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Panasonic GF7 Coming on May 2014

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According to latest rumors Panasonic may announce its GF7 (name still not confirmed yet), GF6 successor coming on late spring / April-May 2014, the camera will have new ultra-compact design as shown above, no details about the specification available yet.

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Panasonic GH4 - Price, Press Release, Full Specification and Sample Videos

Panason-GH4-imageThe long rumored panasonic GH4 announced today the camera features 4K recording option, thanks to the newly optimized 16 Megapixel sensor and advance Venus Engine IX processor, the camera can record 4K OR Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p and ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p.

The camera also features newly decloped high-precision Contrast AF system -  DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology with High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus, that takes approx 0.04 sec to lock down AF under normal condition.

Other fetures include built in WiFi and NFC, RAW data development in Camera: The DMC-GH4 is capable of developing RAW image in camera.

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A Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera DMC-GH4 with New AF Technology and the World’s First* 4K Video Recording Capability (for a mirrorless camera) To Meet Professional Needs for Both Photography and Videography

Panasonic is proud to introduce an ultimate photo/video hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4 for the successor of DMC-GH3 that created an industrial sensation with its outstanding video recording performance. The image quality for both photo and video is dramatically improved by crystallizing Panasonic’s cutting-edge technologies.

The newly developed 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for DMC-GH4 excels both in sensitivity and response and suppresses rolling shutter effect even when using electronic shutter or recording motion image. The image processor Venus Engine is also newly developed dramatically boosting its performance with new quad-core CPU that lets high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, DMC-GH4 enables shooting at max.ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality. The DMC-GH4 boasts high speed burst shooting at 12 fps(AFS) up to approx.40 (including RAW) / approx.100 (excluding RAW) and 7.0 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject just in-focus.

The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited*14K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4*2. The DMC-GH4 is also
capable of recording Full- HD video with ultra high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording time limit*1.

Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage. For the global business of professional users, the system frequency can be flexibly selectable between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. For more unique video expression, VFR (Variable Frame Rate) or Time Lapse/Stop Motion Animation can be produced with DMC-GH4 without postproduction process. In addition, a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording are newly integrated.

The high-precision Contrast AF system in the DMC-GH4 is further enhanced by Panasonic’s integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology which even shortens the time to set focus to achieve ultra high speed AF of approx.0.07 sec*3. Not only speed but also the operability is enhanced
thanks to the addition of Face / Eye Detection AF or 49-point AF with Custom Multi AF mode.

The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) and 1,036K-dot rear monitor. Both LVF and rear monitor adopts OLED to achieve high speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution. Notably, the OLED for the LVF in DMC-GH4 boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior color reproduction. Now the excellent visibility comes closer to OVF.

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure of the DMC-GH4 is composed of magnesium alloy full diecast front/rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing on every joint, dial, and button. The shutter unit that allows max. 1/8000 fast shutter release is also redesigned to be even more durable for approx. 200,000 times release*4.

Even a moment’s waste matters in professional shooting condition, hence it is possible to make target setting intuitively thanks to the optimum layout of control devices on DMC-GH4 . The DMC-GH4 also incorporates Wi-Fi® with NFC technology, terminals highly connectable to external equipment. Now RAW files can be developed in camera.

Evolving further in every aspect – performance, mobility, durability and expandability, Panasonic is proud to offer DMC-GH4 for a reliable first camera to professional field photographers, film creators and hybrid photographers.

*1 — Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.
*2 — Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.
*3 — In AFS, With LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. or LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
*4 — Panasonic in-house examination.

1. The Newly Developed 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine Achieving High Speed, High Sensitivity Image Recording

Panasonic developed new 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for DMC-GH4 that achieves high quality, high sensitivity image recording with quick response. Approx. 50% higher speed signal readout suppresses rolling shutter effect even when using electronic shutter or recording motion image. The maximum number of recordable images is up to 40(including RAW) / 100 (excluding RAW). Taking full advantage of the Live MOS Sensor, gradation range is expanded by max.1/3 step at low ISO end with fine tuning control by the Venus Engine. Plus, superior noise reduction realizes max.60 min long exposure in B(bulb) mode.

The image processor Venus Engine is also newly developed dramatically boosting its performance with new quad-core CPU that lets high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. The advanced Multi-process NR (Noise Reduction) applies effective noise reduction and edge processing according to each component frequency. Plus, newly added Random Filter granulates chromatic noise to be blended into the image even more naturally. As a result, the max. ISO 25600 is achieved. On the other hand, optimizing the combination design of new sensor, new imaging engine and low-pass filter enhances the limit resolution by more than 5% while suppressing moire. Newly adopted aperture filter is capable of controlling over wider frequency range. It adjusts the amount of sharpness according to the frequency level, resulting in faithful stereoscopic effect. The Venus Engine also
improves color reproduction with accurate evaluation of each color even it is similar not only in color phase but also in saturation and luminosity.

The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality in its natural way – that is what LUMIX aspires for.

2. The World’s First Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera Recording High Quality Video in 4K – To Meet Professional Quality and Standard

The predecessor DMC-GH3 created an industrial sensation with its outstanding video recording performance that meets the professionals’ quality and standard. The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited*1 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4*2. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of Full- HD video with ultra high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), which does not have limit of recording time*1. Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage [Figure#1]. In MP4 / MOV, high quality sound in LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) is recordable. For the global business of professional users, the system frequency can be flexibly selectable between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.

The DMC-GH4 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor in 4:2:2 / 8-bit*3 via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. Even 4:2:2 / 10-bit is available which is suitable for the professional video making that requires serious monitoring of the footage. Users can choose to output only the recording content or the content with the setting menus individually depending
on a display.

Plus, the VFR (Variable Frame Rate) enables recording video with slow/fast motion such as 96 fps, 4x, all in Full-HD[Figure#2]*4. Time Lapse/ Stop Motion Animation video can be produced in camera, too.

For more precise control over video image quality, the DMC-GH4 integrates Zebra Pattern to watch white wash-out or Focus Peaking. The DMC-GH4 even allows Master Pedestal system is newly integrated with which users can adjust the brightness balance ±15 steps based on the color of black. Gamma presets exclusively for video recording are newly available in Creative Video mode – “CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” for rich video expression like a cinema. Synchro Scan mode is also newly availableto reduce suppress flicker. It is selectable to display Center Marker while recording.

The DMC-GH4 is equipped with functions that meets global standard for synchronous video recording. 1KHz Test Tone and Color Bars(SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are newly available on DMC-GH4. The DMC-GH4 also embeds SMPTE-compliant Time Code either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods, which makes it easy to synchronize the multiple video footage or sound source in the post production workflow. Time Code Value can be started at any point of [Reset], [Manual Input] and [Current Time]. Drop frame or Non Drop Frame time code is selectable*5. When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD or MP4(LPCM), the DMC-GH4 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the AVCHD Progressive / AVCHD files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.

A total of 22 LUMIX G digital interchangeable lenses offers any creative perspective according to the scene. Especially those crowned as HD lenses allows silent, high performance AF control suitable for video recording.

* 1 — Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.
*2 — Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100
Mbps.
*3 — Setting the HDMI output picture quality [4:2:2 10bit]:You can output the image through the HDMI connection in higher picture quality, but you cannot record it as a motion picture or still pictures. Ideal when the HDMI output is to be saved on external devices. [4:2:2 8bit]:You can record the image while outputting it through the HDMI connection. Ideal for recording while checking the motion picture on an external monitor. When using 4:2:2 / 8-bit output, video is recorded in 4:2:0 / 8-bit on SDXC/SDHC Memory Card.
*4 — In 24p playback. Effect value varies depending on the recording format and frequency.
*5 — When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected

3. High Speed Response Required for Professionals and Practical AF Options

All cameras of LUMIX G adopt Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with bright lens with small F value. With the LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens capable of digital signal exchange at max. 240 fps, the focusing is stunningly quick and smooth. The Contrast AF system in the DMC-GH4 is furtherenhanced by Panasonic’s integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology which even shortens the time to set focus. It figures out the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different depth of field while consulting the data of optical characteristics of the using lens in a moment. As a result, the DMC-GH4 achieves ultra high speed AF of approx.0.07 sec*. This improvement benefits more as focusing distance increases. The speed of burst shooting is dramatically faster than the predecessor DMC-GH3, boasting high speed burst shooting at 12 fps (AFS) up to approx.40 (including RAW) / approx.100 (excluding RAW) and 7.0 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject just in-focus.

Not only these, stability of continuous focusing is improved focusing is now even smoother by minimizing wobbling in both photo and video recording. Together with the quick start-up and short release time lag, the DMC-GH4 never lets photographers miss fleeting shooting opportunities.

In addition to the conventional Face Recognition AF, the DMC-GH4 newly incorporates Eye Detection AF which automatically sets focus right on the eye of human face. Focus point is increased from 23 (DMC-GH3) to 49 points for more flexible composition together with Custom Multi AF mode in which users can freely select the blocks to focus out of the 49 focusing area. Now the 1-area AF area can be seamlessly magnified not only in manual but also in auto focus mode. Tracking AF is also advanced in the point of tracking accuracy by estimating the subject’s movement.

Focus point can be set on any part of the 100% field of view. The time to show magnified image can be selectable in Pin-point AF. Focus point can be magnified either with MF ring or with cursor key in MF Assist mode. In the Touch Pad AF, the position can be set either on absolute/relative coordinate. Together with the Eye Sensor AF which starts focusing by just looking into the viewfinder, the AF/AE lock button works for AF for quick auto focusing even when using LVF.*

In AFS, With LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. or LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

4. Stunning Mobility Supported by Mechanical Advancements

The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for LVF (Live View Finder) and rear monitor. Increasing the resolution of display area to 2,359K-dot, the new 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view and eyepoint of approximately 21 mm. Thanks to the newly designed large eyecup, the visibility of LVF is dramatically improved. The image output between the LVF and the rear monitor is switched automatically with the eye sensor on the LVF, which features options of sensitivity – high, low and off – to reduce false operation during touching on the rear monitor. The 3.0-inch 1,036K-dot free-angle OLED rear monitor (3:2 aspect) with wide-viewing angle rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offers approx. 100% of field of view. This rear monitor adopts static touch control for more smooth operation either in shooting or in playback. Both LVF and rear monitor adopts OLED to achieve high speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution. Notably, the OLED for the LVF in DMC-GH4 boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior color reproduction. Now the excellent visibility comes closer to OVF. On the other hand, live view image can be displayed in monochrome through LVF which enables shooting concentrating on contrast.

Even a moment’s waste matters in professional shooting condition but it is possible to make target setting intuitively with DMC-GH4. The 3 dials are equipped on the top and back of the camera and the main dial is now comes with lock structure. A dedicated button allows direct reach to exposure compensation, white balance adjustment or ISO setting and max.5 settings can be assigned to the Fn button. All these external components are designed to be operated easily without taking eyes off through the viewfinder.

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure of the DMC-GH4 is composed of magnesium alloy full diecast front/rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing onto every joint, dial, and button. The shutter unit is also redesigned to be even more durable for approx. 200,000 times release*. It offers highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 not only to capture spur-of-the-moment of fast moving subject but also to use high-speed lens with open aperture even in outdoors to give impressive defocus. Both built-in/external flash can be synchronized with max.1/250 second shutter speed*.

Panasonic in-house examination.

5. Expandability for A Variety of Workflows

Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® / NFC with Smartphones
The DMC-GH4 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology camera to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. With Panasonic “Image App”, remote shooting of both photo and video* is available by using the smartphone/tablet for a remote shutter with a monitor. Not only releasing a shutter, zooming, focusing and settings of shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation are all controllable with a smartphone / tablet. All these flexible shooting / browsing / sharing style are made possible with the DMC-GH4 and the Panasonic’s dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android smartphones / tablets. It is also easy to embed geotag in the image after shooting. For the smartphone/tablet without NFC, the camera displays dedicated QR code on its monitor to complete pairing easily by reading the code.

Output/Input Terminals
The DMC-GH4 comes with a variety of connection terminals for more flexible shooting options. The 3.5mm microphone jack is for high quality audio recording using an external microphone and the 3.5mm headphone jack which enables monitoring the recording audio while shooting video real-time. It is also capable of real-time image output on the external monitor via an optional HDMI micro cable simultaneously while recording video. In addition to these, the DMC-GH4 complies with AV outputs (Audio 2ch, Composite), flash sync terminal and 2.5mm jack for remote controller.

For reliable recording of rich video, the DMC-GH4 complies with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) which is the new speed class standard of SD memory card. The UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) guarantees a constant minimum write speed of 30MB/s to respond to market needs for 4K video.

Optional Accessories
A GN58 powerful External Flash (DMW-FL580L) is newly added to the LUMIX G optional accessories which allows high speed charging of approx.1.7 sec. Not only wireless control but also LED video light function are available. The Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2) which enables stereo/shotgun
switch even allows more precise sound recording with selectable Super Shotgun / Lens Auto / Manual option on DMC-GH4.

6. Other Features

Luminance Level Adjustment
Just as the concept of “ultimate hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera” identifies, the DMC-GH4 supports smooth postproduction for photographers newly challenging videography. In addition to the standard luminance level of 16-235 and 16-255, DMC-GH4 offers 0-255 which is equivalent to photo standard (16-235, 16-255 and 0-255 are all 8-bit).

Focus Peaking
For more practical control over focusing, the DMC-GH4 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. Users can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the color can also be changed to blue, white or orange according to the color of the shooting scene during live view. Users can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi in both photo / video recording.

Silent Mode
This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppress emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.

Highlight/Shadow Control
The Live View function is also advanced digitally making it possible to adjust highlight / shadow separately with the front/rear dial. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 patterns of preset.

RAW data development in Camera
The DMC-GH4 is capable of developing RAW image in camera. In addition to the color space setting ( sRGB / AdobeRGB ), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight/shadow, saturation, noise reduction, sharpness or hue can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX’s
Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.

Interface Unit (DMW-YAGH)
Panasonic newly offers an Interface Unit (DMW-YAGH) exclusively for professional/industrial workflow with the DMC-GH4 that enables more powerful video transmission. It complies with Full HD (4:2:2 / 10-bit) four parallel outputs and these can be used for 4K (4:2:2 / 10-bit) output – both with time code*1. The XLR input terminals (2ch) are also equipped to connect line or condenser microphone. When connecting with microphone, volume can be controlled for L and R separately, which can be monitored LED audio level display on the back of the unit. The 12V DC IN is highly compliant with large-capacity industrial battery and continuously supplies the DMC-GH4 with power*2.

*1 — Setting the HDMI output picture quality [4:2:2 / 10bit]: You can output the image through the HDMI connection in higher picture quality, but you cannot record it as a motion picture or still pictures. Ideal when the HDMI output is to be saved on external devices. When using 4:2:2/10-bit output, simultaneous video recording onSDXC/SDHC Memory Card in the camera is not possible.
* 2 — HDMI output from the camera is not possible when the camera is mounted on the Interface Unit.

•The “AVCHD” is a high definition (HD) digital video recording / playback format jointly established by Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive”, “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD Progressive” Logo and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and
Sony Corporation.
•Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the
United States and other countries.
•All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
•This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are
compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When
using an SDHC/SDXC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
•SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
• If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will
cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html[Open New Window]
•Some accessories are not available in some countries.
•The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as
it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Panasonic DMC-GH4 Specifications

Camera Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Image Sensor Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total Pixels: 17.20 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels: 16.05 Megapixels
Color Filter: Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System: Supersonic wave filter
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD Ver 2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC (H.264). (MOV, MP4)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Resolution [4:3] 4,608 x 3,456 (L), 3,264 x 2,448 (M), 2,336 x 1,752 (S), 1,824 x 1,368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)[3:2] 4,608 x 3,072 (L), 3,264 x 2,176 (M), 2,336 x 1,560 (S), 1,824 x 1,216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)[16:9] 4,608 x 2,592 (L), 3,264 x 1,840 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S), 1,824 x 1,024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Still Image Resolution cont. [1:1] 3,456 x 3,456 (L), 2,448 x 2,448 (M), 1,744 x 1,744 (S), 1,712 x 1,712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image MOV: [4K] 3840×2160 – [Full HD] 1920×1080 – [C4K] 4096×2160
MP4: [4K] 3840×2160 – [Full HD] 1920×1080 – [HD] 1280×720 – [VGA] 640×480 – [C4K] 4096×2160
Continuous Record Time (Motion Image) AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-HS12035
AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-FS14140
Actual Record Time (Motion Image) TBD
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
QR Code Connection Yes
Viewfinder Type: OLED Live View Finder (2,359K dots equivalent)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35 mm camera equivalent)
Eye Point: Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 – +4.0 (dpt)
Auto Eye Sensor: Yes
Focus Type: Contrast AF system
Focus Mode: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF Mode: Face detection / AF Tracking / 49-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
AF Lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE
Light Metering System 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)
Light Metering Mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO Sensitivity Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) (Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV (±3 EV for motion image)
AE Lock AF/AE LOCK button
AE Bracket 3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single / burst
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Shutter Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed Still image: Bulb (Max. 60 minutes), 1/8,000 – 60
Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Shutter Life Approx. 200,000 images
Self Timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote Control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Burst Speed Mechanical shutter: H: 12.0 frames/sec (with AFS), 7.5 frames/sec (with AFC) (TBD), M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutter: SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 20.0 frames/sec, M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)”
Number of Recordable Images Approx. 40 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Approx. 100 images (when there are no RAW files)
Approx. 120 images (when using electronic shutter) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)”
Flash Built-in Flash: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12.0 equivalent (ISO100 · m), GN17.0 (ISO200 · m), Built-in Pop-up (Reference)
Flash Mode: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced ON, Forced ON / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction
Sync Speed: Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjust: 1/3 EV Step ±3 EV
Flash Sync: 1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync
Sync for Flash Dimming and Exposure Compensation: Yes (ON / OFF)
Flash Sync Socket: Yes
Monitor Type: OLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor Size: Free-angle 3.0 inch (7.5 cm) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels: 1036K dots
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Monitor Adjustment
Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)
Live View Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) Motion picture: 2.4x (FHD), 3.6x (HD), 4.8x (VGA)
Other functions: Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
Photo Style Still Image and Motion Image: Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Creative Control Still Image Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
Creative Control Motion Image Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color
Creative Video Mode Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Motion Picture Function Master pedestal level: 31 steps
luminance level: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan: Yes
Time code: Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operation: Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1K Hz test tone: Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma: Cinelike D / Cinelike V
Playback Mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set
Image Protection / Erase Protection: Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Print Direct Print: PictBridge compatible
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI Monitor-through 4:2:2 8-bit / 4:2:2 10-bit (When 4:2:2 10-bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)
information display ON/OFF (selectable)
Automatic down-conversion (4K } 1080p only)
HDMI Playback miniHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: Stereo
59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p
(4:2:2 10-bit or 4:2:2 8-bit is selectable.)
Audio Video Output Monaural Type
Remote Input 2.5mm for remote
External Microphone Input 3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone Output 3.5mm for headphone
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / Auto
Speaker Monaural
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,860mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger
Battery Life Approx. 500 images with H-HS12035
Approx. 500 images with H-FS14140″
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac
OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)
LoiLoScope (trial version) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)”
Dimensions 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23″ (132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm) excluding protrusions
Weight Approx. 560g / 19.75 oz (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 480g / 16.93 oz (Body only)
Approx. 865g / 30.51 oz (SD card, Battery, H-HS12035 lens included)
Approx. 825g / 29.10 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)
Optional Accessories External flash: DMW-FL580L (optional), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Interface unit: DMW-YAGH
AC adaptor: DMW-AC10
External microphone: DMW-MS2 Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual
Battery grip: DMW-BGGH3

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Pentax 645D II Images Leaked, Coming With A New MF Sensor

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Upcoming 645D II image leaked today, the camera will feature newly developed 50 Megapixel Medium Format Sensor from Sony, Juts few days ago Hasselblad H5D-50c and PhaseOne IQ250 models announced with Same 50 Megapixel Medium Format Sensor,
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Adding a newly developed CMOS sensor to the 645D will sure improve image quality, may also introduce video recording in Medium Format Camera. The design part is somehow similar to the old one but we get tiltable LCD display unit on the rear side.

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Panasonic GH 4K Major Specification Leaked

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Panasonic GH 4K Major Specification Leaked today, as the announcement date (Feb 7) is coming closer we will bring you more latest updates, images and other info…

Panasonic GH 4K Major Specification
- Newly developed 16 Megapixel sensor
- focus peaking
- 200Mps and ALL-I intra mode recording (4K)
- 120fps at 1080P also available
- H264 codec all intra that give 422 color all intra in 100 mbps.
- attachable XLR adapter
- 2,36 million dot OLED EVF
- 4K recording possible in ultra fast cards / P2 Micro card by Panasonic
- Price less than $2,000 (final price to be determined). – G4K has

The newly developed sensor and upcoming GH 4K Mirrorless camera is optimized for video recording, so its not a major upgrade for still shooters of GH series, however video shooters / cinematographer will sure see a major change in core specification / video performance of GH 4K camera.

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Panasonic GH 4K Camera Images, Coming on February 2014

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The Panasonic GH 4K camera images captured during CES 2014 show, for sure the upcoming camera will have a new sesnor and advance image processor but above all the images reveal the major core specification of the upcoming GH series mirrorless camera — 4K Video Capture via a M4/3 based body.

The images captured by journalist of engadget, according to them

UHD content can be recorded at 200 Mbps, and output in a full live feed via a mini-HDMI port (thanks to ALL-I Intra mode) to display on a computer or record to a hard drive. Of course, the Micro-Four Thirds shooter can save footage straight to an SDXC card — a UHS Class 3 prototype variant tuned for such a task was on display — though space will run out fairly quickly. There’s no word how many megapixels the cam totes, but it will be able to simultaneously snap photos while recording video.

More images after the break

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Confirmed - Panasonic 4K Camera Coming on 2014

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In a recent interview, Mr. Ichiro Kitao said that there is already rumor of Panasonic GH4K next year, so we have to announce a 4K capable camera in 2014 ;P (possibly GH4K)

we may also see some new compact machines like compact M4/3 camera (GM2?) with improved specification + New telephoto zoom lenses also coming.

detailed parts interview / translated by google

- If it is a story to put the power up there, next I’ll can also shoot 4K? I will want asked.

Has been rumored, such as “I am GH4K next year” on the net already, but when I do a camera capable of shooting (laughs), the 4K, because they’ve been declared already, is not it bad in “the year after next” it. So I will not be enough for the next year.

- Story of next year came out, but it was in was completely new product line in the form of facing the camera culture over the past year. In Do you set a concept of what the camera making a year in the future?

Because it has been re-developed the product line to keep running all the way this year, including such as 4K and communication, a new element, the user layer suitable for each, each product is, features that meet the needs properly now like to go with, and then a year to go digging deep the function of each product. What direction? And say, user layer is different depending on the product, respectively, from how to use is different, approach of improvement will also change. to expand the width of the frontage, some will want to delve into the different products.

- I’m on the outlook of their respective this, but how can from the camera of the smartphone the quality of the experience is different, and interest to the camera stand-alone? You are trying to deepen ties with smartphone and polished the companies Wi-Fi function, sophistication still want a little more.

I think GM of the latest model, too, is the need for improvement still with respect to Wi-Fi feature indeed. I think it is necessary to increase the sophistication for integration with smart phones continue. In the future, I believe takes a little time yet, but will be able to connect to the cloud camera itself using the communication network of the mobile phone.

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5 New Panasonic Camera Coming on 2014

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According to asia.nikkei.com Panasonic will announce 5 new cameras in 2014, most of them will price around $300 and a high-end model with 4K video recording is also expected to come on 2014..

Take a look at the major details…

  • 5 new cameras will be announced in 2014
  • Panasonic will concentrate on mirrorless models (as usual)
  • Panasonic High-End 4K camera may arrive on 2014 (Panasonic AG-GH4 Camera Rumored Specification)
  • Most of the new cameras will be priced around $296
  • Panasonic is considering OEM arrangements for cheaper camera models
  • Panasonic expects a second consecutive year of losses in 2014

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