Panasonic Lumix GX1 – Traditional Design With High-End Features

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Panasonic Lumix GX1 - Traditional Camera Design With High-End FeaturesThe new Panasonic Lumix GX1 appears to be the beginning of a new line of high-end compact Micro Four Thirds cameras. The GX1 offers serious camera performance in a traditionally-styled compact, interchangeable lens camera. The 12-megapixel GF3, announced in June, was designed for casual photographers who want to step up to the better quality of a compact system camera. The new GX1 is designed to address the needs and wants of serious photographers who want a smaller, interchangeable lens camera. It gets the GF3′s touchscreen LCD display and improved auto focus but in a more traditional camera body with a higher-resolution 16-megapixel sensor, customizable controls, mode dial, flash / accessory hot shoe, electronic level, and ISO 12,800 sensitivity. There’s also a new optional 1.4-million-dot resolution electronic viewfinder (DMW-LVF2) that can be mounted on the GX1′s hot shoe.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 - Front & Back

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Key Features and Specs:

  • 16-megapixel Four Thirds format Live MOS sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 60i AVCHD full HD video
  • 3-inch 460k-dot touch-control LCD
  • Touch shutter, touch focus, touch zoom (with new power zoom lenses)
  • Ultra high-speed Light Speed AF
  • Sensitivity: ISO 160 to 12,800
  • Electronic level
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Auto and Scene modes
  • Intelligent Auto and iA Plus shooting modes for beginners
  • Customizable external controls, shooting modes and menu

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is supposed to be available in mid-December. Suggested retail price for the GX1 body is US $699.99. It will also be available with the standard 14-42mm kit zoom lens for $799.99; or with the new Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm power zoom lens for $949.99. The GX1 will come in black and silver.

Official Panasonic Lumix GX1 Press Release >>

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