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Panansonic Introduces Lumix G100 Vlogging Camera Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

24 June 2020

Hoping to win video creators away from their smartphones, Panasonic has entered the vlogging game with the Micro Four Thirds Lumix G100 featuring "intuitive controls, visually engaging images and excellent sound quality."

The show stealer in this package is the audio system. The G100's OZO Audio by Nokia uses three microphones to record "clear, vibrant sound with outstanding images, for example a dynamic landscape with immersive, realistic sound; interviews with clear speech; or easy, on-the-scene coverage by the videographer with easy mode selection."

The audio tracking feature follows the voice of the subject as it moves from one microphone to another. Auto mode automatically recognizes the best setting and switches between tracking and surround modes.


Highlights of the G100 include:

  • 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Aspect ratios: 6:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16
  • UHD 4K30p video
  • Pre-installed V-Log L
  • 5-axis hybrid image stabilization
  • OZO audio by Nokia
  • Three microphones with subject tracking


Specifications for the G100 include:

Sensor 20.3-Megapixel Live MOS sensor
Aspect Ratios: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Viewfinder 3,680,00-dot OLED
100 percent coverage
0.73x magnification
Monitor 3.0-inch 1,840,000-dot articulating touchscreen LCD
ISO 200 to 25,600
Extended: 100 to 25,600
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Flash Built-in, hot shoe
Movie UHD 4K at 23.976p/29.97p
Full HD at 29.97p/59.94p
Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone jack
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth
Power Rechargeable lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
270 Shots
Dimensions 4.55 x 3.25 x 2.13 inches
Weight 12.42 oz.

Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length 12mm to 32mm
24mm to 64mm equivalent
Aperture Maximum Aperture: f3.5 to f5.6
Minimum Aperture: f22
7 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 84° to 37°
Minimum Focus 7.87 inches
Magnification 0.13x
Optical Design 8 elements in 7 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 37mm
Dimensions 2.19 x 0.94 inches
Weight 2.47 oz.


Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders for $697.99 with the tripod added for $747.99.

For more information see the news release below.

Panasonic Launches the Lumix G100, Its Newest Mirrorless Camera for Vlogging and Creative Video Content

The compact, feature-packed camera features high sound quality produced by OZO Audio by Nokia

NEWARK, N.J. -- Panasonic has launched the Lumix G100, a new digital single lens mirrorless camera designed and developed for creating high-quality, versatile content.

Intuitive controls, visually engaging images and excellent sound quality are hallmarks of the new Lumix G100, raising the bar for content production and user experience in the vlog camera category. Usability is further enhanced by its remarkably compact and lightweight design that doesn't skimp on functionality and creative options.

1. The Logical Next Step from your Smartphone

With their limited sensor size and optics, a Smartphone can only take your creativity so far, the Lumix G100 uses a smartphone crushing 4/3rds sensor that records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in MP4 and Full-HD at 60p. The five-axis hybrid I.S. (image stabilizer) in the Lumix G100 provides effective shake suppression essential for capturing stable, easy-to-see video in scenarios such as walking or in a moving vehicle. In addition, the new Video Selfie Mode easily captures both the videographer and background in crisp focus without adjustments of aperture that changes with the lens each time.

Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3.0-inch free-angle rear monitor with 1,840K-dot high resolution makes it easy to compose selfies as well as shots from a high or low angle. Convenient shooting assist functions allow the Frame Maker to check the composition during recording in various popular aspect ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16. The REC Frame Indicator displays an eye-catching red frame so that videographers can recognize whether the camera is recording or not at a glance.

2. High Sound Quality Supported by OZO Audio Technologies

The Lumix G100 integrates OZO Audio by Nokia for high-quality spatial audio recording, a first for a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. Engineered for universal playback and shareability across the world's most popular social media platforms, the OZO Audio enables users to capture and edit the full richness of sonic life with vibrant accuracy and precision. It sets a new standard in innovative audio solutions for user-generated content. Three microphones record clear, vibrant sound with outstanding images, for example a dynamic landscape with immersive, realistic sound; interviews with clear speech; or easy, on-the-scene coverage by the videographer with easy mode selection. Combining Panasonic and Nokia OZO Audio technologies, the Lumix G100 also 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.

3. High Potential and Unlimited Expression

The new Lumix G100 integrates a 20.3-megapixel MOS Sensor without Low Pass Filter, which features higher resolution and a larger size than found in smartphones. Realizing maximum ISO 25600 high sensitivity, even images captured at night or low light are clear. In addition, the large sensor enables beautiful defocusing in the background and the Venus Engine assures high-speed, high-performance image processing. Impressive 4x/2x slow and 8x/4x/2x quick FHD motion footage and time lapse shots are captured with ease.

Advanced videographers will appreciate the V-LogL recording capability; users can apply the LUT (Look Up Table) of their choice on the recorded V-LogL footage via a PC to create a differentiated video with subtle colors and moods.

Features such as the 4K technology, along with the 3,680K-dot equivalent center-aligned viewfinder, allow users to capture 4K PHOTO shots, excelling in performance and function for photo shooting. Able to save spontaneous shots by just selecting the frame out of a burst file sequence, users will never miss a moment.

4. Easy Connectivity via Bluetooth, WiFi and HDMI

The Lumix G100 integrates Bluetooth and WiFi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and easy instant image sharing. A dedicated upload button controls video and photo transfer to a smartphone via Panasonic's Lumix Sync app for iOS / Android. Users can also use their smartphone as a remote control to capture video and photo.

Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption and can activate the camera by using a smartphone/tablet or automatically add geotagging photos.

HDMI allows video output via The Lumix G100 or it can be used as a webcam that provides exceptional image quality with rich depth of field and high quality sound for streaming in combination with an HDMI video capture device.

5. Compact, Lightweight Design Even with Tripod Grip

Despite its high performance and selection creative functions, the Lumix G100 is portable, compact and weighs only 412 g, even with the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm / f3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.(H-FS12032) lens. A new Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 makes it even easier to hold the camera or can be used as a compact tripod. Connecting with the camera via USB allows the user to start/stop video recording, release the shutter and enable/disable sleep mode. The camera's battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the user's convenience.

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