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

By Posted 4 Nov 2010, 18:04

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.

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

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  • 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.

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