Panasonic LUMIX Cameras – Interview with Product Planner Koyama-san


We’re repeatedly exploring our trade by sharing interviews we do with producers’ key positions – those behind closed doorways planning the following era of cameras, that you simply often don’t casually meet and get to ask questions. This time, we headed to Panasonic’s headquarters in Kadoma, Osaka (Japan), and had the chance to take a seat down with Masanori Koyama-san, head of the planning workforce for the LUMIX line of cameras. I hope, you take pleasure in this pleasant 26-minute lengthy complete dialog and fulfill your curiosity in relation to figuring out extra concerning the growth of those new cameras.

The Panasonic LUMIX line of cameras has been a part of our manufacturing arsenal since 2007 with the introduction of the GH1. Later in 2018, Panasonic introduced the LUMIX S1 and S1R, their first full-frame cameras. A number of the cameras within the LUMIX line have been okay, whereas others have been glorious. A digicam just like the GH5 will at all times be remembered as a monumental piece of apparatus resulting from its “trade first” options in mirrorless cameras, resembling 4K/60p, 1080p 180fps sluggish movement, and 10-bit inside recording. I’m not exaggerating by saying that Panasonic was the primary firm to emphasise video recording in mirrorless cameras for the advantage of filmmakers.

LUMIX GH line of cameras
LUMIX GH6 and its legacy. Picture credit score: CineD

The final to hitch this distinguished household of Micro 4 Thirds cameras was the LUMIX GH6 (listed below are our assessment and our Lab Take a look at). On this interview, subsequent to common questions concerning the LUMIX line of cameras, I went a bit deeper with questions asking Koyama-san concerning the GH6 itself and among the options it has and/or doesn’t have.

Masanori Koyama-san
Masanori Koyama-san. Credit score: CineD

Here’s a full line-up of questions we mentioned:

1:23 – Product planning workforce
2:04 – Course of of making a digicam
4:16 – Planning the GH line
11:09 – GH6 and its strongest promoting factors
13:13 – AF System
16:17 – Inside ND System
18:34 – GH6’s form
20:18 – Two digicam strains: L mount and MFT
21:38 – Is there one other pocket-sized digicam, resembling GH1, deliberate?
23:38 – Future prospects for the GH line cameras

What do you assume Panasonic ought to carry to the market subsequent and which characteristic is your loved one LUMIX digicam nonetheless lacking? Please share with us your ideas within the remark part beneath.