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Panasonic Lumix GX800 Looks Stylish And Offers On-Screen Controls For Perfecting Selfies

Panasonic's latest entry-level CSC camera features a retro-inspired design and functions that make it easier to capture the perfect selfie.

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Panasonic Lumix GX800 In Hand (5)
 

The Panasonic Lumix GX800 is an entry-level CSC camera that features a Self Shot mode for selfie fans and 4K photo / video recording. 

Replacing the GF7, the Lumix GX800 features a 16-megapixel sensor, a 3inch tilting touch-screen and a built-in pop-up flash. For selfie fans, when the 180-degree screen is flipped, the camera goes into Self Shot mode where a variety of functions for selfies are available, including a 4K selfie mode. Users can also choose to capture the background clearly or defocused with the new Background Control mode and panorama pictures can also be shot in Self Shot mode.

 

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Silver In Hand (3)
 

The ISO range reaches 25600, Wi-Fi is built in and the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode and Scene Guide make the GX800 easier to use. Various creative controls are available and 4K video can be captured in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p/25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4. Users of the camera can also take advantage of 4K PHOTO shots at 30fps as well as advanced functions such as Focus Stacking, Post Focus and Light Composition. In 4K PHOTO, three modes are available: 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst, all of which allow the user to save images equivalent to 8Mp. 

The Lumix GX800 will be available from March 2017 in Silver, Black, Tan and Orange for £499.99. To see what ePHOTOzine thinks of the GX800, take a look at our review: Panasonic Lumix GX800 Review

 

From Panasonic UK:

Panasonic is today launching the ultimate high performance compact mirrorless camera – the LUMIX GX800 – which offers great image quality for those who want to capture amazing scenery and unmissable moments. The DC-GX800 offers newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video all in a sleek, stylish compact body.

The 3.0-inch 1040K-dot static touch control screen boasts a 180-degree tiltable structure and the camera goes into Self Shot mode automatically once the monitor is flipped. In Self Shot mode, a variety of functions for selfies are available on the LUMIX GX800, including a newly-added 4K Selfie mode. Users can also choose to capture the background clearly or defocused depending on the situation with the new Background Control mode. Panorama pictures can also be shot in Self Shot mode.

The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and the new Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high-resolution images in fine details with high-contrast, impressive colour reproduction and maximum ISO 25600 high sensitivity.

 

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Tan Orange (2)
 

The LUMIX GX800 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p/25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can also enjoy 4K PHOTO shots and a variety of derivative functions, such as Focus Stacking, Post Focus and Light Composition.

For more creative freedom, Creative Control, Creative Panorama and Photo Style including L.Monochrome mode are included. The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode and Scene Guide make LUMIX GX800 easy to use. The camera integrates Wi-Fi connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.

The LUMIX GX800 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution 4K videos yet despite its high performance, it boasts superior energy-efficiency within a compact design.

Thanks to this 4K technology, users can also experience 4K PHOTO to capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 4K burst file to save as a photo. In 4K PHOTO, three modes can be chosen from depending on the situation; 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. All of these functions in 4K PHOTO let the user save pictures in 8-megapixel equivalent high-resolution, which is good enough for printing in A3 size. A maximum of 150 frames in five seconds following a designated frame can be saved.

The LUMIX GX800 also comes with a Post Focus function that lets users select the focus area after shooting. This function was developed by combing the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth from Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology.

 

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Silver (4)
 

The LUMIX GX800 lets users shoot vibrant, true-to-life high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction. By removing the low-pass filter, the limiting resolution has been improved. The Venus Engine reproduces vibrant, impressive colours for images such as clear skies by dividing the hue, saturation and luminosity, and finely adjusting them separately. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise, even in low-lit situations.

The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at a maximum of 240 fps[1], resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec.

Read our full Panasonic Lumix GX800 Review

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