- 20.3MP FOUR-THIRDS CMOS Sensor
- Vlogging Features
- Ultra HD 4K/30p Video
- 4K Time Lapse
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Directional Microphones
- Vertical Video
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Panasonic LUMIX G100 is a compact all-around entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera specifically designed for vlogging and creative video content. It cannot be used as a webcam for live video streaming.
The LUMIX G100 is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that accepts interchangeable lenses and you can purchase it with the 12-32mm kit lens. It features 20.3MP resolution on a Four-Thirds sensor. Many compact cameras do not have an EVF (Electronic Viewfinder), but the G100 has a high-resolution 3,680K-dot-equivalent center-aligned EVF. It also has a Free-angle 3.0-inch 1,840K-dot resolution Touch LCD that flips out to the side and rotates to face forward. You can record 10 min. of 4K/30P video.
There is no IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization) for stills photography (which therefore uses the Optical IS of the kit lens). You can however switch on the electronic image stabilization when recording video (5-axis for 1080P and 4-axis for 4K). 4K video suffers from a crop, and the image is further cropped when IS is turned on. The Lumix G Vario 12-32mm (24-64mm equiv.) f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. kit lens features a retractable design to keep it slim. It features MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to help ensure sharp handheld photos by compensating for the effects of camera shake.
What makes the G100 different from its competitors is the three built-in directional microphones and Nokia OZO Audio technology that enables spatial audio recording. These three internal mics are spaced left, right and back on the top plate and work in conjunction with the detected angle of view of the lens and face recognition functions to automatically track where the voice is coming from. This way, the G100 can automatically provide clearer audio during interviews, selfie videos, or in other speaking situations without requiring a special external directional microphone. You can also manually specify which pickup pattern to use: Surround for recording within a wide range in all directions; Front, for recording subjects in front of the camera; and Back, for recording yourself or another subject behind the camera.
You can also set the G100 to Dedicated Video Selfie Mode that will automatically engageas soon as the screen is rotated to face forward. It will automatically turn on Face Detect and sound tracking. The G100 supports vertical video recording for video content intended to be viewed on a smartphone. When recording is ON, a REC Frame Indicator presents a red border all around the image frame on the LCD so you can easily confirm at a glance that the camera is recording.
As is the case in its other mirrorless cameras, Panasonic uses Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Contrast-Detect AF System. The focusing sensitivity and speed can be adjusted to further improve performance with certain subjects. Additionally, AF sensitivity down to -4 EV supports working in low-light conditions.
As on other Panasonic mirrorless cameras, there’s 4K Photo feature,Focus Stacking and Post Focus.
The G100 also allows 4K timelapse photography. There’s a built-in pop-up flash (sync speed: 1/50s).
You can also purchase an optional cabled tripod grip for when you want to walk and hand hold the G100 at arms-length in front of you. The Panasonic DMW-SHGR1 Tripod Grip doubles as a tabletop tripod. It connects to the G100 via an integrated USB Micro-B cable and features built-in video rec, shutter release, and sleep buttons for grip-based camera control. Additionally, the camera’s position can be adjusted via the integrated ball head.
|SENSOR RESOLUTION:||20.3MP||SENSOR TYPE:||FOUR THIRDS MOS|
|LENS MOUNT:||MICRO FOUR THIRDS||ISO:||200-25600, 100|
|VIEWFINDER:||3.68M-DOT EVF||LCD:||3.0″ 1840K DOTS, FREE-ANGLE, TOUCH-SCREEN LCD|
|I.S.:||ELECTRONIC 5-AXIS HYBRID||VIDEO:||4K/30P, Full HD/60P/120P|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||5 / 10 FPS||STORAGE MEDIA:||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|DIMENSIONS:||115.6 X 82.5 X 54.2 MM (4.55 X 3.25 X 2.13 IN)||WEIGHT:||352 G (12.42 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD|
|PRICE:||US $799.99 with EF-M 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. kit lens and DMW-SHGR1 Tripod Grip||BUY:||Panasonic LUMIX G100 Kit|
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