Panasonic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/panasonic-cameras/feed.rss Tue, 28 Jun 16 23:23:18 -0600 Panasonic en-CA GH2 HDMI died http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15290/gh2-hdmi-died Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:11:38 -0600 Unsub 15290@/talks/discussions The HDMI output on my GH2 just suddenly died. I'm using 7" Lilliput on it, nothing changed, all of a sudden it just stopped working. First, the monitor just said "no signal" but after some tweaking on/off, it just started to stay black or blue as it was receiving a signal but didn't know what to do with it. An older flat TV says "signal not supported" and a brand new LG doesn't recognize anything. The GH2 clearly thinks it's connected to external monitor, as the on-board screen flickers when connecting, ExTele is disabled, etc., so everything seems normal at that end. Tried different cables and resetted the firmware.. What else to do or try?

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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

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Panasonic 1" TZ100 ZS100 ultrazoom official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14324/panasonic-1-tz100-zs100-ultrazoom-official-topic Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:17:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14324@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

Previews

http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/panasonic-tz100-lumix-analisis-fotos_13988

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Which Setting is on Auto on GH3? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15184/which-setting-is-on-auto-on-gh3- Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:55:29 -0600 IS2 15184@/talks/discussions Hi guys,

I've been having a nightmare on a few recent shoots with my GH3. I'm shooting in manual mode and yet when I pan the lighting sometimes completely changes, as if there's an auto setting kicking in to change the light. It's giving me loads of headaches in post, because a clip that is otherwise well-shot, is suddenly having its lighting completely drop in brightness for example, during a smooth movement.

I've tried to look for this mystery setting to no avail and was wondering if you could help me out with what to look for.

So far I have got: i.Resolution - off Metering mode - center Continuous AF - off

Shooting with MF

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Speculating on the GH5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13179/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?

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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

Available at:


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Olympus Lens compatibility on Panasonic body http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15185/olympus-lens-compatibility-on-panasonic-body Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:49:17 -0600 tychobrahe 15185@/talks/discussions I've been offered a job doing real estate videography, and was looking for a wide angle zoom to go with my Panasonic GH2. I'm most interested in the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 because it would perform better with interior low-light situations over the Panasonic lens with equivalent focal length.

I saw on one lens rental website the following warning: "VERY IMPORTANT: Due to a variety of problems we have encountered, we do not recommend using Olympus lenses for video use with Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras/camcorders. Rent at your own risk."

I'm waiting to hear back from the rental website about what that means. I know that I most likely won't have image stabilization with this setup, but was wondering if there's any dealbreaking incompatibility I should know about for shooting video. I'm hoping this is just needless fear-mongering. I'm probably going to use FlowMotion, and shoot at 1080p 30 fps. Thank you for any assistance.

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Panasonic GX8 and 30p mode http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15266/panasonic-gx8-and-30p-mode Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:33:33 -0600 LiquidAlpinist 15266@/talks/discussions Got a question for fellow GX8 owners. For some reason the 30p video mode is showing combing/interlacing artifacts. I have attached a still frame from a test video and you can clearly see the combing artifacts around my fingers. I know the 30p is shot in PsF in Panasonic cameras, but I've never had a problem, with the G6, GH2, and GX7. Footage from those cameras all come out looking progressive. Anybody else has the same issue?

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GH4 - Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10255/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.

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Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5344/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4733/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-2#Item_1018
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4592/official-panasonic-gh3-topic/p1

and


Also check

DR - http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-GH3-Digital-Camera-Review/Dynamic-Range.htm


Direct manuals links


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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:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4641/gh3-preordering-and-availability-topic


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Panasonic GX8 camera official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13380/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 http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GX8KBODY-LUMIX-Interchangeable-Camera/dp/B011B8QW38/

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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.

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Panasonic FZ1000 1", 4K video, superzoom, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10583/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


Preorders

  • None for now
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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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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 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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GH2 focus assist with manual glass http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2824/gh2-focus-assist-with-manual-glass Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:44:36 -0600 joeevento 2824@/talks/discussions I would buy the Samyang 35 1.4, and I wonder if the GH2 and this optical manual, continue to operate the digital zoom on the monitor for a correct focus or do I absolutely need an external monitor?

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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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Speculating on the G8 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15107/speculating-on-the-g8 Sat, 21 May 2016 20:18:30 -0600 apefos 15107@/talks/discussions Low Budget Beast 4k 10bit hdr rec2020 60p

maybe multiaspect sensor: 21,6mm diagonal in 4k

ibis stabilization on lens and on body for video

pan / zoom using cropped sensor area

silicon or organic sensor??? maybe still silicon.

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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, User reviews and opinions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10202/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.

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A comparison of 4K to 1080p downscaling with GH4 / Ninja Star http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12611/a-comparison-of-4k-to-1080p-downscaling-with-gh4-ninja-star Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:48:48 -0600 StudioDCCreative 12611@/talks/discussions So, I've just shot a quick test using my GH4 and a Ninja Star. The test is to check the differences between the internal HDMI-based 4K downscale and the 4K -> 1080p downscale using the 4:2:0 8-bit H264 as a source.

The images can be downloaded in full resolution here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6o06zoowk7z5fh/GH4%20Test%20Images.zip?dl=0

I've created some uncompressed side-by-side previews but they seem to be too big for the forum, so I won't upload them here. Using JPG defeats the purpose of this comparison, as it adds it's own artifacts, so I won't use it either. If there's a way for me to post ~1MB TIFF files so you can see them faster, let me know.

Images are from the GH4 (set to a gently tweaked CineV, 4K 100M 24p - really 23.98, 180 degree shutter, Sigma 18-35 at f/2.8 on a Speedbooster at ISO 400, auto white balance, tungsten lighting).

They were captured to 1080p using the following workflows:

Clip 1: Recorded in GH4 (4:2:0 8-bit H.264 4K) then downscaled in Red Giant Bulletproof to 1080p ProRes 422HQ. Clip 2: Recorded in GH4 (4:2:0 8-bit H.264 4K) then downscaled in FCPX by adding to a 1080p timeline. Clip 3: GH4 HDMI out (4:2:2 8-bit) to Atomos Ninja Star (ProRes 422HQ) Clip 4: GH4 HDMI out (4:2:2 10-bit) to Atomos Ninja Star (ProRes 422HQ)

All clips were then placed in an FCPX timeline (Clip 2 was placed as a 4K file), then a frame was exported as a TIFF uncompressed file at full 1080p resolution. No effects, grading, or anything else was applied.

I tried to choose a subject (ColorChecker Passport and tomato, lit just off-axis with a side light accent) that would both provide some sharp edges as well as gentle gradients, and the green/red of the tomato should hopefully accentuate any actual chroma sub-sampling issues that exist. Camera was on a beanbag so please excuse any pixel-level misregistration, I don't have my tripod handy right now.

I hope this helps someone.

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Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7051/panasonic-gx7-aka-gx2-with-ibis-topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image

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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.

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Panasonic GM1 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8254/panasonic-gm1-official-topic Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:28:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8254@/talks/discussions image

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Ultra compact m43 camera.

Official specs:

  • 16Mp CMOS sensor
  • 1/16000 minimum shutter speed
  • Very small
  • Light metal body
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.0", 1036K dot touch screen
  • 1080i60/p30 (sic!)
  • 1080/24p 24Mbit
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Focus peaking
  • PIP magnification for manual focus
  • silent mode
  • 204 g
  • 99mm x 55mm x 30 mm

Previews and samples


Available at:

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VLog for everybody!!! VLog for all m43 body http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14988/vlog-for-everybody-vlog-for-all-m43-body Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:08:27 -0600 apefos 14988@/talks/discussions Panasonic should do a massive firmware upgrade program for all m43 bodies to enable vlog for all cameras.

GH1, GH2, GH3, G6, G7, and also G, GF, GM, GX...

VLOG should be a popular featur e, not just a pro thing, let all the people save the highlights and increase dynamic range!!!

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Panasonic GH4 Audio Levels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11277/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.

Cheers!

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Panny questions for NAB2016 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14969/panny-questions-for-nab2016 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:54:18 -0600 rNeil 14969@/talks/discussions I'll be at NAB2016, and if anyone has questions for me to run by Panasonic, I'll be happy to see if someone will answer. And post any such replies back here.

Neil

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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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Panasonic GF8 - finally a camera for selfies! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14585/panasonic-gf8-finally-a-camera-for-selfies Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:09:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14585@/talks/discussions image

PR

Panasonic is introducing a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the LUMIX GF8 that adds even more fun than its predecessor GF7 for users to enjoy more unique photo shooting. The new LUMIX GF8 offers high capability for shooting selfie with a host of options such as newly integrated beauty functions.

The 3.0-inch 1040K-dot rear monitor with touch control tilts up by approx.180-degree and the camera goes into Self Shot Mode automatically once the monitor is flipped. In the Self Shot Mode, a variety of functions for selfies are available on the LUMIX GF8. The beauty functions enables users – especially women - to shoot portraits more attractively with its Soft Skin, Defocusing and Slimming effects. After shooting, you can even put on an aesthetic/make-up retouch, in camera, with Beauty Retouch function.

The LUMIX GF8 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.

The basic photographic performance of LUMIX GF8 as a camera is excellent. It enables users high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, images are produced with highly sharp resolution even shot in low-lit situations and even max. ISO 25,600 high sensitivity can be selected. The Contrast AF System of LUMIX GF8 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signal between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF or Low Light AF assures in-focus shots even in difficult shooting situations.

The LUMIX GF8 also features full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p (60 Hz) / 50p (50 Hz) high quality video recording in AVCHD progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording, too. The LUMIX GF8 features a unique video recording option called Snap Movie Mode which lets users record video in designated short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec) as they shoot “moving photos”.

Last but not least, the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode and the Scene Guide make LUMIX GF8 easy to use even for beginners of digital interchangeable lens system camera. Portrait, Child, Scenery modes, which are used often, have respective shortcuts on the dial. Most appropriate parameters for each scene are automatically applied by just setting the dial to the mode to capture those scenes most beautifully.

Available in silver, brown, pink and orange, the LUMIX GF8 boasts sleek, stylish profile in traditional camera design. Its high mobility enables to users carry it around and enjoy creative, high quality photography with the unlimited potential of interchangeable lens system camera.

Enjoy Selfies in a More Flexible Way – Beauty Retouch & Hands-Free Selfie

The new LUMIX GF8 is a perfect camera for selfie especially for women. A rich variety of beauty functions in LUMIX GF8 enables users to shoot more attractive portraits. In shooting mode, the Soft Skin mode makes skin look smoother while Slimming looks the subject sharpened up in 10 fine steps. Defocusing gives natural defocus around face to make the picture more impressive.

After shooting, you can even put on virtual make-up on the face in the playback mode with newly added Beauty Retouch function. In Aesthetic Retouch, various effect can be applied to the face including clearing the skin texture, lifting up the face whitening of teeth and so on. In the Make-up Retouch, users can choose the color of foundation, lips, cheeks or eye-shadow

The 3.0-inch 1040K-dot static type touch control monitor boasts 180-degree tiltable structure. Once the monitor is flipped up, the camera activates Self Shot Mode automatically. In conventional selfie pictures, users have to stretch their arms to hold the camera, which makes the selfie pictures all-too-common. However, the hands-free selfie allows users to use their hands as they like, resulting in free, expressive posing. However, Face Shutter and Buddy Shutter functions are integrated for a trigger of shutter release in LUMIX GF8. They work when the face is once covered with a waving hand or when two faces come closer in a frame.

Creative Control filter that are suitable for impressive selfie shots - Retro, Soft Focus, Expressive, High Key and Toy Effect can be combined with the Self Shot mode, too.

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GH4 Firmware downgrade 2.5 to 2.3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14912/gh4-firmware-downgrade-2.5-to-2.3 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:49:28 -0600 kitano 14912@/talks/discussions Hi, I have been trying to search how to downgrade the gh4 firmware and couldn't find anything.

Is it possible?

Thanks in advance

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GH4 - 4K Photo extraction on PC/software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14923/gh4-4k-photo-extraction-on-pcsoftware Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:24:10 -0600 urza_cc 14923@/talks/discussions Hi, I just want to ask you guys, what sofware are you using to extract images from 4K photo video mode on GH4. The process on camera is great, but sometimes I take more 4K Photo videos and would like to extract them on PC... Can you recommend any good free software for this, if you have your own experience? Thanks.

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GH4 Firmware 2.3, V-log for $99, Epic Panasonic marketing fail http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12795/gh4-firmware-2.3-v-log-for-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

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How to set V Log for free

Update camera firmware to v2.3 if you did not do this already Install Panasonic app on smartphone Connect camera with the application
Go to picture profile and set V-LOG L
Save this setting to C1 to make it work without app.

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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.

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