Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 – Best of Both Worlds?
It has theÂ bragging rights to beingÂ the world’s smallest and lightest camera that takes interchangeable lenses.
The 12.1-megapixel camera uses a format that ditches the internal mirror and prism while maintaining a DSLR-sized sensor.Â Â
It has aÂ flip-out, 3-inch, high res (1.44 million pixels!) Live viewfinder and a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS Sensor. All that jargo means thatÂ this snapper weighs in at 385-grams (0.85-pounds) and just 20-mm thick.
Rounding out the specs are optical image stabilization (MEGA OIS), intelligent ISO, AF tracking, face detection, HDMI output, and intelligent scene selector with Venus Engine HD image processing and a Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system.Â I hope all that makes sense!Â
The Japanese will getÂ the G1 on October 31st.
The body alone is expected to cost Â¥80,000 (about $750 tax inclusive) on up to Â¥120,000 (about $1,200 tax inclusive) with bundled LUMIX G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 MEGA OIS lens.