Panasonic Corp. has raised the bar with its all new Lumix DMCGX8— a 4K video capable digital camera. The model has been launched with substantial upgrades such as a one of its kind dual image stabiliser for still and movie. This enhanced system ensures shake-free images by counteracting vibrations using a combination of six-axis stabiliser incorporated in the camera and lens— 4 for the body and 2 for the lens.
The Lumix DMC-GX8 also features a 20.3 MP Micro Four Thirds LiveMos sensor. The camera’s 0.77x (35mm equivalent) Live View Finder (LVF) tilts 90 degrees to offer comfortable shooting options for different situations. Its free-angle touchscreen monitor can move sideways (180 degrees) and up and down (250 degrees).
Built with magnesium alloy, this lightweight camera is splash and dustproof. It is expected to be sold at 145,000 yen.
With the newly added 4K features, photographers can also extract an 8 MP still from 4K burst images without any hassles and with precision. In the 4K pre-burst mode, photographs are taken a second earlier before the shutter button is pressed so as to not miss out on any key moment. Another new addition is the ‘Focus Select mode.’ With this option, focus can be changed after pictures have been taken provided that they are displayed on the LCD monitor. The user will simply touch the point, which he or she wants to focus. Panasonic will roll out the software for this function later in the year.