Panasonic has just unveiled the new Lumix GF8, a mirrorless camera followup to the GF7 from last year. The GF7 was a entry-level camera geared toward selfies, and the GF8 takes that to the next level with even more selfie-focused features.
Specs- and design-wise, the GF8 is virtually identical to the GF7. You’ll still find a 16MP CMOS sensor, a Venus Engine image processor, a 3.0-inch 1.04M-dot touchscreen tilt LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi.
The upgrades are basically new software features, so it’s interesting that Panasonic decided to create an entirely new camera model rather than release a firmware update for the previous camera.
There’s a new Beauty Retouch function that lets you put on virtual make-up while reviewing and editing your photos in-camera. Aesthetic Retouch can apply various effects to a face, including clearing up skin texture, digital face lifts, whitening the teeth, and more. Make-up Retouch lets you choose foundation color, lip color, cheek color, and eye-shadow.
The Panasonic GF8 will be available in silver, brown, pink, and orange. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but Panasonic doesn’t currently plan to release the camera in the United States.