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

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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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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