Panasonic has announced the launch of its new LUMIX G series mirrorless single-lens camera in Japan, the LUMIX “DC-G100D,” set to release on January 26, 2024. This camera will find appeal to those transitioning from smartphone photography or venturing into interchangeable lens cameras for the first time.
The DC-G100D stands out with its compact and lightweight design, weighing approximately 346 grams, making it highly portable and user-friendly. Despite its size, the camera promises high-quality photo and video capabilities, simplifying professional photography for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
One of the significant upgrades in the DC-G100D is the introduction of a “W kit,” which includes a telephoto zoom lens along with the standard zoom lens. This addition addresses requests from users of the previous model and offers greater flexibility in capturing everything from wide-angle to telephoto shots, ideal for various scenarios like group photos, distant landscapes, and events.
Panasonic offers three lens kit options to cater to different user needs: the “K kit” with a standard zoom lens, the “V kit” featuring a standard zoom lens and a tripod grip, and the new “W kit” with both standard and telephoto zoom lenses.
The camera is not just about its physical attributes. It boasts a high-quality 20.3-megapixel LiveMOS sensor and Venus Engine, ensuring faithful color reproduction. Noteworthy features include face/eye recognition AF, a focus select function, and an approximately 2.36 million-dot OLED finder for improved visibility, even in strong sunlight.
For video enthusiasts, the DC-G100D offers 4K30p recording, perfect for high-quality Vlog creation, along with slow and quick effects for a broader range of video expression. A 5-axis hybrid image stabilization function ensures steady shots, especially when shooting handheld.
Panasonic envisions the DC-G100D as a versatile camera that enables both hobbyists and event photographers to capture professional-grade images with ease. However, due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there might be potential delays in the release or supply chain disruptions. Panasonic assures customers that any updates regarding the release date will be promptly shared on their website.
For more detailed information and specifications about the DC-G100D, enthusiasts and prospective buyers can visit Panasonic’s official product page.