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Panasonic G100 - fake vlogger camera with 10 minutes video limit
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    G100 can record 4K resolution video at 30p and 25p in 10-minute sessions, or FHD at 60p in 20-minute session. Really.

    Specs

    • 20,3 Mp m43 sensor
    • 12 stops in V-Log L
    • 5 axis Hybrid IS (electronic only, no sensor stab)
    • Contrast AF only, severe hunting in face and eye detection modes (DFD for photos)
    • Very bad cooling due to cheap construction
    • Due to old LSI video modes are very limited
      • UHD 24fps 100Mbit H.264, 10 minutes limit
      • UHD 30fps 100Mbit H.264, 10 minutes limit
      • 1080p 60fps 28Mbit H.264, 20 minutes limit
      • 1080p 30fps 20Mbit H.264
      • 1080p 24fps 24Mbit H.264
      • 720p 30fps 10Mbit H.264
      • Slow-fast fps modes with 4-120fps at 1080p
    • 3650k EVF (optics and construction will be much cheaper than L/GH lineup)
    • 1840k LCD (resusing old panel previously used in higher end model)
    • 802.11n/Bluetooth 4.2, lack of modern standards due to very old LSI
    • Micro USB port, USB 2.0 (limit of outdated LSI)
    • Micro HDMI port (also very bad!)
    • 3.5mm microphone input, lack of 3.5mm headphone output!
    • 7.2V 1025mAh battery
    • 115 x 82.5 x 54.2 mm
    • 303 body only, 412g with small lens, battery and tripod
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  • Vloggers, all Panasonic can do is copy Sony now

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  • @Vitaliy...yeah, 'cept their AF is not as good.

    • 20MP Sony sensor, quite bad noise
    • 4k30p due to very old LSI and sensor
    • 3.8 MP EVF in the middle of the camera
    • GX9 size
    • G100 with cheap 12-32mm kit lens will cost $749

    43rumors with some my additions

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    The Panasonic G100 will be the world’s first Instragam friendly vlogger mirrorless camera! It means that when you hold the camera in vertical mode it will record video vertically! The camera will have special modes and appropriate video size options for Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.

    And we all doubted Panasonic managers intellect. We should not do it anymore, as all is clear.

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  • when you hold the camera in vertical mode it will record video vertically

    The end of the world is near.

  • @zigizigi

    Btw, did you see that Apple in recent keynote showed that new FinalCut X for ARM will be specially focused on vertical videos? I think it can be something similar with coronavirus, but more dangerous, that brings such ideas.

  • Features That Make G100 Vlogging Ready

    You’ll find all the camera features you need, right at your fingertips: a 3-inch free-angle touch rear monitor and advanced image stabilization, to ensure that you can shoot a clear walk-and-talk from any angle; to the Frame Marker, which enables you to quickly and easily check the composition in the camera frame; to the REC Frame Indicator, which helps you avoid time-consuming re-dos by clearly indicating when the camera is recording. Various popular aspect ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16 are available, ready for every platform from Instagram to YouTube.

    Amazing Audio and Video Performance

    The Panasonic LUMIX G100 also features high-quality spatial audio recording, integrating OZO Audio by Nokia. The high-performance built-in mic is composed of three internal microphones (Surround, Front, and Back), which can be activated manually or automatically through the Tracking function to ensure clear audio whether you’re recording selfies, interviews, live events, or nature. When you’re ready to start editing, you can retouch, resize, crop, and more within the camera, or send to a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi-paired device with the push of a button via the LUMIX Sync app. For advanced videographers, the LUMIX G100 supports V-Log L recording.

    Compact and Lightweight for Easy Handling

    Compatible with the Micro Four Thirds system, the LUMIX G100 Mirrorless Camera is remarkably compact and lightweight, easy to carry even with a lens. Tripod grip makes it easy to hold the camera and connects with the camera via USB to start/stop video recording, release the shutter, and enable/disable Sleep mode. Whether you are a beginner or experienced in content creation, you will find the G100 the perfect camera for creating ready-to-share, gorgeously high-quality vlogs and still photos that bring your ideas to life.

  • Specs

    • 20,3 Mp m43 sensor
    • 12 stops in V-Log L
    • 5 axis Hybrid IS
    • Contrast AF only, severe hunting in face and eye detection modes (DFD for photos)
    • Due to old LSI video modes are very limited
      • UHD 24fps 100Mbit H.264
      • UHD 30fps 100Mbit H.264
      • 1080p 60fps 28Mbit H.264
      • 1080p 30fps 20Mbit H.264
      • 1080p 24fps 24Mbit H.264
      • 720p 30fps 10Mbit H.264
      • Slow-fast fps modes with 4-120fps at 1080p
    • 3650k EVF (optics and construction will be much cheaper than L/GH lineup)
    • 1840k LCD (resusing old panel previously used in higher end model)
    • 802.11n/Bluetooth 4.2, lack of modern standards due to very old LSI
    • Micro USB port, USB 2.0 (limit of outdated LSI)
    • Micro HDMI port (also very bad!)
    • 3.5mm microphone input, lack of 3.5mm headphone output!
    • 7.2V 1025mAh battery
    • 115 x 82.5 x 54.2 mm
    • 303 body only, 412g with small lens, battery and tripod

    https://scribd.com/document/466660923/Panasonic-G100#fullscreen&from_embed

  • First images on a dutch site: https://www.partyscene.nl/gear/175347/vloggers-opgelet-jouw-rise-to-fame-is-nu-te-koop

    Looks like the bastard son of a LX100 II (the back panel clerarly shows that the LX100 II was the starting base) and a Canon M50.

  • Thanks for link.

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  • One thing that interest me in this camera is the spectcle we'll see from Panasonic representatives, ambassadors and "independent" reviewers.

    Must be similar to recent Sony horror fest.

  • Just waiting to be banned in the 43rumors site, the admin ripped the images from the dutch site and put a watermark.

    He is saying that the images were received by email and did not noticed the link in the comments of the previous post - which could be true, except that the original comment was deleted (but not my reply and from other commentator), which contradicts its version.

    The same guy that always is saying that other sites are ripping their images. If you are here, 43rumors admin, not a good practice, just give credits like you always do with Nokishita.

  • looks to me like they used sony as model...even their little bloggergrip aka mini tripod

  • Sony for the tripod, Canon M50 for the form factor.

  • It looks more like a7 series to me. Harder corners. Flat lines. M50 is rounded, but both have the large evf on top. If they were going to emulate some other line, it would be the a7, which btw I'd guess canon used also as inspiration.

  • @kurth

    As far as I know Panasonic management they now almost 100% unable to make something original.

    Especially on such low market, each of managers want to keep superb salaries and bonuses that they have (for most it is 30-40% more than 2011-2012 year despite 10 time less sales).

  • Yeah Panasonic (camera) is not dead completely yet. But it will be.

  • @stonebat "Yeah Panasonic (camera) is not dead completely yet. But it will be."

    If Panasonic stubbornly insist with the CDAF DFD (death from defocus) tech, death is imminent for their camera division!

  • Camera out. No IBIS, with EIS imposing huge crops BESIDES the additional 1,26x crop of the GX9 /G95, DFD, horrible ergonomics, stupid shutter unit, lack of controls. Could be a very interesting camera, but it is a pile of mistakes and cheap solutions.

    It is the incompetence, the underdelivering and not listening to the customers that will kill the m4/3 format.

  • I see statements about "40 minute 4K recording time", after this it is overheat stop?

    In press release it is 10 minutes even.

  • PR

    Panasonic Launches the LUMIX G100, its Newest Mirrorless Camera for Vlogging and Creative Video Content The compact, feature-packed camera features high sound quality produced by OZO Audio by Nokia

    Newark, NJ – Panasonic today launched the LUMIX G100, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera designed and developed for creating high-quality, versatile content.

    Intuitive controls, visually engaging images and excellent sound quality are hallmarks of the new LUMIX G100, raising the bar for content production and user experience in the vlog camera category. Usability is further enhanced by its remarkably compact and lightweight design that doesn’t skimp on functionality and creative options.

    The Logical Next Step from your Smartphone

    With their limited sensor size and optics, a Smartphone can only take your creativity so far, the LUMIX G100 uses a smartphone crushing 4/3rds sensor that records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in MP41 and Full-HD at 60p. The five-axis hybrid I.S. (image stabilizer)2 in the LUMIX G100 provides effective shake suppression essential for capturing stable, easy-to-see video in scenarios such as walking or in a moving vehicle. In addition, the new Video Selfie Mode easily captures both the videographer and background in crisp focus without adjustments of aperture that changes with the lens each time.

    Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3.0-inch free-angle rear monitor with 1,840K-dot high resolution makes it easy to compose selfies as well as shots from a high or low angle. Convenient shooting assist functions allow the Frame Maker to check the composition during recording in various popular aspect ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16. The REC Frame Indicator displays an eye-catching red frame so that videographers can recognize whether the camera is recording or not at a glance.

    Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes with [MP4] in [4K]

    When using an interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) released before this camera, update the firmware of the lens to the latest version

    High Sound Quality Supported by OZO Audio Technologies

    The LUMIX G100 integrates OZO Audio by Nokia for high-quality spatial audio recording, a first for a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.* Engineered for universal playback and shareability across the world’s most popular social media platforms, the OZO Audio enables users to capture and edit the full richness of sonic life with vibrant accuracy and precision. It sets a new standard in innovative audio solutions for user-generated content. Three microphones record clear, vibrant sound with outstanding images, for example a dynamic landscape with immersive, realistic sound; interviews with clear speech; or easy, on-the-scene coverage by the videographer with easy mode selection. Combining Panasonic and Nokia OZO Audio technologies, the LUMIX G100 also offers a tracking feature that continues tracking the voice of the subject. Auto mode automatically recognizes the best setting and switches between tracking and surround modes.

    High Potential and Unlimited Expression

    The new LUMIX G100 integrates a 20.3MP MOS Sensor without Low Pass Filter, which features higher resolution and a larger size than found in smartphones. Realizing maximum ISO 25600 high sensitivity, even images captured at night or low light are clear. In addition, the large sensor enables beautiful defocusing in the background, and the Venus Engine assures high-speed, high-performance image processing. Impressive 4x*/2x slow and 8x/4x/2x quick FHD motion footage and time lapse shots are captured with ease.

    Advanced videographers will appreciate the V-LogL recording capability; users can apply the LUT (Look Up Table) of their choice on the recorded V-LogL footage via a PC to create a differentiated video with subtle colors and moods.

    Features such as the 4K technology, along with the 3,680K-dot equivalent center-aligned viewfinder, allow users to capture 4K PHOTO shots, excelling in performance and function for photo shooting. Able to save spontaneous shots by just selecting the frame out of a burst file sequence, users will never miss a moment.

    Easy Connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HDMI

    The LUMIX G100 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and easy instant image sharing. A dedicated upload button controls video and photo transfer to a smartphone via Panasonic’s LUMIX Sync app for iOS / Android. Users can also use their smartphone as a remote control to capture video and photo.

    Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption and can activate the camera by using a smartphone/tablet or automatically add geotagging photos.

    HDMI allows video output via The LUMIX G100, or it can be used as a webcam that provides exceptional image quality with rich depth of field and high quality sound for streaming in combination with an HDMI video capture device.

    It is not possible to stream live in 4K. While using the HDMI output function, video cannot be recorded.

    A separate streaming software for PC is required.

    Compact, Lightweight Design Even with Tripod Grip

    Despite its high performance and selection creative functions, the LUMIX G100 is portable, compact and weighs only 412 g, even with the LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.(H-FS12032) lens. A new Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1*4 makes it even easier to hold the camera or can be used as a compact tripod. Connecting with the camera via USB allows the user to start/stop video recording, release the shutter and enable/disable sleep mode. The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the user’s convenience.

    Tripod Grip is bundled in DC-G100V kit. It is also sold separately.