Panasonic’s New Post Focus Introduces New Focus Algorithms

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic GX8 extra review photos product shots (1 of 10)ISO 1001-160 sec at f - 2.8

Today, Panasonic is announcing a new feature that will be coming to some of their cameras. It’s called “Post Focus” and according to the press release, it “allows anyone to capture multiple photos with multiple in focus points through a single release of the shutter.”

So how does this work? Essentially the camera takes a photo of a scene and moves the focusing back and forth–similar to a video term called rack focusing. While focusing through the scene, the camera chooses different focusing points and shoots at those different points. Then while viewing the image afterward, you can select the focusing points and save that file as a separate 8MP image.

Panasonic is recommending that this be used with non-moving subjects; and are especially pushing it for macro photography, portraits and landscapes.

The Post Focus function will be available on the DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 by updating to the latest FREE firmware upgrade, which will be available at GMT 1:00 a.m. on November 25, 2015.

Too bad I sent the GX8 back to Panasonic already, this would have been cool to test and see in person.