Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Specs: Full HD Video Claims False?

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Earlier today we posted an article regarding the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2′s official specs, however we forgot to mention video capture resolution, and despite it having “Full HD” branding on the front of the camera it is a little bit misleading.

The camera is capable of capturing 1080/60i or 720/60p, obviously these video capture resolutions are still impressive, however not as clear as Full HD at 1080p.

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The definition of Full HD according to Wikipedia is as follows “1080p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution (1,080 horizontal scan lines), while the letter p stands for progressive scan (meaning the image is not interlaced)“, this quite clearly states that interlaced 1080 video is not Full HD.

I must admit I am not an expert on video capture or high-definition video formats, however to me it looks as if Panasonic’s Full HD claims are misleading and a form of false advertising, do you agree?

Source: Engadget

  • James

    Well, the GF2 can produce 1080p 30fps video, but has to wrap it in a 1080i 60fps container because the AVCHD standard doesn't allow a 1080p container. Most recent video editing tools should be able to extract the 1080p 30fps video.