Panasonic Sat, 21 Apr 18 01:49:52 -0600 Panasonic en-CA 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

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
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)

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



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 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


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

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 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


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?

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


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

Lanparte extension arm for short EVA1 control grip Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:58:45 -0600 lanparte 19272@/talks/discussions

The original control grip on the Panasonic AU-EVA1 camcorder seems too short. Particularly, when cameraman shoots with it on a shoulder rig, it's not comfortable. That's the reason we design this extension arm for AU-EVA1, the cameraman doesn't even need to remove the original screws from the camera body.

There is an AU-EVA control grip adaptor on the extension arm, just rotate the original control grip into it. On another end, there is a standard ARRI style rosette teeth adaptor with M6 screw on it, it's easy to connect to any base with the ARRI style adaptor. Besides that, we add a built-in control cable inside the arm.

The cameraman can plug the original 3 pin control cable into the built-in port and plug another 3 pin signal jack into the "REMOTE" port on the camera body, use it as the original. Open the knob to adjust the length of the extension arm to get best holding position cameraman wants. It's the must need gear for shooting with Panasonic AU-EVA1.

Check this link to see more details of this arm.

Panasonic FZ1000 1", 4K video, superzoom, official topic Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:36:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10583@/talks/discussions image

Official specifications

  • 20.1Mp 1" CMOS sensor
  • 16x zoom 25-400mm F2.8-4.0 lens
  • 15 lenses in 11 groups. 5 aspherical lenses
  • 5 axis stabilizer
  • 4K MP4 video, 25fps PAL, 30fps NTSC
  • 1/4000s mechanical shutter / 1/16000s electronic shutter
  • 0.09sec AF speed
  • 0.66sec start-up time
  • Depth from defocus AF
  • 2.36 million dot-inch OLED EVF
  • 3" 920k screen
  • 12fps
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Time-lapse video creation •*Stop motion animation
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Focus peaking
  • Available for $799 at

Previews and samples

GH 5 as a stills camera Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:43:46 -0600 AKED 19222@/talks/discussions Hi,

in case you ever wondered, how good a GH5 is as a stills camera, here a flickr album with pictures from South-Africa. Mostly taken with the Panleica 12-60 and the 10-400

I am not a professional photographer but an interested amateur. Any comments and constructive criticism is welcome

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

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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?

Workflow HLG HDR to YouTube Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:32:09 -0700 jonpais 18825@/talks/discussions

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:

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.

G7 Internal Recording + HDMI out? Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:40:31 -0600 itsjustrobbieok 15325@/talks/discussions Is there any workaround to record video internally AND use the HDMI out? I understand from some googling that as standard the screen goes blank as soon as you hit record?

Wishes for the GH6 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:05:54 -0600 AKED 17968@/talks/discussions Everybody is working and talking about the 2.0 and now 2.1 firmware update for the GH5.

But for sure the Panasonic engeneers are alreday working on the GH6. For Panasonic claims and has prooven, that they listen to the customers, let us tell them early in the process of the development, what features we would like to see in the GH6, that can not be implemented in the GH5 through firmware update.

Let me start with a wish for a 2nd screen:

I think it is great to have the controls like waveform, histogram, sound etc. to have all the settings in sight, but as we all know, they take up a lot of space and cover up the video picture on the screen.

So my idea is, to have a second screen on the body where the screen normally rests. So that, when the normal, video screen, is flipped in, they face each other.

I would call it a "service screen", where you can have and see all the helping tools without covering the screen with the picture. All other settings like aputure, ss, ISO etc could also be shown and maybe one can also change the settings of the camera on that screeen. As you like. One should be able to assign, what you want to see on that screen.

I would make it a touch screen as well, so that the camera would have a double touch-screen, so the you can move things to the video screen if you need it, for example when you do overhead work and can not see the service screen but need the wave or sound controls. Once you are back in normal use, you can push them out of the way to the service screen again. If you do not need it, you could switch it off to save battery.

Nowadays, screens are so thin, that I doubt that it would make the camera bigger.

I think this would be a great help to have all the controls in sight, without them covering the main video screen.

Also, NO other Mirrorless or DSLR camera has that feature which would really give Panasonic another advantage over his competitors.

One could also think about transmitting the information of the service screen maybe via bluetooth to a mobile device, so one can have it in sight if a look on the camera is difficult or a 2nd person can have a look or even adjust the settings, while the camera man takes care of the framing.

What do you think about this? Would that make sense and help?

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

Leica CL Camera Topic Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:19:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18292@/talks/discussions image



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.



Possible Panasonic Production flaw in G7 cameras Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:47:00 -0700 DrDave 18899@/talks/discussions I have quite a few G7 cameras. A few of these intermittently exhibit some strange behavior where if you press on the mode dial, or in several spots on the back of the camera (where the LCD stores) the mode and the screen jump around rapidly. Popping the back off (easy, but don't do it if you don't know what you are doing) reveals some interesting things. In one corner, and I think this is possibly the problem, there's some small wires that don't quite fit into the clip. They are very thin, so push them into the clip very carefully. Also, be very careful of the ribbon cables.
All of my cameras work perfectly now. After taking the back off, I gently flexed the circuit board towards the lens a few time, reseated the wires in the corner, made sure all the ribbons were in place and fully in their clips, and blew some compressed air into mode dial switch. Not sure which of these fixed the problem, but I suspect it is the wires because some of my cameras have some extra shielding there with a different clip and some do not.
If you do need to pop the back off, make sure to remove the screw in the battery bay and also make sure to remove four screws in the viewfinder. You need to slide off the rubber seal. Again, disassemble only if really needed at your own risk.
When you open the back, you can see that the whole back is a metal heat sink, with a small foam pad in the middle that sits on the hot chip. Inspect that foam as I think it dries out over time if you plan to keep the camera.
To test the (assembled) camera, lightly press the upper right corner of the back where the top of the LCD would go after flipping it out. Try it both in standby and record mode. If nothing happens, leave it be. If under warranty, I recommend factory service over trying to fix it. I suspect there's a design problem that affects some of the cameras.