A Big Misstep for Micro Four Thirds: Panasonic G100 Review

The removal of a key Micro Four Thirds feature in the Panasonic G100 has left me scratching my head.

Until the release of the Panasonic G100 earlier this year, all had been quiet on the Panasonic M4/3 front. The Panasonic G100 has been aimed at modern hybrid content creators. Hybrid shooters want the best of both worlds when it comes to stills and video. There are many cameras on the market that cater to this segment, and they all fall into the same price bracket as the G100. Does the Panasonic G100 have what it takes to compete with offerings from Olympus, Fujifilm, Sony, and others when it comes to stills? Let’s find out in our full review.

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The Panasonic G100 Is an Oddity of a Camera and Missing a Big Thing

In Pro Camera Reviews, we recently discussed the new Panasonic G100.

In some ways, the new Panasonic G100 feels like the odd man out. There’s a whole lot going for it, but they missed the ball in some ways. This camera is designed mostly for the vlogger, and it features some innovative things for that audience. But for photographers, we’re scratching our heads a bit. For example, they got rid of the in-body image stabilization: a difficult thing to justify. We discuss more in our latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

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Why Exactly Would a Photographer Want the Panasonic G100?

The Panasonic G100 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization on the sensor, but it has its 5 Axis Hybrid IS system.

Besides being a terribly kept secret, the Panasonic G100 camera is boasting a whole lot in terms of upgrades and features. But, most of those are catered to the content creator. However, considering how much Panasonic has brought the tech in their Micro Four Thirds cameras forward, there’s still a lot packed into there. Unfortunately, they removed in body image stabilization in favor of a super small camera body. But, the company demonstrated to us how their Hybrid IS system works in a video. It uses a gyrosensor built into the camera and a few other tricks. In addition to all that, Panasonic emphasized to us just how bright both the LCD and the EVF are.

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