There’s big news coming from Panasonic today. The company just announced its latest single lens mirrorless camera, the LUMIX G100.
This camera’s design caters to both vlogging and video content creators. First impressions tell us this camera is an excellent level-entry camera for those looking to take the plunge into using a dedicated camera system. Panasonic describes it as “the logical next step from your Smartphone.”
According to Panasonic, the camera offers “visually engaging images and excellent sound quality.” Also, the camera is both compact and lightweight. There are all important factors for a vlogging camera.
Taking a look at the LUMIX G100
The LUMIX G100 uses a /3rds sensor that records QFHD 4K videos in 3840×2160 resolution at 30por 24p in MP4 and Full-HD at 60p. The camera features five-axis hybrid I.S. The system works to stabilize movement and prevent shakey videos. Additionally, the camera’s Video Selfie Mode captures both the vlogger and the background in “crisp focus” without needing to adjust the aperture.
The camera integrates a 20.3MP MOS Sensor without Low Pass Filter. The camera features a maximum ISO 25600 sensitivity and promises it capable of shooting 4x*/2x slow and 8x/4x/2x quick FHD motion footage and time-lapses. For more advanced videographers. The G100 has V-LogL recording capability.
The LUMIX G100 adopts a static-type touch control system with a 3.0-inch free-angle rear monitor with 1,840K-dot resolution. This makes it easier for users to compose selfies.
For spatial audio recording, the LUMIX G100 integrates Nokia OZO Audio. Panasonic says the camera sports three microphones that are capable of capturing vibrant sound with outstanding images. Additionally, the camera offers a tracking feature that continues tracking the voice of the subject. Auto mode automatically recognizes the best setting and switches between tracking and surround modes.
In total, the LUMIX G100 weighs just 412g, even when paired with the UMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens. Also, the new Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 makes the camera easier to hold and can be used as a compact tripod as well. Lastly, the LUMIX G100 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz.
Pricing and availability
The price has yet to be released, but the LUMIX G100 will be available at the end of July 2020.