Lumix GX880

Panasonic presented the mirrorless Lumix GX880. The new Micro Four Thirds camera was made with bloggers and self-shooting lovers in mind. The mirrorless measures 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3 mm and weighs about 270 grams with SD Card and battery.

The heart of the product is a 16-megapixel MOS Digital Live sensor without a low-pass filter. The image processor is the proven Venus Engine. GX880 has a sensitivity between ISO 200 and ISO 25.600 expandable up to ISO 100. The contrast AF system operates on 49 points and uses the Depth From Defocus (DPD) technology with a focusing in about 0.07 seconds.

GX880 is equipped with 4K Photo and Post Focus functions. The first allows you to select a frame within an Ultra HD video shot at 30 frames per second for a maximum of 150 frames. The second one allows instead to choose the point of focus of each image even after capturing it. With Focus Stacking you can also adjust the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images via Post Focus. We also mention the Light Composition, Creative Control, Creative Panorama and Photo Style modes. Images can be shot in RAW with in-camera development.

On the back there is a 3 “LCD screen that can be tilted (at about 180 °) with a touchscreen. The resolution is equal to 1.04 million points. Panasonic is focusing on this element that allows you to take advantage of the self shot modes associated with cars – Self Shot 4K Photo applies the same 4K Photo principle to the now very popular “selfies.” For night shots, you can capture the subject and background separately to get better quality.

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There are also numerous filters for retouching images. “Soft Skin” makes the skin look smoother, “Slimming” thins the facial features, “Background Control” adjusts the background blur. The “Beauty Retouch” function can be used for touch-ups after shooting.

Obviously we could not miss taking videos. GX880 records at Ultra HD resolution with 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. The bitrate is 100 Mbps. It then goes down to Full HD up to 60 frames per second and even at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) up to 30 frames. Connectivity includes 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi, a Micro HDMI output and a Micro USB 2.0 port

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