Panasonic Fri, 04 Sep 15 10:30:51 -0600 Panasonic en-CA Panasonic GX8 camera official topic Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:42:41 -0600 Riker 13380@/talks/discussions image

  • 20 Megapixel sensor
  • Dual IS (on sensor and on lens working together)
  • 1/16000 sec High Shutter Speed using Electronic Shutter
  • 2.36 million dot organic EL tilting EVF
  • 21mm Eyepoint LVF for improved usability with glasses
  • Dust and water resistant
  • magnesium alloy body
  • 4K Photo
  • 4K Video
  • Focus Peaking
  • 2.5mm Microphone Socket
  • Silent Mode
  • Free Angle 1.04 million dot organic EL monitor
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, QR code connection
  • Continuous shooting 8 frames / sec in the AF tracking
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • Body color is black and silver
  • $1,199.99 price at


My lordy lord. Best compact for m43 user ever made? Seems like it. There's no audio jack but who actually cares about that on a camera of this size for its intents and purposes.

GH4 Firmware 2.2 V-log, $99, Epic Panasonic marketing fail Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:37:41 -0600 shian 12795@/talks/discussions End of April 2015. Conflicting reports on V-log, but true Anamorphic mode


Panasonic announced the release of a much anticipated firmware update Ver.2.2 for the award winning LUMIX GH4. This new firmware enables two new features, most notably the ability to record anamorphic video content.

Anamorphic lenses are used to create a cinemascope aspect such as 2.39:1 or 2.35:1. Panasonic discovered that cinematographers had been experimenting with the 4K PHOTO mode 4:3 aspect ratio in the LUMIX GH4 and vintage anamorphic cine lenses to achieve the classic Hollywood look of anamorphic film capture. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the look, many of the background distortion and light flare effects that became so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.

Thanks in part to its Micro Four Thirds format and 4K recording ability, firmware Ver.2.2 for the LUMIX GH4 enables an Anamorphic (4:3) Mode capable of recording video in 3328 x 2496 pixel (equivalent to approx. 8.3-megapixel) resolution at a frame rate of either 23.98, 24, 25 or 29.97 fps. With an anamorphic lens such as 2x1 you can capture and un-squeeze a 3356x2496 image in post-production. In addition, 4:2:2 / 10 bit HDMI output is also available2.

A further enhancement of the new firmware is the addition of a very high shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. when using its electronic shutter mode.

Speculating on the GH5 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:59:40 -0600 RRRoger 13179@/talks/discussions When do you expect Panasonic to announce the GH5?

As early as Photokina or the first week of February 2016 (two years after the GH4)?

Do you expect a new 4/3 sensor or s35 size for more light (higher ISO)?

If s35, do you expect a different mount or just more MFT lens that cover the new Sensor?

Will there be a new Cine lens released at the same time?

Will it have a H265 codec option?

Will it have a larger and/or lighter (monocot) body?

Will there be more programmable options for the buttons?

Will it be capable of recording 6k or 8k internally?

Will it have higher frame rates like 1080P120?

How long after the announcement of the GH5 will they keep making and selling the GH4?

GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image


  • 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 -


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

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.

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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


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:

GH3/4 laggy 25p video Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:27:09 -0600 sergeiicz 13622@/talks/discussions Hello can somebody kick me in, i am lost now .. when i try to shot 25p 1/50 or 50p 1/100 video and import to Premiere with 25p sequence, video is laggy - no matter if i slow down 50p shot, even 25p is laggy - tripod pan, is there any settings in GH causing this ? try to switch off mega ois or set 180d shutter angle on gh4 i see that 25p video should be smooth in tripod pan (my 24p shot looks smoother) thanks for any ideas

Panasonic G7 topic, 4K castrate monster or GH4 for poor Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:13:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12408@/talks/discussions image


  • 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 -
  • Silver -

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

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

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

Selecting 2nd camera - GX8, G7 or GH3? Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:58:47 -0600 Glenn7 13625@/talks/discussions I want to get second camera to my GH3.

4K in G7 and GX8 is tempting and all, what do you think guys?

Panasonic FZ300 / FZ330 camera official topic Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:20:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13381@/talks/discussions image

  • 12.1MP MOS sensor
  • New Venus Engine LSI
  • 25-600mm F2.8 zoom lens
  • Splash / dustproof with weather-sealed body
  • 1cm macro
  • 2160p and 1080p60 video
  • 4K photo
  • EVF - 1.44 million dots only. Magnification 0.7 times
  • 3" 1.04 million dot touch LCD monitor
  • New linear AF motor, up to 3.5x times faster AF compared to FZ200
  • DFD used for AF
  • 5-axis Hybrid OIS
  • 12fps continuous shooting, 6fps with AFC
  • 3.5mm microphone socket
  • 380 shot battery life
  • Wi-Fi
  • 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm
  • Weight 691 g
  • $599 at
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:

Sigma ART 18-35 f/1.8+ Mitakon Turbo lens or Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:18:19 -0600 lumixmaxgh3 13591@/talks/discussions Hi, i've Panasonic Lumix GH3 and i need a good wide angle. AT THE SAME PRICE, for you which is the better choise? (Sigma+mitakon don't have stabilization and autofocus but much fast lens).

Thank you

Panasonic GH4 Audio Levels Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:45:55 -0600 cblok 11277@/talks/discussions Hi all,

I'm considering upgrading from a GH2, mainly due to the slightly better audio abilities of the GH4 (headphone jack, 3.5mm input). I shoot a tonne of interviews so it would come in handy. I've just got a few questions about the GH4 which I'm finding difficult to find answers on...

FYI: the audio devices I'll be using with the GH4 are the Rode Video Mic Pro or a Sennheiser wireless lapel mic (e3 kit).

  1. Is it possible to adjust audio levels via a function button or some kind of PHYSICAL button on the camera?
  2. If not, is the touch screen audio level adjustment actually useable during shooting or is it very fiddly?
  3. Assuming I buy a GH4 that doesn't have the buzzing issue, is the audio quality acceptable?
  4. Are there any random quirks to the audio of the GH4 I should know about?
  5. Does the GH4 have any issues like the GH2 where the audio levels change slightly once the 'record' button is pressed?
  6. How is the audio level meter? Is it accurate / helpful etc...?

I'd be keen to hear from anyone shooting and recording audio with the GH4 and get their feedback and opinions. It'd be great to ditch the Zoom H4n recorder that I use with the GH2.


GH2 Firmware 1.11 - where to download? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:47:22 -0600 fatpig 13587@/talks/discussions Hey guys,

I must have missed something when it came out, but Firmware version 1.11 is mentioned all over this site. can somebody link me the download?


GH4 - Best Video Settings Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:17:13 -0600 maddog15 10255@/talks/discussions Hello all. Anxiously awaiting my GH4, I'm starting the same thread topic that I did with the GH3. At 32 pages of input and tests for the GH3's Best Video Settings, I thought it would be a good idea to do the same for the GH4. Dedicated to user input and results regarding video settings alone. Please share and post your video tests, comparisons and opinions.

I look forward to sharing and learning from you all.

Lumix GH2 with lens adapter, aperture? Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:20:24 -0600 dssob 13573@/talks/discussions Hello, I have lens for canon 50mm 1.4, it has no aperture manual control. I found an adapter on ebay, but it has no auto focusing and aperture control. Any idea how to use canon lenses on GH2 with adapter? Maybe put EOS lens with open aperture 1.4 and try to controll shutter speed and iso to shoot videos?

GH4 Issues topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

Panasonic LX100 camera topic Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:55 -0600 Tron 11140@/talks/discussions image


Available at:

GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, User reviews and opinions Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10202@/talks/discussions Dedicated only to personal reviews, opinions and tests.

Panasonic GH4 glitches/issue Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:48:09 -0600 Tjibbe 13512@/talks/discussions Hey guys,

I've been having these glitches(see pictures below). They started a few months ago, (I checked my older footage). But it's not just mine, three rental models had the exact same issue! Is this a known issue with this model? It ruined a quite some of my shoots.

Also, I send for repair and they put in a new 'mainboard'. But that hasn't solved the problem. I returned it again but I don't have a good feeling about it.

Any suggestions?

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GH2- 720p zooms in a little vs 1080? Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:02:17 -0600 MultiPanhandler 13542@/talks/discussions I was just trying out some shooting on the GH2 and thought that I would need more 720p enhancement than 1080, so i figured Cake should be good for my uses. I did notice that there was quite a bit of difference in the field of view between 1080 and 720, maybe about 15-20% less in 720. Is this normal? I'm using the same lens for both, and its a prime, so no zooming.

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

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

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

Any feedback is welcome on best video settings for GH3

Buy GH4 or wait..for what? Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:37:16 -0700 belfryman 11872@/talks/discussions In the UK there's double cashback today on the GH4, £200 back, but not tomorrow, so feeling a bit of pressure to buy a GH4 today, buuuuut wonder if there's anything to hold out for that's coming round the bend in the same price range as GH4 but maybe something new and wonderful about it - I prefer the look of my BMPCC to GH3 and FZ1000, much richer to my eyes. Anyone know anything that I should save my exhausted credit card for instead!?

GH2 no longer re-focusing during filming on shutter half press. WTF? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:22:50 -0600 lorilin 13522@/talks/discussions Hi folks,

This is weird. I fired up my GH2 today after not using it for a few months. Freshly charged battery.

I don't remember having changed any settings, and I'm using my same C2 custom preset as always. For whatever reason, I cannot get the camera to let me refocus with the half-press shutter technique when I'm filming. It just doesn't work. If I hunt around with my finger I eventually end up pressing too hard and the camera stops filming.

It's set to AF-s, with Shutter AF ON, and Half-press release OFF. (Maybe these are wrong?) I tried on both the 20mm pancake and the 14-42 kit lens.

Anybody else run into this? Any idea what it might be?

UPDATE! OK, I just messed around some more and found something even weirder! If I slightly move the camera body while half-pressing, then the autofocus works on half press. But if I hold the camera still (like on my monopod) it just won't refocus. I don't recall ever having this problem before. Sometimes the AF would hunt a bit when I would half-press refocus during filming, but it was at least responsive even when I held the camera still.

Thanks in advance!


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
  • $899 price

Previews and samples


  • None for now
GH3 (GH4 too?) OEM eyecup Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:19:24 -0700 debuys 9679@/talks/discussions I lost my GH3's EVF eyecup. I modified an aftermarket Hoodman Nikon D300 eyecup to fit and it's great but it obstructs the LCD's movement and extends above the hotshoe. I wanted to replace the original eyecup and had a hell of a time finding even just the part number on the web. I called Panasonic's warranty number and learned that the eyecup falling off would be covered under warranty. I was told to pack the camera up and send it in to a repair center where they would replace the eyecup. My only expense would be shipping it to them. I started a claim and got a case number but I asked to be transferred to the parts department. I wanted to see if I could find the part and compare the cost of shipping in my camera to buying a tiny part.

Panasonic USA's tech support, repair and parts department didn't have a diagram or an obvious part name to help me order the right part. I was patient and eventually I was put in contact with a manager who had worked in multiple departments and was familiar with the "DMC-GH3". She found the part number and took the order over the phone. It arrived in about 5 business days.

Since it was such an an unusual, inexplicably time consuming affair I thought I should share the information.

The part number is VYK6B43

The Panasonic USA parts telephone number is 1-800-833-9626. Other regions have a different number. It can also order via internet.

My cost including shipping was $16.75 US

Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image



Official specifications

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Tilting 1.04MP screen
  • 90 degrees tiltable EVF with 2.76 million dots (cov - 100%, mag - 1.39x) *1920×1080/60p full HD video
  • Fastest shutter is 1/8000 second
  • Maximum sensitivity is ISO25600
  • Flash sync - 1/320s
  • Highlight and shadow curve adjustments
  • Three level focus peaking
  • Silent mode
  • in body image stabilization
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • 80 degrees titltable LCD with 3.0 in. 1.04 million dots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 402g
  • 123x71x55 mm

Available at:

Previews and videos

Will be added soon, check from 4rd page for now.

GH4 with GH3 same video settings as possible ? Sun, 19 Jul 2015 15:55:11 -0600 sergeiicz 13416@/talks/discussions Hello, need some help to set my GH3 to same settings as GH4 .. is there anybody using both ? GH3 as gimbal camera and GH4 as rigged. Now i am running on GH4 with Portrait +3,+1,0,-5,-2 this setup looks good to me and on GH3 with Natural -5,-5,-2,0 but GH3 is still too contrasty (looks more like cheap handy camera) any tips or tweaks will be great - shooting next weekend important project. Thank you

gh4 focus mode Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:25:56 -0600 jclmedia 13383@/talks/discussions delete topic,

Playback Menu Issue Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:49:48 -0600 club_irate 13373@/talks/discussions I bought a used GH4 recently. I am having a peculiar issue with the camera. When i scroll down to the PLAYBACK option and then use the right ARROW key to enter the PLAYBACK menu's many options the screen goes black for a second (similar to the black screen delay which happens when we go from the MENU to the LIVE DISPLAY mode which is normal). Also if i go from the Live Display mode to the MENU by clicking the center button and if i had exit the MENU screen last from the PLAYBACK menu then again the slight delay black screen thing will happen if i toggle to the PLAYBACK menu's options. This does not happen when i scroll to the other Options in the menus like SETUP, MOTION PICTURE, CUSTOM etc. or if i enter MENU screen from Live Display mode in these options or Vice Versa. I also updated my firmware to 2.2 but it did not help. And NO, i am not accidentally placing my hand in front of the EVF of the camera which is causing the black out.

Is it some issue with the camera or is there some option in the menu that can fix this? Thanks

Panasonic GM5 topic Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:23:49 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 11032@/talks/discussions image

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GH2 Smudge in EVF. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:31:38 -0600 Italianshox 13338@/talks/discussions I picked up my GH2 today, I have had it for about a week. When looking inside the EVF, I saw a brown smudge. It is quite small ( covers about 50 pixels). At first I thought it was just on the outside, so I cleaned the glass. but that did not fix anything. As you can see in the image, the smudge is located in bottom right.

There is also a weird parallax effect with the smudge. Ie if the angle of the eye is not perfectly perpendicular to the glass, 2 smudges appear, 1 infront of the other (that is why there appear to be 2 smudges in the photo) .

How do i get rid of this? Is it a common problem?

Thanks for all of your help.