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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Panasonic Gives the GH4 Two More Affordable 4K Video Siblings: GX8 & FZ300

Yes please. I do want one!

Panasonic Gives the GH4 Two More Affordable 4K Video Siblings: GX8 & FZ300:

'via Blog this'

Panasonic GX8 Front
Adding to their already impressive lineup of mirrorless 4K video-shooting cameras, Panasonic has announced two brand new cameras that can shoot UHD video up to 30fps: the Lumix DMC-GX8 which will retail for $1,200 and the $600 DMC-FZ300. While the FZ300 features an impressive built-in zoom, the real showstopper between these two cameras is the sensor stabilization on the GX8. By working in conjunction with optical image stabilization, this camera is capable of some amazingly steady handheld shots. 
The splash and dust-proof GX8 has also received an addition that hopefully finds its way into higher-end Panasonic cameras: an EVF that extends and rotates up to allow you to keep the camera lower than eye level just like you would with a rotatable LCD screen. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic GX8 Back
With its brand new 20MP sensor, the GX8 seems to be a step up from the GH4 in certain respects, so it will be interesting to see if we find this sensor in a future GH5, or if Panasonic will keep the megapixel count lower for their more video-centric camera.
And some footage:
Here are the main specs of the GX8:
  • 20.3 MP, 5184 x 3888 Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • MP4 Recording resolutions:
    • 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps, 24fps (100mbps)
    • 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    • 1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (20 Mbps)
    • 1280 x 720p / 30 fps (10 Mbps)
    • 640 x 480p / 30 fps (4 Mbps)
  • ​AVCHD Recording Resolutions
    • 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    • 1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
    • 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)
    • 1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • Tilting 2.36m-Dot 0.77x OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 10 fps Shooting with AF-S
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization, Dual I.S.
  • Weight: 1.07 lb with Battery and Memory Card
  • Availability: August 2015
  • Price: $1,200 Body Only
Panasonic GX8 Top
Nick Driftwood also took a look at the camera. Here's his overview and some footage:


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