Panasonic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/panasonic-cameras/feed.rss Thu, 27 Apr 17 11:00:31 -0600 Panasonic en-CA GH5 Panasonic camera, from anticipation to love or hate http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13179/gh5-panasonic-camera-from-anticipation-to-love-or-hate Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:59:40 -0600 RRRoger 13179@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 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

Preorders:

Camera page http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/gh5.html

Manual

https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/dscoi/DC-GH5/EG_EC_EF_EB/DC-GH5_DVQP1121ZA_eng.pdf

Video modes

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Previews:

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Panasonic GH5 camera, actual users feedback http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16622/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

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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9542/gh4-4k-panasonic-video-camera-official-topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • High speed 16Mp sensor
  • 2.36Mp OLED EVF
  • 1,036Mp OLED screem
  • 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps, up to 100Mbps
  • 1080p modes up to 96fps (in variable frame rate), up to 200Mbps I, or 100Mbps IBP modes (see below)
  • peaking with adjustments
  • 422 recording (external)
  • Stills - 12fps constant focus, 7.5fps - with focusing
  • Interface Unit with two XLR, 4 SDI
  • PAL/NTSC switchable
  • Weight with batteries - 560g
  • Dimensions - 133 mm x 93 mm x 84 mm
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Price - unknown yet

Jump to post after official announcement - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/158684#Comment_158684


Manuals:


We always have stock of GH4 bodies and/or kits,

PAL/NTSC
No time limits like US

Price: click on links below
Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy GH4.


Useful links

Available at:


Recording modes:

  • NTSC
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [HD] 1280×720, 29.97p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 29.97fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 59.94fps)
  • PAL
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC [HD]
      • 1280×720, 25.00p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 25.00fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 50.00fps)
  • Cinema
    • MOV
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • AVCHD -
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital

Interview

Samples and videos


4K crop calculations:

Stills horizontal resolution - 4608
Cinema 4K horizontal resolution - 4096
4K horizontal resolution - 3840

This makes crop:

  • Cinema 4K - 1,125x
  • 4K - 1,2x

of course, it is additional crop (to 2x typical for m43), so you must multiple two if you need to know relative FF crop.


Previous related topics:

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Panasonic G80 / G85 / G8 4K 5-axis stab magnesium monster http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15524/panasonic-g80-g85-g8-4k-5-axis-stab-magnesium-monster Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:30:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15524@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 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 http://www.personal-view.com/deals/cameras/panasonic#panasonic-g80-g85-g8

US Amazon

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Xiaoyi YI-M1 m43 camera, 4K video, $329 for kit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15720/xiaoyi-yi-m1-m43-camera-4k-video-329-for-kit Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:40:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15720@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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

http://www.xiaoyi.com/weidan.html

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Why Panasonic exposure so simple and limited? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15142/why-panasonic-exposure-so-simple-and-limited Sat, 28 May 2016 12:33:19 -0600 Vesku 15142@/talks/discussions GH3, GH4 and other high end/professional Panasonic cameras has severe limitation in video exposure options and features. Many pocket cameras and cell phones has more versatile exposure. Why Panasonic has decided to leave many basic exposure tools out of the tool box? Lets look the GH4:

-not showing basic exposure information (aperture, shutter and iso).

-no auto iso in M with EV comp although it has a dedicated EV comp button. In fact I can not find any other reasonable use for that button than EV comp with auto iso in M.

-no iso limit like in photo modes.

-AE lock button works crippled.

-full auto uses very high shutter speeds.

-no shutter speed limit.

-all special features like long shutter speeds or slow motion works only after everything (AE+AF) is in manual.

-all Panasonic objectives has stepping aperture.

It cant be a lack of knowledge. Panasonic has limited exposure options in purpose. But why?

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Panasonic GX800, GX850 aka GF9, first GF to shoot 4K http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16246/panasonic-gx800-gx850-aka-gf9-first-gf-to-shoot-4k Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:59:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16246@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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

Preorder

Hands-ons:

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Panasonic AF 200 at NAB 2017? Any chance? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16633/panasonic-af-200-at-nab-2017-any-chance- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:20:23 -0600 azza_act 16633@/talks/discussions The GH5 looks fantastic and I'm sure I'll get one but I wish Panasonic would upgrade the AF 100 (or DVX 2000 with interchangeable lens option and GH5 sensor). I have most of the essential M4/3 lenses (including all of the voigtlanders) so going the Sony/BM/Canon route is out of the question. Love to have built ND, knobs and dials, XLR input etc. Any chance Panasonic has a surprise at NAB? $5000 - $6000 AF 200. Or should I shut up and buy the GH5 :)

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Focus Techniques with Panasonic Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16777/focus-techniques-with-panasonic-cameras Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:38:24 -0600 Scot 16777@/talks/discussions There has been a lot of talk about Panasonic AF especially with the release of the GH5. Have to admit I'm disappointed in Video AFC myself. So here is my AFC tip on my G85 and I think this applies to most recent Panasonic releases including GH5. I have set the 1/2 press shutter button to stop auto focusing. This way when I have focus and don't feel it will be changing for awhile 1/2 press the shutter and lock focus no more unintentional in and outs. The downside is when I let it go it is sometimes hesitant to refocus. I get around this by setting the Fn1 on my G85 to AFL Lock which forces it to focus. I use to rely on the back button but this puts focus control all in range of the index finger and for me less chance of disrupting the camera while motivating focus off or on. I can also use the touch focus on the back screen which refocuses when you drag the focus box to a new location which also works great paired with the 1/2 press shutter focus lock. In this way if I want to risk using AFC I can at any moment. Hope that helps and would love to hear anyone elses tips on the AFC issue.

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Panasonic FZ80 with 4K recording http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16268/panasonic-fz80-with-4k-recording Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:41:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16268@/talks/discussions image

Specs

PR

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.

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GH4 Issues topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10349/gh4-issues-topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

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Gh4 on FCP7 File size problems http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16751/gh4-on-fcp7-file-size-problems Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:57:18 -0600 Nic 16751@/talks/discussions Hi,

I just bought a GH4 and I am trying to get it to work with my FCP 7, but is does not really work well yet. I prefer to film in FHD 100Mbps 25P, and I need to film longer than 30 min..The camera is bought in US and does film continuously more than 30, but it chops up the files in small pieces of 4.27GB (6.40 min). There are 2 problems in this: 1) When importing in FCP7 it imports well, but when put on the timeline, "General Error" appears and it will not play it. I have tried to convert to ProRess HQ, and this plays well, but a second problem appears: 2)every 6:40 min I lack 2 frames both audio and video, and this is really not what I need, I need a continuos file for more than 6.40 min...

What can I do?

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Panasonic GX80, GX85, or even GX7 Mark II in Japan http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14903/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 http://www.personal-view.com/deals/cameras/panasonic#panasonic-gx80-gx85

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Panasonic G7 topic, 4K castrate monster or GH4 for poor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12408/panasonic-g7-topic-4k-castrate-monster-or-gh4-for-poor Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:13:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12408@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 2160p30 (in NTSC), 2160p25 (in PAL), 2160p24, 100Mbit
  • 1080p24/1080p60 at up to 28Mbit only (sic!)
  • Focus Peaking
  • P/A/S/M mode for Video Recording
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • Sensor and LSI same as in GH4
  • Simpler firmware with less features
  • 2.36 OLED EVF
  • Tiltable LCD screen instead of AMOLED
  • UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Compliance
  • 3.5mm Microphone Socket (no headphone one!)
  • 30min recording limit
  • Weight - 410g
  • Dimensions - 125 x 86 x 77 mm
  • $699 body, $799 kit
  • Black - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X409PQS/
  • Silver - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X409O6O/

G7 kits are available in PV deals (as usual, cheaper and with free delivery to many countries)

http://www.personal-view.com/deals/cameras/panasonic#panasonic-g7

NTSC bodies are unlimited (including 4K and all).

It is both NTSC and PAL bodies, PAL do not have 30min limits in AVCHD only.

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Panasonic LX10 / LX15 / LX9 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15730/panasonic-lx10-lx15-lx9 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:30:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15730@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 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 http://www.personal-view.com/deals/cameras/panasonic#panasonic-lx10-lx15

US Amazon

$699 at https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-LX10K-Megapixel-24-72mm-1-4-2-8/dp/B01LZHIX13/

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Transfer v-log from gh4 to gh5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16697/transfer-v-log-from-gh4-to-gh5 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:16:45 -0600 Jspatz 16697@/talks/discussions Does anyone know if it is possible to deactivate a v-log license on a gh4 and the apply it to a gh5?

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Panasonic FZ2000 / FZ2500 / FZH1 4K 200Mbit ultrazoom topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15737/panasonic-fz2000-fz2500-fzh1-4k-200mbit-ultrazoom-topic Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:33:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15737@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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 https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ2500-Digital-Camera-Megapixel/dp/B01LX7JSPJ/
  • 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.

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Connecting Windows 10 to Lumix camera issues http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16574/connecting-windows-10-to-lumix-camera-issues Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:48:05 -0700 Rambalac 16574@/talks/discussions Hi,

Does anybody have any problem with connecting Windows 10 laptop to GH4 or GH3 directly with WiFi? I tried setup cameras as access point and connect to them as usual access point but Windows is in connecting state infinitely. I tried to Add Device and connect from cameras via WiFi direct but after I select laptop in camera nothing happens

I have no any problem connecting camera in both ways using Android device.

And if you know how connect camera via WiFi direct in UWP C# it would be a miracle.

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Need Clarification on the new Lumix 12-35 II & 35-100 II Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16640/need-clarification-on-the-new-lumix-12-35-ii-35-100-ii-lenses Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:18:24 -0600 smoke23 16640@/talks/discussions I'm looking for clarification on the new Panasonic Lumix 12-35 II & 35-100 II lenses. I already have a 12-35 & 35-100, what are the benefits of these news lenses if you're getting a GH5 compared to the version 1?

Is it worth the upgrade?

Thanks!

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GH5 Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16586/gh5-best-video-settings Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:27:33 -0600 lmackreath 16586@/talks/discussions To early for this new topic?.. thought I would mirror the existing topic that was so successful for The GH4. I would like to see people's experience with this camera, their best/favourite settings and colour grading tips and LUTs used.

Should be picking my GH5 next week so hope to have a play and start posting so tests very soon!

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Testing Requests http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16411/panasonic-lumix-gh5-testing-requests Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:52:36 -0700 tylerknight 16411@/talks/discussions My name is Tyler Knight, I am a Lumix Ambassador and LumixStories.ca Storyteller in Canada.

I will be receiving a pre-production unit to test next week and want to put it through its paces. I will have access to the body, xlr adapter, battery grip, and the new 12-60 Leica kit lens.

Please comment below with your test requests and any specifics and I will do my best to accommodate! Let me know the features that you're really excited to see, and features you've seen examples of but have questions about. I will have it for approximately 2-3 weeks and will be doing a daily vlog showcasing as much as possible.

As stated in the other thread, I have many scheduled shoots already as I am a full time videographer/photographer and will be using this as a chance to really see how it performs in a real-world setting!

Once the requests come in and videos come out, I would like to assemble them in a stickied post at the top of this thread if possible with the type of test, and the link beside it (eg. GH5 low light comparision to GH4 and G85)

I have a large collection of vintage lenses I will be testing, as well as comparing lumix lenses across my other Lumix cameras such as GH4, G85 (G80) and GX85 (GX80)

Looking forward to hearing your requests!

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GH4 V-Log Still Available? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15784/gh4-v-log-still-available Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:44:31 -0600 IS2 15784@/talks/discussions Hello,

I'm looking to buy a GH4 and was just wondering if it's still possible to download V-Log for free via that download link that went around?

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Panasonic Image App: Use with Laptops and Tablets http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14044/panasonic-image-app-use-with-laptops-and-tablets Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:17:06 -0700 Brian_Siano 14044@/talks/discussions I was thinking of sinking some cash into a laptop, and it occurred to me that I ought to take location shooting into consideration. So I've been looking at Android laptops and two-in-ones: I figure, I could use the two-in-one tablet as a field monitor using the Panasonic app with my GH4-- I figure I'd use the camera's screen as cameraperson, while the director can watch remotely on the laptop/tablet. And the laptop features could be used for file storage and clip logging.

And I'm also considering getting a Windows two-in-one-- that is, if the Panasonic app works under the Android emulators available for Windows. The benefits there are having two OSes, more options for things like hard drives, and maybe even getting a machine capable of running Premiere Pro for some editing in the field.

So, I'm looking for advice. Does the Panasonic app work under an Android emulator well enough for field use? Has anyone else used equipment in this manner? (And is Panasonic considering creating a version of its app to run under Windows?)

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GH2 720p upscaling: great high quality affordable plugin http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16160/gh2-720p-upscaling-great-high-quality-affordable-plugin Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:33:50 -0700 apefos 16160@/talks/discussions For the low budget people who are using GH2 these days:

GPUresize is a plugin for Premiere and After Effects. It has a new feature called stairstep upscaling. This feature combined with the built in Kaiser upscaling algorithm deliver amazing results for upscaling 720p to 1080p. The annoying aliasing almost disapears.

http://www.aescripts.com/gpuresize/

Test the trial version with this footage to see the results (slow the footage to 24p/25p/30p and compare the upscaling render without and with GPUresize kaiser+stairstep):

http://216.18.212.226/PRODS/DMCGH2/FULLRES/yvidDMCGH2_720p_HQ_00015.MTS

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Panasonic LX100 camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11140/panasonic-lx100-camera-topic Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:55 -0600 Tron 11140@/talks/discussions image

Previews

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Improve DFD contrast based auto focus for video. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16596/improve-dfd-contrast-based-auto-focus-for-video. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:21:43 -0600 cas1 16596@/talks/discussions Dear Panasonic,

I love to see a better video auto focus system. DFD has already removed the first wrong direction start of the focus pull, but I like to address the second wrong direction autofocus pull, the "focus confirmation" rack at the end of the auto focus pull.

I'm not an engineer but I like to understand what is happening what, how, where, when and why.

At this moment the Auto Focus system for video looks the same as for stills. And for stills it works fast and well, accept in continuous high when it has a hard time keeping up with fast action. For video (akin to a very high number of stills) the AF is way to slow, and the focus confirmation pull is very distracting and jarring.

If DFD is able to measure the blur amount, and therefore can measure how far the subject is, the I think a reprogramming of the focus system can help to get rid of that jarring focus confirmation refocus.

I can think of this focusing system:

Focus pull situation:

1) DFD measures the amount of blurr, 2) compares it to the current focus distance, 3) estimates subject distance, 4) smoothly starts racking focus, 5) measures amount of blur half way racking focus, 6) checks the blur shift amount of the first and second measurement, outputs second focus target distance, 7) at the last part of the focus rack the focus speed eases off to arrive at the second estimated focus distance.

Continuous AF situations:

1) DFD measures the amount of blurr, 2) compares it to the current focus distance, 3) estimates subject distance, 4) smoothly starts racking focus, 5) measures amount of blur half way racking focus, 6) checks the blur shift amount and compares it to the first measurement, calculates subject movement, 7) rack focus to second focus target distance, 8) checks the blur shift amount and compares it to the previous measurement, calculates subject movement, 9) repeat 7 and 8 until no blur.

10) If subject leaves the frame maintain the current focus distance for x time before starting with 1 on the new subject in the assigned focus area.

Maybe DFD blur measurements are hard & slow, so having measurements while the camera is auto racking focus is harder to do, but I prefer a slower focus much over racking past the focus and racking back in video.

As a compromise DFD could be used to make a 1 time focus distance estimate, the focus racks smoothly (s curve) to the estimated distance, and stops (without racking past the estimate focus distance AND racking back). This would be good enough for a G85, and the more processing heavy higher DFD sample rate for the high end GH5. I must admit this all hinges on DFD accuracy in measuring the blur and estimating the subject distance.

What do you people think? Love to learn how the current contrast and DFD actually works. Love to hear your suggestions of how to improve AF.

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GH4 model number http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16507/gh4-model-number Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:10:57 -0700 gizmo 16507@/talks/discussions I have broken micro hdmi connector on my GH4 and service guy say that they can't find same or similar micro hdmi so they need to replace whole main board. Due to camera usage on gimbal and drone bottom part is scratched on some parts and unfortunately sticker with camera model number and serial number missing some small part and is not fully readable. From Panasonic repair center in Germany they need full model or serial number to be able to know exactly which mainboard is inside my GH4. There are few different mainboards. Very strangely there is no any specific part number on the mainboard. Can somebody help me to find out what is the model number of my GH4?

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Lumix g6 25 fps (MP4) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16506/lumix-g6-25-fps-mp4 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:18:56 -0700 dentfilmz 16506@/talks/discussions I am shooting a feature film and I am trying to shoot in 24fps but I do not want to use avchd. My mp4 mode on the g6 doesn't have a 24 or 25 fps All I have is 30 and 60fps. Does anyone else know what I am talking about? Check out the image I have attached.

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Panasonic 4k Codec Breaks: 100Mbps is not enough http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16153/panasonic-4k-codec-breaks-100mbps-is-not-enough Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:57:37 -0700 apefos 16153@/talks/discussions Panasonic 4k Lumix cameras could have a little more datarate...

In every last two B frames in the each GOP the image breaks into some mud when there are details.

It seems Panasonic is using GOP 12: " IBB PBB PBB PBB " and in the last two "BB" frames the codec does not handle the image.

This issue keeps repeating two times each second and makes the image jumps two times each second, very annoying.

See the frame grabs from G7 4k footage (a crop from 4k frames), the P frame is ok, the I frame is ok, but the B frames are bad:

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Timecode syncing multiple GH4 cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14353/timecode-syncing-multiple-gh4-cameras Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:56:58 -0700 DouglasHorn 14353@/talks/discussions What is the best way to timecode sync multiple GH4 cameras? From reading the manuals and related threads there seem to be two approaches:

App Method: Use the Lumix Link app to set the timecode for each GH4 to the time on the mobile device and then use Time of Day timecode mode.

YAGH Method: Use a YAGH to jam true timecode to the GH4 from a master clock.

The App Method seems easiest and cheapest if it is accurate enough. Has anyone tried it yet with multiple GH4s?

If the App Method doesn't sync cameras with sufficient accuracy, do you need a YAGH for each camera, or can you attach the YAGH to a GH4 to jam timecode and, once that camera's clock is set, move the YAGH to the other cameras in turn to jam sync timecode. In other words, once the GH4's timecode is set via the YAGH, does the camera retain it when the YAGH is removed? This would let one YAGH serve multiple cameras for timecode jamming purposes.

Thanks!

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