In pursuit of high picture quality, the 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter attains the maximum performance of the lens and the Venus Engine renders high-precision yet natural images. The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer) realizes effective suppression against blurring allowing 5-stop slower shutter speed*1 by combining the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) to take maximum advantage of both stabilization systems. Users can enjoy blur-free photo and video shooting not only in wide angle but also in telephoto, even in low light situations.
The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps*2, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec*3. The burst shooting performance is also improved to achieve 9 fps (AFS/MF) / 6 fps (AFC) up to 600 (JPEG) / 30 (RAW) images or more. A variety of extensive AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF and advanced Low Light AF enhance usability to comply with wide-ranging shooting situations.
The LUMIX G95 has been redesigned externally in pursuit of intuitive one-hand operation that quickly responds to the photographer’s intention. It integrates an OLED LVF (Live View Finder) with 2360K-dot high resolution in approx. 1.48x / 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent) magnification capability. The free-angle 3.0-inch large LCD rear monitor with approximately 1240K-dot resolution adopts touch control system, making shooting in high and low angles easier.
What make the LUMIX G95 a truly hybrid camera are a host of advanced video functions. In addition to the 4K video recording capability in 3840x2160 at 30p/24p in MP4, the LUMIX G95 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor/recorder via HDMI simultaneously while recording video. The High Speed Video lets users record slow motion video in Full HD at 120 fps (1/4x), 90 fps (1/3x) and 60 fps (1/2x). Furthermore, 4:2:0 / 8-bit log recording is available with the pre-installed V-Log L. The 3.5mm microphone jack and newly added headphone socket comply with serious sound recording.
Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution to save it as a 4K PHOTO. Auto Marking and Sequence Composition are newly added in addition to Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Light Composition and 4K Live Cropping to make 4K PHOTO even easier-to-use, in more creative way.
The LUMIX G95 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption.
The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the users’ convenience. The Battery Grip DMW-BGG1 (sold separately) realizes comfortable, long time shooting.
The LUMIX G95 lets users shoot vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction. The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter drives the maximum performance of the lens and the Venus Engine renders high-precision yet natural images. An optimum gradation setting in the sensor provides a wide dynamic range for a smoother transition between tones. A Tuned Three-dimensional Colour Control detects not only hue and saturation but also brightness, and applies optimal control according to the value of each factor. This achieves rich colour reproduction from dark to bright parts of the image, which especially improves the expression of skies or human skin. A Tuned Multi Process NR boasts high noise identification accuracy and preserves details even after the noise reduction process, which results in natural textures and precise detail especially in middle to high sensitivity image recording. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise even in low-lit situations and at max. ISO 25600.
The LUMIX G95 incorporates 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer) which boasts even more powerful and effective blurring suppression, allowing use of 5-stop slower shutter speed. Combining an O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. Both O.I.S. and B.I.S. are finely controlled based on the information detected by the high precision gyro sensor. It is highly beneficial not only in wide angle but also in telephoto and in adverse situations, such as at nighttime or with one-handed shooting.
The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video. Panasonic LUMIX G series DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Cameras offer a wide variety of digital interchangeable lenses and most of them will comply with the 5-axis Dual I.S. in the LUMIX G95*2 and the B.I.S. compensates for camera movement even when a lens without O.I.S. is used.
*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.
*2 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that complies with it.
The DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology*1 in LUMIX G95 calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating several images with different sharpness level while consulting the data of optical characteristics of the current lens in a split second. As a result, the LUMIX G95 achieves high speed AF of approximately 0.07 sec*2 and high speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject in focus.
Furthermore, the Venus Engine in the LUMIX G95 is more capable of tracking moving subjects, and it prevents out-of-focus shots even when the subject is fast-moving or when an obstacle cut across in front of the subject. Newly added AF Sensitivity mode lets the user set the tracking sensitivity according to the shooting situation.
The LUMIX G95 incorporates Face / Eye Detection AF which automatically sets focus right on the eye of a human face to capture stunning portrait with crisp focus on the eye. With the Pinpoint AF, users can magnify the target area for more precise focus. The Low Light AF makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely even without an AF assist lamp thanks to the newly adopted algorithm optimized for low-light, low-contrast situations. It is effective in extremely low-lit situations down to -4EV, which is as dark as under moon light. A total of 49 focus detection areas enable more flexible composition together with the Custom Multi AF mode in which users can freely select the blocks to focus on out of the 49 focusing areas. Focus peaking is also available for precision manual focusing.
*1 Contrast AF with DFD Technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses.
*2 In AFS, at wide-end with H-FSA14140 (CIPA).
The LUMIX G95 has been redesigned externally in pursuit of intuitive one-hand operation that quickly responds to the photographer’s intention. Newly added are three buttons on top of the body which let the user adjust exposure, ISO and white balance quickly. The buttons on the back are positioned around the wheel dial, providing quick access to the target item in both shooting and playback. The grip is also redesigned for a more stable and comfortable hold.
To withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX G95 boasts a rugged design with a front structure composed of a magnesium alloy full die cast front frame. It also features a splash/dust-resistant* construction thanks to the use of sealing in every joint, dial, and button.
The LUMIX G95 has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a high magnification ratio of approx.1.48x / 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent). High-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 2,360K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. Adoption of OLED for the LVF achieves high speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility. With an eye point of approximately 20 mm, it offers high visibility with comfort for users wearing glasses. It is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners.
Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3-inch LCD rear monitor with 1240K-dot high resolution features free-angle shooting. It tilts up and down by approximately 250-degree which makes shooting in either high or low angle even easier.
The LUMIX G95 features an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit. The shock caused by the movement of the shutter diaphragm is dramatically reduced and the shutter sound is minimized. This enables users to release the mechanical shutter even in situations where they previously had to use the electronic shutter.
*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
Taking advantage of the high speed signal readout capability of the sensor and high speed signal processing, the LUMIX G95 is capable of recording 4K video*1*2. Despite its high performance, it boasts superior energy efficiency and its size is kept compact for high mobility. The LUMIX G95 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in addition to the full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p videos with practical full-time AF.
Panasonic cameras are known for video superiority and this camera is no different. The High Speed Video lets users record slow motion video in Full HD at 120 fps (1/4x), 90 fps(1/3x) and 60 fps (1/2x).
The LUMIX G95 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor in 4:2:2 / 8-bit*3 via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. Users can choose to output only the recording content or the content with the setting menus individually depending on the display.
The V-Log L is pre-installed in the LUMIX G95. Log recording offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production process, and V-LogL features log characteristics with 12 stops of dynamic range.
The addition of a 3.5mm microphone jack allows for high quality audio recording using an external microphone such as Panasonic External Stereo/Shotgun Microphone DMW-MS2. A headphone jack is newly added for sound output.
Thanks to this 4K technology, users can experience 4K PHOTO to capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 4K burst file to save as a 8-megapixel equivalent photo. Choosing the best shot out of hundreds of frames recorded with 4K PHOTO is now easier with the newly added Auto Marking function. It lets you jump to the nearest frame where differences are obvious between consecutive frames to minimize the time it takes to choose the best shot. Sequence Composition allows the user to make a composite image by synthesizing multiple images shot at a fixed frame with 4K PHOTO. A unique image reflecting the subject’s motion can be produced easily in the camera without needing a special retouching process. Plus, the LUMIX G95 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording that realizes stable panning or zooming in video recording. In panning shots, the user can simply set the viewing angle to start and end with to get smooth panning without using any special equipment like a slider. In zooming, you can set the after-zoomed viewing angle first, so that the subject is perfectly framed. Thanks to the digital operation, the zooming imagery is smooth because it does not physically move the zoom lens.
*1 About motion picture recording / 4K Photo recording
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD/30p] [FHD] [HD]: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
Motion picture file will be recorded and played back in separate files in the following cases.(You can continue recording without interruption.)
– When using an SDHC memory card: If the file exceeds 4 GB
– When using an SDXC memory card: If the continuous recording time exceeds 3 hours and 4 minutes or If the file exceeds 96 GB
• The maximum available continuous recording- When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
*2 For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".
･Post Focus / Focus Stacking
The LUMIX G95 also comes with a Post Focus function that lets users select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful in situations like macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function was developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology. The Focus Stacking function enables users to adjust the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with the Post Focus function in the camera. Users do not need to focus strictly while shooting as they can obtain the image with the defocus level that they want or pan-focus the image by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of insects, small accessories, and so on.
･L.Monochrome D in Photo Style
L.Monochrome D mode is newly added to Photo Style, making it possible to shoot dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows while preserving the details. All three monochrome modes - Monochrome, L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D – allow the user to adjust the grain effect between High/Standard/Low for more creative monochrome photo shooting.
･Exposure / WB / Focus / Aperture Bracket
In LUMIX G95, Focus Bracket and Aperture Bracket are additions to conventional Exposure Bracket and WB Brackets for users to choose the best shot later. In Focus Bracket, max.999 images can be shot with different focus points. The Aperture Bracket lets users take multiple shots with different depth of field.
･Live View Composite Recording
The camera releases the shutter at designated intervals of exposure time and synthesize the parts with high luminosity to produce a single picture. While total brightness of each consecutive images are accumulated in bulb shooting, only the target subject, the bright parts of an image, are detected and the user can synthesize them carefully while seeing it in live view. This is useful for shooting fireworks or stars in the night sky where the background needs no gain-up.
･Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
The LUMIX G95 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera is connected to a smartphone or tablet nstalled with Panasonic's dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. This enables the camera to activate by simply using a smartphone/tablet or to add GPS geotag on the photos automatically.
･AC/USB Power Charging
The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the users’ convenience.
･Power Saving LVF
The LUMIX G95 newly incorporates a power-saving function. To save power, the camera automatically enters sleep mode at a designated interval (selectable among 1/2/3/5/10 seconds) after detecting the eye is off the eye sensor. Users can quickly go back into shooting mode with a half press of the shutter button. A long battery life of approximately 900* images per battery charge is achieved by this Power Saving LVF.
* Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 3 sec.
･Battery Grip DMW-BGG1 (sold separately)
The LUMIX G95 is compatible with the newly introduced Battery Grip DMW-BGG1*1.By using two batteries, one in the camera and the other in the grip, the DMW-BGG1 extends the battery life for longer time shooting. It also makes gripping more comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. The DMW-BGG1 perfectly matches the camera, boasting a rugged, splash/dust-resistant*2 design.
*1 A battery pack is included in DMW-BGG1.
*2 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.