Panasonic has launched 'Post Focus', a new free firmware download for
LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 cameras.
Panasonic's exciting new Post Focus function is easy and fun to
use and encourages photographers to shoot first and focus later.
After installing the Post Focus firmware, users simply select Post
Focus mode in their camera settings and shoot images without
worrying about focus points.
When users are ready to review their shots, they can select
whichever part of the image they would like to be in-focus during
playback, and save it as a separate image. The process can be
repeated for multiple shots, all with different focal points, and
while in Post Focus mode photographers can also use fine
adjustment, 5x enlarged view and Focus Peaking options.
Andrew Reid, LUMIX Product Manager, Panasonic New Zealand says
"the exciting new Post Focus function gives photographers the
creative freedom to change focal points after the point of capture.
You simply select your preferred focal point during playback and
save it as a separate shot. This process can be repeated for
numerous shots, even with Focus Peaking, 5x enlarged view, and fine
adjustment settings selected. It's a whole new photographic
The Post Focus function combines Panasonic's existing 4K
technology with high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth from Defocus)
auto focus technology. Burst images in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160
pixels) are shot at 30 frames per second, while detecting up to 49
areas of a frame for focus points at different depths of field.
Images captured in Post Focus mode are grabs from 4K video footage
which are then saved as 8MP JPEG still images.
The Post Focus function is available on LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-G7
and DMC-FZ300 cameras by updating the firmware to version 2.0. The
new Post Focus firmware is available, free of charge from LUMIX's Global Customer Support Site.
The Post Focus firmware update for DMC-GH4 is scheduled for
release in early 2016.
About LUMIX G
Since launching the world's first Mirrorless Camera in 2008,
Panasonic has expanded the boundaries of photography with their
LUMIX G Mirrorless Camera series.
To this day LUMIX G remains renowned for high picture quality,
advanced features and functions for exceptional shooting
performance and creative control, their compact size, and
From their acclaimed DMC-GH4, adored by professional
videographers around the globe, to the stylish retro design and
user-friendly features of the DMC-GF7, there's a camera for all
types of photographers in the LUMIX G series.
About Panasonic New Zealand
For almost a century, Panasonic's diverse range of products,
technology systems and services have delighted customers and
businesses in New Zealand and abroad.
At Panasonic, they understand how products can impact people's
lives and this drives them to develop technology which is "clever
made easy." They're passionate about staying true to their brand
promise and making your everyday life better - at home, work, or
Recognised as one of the most trusted brands in New Zealand and
abroad, Panasonic's reputation is backed up by award-winning levels
of customer service and market-leading product innovation.
Customers can always count on Panasonic for reliability and