Panasonic has released its latest mirrorless camera – the GX880, which features a Micro-Four Thirds lens mount and offers a sensor that serves up 16-megapixels of resolution.
Although the camera is now available in Europe, the camera had already been released in some Asian territories as the GF10W, and the compact model is billed as a ‘lifestyle camera’, sporting a retro-chic design that’s likely to be appealing to street shooters and vloggers.
The Digital Live MOS Sensor features no low-pass filter to result in sharper imagery and is paired with Panasonic’s Venus Engine processor unit, which helps deliver a high maximum ISO range of 25600, enabling photographers to keep shooting in low light conditions.
Boasting the 4K Photo mode found on other Panasonic cameras (such as the GX9), the GX880 can capture action sequences at 30 frames per second and extract 8-megapixel JPEGs from the burst, drastically increasing your chances of capturing that split-second moment. The GX880 also features Panasonic’s Post Focus function, which enables users to select a focus point in post processing.
The GX880 is also big on sharing, as images can be transferred via the built-in Wi-Fi technology and Panasonic’s Image App, which will be of interest to blogger’s who want to upload to social media while out and about with the camera. Also of interest will be the 3-inch, touch-sensitive LCD that flips up 180-degrees so that you can capture perfectly-framed selfies or get a better idea when you are facing the camera when filming video.
What’s more, the GX880 offers Face Shutter and Buddy Shutter features, which can be used to trigger the shutter release when a face is covered for a moment with a waving hand or when two faces come close together in a frame.
And talking of video, the GX880 packs some impressive specifications and is capable of shooting ultra high-quality 4K video up to 30p. Users can also choose to shoot Full HD video at up to 60p, which can be used at half speed to create a slow motion effect.
Weighing just 270g (with battery and SD card), the GX880 is very portable and the battery is good for 210 shots on a single charge. Available on pre-order, the GX880 costs £399 with the 12-32mm lens.