2020 is most definitely the year of the vlogger. Fresh on the heels of Sony launching the ZV-1, Panasonic has stepped up its game and pulled the covers off the G100, a compact mirrorless camera that’s perfect for Vlogging and content creators.
Built around a 20.3MP MOS Micro Four-Thirds sensor with no low pass filter for sharper imagery, the G100 also sports a high ISO limit of 25600 to ensure images and video can be captured in low light conditions.
Despite the small size – the G100 tips the scales at only 412g with its 12-32mm kit lens – The G100 offers a 5-axis IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) system to keep images and video sharp, especially in low light but it’s the special video features that will really help the G100 turn heads.
Capable of shooting ultra high-quality 4K 30p video, the G100 also supports V-Log L recording. Users can apply the LUT (Look Up Table) of their choice on the recorded V-Log L footage on a PC. The 4k video is backed up by Full HD options that enable 4x/2x slow and 8x/4x/2x quick FHD motion footage, along with the ability to create time lapse sequences too.
Audio is taken care of via OZO Audio that makes use of no less than three microphones on the camera and enables users to select the direction of audio capture – for example, if the photographer is presenting to the front of camera or narrating from behind.
Video shots can be lined up using the 3,680K-dot EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) or via the flip-out 3-inch touch-sensitive LCD that includes an ingenious REC Frame Indicator to visually display a red frame around the edge of the screen to show at a glance when the camera is recording. The G100 can also shoot in social media-friendly rations including 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16.
The G100 can be charged on the go via its USB connection and pairs up with Panasonic’s new DMW-SHGR1 tripod grip, which features additional controls to start/stop video recording, release the shutter, and enable or disable Sleep mode. A dedicated button on the G100 sets up image transfer to a smart device so you can upload images with minimal fuss.
The Panasonic G100 will be available from the end of July with a price-tag of £589.99 (body only).