The Lumix G95 from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a broad range of picture and video capabilities that is also distinguished by its sleek and compact design. Because of the presence of a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine, high-resolution stills may be captured throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200-25600, and continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second with AF-S is possible.
It is also possible to record UHD 4K video at 30 frames per second, and the pre-installed V-Log L mode provides a larger dynamic range of up to 12 stops, allowing for more precise color grading control during post-production. In addition, when recording externally through micro-HDMI, 4:2:2 8-bit output is allowed, and both the headphone and microphone connectors feature increased audio recording capabilities.
Additionally, a Dual I.S.2 system, which makes use of both in-camera and in-lens image stabilization technologies, is included to enhance the photography capabilities by successfully reducing the appearance of camera shake by up to five stops.
An advantage of the flexible photo and video capabilities is the compact form factor and the sturdy, weather-sealed build, which makes it suitable for operating in adverse weather. When viewed at eye level, there is a 0.74x magnification OLED viewfinder with a 2.36m-dot resolution that provides crystal clear vision.
The back 3.0 is a 3.0 “The 1.24m-dot LCD has a free-angle design that allows it to be used from a variety of angles, including high, low, and front-facing, and it also has a touchscreen for easy control. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for wireless remote camera operation and picture transfer to a mobile device without the need for a separate device.
Venus Engine with a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine.
The G95 is equipped with a 20.3MP Light MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and an upgraded Venus Engine CPU, which allows it to capture clear, detailed still images as well as Ultra High Definition (4K) video.
This combination increases resolution while minimizing noise to a bare minimum, allowing for the usage of sensitivities as high as ISO 25600 without sacrificing image quality. It is also fast, with continuous shooting rates of up to 9 frames per second with AF-S and 6 frames per second with AF-C.
Video Recording in Ultra High Definition (4K)
In addition, to still image capture, the camera can record UHD 4K video at up to 30p at an 8-bit color depth and 4:2:0 sampling while recording internally in the camera’s internal memory. The external recording is also enabled through micro-HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, as an alternative to the internal recording.
The V-Log L profile has been pre-installed on this camera, and it is used to record a flat, neutral gamma curve that is well-suited for grading purposes. Slow-motion video in Full HD quality is supported at frame rates of 120, 90, and 60 frames per second.
Additionally, a 3.5mm headphone connector as well as a 3.5mm microphone input are included for better audio recording.
2D image stabilization with 5 axes and dual image stabilization
With Dual I.S. 2, which combines the G95’s 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization technology with lens-based image stabilization, photographers can achieve the highest level of sharpness possible when shooting handheld.
This technology compensates for up to five stops of camera shake as well as a wider range of movement types to produce sharper, more detailed images. Dual I.S. 2 needs the usage of compatible Lumix lenses that include O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization).
Design of the body and wireless connectivity
- In order to compose at eye level, a huge OLED Live View Finder with a high 2.36 million dots resolution and 0.74x magnification is used.
- The 3.0 is a more powerful tool for picture composition and playback “The rear LCD monitor with 1.24 million dots features a free-angle, tilt, and swivel design to allow for viewing from a range of positions. In addition, it has a touchscreen, which allows for easier menu navigation and settings management.
- The G95 is made of magnesium alloy and has a die-cast frame. It has a sturdy design that involves thorough sealing at joints, dials, and buttons to make it both splash- and dust-proof, as well as being a shock- and vibration-resistant.
- When operating in the Power Save LVF mode, the DMW-BLC12 lithium-ion battery provides about 290 shots each charge, or around 1000 photos per charge when working in the standard model. Additionally, the battery may be recharged in-camera using either a USB cable or an AC power adapter.
- WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity are built-in and enable wireless image sharing as well as remote camera operation from connected smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth Low Energy also allows for a continuous connection with your mobile device, enabling features like geolocation and automated image transmission to be utilized.
PHOTO MODES FOR 4K IMAGES
- Taking use of the G95’s video recording capabilities, a trio of still photography modes are available for capturing continuous 8MP stills at 30 frames per second:
- It is great for situations where a high frame rate is required in order to capture the best possible moment. Burst: This mode will enable you to record continuously, making it perfect for situations where a high frame rate is required in order to capture the best possible moment.
- Pre-Burst: This mode is useful when you’re not sure when it’s important to push the shutter button. It will record photographs one second before and one second after pressing the shutter button, giving you a total of 60 frames to pick from in this situation.
- Burst (S/S): This mode is the most similar to the video recording process, and it allows you to playback your video, pause it at a predetermined point, and then use the shutter button to select a frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame. Burst (S/S): This mode is the most similar to the video recording process, and it allows you to playback your video, pause it at a predetermined point, and use the shutter button to
Post-Focus and Focus Stacking are two techniques that can be used.
Another feature of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing process known as Post Focus, which is only available in 4K. With the contrast-detection focusing system and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 frames per second and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting process in order to provide a variety of distinct focusing ranges to select from.
The camera’s touchscreen allows you to select the particular portion of the image that you want to be in focus as the image is being played back, and an 8MP JPEG file will be produced. You may split the original burst into many distinct files with different points of focus. You can also employ the focusing assist capabilities in order to achieve even more precision when concentrating on a specific in-focus region.
This technology also enables the creation of focus stacking photos in-camera, which allows for a larger depth of field to be achieved, which is very useful for taking close-up subjects. It is possible to capture and preserve photos with varied points of focus in this mode, which may subsequently be mixed together to create an extended depth of field.
AF System with a 49-Area Depth-From-Defocus System
DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is used to improve autofocus performance by instantly calculating the distance between subjects and adjusting the focusing point. This allows for continuous shooting at up to 6 frames per second while maintaining continuous autofocus.
In addition to benefiting both still and video recording modes, this contrast-detection type focus method is also useful in subject tracking applications, where the subject’s color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock on to moving subjects and ensure precise focus on the moving subjects If you’re dealing with portrait subjects, face/eye recognition skills make it much easier to shoot individuals and emphasize focusing as precisely as possible on a subject’s pupil.
The focusing sensitivity and speed of the camera may be changed to further optimize performance with the certain subject matter. Additionally, the AF sensitivity may be reduced to -4 EV, which is useful when working in low-light circumstances.
Focus peaking, which emphasizes bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for rapidly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist, which allows for touch-to-focus operation, are both available for manual focus operation to make it more convenient.
It is also possible to magnify images by up to 20 times using MF Assist, allowing for a more in-depth examination of selected subjects.
Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens (Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.
This flexible 24-120mm equivalent wide-to-tele zoom lens is included with the camera body and is well-suited to a wide range of shooting scenarios. When combined with the camera’s sensor-shift IS system (using Dual I.S.), this POWER O.I.S system provides effective control of camera wobble and allows for clearer handheld photography.
Also included are three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element, which work together to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations, resulting in improved clarity and sharpness.
Additional Camera Functions
- It is possible to achieve a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec and a high flash sync speed of 1/200 sec with a mechanical focal plane shutter. An electronic shutter mode is also available, with a maximum shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec, which makes working in bright light and with wider aperture settings much easier.
- Live view composite recording is a one-of-a-kind long exposure mode in which the shutter is released at predetermined intervals of exposure time and segments of the picture with high brightness are synthesized to generate a single well-exposed image in real-time.
- This model is well-suited for high-contrast situations, and a live view may be utilized to see how the target subject’s exposure changes over the course of numerous composited exposures, which is particularly useful while shooting in low-light conditions.
- Photos may be styled in a variety of ways: Standard, Vibrant, Natural, Monochrome (L. Monochrome, L. Monochrome D), Scenery (Portrait), Custom (Cinelike D, Cinelike V, and V-Log L), and V-Log (Lighting).
- Expressionist, retro-style, old-fashioned, high-key and low-key sepia tones, monochrome (including dynamic monochrome), rough monochrome (including rough silky monochrome), Impressive Art (including high dynamic range), Cross Process (including Bleach Bypass), Miniature Effect (including soft focus and fantasy), Star Filter (including one point color) and Sunshine are among the filter modes available.
Panasonic Lumix G95 Specs
|MSRP||$1199 (w/12-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3888|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photodetectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Color space||Primary color space|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to ISO 100)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||IS system works together with stabilized lenses to improve shake reduction|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif 2.31)Raw (Panasonic RW2)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.48× (0.74× 35mm Equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter PriorityAperture PriorityManual|
|Flash range||6.40 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleContinuous4K PhotoPost FocusIntervalSelf-timer|
|Continuous drive||9.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Modes||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|USB charging||Yes (can be charged from external power banks)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2|
|Remote control||Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)|
|Battery description||Lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||290|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||536 g (1.18 lb / 18.91 oz)|
|Dimensions||130 x 94 x 77 mm (5.12 x 3.7 x 3.03″)|