Jul
16

Coming soon: Post focus shots on Panasonic cameras

by
amysquibb

An impending firmware update will let you change your focus point after you’ve taken your shots

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The GX8 will be getting a firmware update to allow for post-shoot focusing

As well as annoucing the new Panasonic Lumix GX8 and the FZ330, Panasonic has also revealed a future firmware update that will let you change the focus point after you’ve taken a shot.

This ability has been seen in the Lytro Illum camera, which works by capturing the entire light field. The GX8’s Post Focus function, though, will simply focus bracket to give you several options. It will shift the lens to focus on 50 different areas, giving you extensive creative control over your image, after you’ve taken the shot.

To change the focus point you just touch the out of focus area on the back of the camera to refocus it to that point. The newly focused area will then be saved as a separate photo.

The firmware update is due late 2015 to spring 2016. We are very keen to check out this new additon, as combined with the camera’s feature set and potential image quality, it could be a really useful function. Check back here for a hands-on update when it’s released.

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