Panasonic Tue, 23 Jul 19 01:11:13 -0600 Panasonic en-CA Panasonic S1 FF Camera - copy of Nikon Z6 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:12:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20508@/talks/discussions image


  • 24MP Sony made sensor (exactly same as Z6 and A7III)
  • 4K 60p/50p video
  • Same old DFD contrast only AF
  • 3-axis tiltable screen (seems like made for still shooter only)
  • Dual slot with one XQD and one SD
  • Weatherproof
  • EVF has good resolution
  • L-mount, partnership with Leica and Sigma
  • Top-panel LCD screen that can be backlit
    • WB/ISO/EV buttons
    • On/Off switch
    • Front/rear control dials
    • Lockable shooting mode dial, with t PASM modes, C1,2,3 modes and iA mode
    • Drive mode dial underneath the shooting mode dial *A / S/C/MF dial which surrounds the AF point button
  • On the rear
    • Lock button on the left
    • Playback button
    • Movie record button,
    • AF On, AF Joystick
    • Quick menu button
    • Circular scroll wheel
    • Menu/set button
    • Back button
    • Display button
    • Delete button
  • Function buttons on the front of the camera, and a 1/2 switch
  • V.mode button
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


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
Xiaomi Xiaoyi YI-M1 m43 camera, 4K video, $213 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 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


Z-CAM E2-S6, E2-F6 and E2-F8 Cinema Cameras Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:35:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21802@/talks/discussions image

  • USD 3,995
  • Shipping in Oct, 2019.


SIGMA fp Cinema Camera with CinemaDNG raw Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:10:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22269@/talks/discussions


SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp”, the world's smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.

Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.


SIGMA's take on an entirely new system camera.

The world's smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.

The environment that surrounds shooting and art creation is undergoing radical changes. In this day and age when one user may have both a high-performance interchangeable lens camera and a smartphone camera, using them flexibly according to specific purposes and settings, SIGMA stopped and questioned the inherent value of a digital camera.

As a result, SIGMA set itself to develop a user-oriented digital camera that reflected the idea of “how a camera can be” in a more flexible and true-to-life manner, without conforming to manufacturers' ideas of camera-centric categories and hierarchy.


Pocketable full-frame│Impressive portability and power

The “smallest and lightest body possible” with which one can express their creative ideas whenever they want, combined with a “full-frame sensor” that is suitable for serious occasions without compromising on image quality, and “superb build quality” that makes the camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.

Scalable│Versatile scalability

An “open and liberal system” that allows one to pair the camera with lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “versatile scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.


Seamless│Full-fledged, liberating shooting functions

A “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.

Making it a top priority to realize these three concepts all at once and without requiring any trade-offs, SIGMA selected only the elements and mechanisms that were truly needed with no compromise to create the SIGMA fp as the embodiment of an “entirely new digital camera that SIGMA can offer to the world right now.”

  • It's a camera body that changes its configuration with great flexibility centered around the user.
  • It's a tool that gives the user the joy of a new camera life that they themselves are yet to discover.
  • It's a new system camera that will overturn the paradigm of “digital cameras.”

Key features

World's smallest and lightest full-frame camera

With overall dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, without battery and card, the SIGMA fp is the world's smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera*. It employs a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels for high-quality images. Covered on the front and back sides with die-cast aluminum alloy for its superior robustness and thermal conductivity, the compact body of the SIGMA fp is built with a signature heat sink structure and sealing on 42 points for a dust- and splash-proof structure, making it a perfect camera to use for long hours under all types of environments. With its small body and great adaptability, the SIGMA fp enhances the joy of full-frame image quality, no matter what one's shooting settings may be.

Electronic shutter for a variety of settings

“Able to shoot whenever you want, wherever you want”―to realize this concept, the SIGMA fp incorporates a construction without a mechanical shutter for quiet shooting. This allows shooting without worrying about noise in a situation where one would have hesitated with a conventional camera because of its shutter sound. It gives no shutter shock even when shooting in quick succession at a frame rate of 18 frames/sec. eliminating even the tiniest shakes.

In addition, the absence of a mechanical shutter, whose performance level can change through continuous operation, means that the SIGMA fp is a camera with improved reliability.

Superior options in artistic picture & video creations

The SIGMA fp is a frontrunner in incorporating functions that help exploring the photographic and cinematic creations.

For instance, in addition to a number of different color modes, the SIGMA fp has newly introduced the “Teal and Orange” mode, inspired by the color grading technique commonly used in Hollywood films. Each mode has a slider that enables adjustment of the strength of the effects to apply, providing even greater control in one's creations.

The SIGMA fp is the first SIGMA camera to employ a tone curve adjustment function in addition to "Fill Light", a special adjustment function of SIGMA Photo Pro, and they are both available in-camera. It has also newly introduced "TONE" and "COLOR" buttons for a quick access to each of the tone control and color mode menus. With these enhanced functions and a variety of operation elements, the SIGMA fp makes it simple and easy to create an image, in-camera with great details, be it still or video.

Advanced picture & video generating functions

The SIGMA fp employs a number of advanced technologies for image and video generation.

The Auto HDR function takes advantage of an electronic shutter to take multiple pictures of different exposures (3 frames for still photography and 2 frames for video) at once, which can then be merged into a single picture or video with a great dynamic range that could not have been achieved in normal shooting.

The Cinemagraph function, meanwhile, achieves a hybrid between still photography and video in the form of animated GIFs in which parts of a still image keep moving. With this function, the SIGMA fp is capable of creating Cinemagraphs in-camera.

Note: The Auto HDR function in the Cine mode and the Cinemagraph function are to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.


The SIGMA fp uses the L-Mount*, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. For interchangeable lenses, in addition to the wide-ranging choices of SIGMA lenses, other manufacturers' lenses can also be an option through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corporation. With the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21, SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA's CANON EF mount lenses can be used, making the best out of one's lens investment.

Supports full-fledged video production

For raw video data, the SIGMA fp supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording. With 4K UHD/24fps recording, it produces video data that can be used even in filmmaking. It also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos.

For video output, it uses USB3.1(GEN1), which allows a smooth data transmission to an external recording unit. As it also supports cinema camera-like user interfaces, the SIGMA fp is a camera that can be taken straight to video production settings.

Note: The feature of playing CinemaDNG footages in-camera is to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

Seamless transition between Still and Cine modes

Going from the Still mode to the Cine mode at the flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.


GX9 back dial firmware bug? Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:45:15 -0600 MarcioK 22280@/talks/discussions I know that the GX9 is not very popular here, but I've got one in a very good price; but discovered a very strange problem with the rear dial press behaviour that looks like a firmware bug, and want to confirm it if someone have the same camera.

Since the beginning (at least since the GH2, the 1st Panasonic that I've had - after that was a GX7 and GX85), when using adapted or m4/3 lenses without contacts, like the Rokinons, when you press the rear dial, the enlarged view was activated in the LCD/EVF, which was very convenient to help focusing. But when first trying the GX9, pressing the rear dial with my Rokinon 12mm have no effect at all.

When looking more closely, I've discovered that in S,M or video modes, pressing the back dial have the previous known behaviour: the enlarged view is engaged. But in the A ou P modes, nothing happens. Did a factory reset, same thing.

Anyone have this camera and can confirm this? And someone knows how to report a firmware bug to Panasonic?

Leica V-LUX 5 - if you just like to pay more Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:11:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22272@/talks/discussions image


Destiny of m43 mount cameras, how soon production will stop Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:46:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20537@/talks/discussions image

Stay tuned for our text interview at Photokina later.

Panasonic G80 / G85 / G8 4K 5-axis stab magnesium monster Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:30:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15524@/talks/discussions image


  • 16mp m43 CMOS sensor without low pass filter
  • Sensor based 5-axis stabilization, around 5 stops
  • Improved 2.36Mpix OLED EVF
  • 3" 1Mdot LCD
  • Dual IS to work with lens IS improved to V2
  • 4kp30, p24, 1080p60,p50 recording in MP4 up to 100Mbit, recording with 422 color encoding
  • 422 recording, but not 10 bit as GH5, only 8bit
  • 9fps shooting
  • SD card slot with latest UHS support
  • Usual Panasonic DFD tech
  • Microphone socket, headphone socket
  • Dust and water proof, magnesium body

PV Deals

  • Body (black PAL, non EU, no limit) - $880 $799
  • 14-140mm Kit (black PAL, non EU, no limit) - $1180 $1099

Both at

US Amazon


Panasonic S1R FF Camera - copy of Nikon Z7 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:13:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20509@/talks/discussions image

  • 47MP Sony made sensor (exactly same as Z7 and A7IIIR)
  • 4K 60p/50p video
  • Same old DFD contrast only AF
  • 3-axis tiltable screen (seems like made for still shooter only)
  • Dual slot with one XQD and one SD
  • Weatherproof
  • EVF has good resolution
  • L-mount, partnership with Leica and Sigma
  • Top-panel LCD screen that can be backlit
    • WB/ISO/EV buttons
    • On/Off switch
    • Front/rear control dials
    • Lockable shooting mode dial, with t PASM modes, C1,2,3 modes and iA mode
    • Drive mode dial underneath the shooting mode dial *A / S/C/MF dial which surrounds the AF point button
  • On the rear
    • Lock button on the left
    • Playback button
    • Movie record button,
    • AF On, AF Joystick
    • Quick menu button
    • Circular scroll wheel
    • Menu/set button
    • Back button
    • Display button
    • Delete button
  • Function buttons on the front of the camera, and a 1/2 switch
  • V.mode button


Panasonic GF7 with change in design approach Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:57:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12202@/talks/discussions image

Rumored specs

  • 16Mp CMOS sensor
  • 2D improved advanced noise reduction
  • Dynamic range extender
  • Usual for Panasonic 240fps mode for fast AF
  • -4EV capable low light AF
  • Tilting LCD, opens up 180 degrees like NX300M
  • 1080p50, 1080p60 video recording
  • Wi-Fi
  • 12-32mm kit lens
  • Available in silver, brown and pink
  • Tilting LCD screen
  • $599
  • Available at
Panasonic G90, G95, G99 m43 Camera Topic Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:31:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21783@/talks/discussions image


  • m43 sensor 20.3M pixels Live MOS sensor, without low pass filter
  • 5-axis Dual I.S. 2, up to 5 stops of image stabilization
  • 4K30p / Full HD Movies, no time limit
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 4K photo, 4K burst, 4K burst S/S, 4K pre-burst
  • V-Log L built-in, plus Cinelike D, and Cinelike D
  • 2.36 million dots organic EL LVF, finder magnification 0.74 times
  • 3.0" LCD vari-angle touch panel monitor
  • 9fps continuous shooting (AFS) / 6fps with AFC, raw 30+ images, JPEG 600+
  • AF tracking for plane and depth
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Face and eye detection AF, touch-AF, touch shutter
  • Dustproof and drip proof
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Headphone and mic sockets
  • USB charging with MicroUSB socket / USB power
  • 290 shot battery life, expands to 1000 shots with power saving switched on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
  • 130.4 x 93.5 x 77.4 mm
  • 536 g
  • Japan release date - May 23, 2019
  • $1199

The LUMIX G90 is a true hybrid camera, with equal importance given to its extensive video capability.

It can record unlimited 4K video (3840x2140) at 30p/25p (50Hz Area)/30p (60Hz) or 24p in addition to Full HD (1920x1080) at 60p/50p (50Hz Area), 60p (60Hz Area) with full-time AF. High Speed Video can also be utilised to record slow-motion video in Full HD at 120fps (1/4x), 90fps (1/3x) and 60fps (1/2x).

Real-time image output to an external monitor in 4:2:2 / 8-bit*1 via an optional micro HDMI cable is available, while V-Log L is pre-installed for wider dynamic range for colour rendering in post-production. Additionally, a 3.5mm microphone jack for high-quality audio recording is included, as well as a headphone socket.

The G90 features LUMIX’s well-known 4K Photo modes. Giving users the ability to extract fleeting moments at 30fps from a 4K video, it’s now even easier thanks to a new Auto Marking function which automatically detects frames with changes to the image. Sequence Composition has also been added for creating “stromotion” images by combining multiple images into one shot for a fun effect.

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



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

G7 denoise presets and profiles for NeatVideo 4, 4K and FHD Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:29:28 -0600 apefos 17802@/talks/discussions NeatVideo 4 denoise presets and profiles for Panasonic Lumix G7, for 4K and Full HD.

Conservative amount of denoise to avoid plastic look and keep image texture after denoise.

Camera settings:

Sharpness +1 (also works for sharpness 0)
Noise reduction -5

Two versions:

Without shadow/highlight curves
With shadow/highlight curves, S+3/H-3 (the maximum amount before image gets ugly) (can be used also for S+2/H-2)

Download in posts below:

Panasonic LX100 II camera, another false start Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:34:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20222@/talks/discussions image


  • 17mp m43 multi-aspect sensor without AA filter
  • 24–75mm F1.7-F2.8 Lens
  • 4K 24fps and 30fps video only, limited by 14minutes and your region (in PAL will be 25fps)
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, 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, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • Old cheap 3" low resolution (1.24Mdots) LCD
  • GH4 era 2.76mdots EVF
  • New simple photo filters added
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • No separate charger, only USB charging
  • 115.0 mm x 66.2 mm x 64.2 mm
  • 392 g (including battery, memory card), 350 g (main body only)
  • Color: Black
  • Price hiked to $999
  • Available since October at


How many m43 cameras releases are left? Sat, 29 Jun 2019 06:27:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22234@/talks/discussions While 43rumors spread optimistic stuff I do not agree much on it.

From Panasonic we can see another compact, expensive, not for video, overheating m43 camera. No 4K 60fps and all else. All new lenses they will release extremely slow will be only top margin. Only thing Panasonic managers are talking now is how to reach maximal margin on any product. As Panasonic is planning to shrink cameras production factories soon it is also handy. Management is not even sure if S system will live another year, as for now sales are horribly bad.

From Olympus it is all too fuzzy, company now try to use various false rumors and prototype products to hike camera department price or to get more bonuses for managers during merger. Yet they have one old design camera at hand they can try to release, but I am not sure.

Panasonic DC-S1H Lumix Cinema Camera - S1 with fan and articulated screen Tue, 21 May 2019 08:29:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22092@/talks/discussions image


  • 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio)
  • 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) video recording
  • 4K DCI & UHD 4:2:2 10-bit 60p
  • Dynamic range of over 14 stops
  • V-Log/V-Gamut
  • 4:3 Anamorphic mode
  • No recording time limits
  • Autumn 2019 availability
  • Price - around double of S1


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 fall of 2019 and next CP++ will be release time
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

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)

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 moved all force to Full Frame bodies, 8K HDR will be announced in March Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:06:16 -0600 zsound 20355@/talks/discussions

10 years later Panasonic will announce a new Full Frame system camera on September 25!

Word on the street is that Panasonic will show a prototype and the final product will be on market during the first half of 2019.

One of the sources testing the camera said this is “as exciting as the Nikon Z7 announcement“. One went even further and said it’s “more exciting“. But of course, they might got carried away with their emotions so let’s keep our feet on ground. A third source said “video performance is superb“.

GH5 photojournalism in PARIS "Revolution" Sun, 19 May 2019 09:39:14 -0600 eurocameraman 22081@/talks/discussions Since 6 months, demonstration against government and neo-liberalim politics are taking place allover France every Saturday, know as Yellow vest protest.

This means 27 weeks of street demonstration with, violence from both sides and repression is now out of limits with new laws allowing abusive arrests and violence with hundreds of severely wounded protesters. However, protesters are not willing to give up.

I personally followed 14th of those events in Paris, as photojournalist. I own a wide range of cameras such as Nikon D750, Nikon D5500, Sony A7M2 and GH5.

After different test and try, I decided to stick to the GH5 as I can easily switch from photos to videos. Also, having more depth of field at wide aperture is an advantage in this kind of environment.

I just wanted to share some of my shots, to show what M43 can do in a difficult working surrounding.

I am using Lumix lenses : 7-14 mm f/4, 12-35 mm f/2.8, 35-100 mm f/2.8, 100 - 300 mm f/4-5.6

Update: I created a Flickr Album here with 118 pictures, most of them with explicative caption :

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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.



Leica Q2 Camera Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:50:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21660@/talks/discussions image


  • 47.3mp Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH lens
  • Digital zoom equivalent to 35mm, 50mm and 75 mm
  • due to old LSI video is 4K: 30p and 24p, C4K at 24p, 1080p at 120p/60p/30p/24p
  • Shutter speed: 60 to 1/2000 seconds (for mechanical shutter) and 1 to 1/40000 seconds (for electronic shutter)
  • Serial shooting - 10 fps for high mode, 5 fps for middle mode, 3 fps in low mode
  • 3.68mdot organic EL EVF
  • Horrid 3.0" 1.04mdots LCD
  • BP-SCL 4 battery
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-II compatible)
  • 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • 718 g (including battery), 637g (body only)
Zeiss ZX1 - Another FF camera, this time with Android inside Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:48:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20542@/talks/discussions

First full-frame camera from ZEISS with first-class image quality and the familiar, intuitive image editing and connectivity of a smartphone.


OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2018-09-27.

ZEISS ZX1 -- That is the name of the newly developed mirrorless full-frame camera from ZEISS that was presented today in Cologne, Germany. Thanks to the ZEISS lens and a sensor developed in-house at ZEISS, the camera delivers first-class image quality combined with an operational concept and user experience that make the photographer's jobs-to-be-done as intuitive as on a smartphone.

The ZEISS camera concept is just the first step to opening up a new world of possibilities for ambitious photographers -- from taking the shot to editing the image and sharing it on the web.

SHOOT. EDIT. SHARE. -- Harmonized hardware, software and optics for a seamless creative process

SHOOT: the ZEISS ZX1 features a newly designed, integrated ZEISS Distagon 35 mm f/2 T* lens with autofocus that has been perfectly matched to the 37.4 megapixel full-frame sensor developed in-house at ZEISS. The interplay between the lens and sensor ensures first-class picture quality with that typical ZEISS look.

EDIT: The ZEISS ZX1 enables photographers to professionally process RAW images directly on the camera thanks to fully integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Moreover, the ZEISS ZX1's unique user interface supports the user's particular workflow without any interruption -- providing direct access to the most frequently used functions via a 4.3" multi-touch display.

SHARE: when the networked full-frame camera is connected, the user can upload selected images directly to the internet -- without the intermediate transfer to memory cards or other external devices.

512 GB of internal memory provide sufficient space for approximately 6,800 RAW files (DNG) or over 50,000 JPGs -- more than enough to handle photos, even during a longer trip, and giving the photographer the chance to let their creativity flow. Versatile connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C ensure that various peripherals can be connected. Over-the-air software updates keep the camera up to date without requiring a computer connection.

Designed with a passion for detail and a focus on the essentials

The design of the ZEISS ZX1 is characterized by its iconic shape with carefully crafted details. The overall form and reduction to just those elements that are absolutely necessary lay the foundation for an ergonomic camera and ensure easy handling. The symbiosis of hardware and software is exemplified by the newly defined user interface that utilizes the 4.3" multi-touch display. The slightly bent screen separates the live view from the control elements, making camera operation comfortable and straightforward.

"We know that we exploring new ways and initially addressing a special target group with the ZEISS ZX1. With our concept we are focusing on ambitious, professional creatives who want to produce their photographic experiences quickly and efficiently, and inspire as many people on the Internet as possible. This requires a streamlined workflow in addition to high-end features. This is exactly what the concept of the ZEISS ZX1 offers," explains Jörg Schmitz, Head of the Consumer Products business group at ZEISS.

ZEISS ZX1 available from early 2019

The ZEISS ZX1 will be available at selected dealers in early 2019. ZEISS will announce the recommended retail price at the start of the official market launch. Starting now, anyone interested in receiving information on exact availability can register at

Loupe viewfinder for gh5 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:53:15 -0600 Giovassi 21763@/talks/discussions It looks like no one has made a viewfinder for the gh5. I can see some for the gh4 but for what I understood is 3.0" instead of 3.2". Any suggestion to find something in Europe for a decent price?