The Lumix G100 is Panasonic’s answer to Sony’s ZV-1

The Lumix G100 is Panasonic’s answer to Sony’s ZV-1


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Panasonic has announced the unique Lumix G100 mirrorless camera (is called the G110 open air of the US) that’s relevant with the paunchy suite of Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lenses. This is in a position to be out by the slay of July and, fancy the lately launched Sony ZV-1, it has several system particularly geared in direction of of us that desire to win vlog video divulge material. With a preorder imprint of $749.99 (except August 1st — it’ll cost $50 more after that), this might maybe moreover be a stable lift, relying to your wants.

The G100 has an digital viewfinder that Panasonic says is 2.8x brighter than the one in the Lumix G90. Sony’s ZV-1 doesn’t uncover this characteristic, nonetheless every the G100 and the ZV-1 uncover an articulating show veil. Within the unique Lumix, the show veil mechanically triggers a video selfie recording mode when it’s flipped out to the side and adjusts the depth of field straight as soon as it finds your face. (Direct: Whenever you fancy the foundation of ZV-1’s “Product Showcase” mode that doesn’t mechanically alter the depth of field relative to a face, there’s no such posthaste tool right here. You’ll true have to cloak your face in the aid of the product you’re maintaining up or fully transfer out of the physique to uncover the G100 mechanically alter the level of curiosity.)

The G100’s video characteristic will outline the veil in pink to let when it’s recording. Whenever you are going to take so that you can add to a couple platforms, fancy YouTube or Instagram, you presumably can switch the facet ratio of the recording on the fly (indicated by yet one other coloration-coded border) without the need for put up-processing.

One other clean characteristic is an option on the mode dial known as “S&Q,” which stands for tiring and posthaste. When S&Q is activated, the G100 can tale FHD photos in 4x tiring motion up to 120 frames per 2d at 30p, or you presumably can double the streak of FHD photos to 30 frames per 2d at 60p. It’s good to uncover this characteristic readily accessible on the camera so that you don’t have to alter the streak in put up.

Panasonic Lumix G100

Not like the Sony ZV-1, the Lumix G100 has a built-in EVF if you happen to take a more veteran solution for lining up your shot.
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You might damage up video recordings into smaller clips from internal the camera; it moreover comes with Panasonic’s V-Log L characteristic to present photos a mighty wider dynamic vary so that you might moreover uncover got more flexibility must you coloration grade in put up-processing. Ought to you’re ready to ship your photos over to your phone, you presumably can attain so with the “Send Image” button on the physique, which pairs the camera to your phone or tablet over a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection by technique of a companion app.

Most vloggers doubtlessly don’t count closely on built-in microphones, nonetheless Panasonic goes arduous on Nokia’s OZO spatial audio to energy the three-microphone array in the G100. When the camera detects a face, this can heart of attention the microphones on the face wherever it’s in the physique — all while the utilization of filled with life noise cancellation to dam out other sounds that will moreover otherwise get their manner into your recording. If the camera detects a few face, this can utilize diverse microphones in the array to exhaust all of the voices. If there will no longer be any faces in behold, this can switch to recording in surround sound audio.

Whenever you don’t desire to fuss with the built-in microphones, the G100 has a 3.5mm jack for exterior microphones (although, unfortunately, no longer for headphones).

The G100 has a 20.3-megapixel sensor that can tale 4K option video at 30p and 25p in 10-minute classes, or FHD at 60p in 20-minute classes. It prices by technique of a Micro USB port and has an HDMI port that can push a imprint to a accept card. Panasonic says it won’t be usable as a webcam at birth.

Panasonic has sacrificed about a system, every to meet its imprint level and to prove with a gradual-weight make. The G100 isn’t weather-sealed, so it’s no longer a pleasant option for vlogging at some level of inclement weather. And for video, the G100 relies on a hybrid of in-physique digital characterize stabilization and toughen for lens-primarily primarily based OIS thru its Micro Four Thirds compatibility. It relies fully on lens OIS for taking photos. Panasonic showed a demo of the G100’s most stabilized atmosphere while recording video, and while every part became as soon as somewhat choppy over our digital briefing, it seemed smoother than the Canon EOS M50 to which Panasonic in contrast it.

The Panasonic Lumix G100 launches in tiring July in the US. It’s arriving in two diverse configurations. What’s known as the Okay equipment contains the camera physique and a 12-32mm lens for a preorder imprint of $749.99. The V equipment has a preorder imprint of $799.99 and contains the camera, the aforementioned lens, and a tripod (priced at $99.99 one after the other) that can trigger recording or the shutter with no must tap a button on the camera. Panasonic will moreover encompass a 2d battery and a wall charger at some level of this length. Preorder lasts except August 1st; after that, they’ll every scamper up in imprint by $50 (and likewise you’ll fail to establish the extra battery and wall charger).

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