Panasonic Lumix “Post Focus” Firmware Update Announced


Panasonic has announced a new firmware update with Post Focus functionality for Lumix FZ300, G7, GX8 digital cameras.

Post Focus leverages Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision, 49-area DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology, and leadership in 4K Photography and Video, to capture 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) images at 30 fps.

The Post Focus function is best for non-moving subjects, such as portraits or landscapes, and is ideal for shooting at wide apertures to create dramatic, shallow depth of field effects.

Panasonic FZ300, G7, GX8 Firmware Update Announced

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Panasonic FZ300 offers a 24x optical LEICA DC lens boasting an F2.8 aperture throughout its 25-600mm zoom range, a fast autofocus system, and 4K video recording.

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor features the company’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), a 20.3-megapixel sensor, a large tiltable LVF and 4K video recording capability.

Panasonic Lumix G7 offers a built-in 2,360k-dot OLED viewfinder, fully articulated 3″ 1,040k-dot LCD, improved autofocus performance, 8 fps burst shooting (6 fps with continuous AF) as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.

Two videos showing the Panasonic Lumix Post Focus feature:

Panasonic LUMIX is Changing Photography Again with ‘Post Focus’

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic LUMIX is proud to introduce a new photographic function called ‘Post Focus’ that allows anyone to capture multiple photos with multiple in focus points through a single release of the shutter.

Post Focus leverages Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision, 49-area DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology, and leadership in 4K Photography and Video, to capture 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) images at 30 fps.

The operation of Post Focus function is quite simple and easy – set the camera to Post Focus mode, and press the shutter button. The camera automatically “racks” the focus while capturing photos with varied in focus points. During playback, use the touch screen to select the in focus area desired, and save as a separate 8 megapixel photo file…all right in the camera.

To assist in getting the perfect image, take advantage of Focus Peaking, 5x magnified view and fine adjustment functions, taking as much time as needed after shooting. The process can be repeated to get multiple images as many times as desired from the original photo.

The Post Focus function is best for non-moving subjects, such as portraits or landscapes, and is ideal for shooting at wide apertures to create dramatic, shallow depth of field effects. Create different impressions out of a single shot by changing the highlighted subject after capturing the picture, taking the risk and anxiety out of getting that perfect picture.

This capability will also assist advanced users interested in macro photography. Simply capture the scene using the same process, then use third party software to perform “focus stacking”, to combine multiple frames into a single image, which has more areas in tack-sharp focus for amazing results in a fraction of the time typically needed for great macro images.

The Post Focus function will be available on the DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 by updating to the latest FREE firmware upgrade, which will be available at GMT 1:00 a.m. on November 25, 2015 at LUMIX Global Customer Support Site.