Friday, February 24, 2017

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Review 2017

Panasonic is one of the leading manufacturer of mirrorless digital cameras companies in the world. The micro four third sensor output mirrorless, known as the Lumix. Entering 2016, Panasonic introduced the latest series of Lumix, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8. This mirrorless the camera like the launch of the company, designed to be more compact than the GF series beginning to appear.

Some of the latest generation of Lumix, featuring a design that is more stylish and offer more color variants. In addition, as has been Lumix GF- processing chain with many innovative features that are now more intuitive to the user. In 2016 mid-March, CHIP video images directly to a chance to test the Panasonic Lumix GF8. The first impression upon seeing the camera is minimal and trendy. Yeah! Design Lumix GF8 almost the same as the Lumix GF7, do not forget a simple and minimal, and it has a modern style.

GF8 equipped Lumix G Vario lens group 12-32mm f / 3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS, and the size is too small, and in fact no more than the surface of the hands of adults. Thus, it is light and fits in the hand.
3.0-inch LCD screen that allows rotated up to 180 degrees, with funding from the 1.04 million dot resolution, the screen with the feature touch. It is interesting, because it is designed to GF8 Lumix camera and personal image. So, for those who like to take pictures of a narcissistic, simply touch mode is activated shutter release, users simply click on the screen and the screen will immediately adjust the focus quickly, before they finally recorded images.

(Photo Portrait Neysa Sastrawijaya)
(Photo Portrait Neysa Sastrawijaya)
Personal photo images using reshape Beauty and aesthetic retouch feature to make your skin softer.

Personal or bitmap images image, and can also be modified after the shooting took place. Panasonic Lumix GF8, is equipped with beauty retouch that allows users to ensure better enforcement of the pictures feature. For example, with the aesthetic retouch, allowing users to add a touch of facial cleaner, whiter, and the eyes are also more pronounced.

In addition, the Lumix provided GF8 Beauty Retouch many women who take pictures portrait becomes more beautiful. For example, The Retouch feature, and the women who took the pictures can add a touch of lip color lipstick with a virtual counterpart, in addition to the basic foundation, powder, eye shadow and give effect.

Another feature that will definitely make femininity happy, there are scene mode consists of a silky skin, background Softones, relaxing tone, and so forth. Images portrait on this side of the yard, using SLIKY skin mode that produces the effects of defocusing and slimming effect. The advantages and the picture becomes even more skin smoothness and shine. Therefore, women no longer need to rely on other applications, a type of application Camera360 that are used widely in smartphones, to beautify the image of a photograph them.

Best in performance class of GF- series

Although the Panasonic Lumix GF8 designed to be more compact and casual, this does not mean the reduction of the performance of this camera. Instead, this camera similar to the launch of the company to continue to improve the features and technology comes. It is to produce the best performance, like other Lumix GF- series.

Colors still look good and natural.
To support the best performance from this GF8 Lumix, Panasonic adds ISO sensitivity up to ISO25600. With a large ISO, Lumix GF8 very qualified for use in low-light conditions though. In addition, if it still does not light, users can use the internal flash is located on top of the camera body. To determine this, simply press the display flash / lightning arm, which lies behind the intelligent automatic button.

Some images recorded footage using a Panasonic Lumix GF8, achieved good results. Innovations that Digital Live MOS sensor includes four small image processor Venus Engine III to him is able to reduce noise and improve color reproduction for the better.

The picture shows the above to re-green color reproduction is more mature, with a light, which tends to flatten. Green trees chromatic abberation papers are not visible at all. In light and dark, it is correctly recording everything. Speed ​​focus problem, Panasonic Lumix GF8 support feature automatically Light Speed ​​AF with 23 focus points, allowing objects unruk capture the focus moving though. Support G Vario ASPH lens with OIS MEGA, and create images that capture more stable.

The planning period, the focus shutter button, and there are many variables Lumix offered GF8. For example, is how to take pictures with a single click, or click on the screen after you select the touch screen focus, friends (the camera will detect the neighboring two objects together), flip (the camera will shoot if there is movement in the face).

Users can add effects (the Sun) In addition, through post-editing is available on Panasonic Lumix GF8.

In addition, other techniques on the Lumix GF8 rarely found on the camera competitors, Shot consecutive shots, as well as stop motion animation. With all these features, users can continue to create create a time lapse video, create stop motion images based on the video.

+ + Advantages + +

+ Offering the latest technology
+ More creative features
+ Can record stop motion and timelapse
+ There is a facility in camera editing
+ Large ISO suited for low-light

- - Deficiency - -

- The battery is likely to quickly run out
- The body is quite fragile should wear protection
- The menu is quite a lot, need to remember the location of some settings


Specifications Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Resolution: 16 Megapixel
Sensor Size: 4/3 (17.3mm x 13.0mm)
Lens: 12-32mm (equivalent to 24-64mm), 2.67x zoom
ISO: 200 to 25.600 (can be maximized up to ISO 100 to 25.600)
Shutter: 1/16000 - 60 seconds
Aperture: f / 3.5
Dimensions: 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Weight: 336 grams with battery and lens

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