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First Look at the Panasonic Lumix G95/G90


On this video, our friends and colleagues Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from DPR, take a look at the new G90 (also known as G95 depending on the region) by Panasonic which is an update to the previous G85 announced in Photokina 2016.

The G85 was a very good all around mid-level camera that was introduced under 3 years ago (see here). For stills, at least the G90 brings mostly a new higher resolution sensor but nothing much more (it is larger which can be good/bad depending on your personal preference).

In video things are a bit different – on paper this is a very impressive camera with 4K (30p), articulated touch screen and both mic/headphone jacks however there are drawbacks as well – the image in 4K is cropped (around 1.2x – not too bad but you will still need a pretty wide angle if you to shoot selfies in 4K).

One thing which seems very clear from the video bits in this early review is that Panasonic still has some work to do on its AF-C AF tracking mode – subjects still get in and out of focus and the result seems to still be way of the competition (especially if you compare it to the amazing AF tracking of the newly released A6400).

  • Sensor: 20.3MP Micro 4/3 (up from 16MP on the G85).
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Viewfinder: 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • LCD – 3-inch 1.24M-dot articulating touchscreen (a small bump in resolution compared to the G85).
  • IS – 5-axis image stabilization.
  • Splash/dust-proof body
  • Depth from Defocus AF and focus stacking and post-focus in camera.
  • 4K stills photo from video.
  • UHD 4K30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L (first for a non GH camera).
  • 9 fps in AF-S and 6 in AF-C mode.
  • Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi Connectivity.
  • Price: G80/G85 plus the 12-60mm lens – $1200 (pre-order).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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