The Panasonic Lumix G100 might seem to be the successor to the Panasonic Lumix G90/95, however it’s type of a distinct digicam altogether. Gone is the mini-DSLR design, and as a substitute the G100 is a compact vlogging digicam, extra like a GX880 with an added grip, added digital viewfinder, and vari-angle touch-screen.

Panasonic Lumix G100 Options

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The Panasonic Lumix G100 presents a 20mp Micro 4 Thirds CMOS sensor, which is bigger than the 1inch sensor you get in a whole lot of severe compact cameras. With the Micro 4 Thirds lens mount, there are an enormous array of M43 lenses obtainable. The G100 is bought as a package with the 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 compact zoom lens, giving an equal of 24-64mm (in 35mm e. phrases), and has built-in Mega Optical Picture Stabilisation (O.I.S). The Panasonic Lumix G100 is also referred to as the G110 in some markets.

There is a 3inch, vari-angle touch-screen on the again, which may be turned to face forwards, nice for selfies and vlogging. It has a excessive decision of 1840Ok dots.

For stills pictures, there is a high-resolution digital viewfinder (EVF), with a decision of 3690Ok, and a magnification of 0.73x. Spectacular for a compact mirrorless digicam. You possibly can shoot at 10fps at full decision, or you need to use the 4K Picture mode to shoot at 30fps, with 8mp photographs produced.

Video recording consists of 4K UHD video recording at 30,25,24fps, with V-Log L for later grading, and as much as 12 stops of dynamic vary.

5-axis Hybrid IS works in FullHD video recording, with 4-axis compensation obtainable in 4K video recording. Video selfie mode robotically prompts while you flip the display screen spherical to face you while you’re in entrance of the digicam, and can robotically produce a clearer background… in order for you bokeh, swap to a manually managed video mode… (sigh). There is a devoted video report button on high, that appears cool with a darkish shiny crimson color.

There’s time-lapse shot help, plus cease movement animation choices. There’s additionally help for vertical video recording, for the likes of Instagram or TikTok. The display screen is used as a recording indicator, with a crimson border surrounding the body, in order that you realize while you’re recording.

OZO Audio by Nokia, makes use of Three microphones to trace the topic, and reduce out background noise, and on the auto setting the digicam allows audio monitoring, linked to face recognition in order that your voice is tracked. You possibly can go away this on auto, or choose one of many different audio modes obtainable, together with monitoring, encompass, entrance or again relying on the place you’re and what audio you need to have recorded. You may also connect an exterior microphone, utilizing the three.5mm audio jack on the facet.

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In addition to iA (clever Auto) modes, the digicam has P, A, S, M capturing modes, providing you with full guide controls. There are artistic filters obtainable, in addition to numerous scene modes, a C (Customized) mode, and a brand new S&Q (Gradual and Fast) mode for high-speed/slow-motion video recording. 

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built-in, letting you join the digicam to a smartphone or pill to remotely management the digicam and switch photographs. There is a devoted Wi-Fi button on high of the digicam, nevertheless, this may be customised to your individual liking.

An elective grip is obtainable, proven above, the DMW-SHGR1, which may be purchased individually, or is included within the V Equipment bundle. The small tripod offers stills and video report buttons, plus a sleep facet button to place the digicam to sleep. It has a small cable that plugs into the facet of the G100. The stills / picture button has a two-step launch, so can be utilized to pre-focus if wanted.

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Key Options

  • 20mp M43 (17.3×13.0mm) CMOS sensor
  • Micro 4 Thirds Lens Mount
  • 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1840Ok dots
  • 3680Ok dot digital viewfinder (EVF), 0.73x magnification
  • 10fps steady capturing pace
  • Pop-up flash (GN5.1, ISO200)
  • 4K UHD video at 30,25,24fps
  • FullHD video at 120fps
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • OZO Audio by Nokia with Three microphones
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in

 

Panasonic Lumix G100 Dealing with

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Dealing with – The Panasonic Lumix G100 is compact and light-weight, weighing 345g with battery and SD card. Add within the 12-32mm lens, which weighs simply 70g, and you’ve got a complete weight of simply 415g. This makes it simple to take with you the place ever you go.

There is a good rubber grip on the entrance of the digicam, in addition to a rubber grip on the again in your thumb, on some cameras, these are plastic in an effort to save prices, not so on the G100. The digicam has a plastic physique, however feels well-built, with minimal flex, and the rubber grips assist give confidence within the digicam when it is in your fingers.

A high mode dial makes it simple to vary the mode you are in, and subsequent to that is the on/off swap. There are Four bodily operate buttons, all of those are customisable, however on the default settings, give fast entry to publicity compensation (Fn1), the Q.Menu (Fn2), LVF (Fn3), and Wi-Fi (Fn4). There is a command wheel on the entrance, across the shutter launch button, with a scroll wheel behind the digicam (across the Menu/Set button), to be able to alter settings when wanted. You may additionally discover fast entry to ISO/WB/Focus/Drive across the 4-way controller. Some individuals might discover the buttons on the again a little bit bit small, however it would not take too lengthy to get used to them.

Focus may be set to face/eye detection, monitoring, 49-area, customized multi space, 1-area, or pinpoint. You may also use the display screen the set the main focus level. A spotlight-assist lamp is included for low-light capturing, and the AF system is delicate all the way down to -Four EV.

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The 3inch display screen seems to be nice, and works rather well even in shiny sunny situations, with good color replica. The decision is sweet at 1840Ok dots giving a transparent show with a lot of element. As you may tilt the display screen to face you, you need to use it for selfies and vlogging, and as there’s solely the microphone port on this facet of the digicam, you need not fear about cables getting in the best way of the display screen. You should use the touch-screen to regulate settings, with numerous further operate buttons discovered on-screen.

The digital viewfinder (EVF) could be very excessive decision with 3680Ok dots, making it very clear, though it would be good in case you might enhance the dimensions of the textual content and icons, as they will seem fairly small. When utilizing the EVF, you will must be cautious to not choose the main focus level together with your nostril, though you may flip the display screen round to cover it away. The EVF options dioptre correction, in addition to an eye-detection sensor in order that the digicam can robotically swap between the rear-screen and EVF.

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The Panasonic Lumix menus stay neatly laid out, with colour-coded sections, to be able to simply discover the choices you are on the lookout for. Easy issues like having the picture choices within the Picture menus, and the video choices within the Video menus make the menu system far simpler to make use of compared to Sony’s menu system. You should use the touch-screen to pick out and alter choices within the menus, and a “MyMenu” part can be utilized so as to add your favorite settings, for even faster entry. You may also use the Q. Menu to rapidly change settings.

Wi-Fi options – The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity helps you to remotely management the digicam utilizing the Panasonic Picture App on a smartphone or pill, and is obtainable for iOS and Android gadgets. There are numerous choices and settings that may be accessed and adjusted, making the app extraordinarily helpful, there are additionally time-lapse choices, and you may view and share photographs, in addition to tag pictures with GPS info.

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Battery life – Battery life is rated at 270 pictures utilizing the display screen, 250 utilizing the EVF, or as much as 900 photographs with Energy Save LVF mode energetic (sleep set to 1 second). Charging is by way of the MicroUSB cable, and a wall charger with USB socket is offered within the field. When charging, a crimson LED on high of the digicam lights as much as let you realize you are efficiently charging the battery. The battery compartment is the place you will discover the SD reminiscence card slot. The tripod socket is positioned according to the lens, and with a smaller tripod head, you may nonetheless entry the battery/reminiscence compartment, which can be helpful for video recording when it’s good to change the battery or reminiscence card.

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