Panasonic G100 tracks faces & isolates voices in audio first


(Pocket-lint) – Because the vlogging world gathers momentum, conventional digicam makers are setting their sights onto the transportable video digicam market. The Panasonic Lumix G100 is one such product – however a digicam with many factors of distinction that assist set it other than its competitors.

The G100 comes with OZO Audio by Nokia – it is the primary time this know-how has been utilized in a shopper digicam – which may utilise the three on-board cameras to isolate audio. It is even intelligent sufficient to make use of face-detection monitoring and isolate audio to that particular space – matching face to voice for the absolute best high quality with out interference.

Principally the G100 is a part of the Lumix G vary, that means it is an interchangeable lens mirrorless digicam. You may swap out lenses as you would like, adjusting the digicam’s capabilities because of this. Primarily, nevertheless, we suspect most will use this small-scale package deal with the 12-32mm ultra-compact zoom lens – which comes as a part of the package package deal – for its wide-angle capabilities.


Whereas most G collection cameras aren’t large by any means, the G100 is significantly smaller than its G collection cousins. This is not a alternative for something that already exists within the vary – it is Panasonic’s reply to different small-sensor alternate options, such because the Sony ZV-1 and Canon PowerShot G7 X III

The Lumix G100 comes with a vari-angle display screen which might be maneuvered to the aspect of the digicam for self taking pictures. If you happen to’d moderately use a viewfinder then a high-resolution one in built-in – it gives 3,680ok dots, which is greater than many pro-grade digital cameras – which will probably be nice for taking pictures when in vibrant daylight.

Video high quality is 4K at 30fps most (the body crop is 1.47x although), whereas slow-mo choices are additionally obtainable. Vlog-L is included for those who want to grade content material.

There’s additionally built-in digital picture stabilisation (EIS) which mixes with lens optical picture stabilisation (OIS) to provide a 5-axis system that may negate the ‘bounce’ when strolling and counter handshake that is usually magnified when taking pictures one-handed.


Designed with the social media minded as its customers, there’s additionally a Body Marker function which allows vertical video or places colored borders on the display screen to indicate you, say, the 5:four ratio for Instagram. Then there is a devoted Ship Picture button to push footage to a wise system by way of the Lumix Sync app with ease.

The Panasonic Lumix G100 will probably be obtainable from the top of July 2020, priced £589 body-only, £679 with the 12-32mm package lens. Order both earlier than 31 August 2020 and you will get a free DMW-SHGR1 tripod grip to make use of with the digicam.


Writing by Mike Lowe.


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