL + GH5s + DCI 4K = crop factor of 1,149x with 35mm lenses.

Available for preorder at

Panasonic DC-TZ200 aka TZ220 and ZS200 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:25:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18886@/talks/discussions image


  • 20Mp 1.0" CMOS sensor
  • GH5 LSI used
  • 24-360mm 15X optical zoom ( 1 aspherical ED lens, 5 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses)
  • 5 axis HYBRID O.I.S. + stabilizer
  • 2.3Mdot EVF. 1.45x magnification (or 0,53x in 35mm terms)
  • 3" 1.24Mdot touch LCD
  • New linear motor for silent fast AF
  • Spatial recognition AF
  • 3cm macro mode
  • 4K30p video (100Mbit) / 4K photo, 1080p120fps mode
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Two tiny stereo microphones located on top (bad!)
  • No microphone input or headphone output
  • 111.2mm x 64.4mm x 45.2mm
  • 340g
  • Available for $ 799 at


Panasonic G9, m43 4K monster with LCD on top Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:02:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18085@/talks/discussions image


Video modes

  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p at 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p at 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p at 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p at 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p at 20 Mbps, MP4 or AVCHD, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i at 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i at 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p at 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital


GH5 Panasonic camera, from anticipation to love or hate Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:59:40 -0600 RRRoger 13179@/talks/discussions image


  • 20Mp m43 CMOS sensor, no AA, 1.7x faster compared to GH4
  • 5 axis sensor based in-body image stabilization, 5 stops specified
  • in-camera waveform monitor and vector scope
  • 480fps AF sensor mode (only for prefocus and photos)
  • 200k actuations shutter, so GH5 is more in line with competition
  • Customisable My menu
  • 3.68Mdot EVF
  • 1.62Mdot 3.2" touch LCD
  • 2 SD slots, UHS-II compatible
  • 4k at 60,50,30,25 and 24fps, no cropping
  • 420 8-bit only at 4k p60
  • 422 10-bit mode for 4k 40fps and below video
  • 400Mbps All-I, 150Mbit IBC for 4K, but ir comes only with future firmware update
  • 1080p24 to 1080p180
  • VLOG will cost you extra $100
  • 6k photo mode at 30fps, continuous focus and exposure tracking enabled
  • 4k photo mode at 60fps
  • Splash, dust, freezeproof, magnesium alloy body
  • USB 3.1 gen 1 via USB-C connector
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2
  • Full-sized HDMI port with 4:2:2 10 bit output
  • 138.5mm x 98.1mm x 87.4 mm
  • 645g (bare), 725g (with card and battery)
  • $1999 for body


Camera page


Video modes



GH5 froze during recording, resulting in unreadable mdt file Thu, 04 May 2017 12:30:06 -0600 SuperTinyMagnet 16854@/talks/discussions Hey folks! I need help repairing a video file. The other day during a professional shoot, my new GH5 froze up when I hit the record button to stop recording at the end of a 23-minute (!!!) interview take. Even after flipping the power-off switch, the camera stayed on and frozen. I had to remove the battery pack. Now I have an unreadable/unfinished .mdt file that can't be read or played back. Has anyone run into this before?

I'm also wondering how I can prevent this from happening again. I was shooting 4K 10-bit 23.976fps using a Lexar U3 150 mb/s SD card with 128GB of storage (I had used 122gb by the end of the take, and had a few gigs to spare.) I was also using a 3rd party battery by Newmowa, but it had plenty of charge remaining.

Thanks for reading! Any leads at all would be hugely appreciated.

Panasonic GH6, First rumors Mon, 28 May 2018 15:14:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19798@/talks/discussions Rumors I heard so far from various sources:

  • Panasonic wants to add 8K support, most probably at 24p only
  • m43 sensor can be first present only at GH6 presentation time and will be exclusive for 1-2 years
  • 8K support can be interpolated (from around 6.5-7K), but can be true 8K, depends on sensor version Sony chooses
  • Next focus will be improving high frame rates
  • AF will be kept at same level, slightly faster, just with more options
  • Will use this EVF -
  • GH6 can be first camera with AI and cloud based features with monthly cost
  • Other features can be possible to be enabled permanently, but paid, similar to V-LOG license
  • Panasonic also wants to account for big currency fluctuations
  • So, price will rise compared to GH5, but it can be GH6V (value edition) with 8K and other features disabled that you can buy later
  • GH lineup, after one year of introduction, will be 3 cameras - GH6V, GH6 and GH6X (top one, similar to mix of G9 and GH5S)
  • First announcement round will be Photokina 2018 and spring Photokina 2019 or CP++ will be release time
Panasonic GX800, GX850 aka GF9, first GF to shoot 4K Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:59:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16246@/talks/discussions image


  • 16MP m43 sensor, no low pass filter
  • 4K 30p and 24p, 1080p60 video, again fixed by region you buy to PAL or NTSC
  • AF with DFD
  • Optical in lens stabilization only
  • 180 degrees tiltable low resolution 1.04mdot 3.0" touch LCD panel
  • 4K PHOTO
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Battery charging only via USB
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3 mm
  • 239 g body only weight
  • Black and Orange
  • Double lens kit 12-32mm+25mm F 1.7 kit
  • 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit price is $549




Panasonic DC-GX9 camera - first Panasonic that stops from overheating Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:24:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18885@/talks/discussions image


GH3 Best Video Settings Tue, 28 May 2013 18:13:57 -0600 maddog15 7091@/talks/discussions Bought a GH3 just over a week ago. So far extremely happy with it on many levels. Have an interview job coming up so I did a multi cam test with my GH2 (Moon T5 loaded) and my new GH3 (Highest setting - MOV 1080p 24, @ 72Mb/s, All Intra). GH3 as camera A - front, GH2 as camera B - profile. When I synced the two vids in Premiere Pro for a multi cam edit... things were...different. Long and short of it.... the GH2 with Moon T5 kicked the GH3's butt hands down in low light.

In a nutshell the GH3 produced much more noise than I expected. And an overall lower quality image vs the GH2 under the same shooting conditions. (Both cameras shooting with the same f-stop, S-speed and ISO)

It was recommende3d by @robbin that I try the 50Mb/s IPB setting. I did so but still don't see much improvement or change in the noise with lower light. Was shooting at ISO 400 so I should be fairly safe right? Per many other professional shooters I have Sharpness at -5, Contrast -5, Saturation -2. Noise Reduction at 0 as -5 allows too much noise and +5 seems to muddy or soften the image as a whole to me.

Any feedback is welcome on best video settings for GH3

Panasonic GX80, GX85, or even GX7 Mark II in Japan Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:01:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14903@/talks/discussions image

Preliminary specs

  • 16Mp m43 CMOS sensor, no AA filter
  • 2.7Mp EVF
  • Sensor based 5 axis stabilization
  • 3" tilting touch screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • No microphone and headphone jack, only HDMI output
  • 8fps continuous shooting, 6fps with C-AF
  • 4Kp24, 4Kp25, 4Kp30, 100Mp max, 1080p60 at 50Mp.
  • Silent Mode, Multiple Exposure
  • Available in Black, Silver, Tan
  • Manufacturer price $799 for 12-32mm kit, UK - £509 body only, £599 with 12-32mm

  • Cheaper and better offer (unlimited ones!) at

Panasonic DC GF10 and GF90 Rose Gold Cameras for Girls Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:50:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18891@/talks/discussions image


  • 16MP m43 sensor, no low pass filter
  • 4K 30p and 24p, 1080p60 video, again fixed by region you buy to PAL or NTSC
  • AF with DFD
  • Optical in lens stabilization only
  • High Speed ​​AF of 0.07 seconds with Space Recognition AF
  • 3" touch LCD screen with 180 degrees tilt and 1.04 million dots
  • “Wide Angle 4K Selphy” that allows you to take pictures of yourself by taking full advantage of lens angle of view
  • New grip
  • “Skin beauty effect”, “People mode”, “Slim mode”
  • Recording media: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
  • Weight: Approximately 240 g (body only), approx 270 g (including battery and memory card)
  • Color: Black · White · Orange
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Battery charging only via USB
  • Double lens kit 12-32mm+25mm F 1.7 kit
  • Single lens 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit
  • Size: 106.5 mm x 64.6 mm x 33.3 mm
  • Appr. 270 g (including main body, battery, memory card)
  • Appr. 240 g (body only)
  • 90,000 yen price.



Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics


Also check

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Direct manuals links


Short Specifications

  • Effective Megapixels - 16.05 Megapixels (17.20 total)
  • Live MOS/17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio), not multi aspect
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3.0" 640k OLED Monitor with static touch control
  • 1.74Mp OLED EVF
  • Video - AVCHD 2.0 1080p50 (PAL), 1080p60 (NTSC), 1080p24 (with slow and fast variations, like 12fps and 50fps).
  • Three containers (AVCHD, MOV and MP4) and large bitrate modes, bot intraframe and interframe.
  • Shutter Speeds - 60-1/4000
  • Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
  • Battery - Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh), old or new?
  • Continuous Shooting Speed - 6 fps
  • Weather Proof
  • WB - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, Color temperature setting
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC cards compatible
  • Dimensions - 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in
  • USB 2.0
  • Weight - 550g
  • Price - $1299 (body only!)

Available at:

Check other topic below for other countries and other US options:

Gh5, latest firmware, dummy battery Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:56:04 -0600 wordsofpeace 19197@/talks/discussions A user on FB reported that after 2.2 his dummy battery was not recognised. Camera says it is not compatible. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

Problems with playback on my computer from a GH5S Sun, 06 May 2018 07:20:12 -0600 T2iRebelvsGH2LOUIS 19651@/talks/discussions I have just purchased a GH5s and am having problems with video playback on my computer. With my camera set to


I have no problems with playback but can't find a setting that plays above the FHD 28M 50p in AVCHD recording format.

with the system system frequency set to 50Hz PAL



(Memory card used: SanDisk Extreme Pro 5MB/s U 3 Class 10 64GB)

The file will not playback on my computer. Why is this? My computer is ASUS ROG G752 64GB RAM, i7Core 3.5GHz, 8GB GRAPHICS CARD, 512 SSD DRIVE AND 1TB HDD DRIVE.

Panasonic 1" TZ100 ZS100 ultrazoom official topic Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:17:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14324@/talks/discussions image



Panasonic FZ2000 / FZ2500 / FZH1 4K 200Mbit ultrazoom topic Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:33:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15737@/talks/discussions image


  • 1.0" 20.1mp BSI MOS sensor
  • 24-480mm F2.8-4.5 lens, 16 lenses in 11 groups
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Build in ND filter 0-1/64
  • 2.36mdot OLED EVF, 2.18x magnification (0.74x FF equivalent)
  • 3" 1.04mdot LCD
  • 12fps burst with fixed AF, 7fps continuous AF
  • 4K30p and FHD 60p video recording
  • 4:2:2 10-bit signal HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi
  • SD slot
  • $1199.99 at
  • November 28th release

Panasonic is introducing a second advanced compact camera, the FZ2500. This camera utilizes the same 20.1MP 1" MOS sensor as the LX10, but optimizes video performance with the inclusion of DCI 4K video recording and a true 24 fps frame rate, in addition to more conventional UHD 4K and Full HD recording modes. Also benefitting videographers, this camera includes Panasonic's CINELIKE D and CINELIKE V picture profiles for better grading capabilities, and V-Log L can be added via an optional upgrade. Additionally, high bit rate recording up to 200 Mbps is supported in both MP4 and MOV formats; video can be output over HDMI with a 4:2:2 10-bit signal; there is no recording duration limit; and a built-in ND filter can be used for enhanced control over exposure settings while recording.

More than just a video-optimized camera, however, the FZ2500 also sports a slew of specs for stills and movie users, such as a 50 fps continuous shooting rate with an electronic shutter, or 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, and an expanded sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600 for working in dim light. The built-in 20x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.5 lens covers a 24-480mm equivalent focal-length range, and 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ controls the effects of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A free-angle 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen permits intuitive control and viewing ease from a variety of working positions, and a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder is also available. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi also supports wireless image sharing and remote camera control.

GH5 Firmware Update - Performance Enhancement Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:33:14 -0700 Mckinise 18808@/talks/discussions Yosuke Yamane-san - the head of imaging at Panasonic talks about if required they would release a firmware update for the GH5.

The statement begins at 3:30. He talks about the GH5s being created because they listened to consumers. Then at 3:45 he says that if required they would release a firmware update for the GH5.

What Realistic Features would you like added to the GH5 via firmware update?

The Big Question: G9 or GH5 or GH5S ? Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:18:11 -0600 apefos 19597@/talks/discussions 4k 24p 25p 30p 50p 60p in M43 cameras, but which one is best for me?

If you know how to recover the 110 ire video to turn it into 100 ire, you will not need V-Log to recover highlights, so the G9 will be enough for you. You can live without a Gimbal because IBIS + OIS can be good enough. You will need a fast computer to run NeatVideo denoise because anything above iso 400 will have lots of noise.

If you like these new video features like V-Log, HDR, HLG, 10 bit, 422, so go for the GH5... (I do not need this, so G9 with good grading is ok for me)

G7, G85, G9, GH5, all have lots of noise in any iso above 400, so NeatVideo is a must to deliver a good quality 4k image.

In a quad core @4.4GHZ + GTX650Ti I can get only 1 or 1.5 fps in NeatVideo 4K render, very slow. NeatVideo forum says a six/eight core pc with 1080ti will deliver 4 or 6 fps 4k render depending on radius amount. I think even a 18 core i9 with two 1080Ti will not be real time with NeatVideo...

Considering the Dual ISO feature in GH5S will not need NeatVideo even in high ISO, so it will be much better to buy a more expensive camera (GH5S) and a good Gimbal and avoid buying expensive computer for NeatVideo and avoid slow render time.

For me GH5S is the best at this moment (if you do not have money for EVA1 which I consider my dream camera now).

Leica SL Full Frame Mirrorless camera with Panasonic Tech! Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:37:34 -0600 tylerknight 13970@/talks/discussions image


  • 24Mp FF sensor
  • SXAG 4.4MP resolution EVF
  • 2.95" touch-sensitive LCD with 1.04M pixels
  • 4096 x 2160 24 fps, 4:2:0 internal or 4:2:2 over HDMI


This looks like an interesting beast of a camera!

Full frame, 24mp, 4K up to 30fps, 1080 up op to 120fps, v-log, super 35 crop mode, aaaaaand an $8000 price tag USD.

Hopefully this trickles down the line to Panasonic in a couple of years!

GH5 with field monitor Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:02:33 -0600 wordsofpeace 19522@/talks/discussions Just bought a field monitor and I’ve noticed that when plugged into the HDMI port, Audio monitoring is only Rec Sound, Real-time is greyed out. Is this normal, correct? I’m using an outboard mic and headphones socket on the camera.

Panasonic LX10 / LX15 / LX9 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:30:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15730@/talks/discussions image


  • 1.0" 20.1mp MOS sensor
  • 8.8-26.4mm F1.4-2.8 lens, 11 lenses in 9 groups, 4 aspherical lenses, 2 aspherical ED lenses, one UHR lens
  • 5-axis hybrid Power OIS
  • 3" 1.04mdot tilting LCD, 180 degrees for selfies
  • 4K 30fps, 1080p60 absolutely no improvements
  • 4K Photo mode at 30fps, up to 15 minutes
  • Minimum focusing distance is from 30cm up to 3cm in macro mode
  • 1/4,000 min shutter speed, up to 1/16,000 in electronic shutter mode
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB charging now to save on charger
  • SD cards slot, UHS-I compatible
  • 105.5 x 60 x 42 mm
  • 280g bare body weight, 310g real weight

Our deals

$650 at

US Amazon

$699 at

GH5S VFR mode BUG! Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:32:58 -0600 nobbystylus 19449@/talks/discussions On the GH5S In VFR mode (in HD) 60fps is pretty clean in all picture profiles when exposed ok. If you then lift to 62FPS or higher, suddenly there is extremely strong horizontal lines buzzing away in the shadows. This is viewable when you shoot on the LCD monitor as well as on the clip in playback. It is NOT a codec issue (ie not enough bit rate) the lines are like analog horitontal lines, and it is not a 'noise' issue, as its a very specific HORIZONTAL wiggling pattern which appears. This is in all picture profiles but obviously more noticeable in V-LOG. What's going on? Fixed pattern noise?

Field Monitors for GH5 that support the 4k 48fps DCI Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:06:56 -0600 thpluto 19271@/talks/discussions Hey guys, long time no see.

I was curious if anyone knew of any field monitors at 5" or 7" (beside ATOMOS) that support the GH5 outputting 4k DCI at 48FPS? I don't need an external recorder, just trying to make it a little easier in grabbing focus faster as I run around with a gimbal and manual lenses.


Panasonic FZ80 with 4K recording Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:41:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16268@/talks/discussions image



Panasonic has today announced the new LUMIX FZ80 from the popular FZ series that packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability, including manual operation over photo and video recording. The LUMIX FZ80 features the exceptionally-versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm), which makes it possible to capture dynamic landscapes, wild animals and birds from a distance.

The newly integrated 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and advanced image processor Venus Engine also achieve high-speed response and high-quality images even in high-sensitivity recording.

For an even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX FZ80 boasts a high-speed, high-precision AF with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology[1], which shortens the focusing time. It calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels at a high 240-fps signal exchange speed. As a result, the LUMIX FZ80 achieves an AF of approximately 0.09 sec[2]. This benefit increases as the focal length grows.

The LUMIX FZ80 also offers high-speed burst shooting at 10-fps (AFS) / 6-fps (AFC) to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus. Thanks to the touch-control system, users can quickly focus right on the subject and even release the shutter with touch operation to capture fleeting photo opportunities.

The LUMIX FZ80 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p. The powerful 60x optical zoom and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode suppresses blurring, even in video recording. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K PHOTO shots and a variety of derivative functions, such as the new Focus Stacking, Post Focus, Light Composition, and 4K Live Cropping. For more creative freedom, Creative Control and Creative Panorama options are available.

The LUMIX FZ80 also integrates a 1,040K-dot rear monitor with touch-control system. Together with the 0.2-inch 1,170K-dot EVF (Electronic View Finder), users can capture subjects in clear focus. It also includes Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image-sharing with easy operation. With hot shoe and compatibility with a variety of optional accessories, the LUMIX FZ80 goes beyond a standard telephoto zoom compact camera while providing high-quality photos and an exceptional 4K video recording experience.

Mitigate distances with a powerful 60x optical zoom lens

The LUMIX FZ80 features the stunningly versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom - both as photos and video footage. The 20mm ultra wide-angle lens captures an approx. 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm angle of view. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration both in photo and video recording.

The Intelligent Zoom is included with the LUMIX FZ80, which extends the zoom ratio up to 120x equivalent, maintaining high picture quality even when combining a digital zoom.

Capture unmissable moments with high-speed response, 4K PHOTO and 4K video

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor is newly-integrated into the LUMIX FZ80. Together with the high-performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality to an even higher level. Incorporating high-speed digital signal output technology, the FZ80 shoots 10 (AFS) / 6 (AFC) fps in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with a mechanical shutter.

Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K PHOTO shots with the LUMIX FZ80. 4K PHOTO lets the user capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the best frame from a 4K burst file to save as a photo. Plus, multiple images can be automatically saved as 4K PHOTO shoots all at once. A maximum of 150 frames in five seconds can be saved following a designated frame.

It also comes with the Post Focus function, which enables users to select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful especially in macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology with 4K technology. Both Post Focus and Focus Stacking can be activated quickly with the dedicated button on the top panel.

The LUMIX FZ80 also records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p in addition to Full-HD 1920x1080 videos at 60p in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF.

The LUMIX FZ80 enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording to achieve stable panning or zooming in video recording. Thanks to its digital operation, panning and zooming images are smooth because it does not physically move the zoom lens.

A variety of video recording options are also available for users to choose from - High Speed Video, Time Lapse and Stop Motion Animation. High Speed Video records subjects in fast motion at 120fps.

Take amazing images and video even under strong sunlight

Equipped with a static-type touch-control system, the 3-inch rear screen with 1040K-dot high resolution features an approximately 100% field of view. The touch-control system lets the user immediately focus on a subject and even release the shutter by simply touching the screen.

The LUMIX FZ80 also has a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with a magnification ratio of approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35mm camera equivalent in 4:3) in 1170K-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view. Thanks to the high 60-fps frame rate, image lag is also minimized making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight.

Full manual control is available with LUMIX FZ80 to enjoy more creative photography. The design of the grip has also been re-engineered for stable holding during extended shooting.

Other Features

Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® with Smartphones
The LUMIX FZ80 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to provide a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera and a smartphone or tablet are connected, installing Panasonic's dedicated application, Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Users can also upload images to a variety of social media services right on the spot.

AC/USB Power Charging
The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB based on the users’ preference.

The FZ80 will have a black body and will be available in March for $399.99.

Xiaomi Xiaoyi YI-M1 m43 camera, 4K video, $299 only now for kit Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:40:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15720@/talks/discussions image


  • Sensor - m43 20Mp IMX269 by Sony (same as in latest Panasonic cameras)
  • 81 AF points
  • 3840 × 2160 30fps 70Mbit, 2048 × 1536 30fps 30Mbit, 1920 × 1080 60fps video H.264, 30Mbit
  • Peaking for video
  • 1.04mdot LCD touch screen
  • 1/4000s ~ 60s shutter speed
  • 1/125s flash sync, external flash
  • 5fps burst shooting
  • HDR shooting
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth including LE support
  • Remote control via smartphone app
  • SDHC card slot, max size - 512GB
  • USB 2.0 connector, HDMI output
  • Both mike and headphone ports are absent
  • 113.5mm (W) x 64.3mm (H) x 33.6mm (D)
  • 280g
  • standard kit with 12-40mm lens - $329
  • double kit also have 42.5mm F1.8 macro - $449

Panasonic G9 issues topic Sat, 27 Jan 2018 00:41:22 -0700 Eno 18876@/talks/discussions I bought the Panasonic G9, it's nice and all but like any other camera is has issues.

I started a topic where users can write their discovered problems in the hope that someone at Panasonic reads those forums and acknowledges them.

Below I will present what I found wrong on the G9 so far:

  • At higher ISO values I see more than several hot pixels in both Panasonic G9 cameras that I’ve bought. They don’t go away with the Pixel Refresh options (most of them are random). Please Panasonic implement a better way to mask them via a firmware update. It’s really annoying to have hot pixels in my images most of the time. It's hard to understand how important aspect was so easily overlooked!?
  • The auto ISO feature with minimum shutter speed option is not working properly. If for example I chose to set a minimum shutter speed of 1/100 seconds, I expect to get that setting no matter what! In the current implementation, the shutter goes below the limit I set after the camera reaches it's maximum ISO limit and considers it’s too dark. I what my camera to respect my wishes and never go below the minimum shutter speed I set when that setting is on!
  • It doesn't feature at all minimum shutter speed in video mode like the Gh3 and 4 had.
  • The video function flkr reduction can only be activated in still modes and not the video modes. :)) (should I laugh or be sad).
  • I can't set ISO 100 on the auto ISO option, why?
  • The joystick is a nice addition to the camera (in theory), but the way it operates makes it useless for moving the focus point! First, the speed is way too slow, second it only moves horizontally or vertically and we also need it to go in diagonals.
  • The AF (although very quick) in photo mode, in lower light values it hunts a lot and it's not that reliable (I had no problems with the GH4 in the same conditions).
  • Very annoying! In video mode I can't change from the main dial the focus type, continuous or single mode cause Panasonic decided to implement that feature on another menu (burred deep in the video menus) and that overwrites the back AF dial on the camera.
  • In RAW mode at ISO 200 (the so called base ISO in still mode), if the camera is underexposed a bit, the image has a huge magenta cast in the shadows (after exposure recovery). The problem only manifests itself at ISO 200, at ISO 100, 400 etc the camera works properly (I attached an example below). The big problem is that in auto ISO mode, in good light the camera most of the time will chose the minimum ISO 200 (where the problem is). If Panasonic can't correct this, at least they should give the option of ISO 100 in auto ISO mode, to avoid it (somehow).
  • The orange light that illuminates the top LCD fades away after a few seconds even if you are still changing settings that you want to see on the camera.

A small feature request: - Panasonic implemented Luminance levels of 16-255 and 0-235 but not the most useful 16-235 setting (it’s such a pity). Most players and TV's have Luminance values of 16-235 (the one that;s missing from the menu).


Problems not necessarily related to the G9 but important nonetheless cause they affect the manual focus mode:

  • The current implementation of manual focus is close to useless way it is now (sorry but that’s the truth). I wish Panasonic would implement for their Lumix AF lenses, in manual focus mode a distance scale on the camera screen (basically what Fuji does)? There is a scale but without marked distance it's not very usefully. Panasonic AF lenses are grate in AF mode but are a really pain to focus manually. Can somebody at Panasonic please remove the annoying rotation speed sensitivity (or at least give an option to disable it if desire). Coming from manual focus lenses, it's very had to focus with those Lumix AF ones. So basically, I just really wish the option to have a constant reliable rotation of the focus ring (like how manual focus lenses behave) regardless of how fast or slow I turn it (in other words, I want only one speed when turning the focus by wire ring on the lenses). And an option to select the degree of the rotation (like 45, 90, 180 degrees of rotation). I understand the limitations of the continuous AF in video mode but please at least offer us a pleasant manual focus experience.

All above can be dressed in a firmware update if desired.

Panasonic GH5 camera, actual users feedback Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:34:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16622@/talks/discussions Topic made only to feedback of actual users, do not post here link to reviews and such