LUMIX introduces the first Compact System Cameras and Bridge camera to allow users to select their preferred ‘in-focus’ area after taking their shot
Panasonic is set to release the innovative ‘Post Focus’ mode, which enables the user to select the subject they wish to be in focus, after the photo has been taken.
With each shutter press, ‘Post Focus’ mode captures all possible focus points from foreground to background. Ideal for situations such as macro or food photography, the key benefit of the new mode is the ability to refine the image post-shot to get sharp, accurate focus on a precise area and then select a preferred shot or number of shots.
‘Post Focus’ mode will be available later this month as a free software download for the following LUMIX 4K cameras: DMC-GX8 and DMC-G7 G Series cameras and the DMC-FZ300 compact super zoom.
Scott Mellish, Business Manager, G Series, Panasonic, said: “‘Post Focus’ is designed for macro shooting, food or portraiture where perfect focus is a must in achieving that great creative shot. When the moment is fleeting, you can use this mode to capture your image, with flexibility in deciding on the absolutely ideal focus point after the event. You can take your shot and then review and select your preferred focus point so it is pin-sharp.
“An added benefit in this mode is access to adjustment tools such as Focus Peaking and 5x magnification to really fine-tune your image to the smallest of details and achieve stunning results.
The video below demonstrations how to use ‘Post Focus
Post Focus’ is available on the LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 by updating the firmware to version 2.0. Australian consumers can download the upgrade from 26th November (GMT/CET 1:00am, November 25) at the LUMIX Global Customer Support Site: http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/index.html. The firmware that enables the DMC-GH4 to comply with Post Focus is scheduled to be released in early 2016.
Post Focus Examples:
‘Post Focus’ is very easy to use. The user simply selects the mode, then presses the camera shutter to take the image. Then, during playback they select the preferred focus point to save as a separate shot. The process can be repeated for multiple shots, with fine adjustment, 5x magnified view and Focus Peaking available as the shot is selected.The new mode requires high-speed, high-resolution imaging and uses Panasonic’s fast, high-precision Depth From Defocus autofocus technology working together with the powerful 4K engine, which can record in high resolution at a fast frame rate. It scans all the focus points within an image to quickly capture information.For further information, please visit www.panasonic.com.au
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