This premium Panasonic model is equipped with a special ultrazoom lens, has the capability to capture 4K videos and a huge sensor with high pixel density. You can take excellent pictures in poor lighting conditions, from a distance, and add a beautifully blurred background effect was previously available only on SLRs. Its 1" MOS sensor has improved sensitivity to weak lights to delivering clear, sharp images with minimal noise even at ISO 12800. Also, the picture quality has been boosted, thanks to the advanced Venus Engine processor equipped with sophisticated systems for noise reduction and natural colour reproduction. Finally, the HYBRID O.I.S. image stabilisation minimises blurs that could result from camera shake or movement across its five distinct axes.
By combining Light Speed AF with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, the camera shortens the time required to set the focus to just 0.09 seconds, turns on in 0.66 seconds, and can take a series of images at 12 fps in full resolution. This means you will never miss a unique, one of a kind scene, ever again. With the LUMIX, you are ready to shoot in seconds. Another interesting feature of this camera is its brilliant shutter speed that is designed to capture fast moving objects, people or animals. The mechanical shutter speed is 1/4000 sec, while the electronic one reaches an impressive 1/16000 sec.
It is one of the first cameras with the capability to capture 4K videos, which means 4 times more picture details than in the present Full HD standard. You can enjoy the high-resolution video with smooth and fluid motion, or save it to capture photos later. If you want to properly capture some lightning-fast action and see what exactly happened there, you can use the slow-motion video mode, where the camera takes 100 Full HD images every second. Moreover, it can also do the opposite. And with the time-lapse feature, you can capture slowly moving events, such as the changing night sky or the blooming flowers.
f = 9.1 - 146mm (27 - 432mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)/(25-400 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 3:2)/(26-400 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9)/(32-400 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 1:1)/(26 - 400mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)/O.I.S. Off/Level Shot function Off)/(28-400 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording) / O.I.S. On/Level Shot function Off)/(31-496 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)/O.I.S. On/Level Shot function On)/(37-592 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity/Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Macro/MF/Intelligent Auto/Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity/Tele 100 cm - infinity
0.39" OLED viewfinder LVF (Live View Finder) (2 359 000 points)
Field of view: Approximately 100%
Magnification: Approx 1.88x/0.7x (35 mm equiv.)
Images: Approx. 60 - 1/4000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Bulb (approx. 120 sec) / Video: Approx. 1/25 - 1/16 000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16000 sec (Creative Video M Mode/MF Mode)
4K 3840 x 2160 pixels, 25p (4K 100 Mb/s/MP4) (sensor output 25 frames/sec) (AAC)
HD video: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28 Mb/s / AVCHD) (sensor output 50 frames/sec) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 24p (FHD: 24 Mb/s / AVCHD) (sensor output 24 frames/sec) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 24 Mb/s / AVCHD) (sensor output is 25 frames/s) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17 Mb/s / AVCHD) (sensor output 50 frames/sec) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28 Mb/s / MP4) (sensor output 50 frames/sec) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20 Mb/s / MP4) (sensor output 25 frames/sec) (AAC)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10 Mb/s / MP4) (sensor output 25 frames/sec) (AAC)
STD Video: 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4 Mb/s/MP4) (sensor output 25 frames/sec) (AAC)
High-speed video: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: MP4) (sensor output 100 frames/sec) (AAC)
Continuous recording time (video):
AVCHD: Approx. 130 min (FHD/60p), approx. 135 min (FHD/60i)
MP4: Approx. 110 min (4K/30p), approx. 130 min (FHD/60p)