Panasonic GM5 is finally discontinued by Panasonic today, that clears the road of upcoming Panasonic GM6 / GM7 camera. We have already said more than a month ago that the upcoming Panasonic GM7 camera will feature 4K video and we have also published list of expected core specification here.
According to the latest rumors floating over the web via 43R.com the next FT camera will be Panasonic GM7. The upcoming Panasonic GM7 camera will be a successor of Panasonic GM5 camera that was announced on 2014. The GM7 is expected to arrive in March, April 2016.
Now let’s talk about the possibilities – As we know that only few months ago the Panasonic G7 camera that features very advance core specification for entry level users and also has a option to record 4K videos.
A while agowe have told you that GM5 successor is coming in 2016 with a option to record 4K video.
We have published the detailed list of upcoming Panasonic cameras in this post, In that post we have clearly mentioned that GM5 successor will arrive on 2016 along with Panasonic GF8 and G8.
So take a look at the expected core specification Panasonic GM7 here
16 /20 MP Sensor (We do expect that Panasonic will use IMX series 4/3 sensor for upcoming camera)
Fast DFD AF System.
4K UHD video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities
High Speed Continuous shooting speed upto 8fps.
Venus Engine Image Processor – possibly version 9 /10
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Stay with us and we will update you as soon as we get any more information.
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While looking at the recently published spec comparison at our website many of our users are sending few common questions to us, it includes; How Panasonic is able to do AF in just 0.07 sec with the help of contrast based technology? Does DFD technology is actually a firmware or hardware thing ? Where does the Panasonic DFD Actually placed, inside the sensor or somewhere else ?
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What is DFD?
Panasonic DFD is hardware and exclusively designed & developed by Panasonic and it’s not a software. DFD autofocus relies on special hardware in the camera’s processor, so can’t be brought to older models via firmware updates.
How it Work?
Before we explain that we have to understand how the traditional contrast based system work, the traditional contrast detect system based camera actually. Camera having a normal contrast based Sensor determines the best focus point by moving the AF ring and scanning the entire subject, once the scan is done the lens AF reverse back to peak focus point. However when a Panasonic camera uses DFD technology, it quickly predict aka calculate the AF point and move AF point quickly there, finally it uses contrast based system to fine-tune the AF point.
So don’t get confused that Panasonic newly announced camera is using contrast based system only, the Camera AF based on DFD tech and later it fine-tuned by contrast AF. The biggest advantage of this technology that sensor doesn’t have any single dead pixel like other Hybrid AF sensors have for phase AF.
Before the announcement of Panasonic GX8 camera there were no options to the users to go beyond the 16 megapixels limit for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) sensors. Its 5-axis Image stabilization system is designed in such a manner that it will work in two way, it sync with Lens based IS system and hence you get Dual IS system based camera that combat camera shake very effectively.
Hence, after showing its incredible features of all the sections we can undoubtedly think it as one of the unique product of Panasonic.
The most important feature of the camera is dual IS system, The GX8 features built-in 5 axis Image stabilization system as well it also supports lens based IS of Lumix O.I.S lenses. Both system work very effectively with each other and gives excellent result when used in adverse situation.
Panasonic DFD Technology, the Panasonic DFD technology (Depth-From-Defocus) is added in the system camera to calculate the distance of the subject and adjust its focus quickly, as fast as 0.07 seconds. With the help of DFD technology the camera can shoot 6 frames per second with full time Auto-focus support. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV.
4K Still image mode; The Panasonic GX8 is capable to capture 8MP of still images @ 30fps, it’s more than enough for a sports shooter. The biggest advantage GX8 is you can record 8 MP of still images upto 30min.
Panasonic GX8 can captures 4K video at 30 frames per second and 24 frames per second at 100 Mbps in MP4 format. The camera Can also record Full HD videos @ 1080p/60, both formats are available for Full HD video mode, MP4 and AVCHD.
1/16,000 sec of electronic and 1/8000 of mechanical shutter speed. The GX8 camera can touch its shutter speed upto 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
These above mentioned features are class leading and make GX8 a prefect choice for mirrorless shooter.
The recently announced Panasonic GX8 camera , the camera features newly developed sensor and world first camera to feature DUAL IS system, the camera features built-in image 5-axis stabilization system and also utilizes the lens IS correction mechanism.
Take a look at the sample videos captured with Panasonic GX8, the first video 4K video is captured with a pre-production camera and the next one is uploaded by Panasonic itself,
Daniel Berehulak, a world-renowned award-winning photojournalist, travelled to Cuba with new LUMIX DMC-GX8 to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change. This is a part of his journey recorded with GX8 in 4K.
You can also enjoy photos shot by him and the behind-the-scenes with shooting impression of GX8.
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