Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF8 camera with 16-megapixel image sensor and selfie-friendly features.
The mirrorless camera uses same sensor as the successor GF7. The specs list include 3″ 1.04M-dot touchscreen tilt upward 180-degrees to take the guesswork out of self-portraits. MFT model also comes with 1080/60p video and built-in Wi-Fi. The camera offers a ‘Soft Skin’ mode. It can be combined with Panasonic’s Creative Control filters such as Retro or High Key.
The new model offers a new ‘Beauty Retouch’ function to clear up skin texture, whiten teeth and add makeup after the fact. Panasonic GF8 comes with pink, silver, brown or orange leather-like finish design. The mirrorless camera will not available in the United States. It will be available in Australia and Asia.
Panasonic GF8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Officially Announced
5. Other Features
iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Photo and Video
For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO Control and Food Recognition.
The Scene Guide offers 20 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the one closer to the situation. They are going to shoot and optimum parameters for shooting the scene will be automatically set. Furthermore, shooting procedure, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be shown for users to learn photography.
Users can record video in designated short period of time as they shoot “moving photos”. In this function, rack focusing or addition of fade effect are available. Those short video clips are easy to be shared using Panasonic Image App. It is also possible to connect them in any order you like and even to add music instead of recorded sound on the combined file later.
Time Lapse Shot
The camera automatically starts recording photos at time lapse sequence once the start time, interval and the number of pictures to shoot are set.
Stop Motion Animation
This function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appears as if it is moving by itself.
This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound off while suppress emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.