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Panasonic GX800, GX850 aka GF9, first GF to shoot 4K
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    • 16MP m43 sensor, no low pass filter
    • 4K 30p and 24p, 1080p60 video, again fixed by region you buy to PAL or NTSC
    • AF with DFD
    • Optical in lens stabilization only
    • 180 degrees tiltable low resolution 1.04mdot 3.0" touch LCD panel
    • 4K PHOTO
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Battery charging only via USB
    • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3 mm
    • 239 g body only weight
    • Black and Orange
    • Double lens kit 12-32mm+25mm F 1.7 kit
    • 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit price is $549




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  • My next $199 4K camera. After Panasonic cease producing it due to horrible sales, of course.

  • @MaxDepth Could be a decent GoPro replacement in some situations. The selfie screen would be useful for framing car interior shots or anything that involves sticking the cam up against a surface. I hope the recording limit is at least 30 mins. Weighs almost half as much as the GX85.

    ETA - I hope it has a 24P mode, would be a shame to cripple it and lose out on crash-cam buyers who need the cinema look.

  • PR

    Panasonic is today launching the ultimate high performance compact mirrorless camera for selfie-takers – the LUMIX GX850 – which offers great image quality for those who want to capture amazing scenery and unmissable moments. Featuring technological advancements, the LUMIX GX850 offers a flip-up rear monitor and a host of options, such as the newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video all in a sleek, stylish compact body.

    The 3.0-inch 1040K-dot static type touch control screen boasts a 180-degree tiltable structure and the camera goes into Self Shot mode automatically once the monitor is flipped. In Self Shot mode, a variety of functions for selfies are available on the LUMIX GX850, including a newly-added 4K Selfie mode. The beauty functions enable users to shoot portraits more attractively and after shooting, aesthetic/make-up retouching can even be applied in the camera with the Beauty Retouch function. Users can also choose to capture the background clearly or defocused depending on the situation with the new Background Control mode. Panorama pictures can be shot in Self Shot mode.

    The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and the new Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high-resolution images in fine details with high-contrast, impressive color reproduction and maximum ISO 25,600 high sensitivity.

    The LUMIX GX850 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can also enjoy 4K PHOTO shots and a variety of derivative functions, such as Focus Stacking, Post Focus and Light Composition.

    For more creative freedom, Creative Control, Creative Panorama and Photo Style including L. Monochrome mode are included. The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode and Scene Guide make LUMIX GX850 easy to use even for people who are new to digital interchangeable lens system cameras. Also the camera integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.

    Available in silver and black, the LUMIX GX850 boasts a sleek, stylish profile in a traditional camera design.

    Capture amazing selfies with the new 4K and panorama selfie

    The new LUMIX GX850 is designed and refined to make selfie-shooting more enjoyable. Taking advantage of 4K technology, it captures the best moment in which everyone is smiling in a group selfie or in situations where the background is moving, such as a train passing by.

    A rich variety of beauty functions in the LUMIX GX850 enables users to shoot more attractive portraits, offering Soft Skin, Defocusing and Slimming effects. After shooting, aesthetic/make-up retouching can even be applied in the camera with the Beauty Retouch function. Background Control mode also lets users capture the background clearly or defocused while traveling or at an even more impressive event. Selfies can additionally be shot in panorama pictures, which is ideal for group selfies and selfies in front of a dynamically scenic background.

    When the monitor is flipped up, the camera automatically activates Self Shot mode and the hands-free selfie allows users to use their hands as they like, resulting in freer, more expressive posing. Face Shutter and Buddy Shutter functions can also be used to trigger the shutter release in the LUMIX GX850. They work when the face is once covered with a waving hand or when two faces come closer in a frame.

    Capture unmissable, fleeting photo opportunities with cutting-edge 4K technologies and stunning performance

    The LUMIX GX850 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution 4K videos yet despite its high performance, it boasts superior energy-efficiency within a compact design.

    Thanks to this 4K technology, users can also experience 4K PHOTO to capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30-fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 4K burst file to save as a photo. In 4K PHOTO, three modes can be chosen from depending on the situation; 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. All of these functions in 4K PHOTO let the user save pictures in 8-megapixel equivalent high-resolution, which will allow printing up to 16 x20 inches. A maximum of 150 frames in five seconds following a designated frame can be saved.

    The LUMIX GX850 also comes with a Post Focus function that lets users select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful in situations like macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function was developed by combing the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology.

    Achieve true-to-life detail and impressive color reproduction

    The LUMIX GX850 lets users shoot vibrant, true-to-life high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. By removing the low-pass filter, the limiting resolution has been improved. The Venus Engine reproduces vibrant, impressive colors for images such as clear skies by dividing the hue, saturation and luminosity and finely adjusting them separately. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise, even in low-lit situations.

    The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at a maximum of 240 fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec.

    A host of other exciting features

    iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Photos and Videos - For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode provides beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO Control and Food Recognition.

    Scene Guide - The Scene Guide offers 21 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the one closest to their shooting situation and the optimum parameters for shooting the scene will be automatically set.

    Creative Control - The LUMIX GX850 integrates a variety of artistic functions that adds fun to digital photography. The popular Creative Control mode features a total of 22 filter options.

    Time Lapse Shot - The camera automatically starts recording photos at a time lapse sequence once the start time, interval and the number of pictures to shoot are set.

    Snap Movie - Users can record video in a designated short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec) as they shoot “moving photos”. In this function, rack focusing or addition of a fade effect (color in/out, black in/out, white in/out) are available.

    The GX850 will be available for $549.99 in early February.

  • Review

    Camera can record 4K UHD video at a resolution of 3840x2160, at 30, 25, and 24fps, with stereo sound, and video is recorded at 100Mbps as MP4 files. The camera doesn't feature in-camera image stabilisation, so if you want your videos to be steady, then you will need to use a lens with optical image stabilisation or a tripod. You can switch on Zebra pattern display, and monochrome live view. Video quality is very good, and there are a good range of options available.

  • where's it say 24fps ?

  • In the press release posted by VK: "The LUMIX GX850 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can also enjoy 4K PHOTO shots and a variety of derivative functions, such as Focus Stacking, Post Focus and Light Composition."

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  • Review


    Image quality is great in a variety of different situations - just stay away from the very top end of the ISO settings if you can help it. The kit lens is a good lens to get you started, but the flexibility to buy others if you want to is something you don’t get with premium compact cameras, and is appealing for those who think they might get a bit more serious down the line.

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  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev - One correction to your specs- it doesn't have IBIS (sounded too good to be true!)

  • @madmaxmedia

    Thanks, fixed.

    Must have left from rumors time.

  • Does anyone know if this camera features clean HDMI out for external recorder? Or is the HDMI out only to view/playback like on LX100?

  • @turboBB

    Does anyone know if this camera features clean HDMI out for external recorder? Or is the HDMI out only to view/playback like on LX100?

    Usually it is blocked on GF series. But did not see feedback on it yet.

  • Review

    GX850 adds the ability to record movies with 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution at 25 frames/second (fps) and also use Panasonic's proprietary 4K Photo modes – including the Post Focus mode. But there's no 6K Photo option; that's reserved for the flagship cameras.

    Video capabilities have been enhanced through the addition of 4K recording, which is only available in the MP4 /H264 recording mode with a maximum frame rats of 30 fps. FHD and HD clips can be recorded in the AVCHD format with frame rates of 50 fps (progressive or interlaced), 25p or 24p. Users can adjust camera settings in the P, A, S and M modes and apply many of the Creative Control filters.

    The maximum recording time per clip is 29 minutes and 59 seconds – or up to 4GB in MP4 mode. You can check the recordable time on the monitor screen.

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