Panasonic has introduced a new digital mirrorless camera that is specifically designed for Vloggers. The Panasonic Lumix G100 camera (known as the G110 in some regions), offers a relatively large sensor, interchangeable lens, a bright electronic viewfinder and a fully articulating touchscreen display – a strong competitor for Sony.
Because with the Sony ZV-1 (priced at $846 on Bhphoto), the company from Japan has announced its own vlogging camera, but the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 offers some decisive advantages. Above all, the interchangeable lens – thanks to the MFT mount, a variety of lenses available for users.
The heart of the camera is a 20 megapixels Four Thirds sensor, but digital stabilization only. The Lumix G100 can record 4K videos with either 24 or 30 frames per second for up to ten minutes at a time, at 1080p resolution slow motion with up to 120fps is possible. Panasonic offers the in-house V-LogL color profile, which should offer a little more flexibility when editing. If desired, the material can be transferred directly to a smartphone via WLAN.
The vlogger camera is equipped with a 3-inch display that can be folded out to the side so that you can easily take selfie videos – the display is outlined in red while videos are being recorded. In combination with Nokia’s OZO technology, three microphones ensure proper sound recording – ambient noise can be masked out, the voice of the people in the picture is amplified. If you prefer to use a larger microphone, there is a corresponding connection.
Pricing and availability
The Panasonic Lumix G100 can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com. Priced at $747.99 with a 12-32mm lens. The kit with 12-32mm lens (24-64 mm 35mm equivalent) and Tripod Grip costs $797.99. But it includes a $50 instant discount, extra battery, and external charger; and the offer will end on June 27, 2020.