Panasonic Lumix GX1 announced


We are going to go Panasonic today with a couple of digital cameras, where we will first focus on the Lumix GX1. Sounds familiar as though it was part of the GF1 family which delivered Micro Four Thirds goodness to the world, doesn’t it? Well, Panasonic’s latest foray in the form of the Lumix GX1 intends to achieve the perfect balance between size and performance – so you can read on about the specifications and make a judgment for yourself.

Just what does the Lumix GX1 bring to the table? For starters, you will not be disappointed with the megapixel count at all – no sir, especially when your eyes will be treated to a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, making sure that each press of the shutter button will result in real-to-life images via excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. More to come about the Lumix GX1 in the extended post.

Do you love taking photos in low-light situations, but then again rue the difficulty of doing so? Well, let the Lumix GX1 show you what it is capable of in such situations thanks to a maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity. This particular model will also adopt the Contrast AF as its focus system, where the focusing process is controlled by the image sensor. If one were to compare it with the Phase difference system AF, Contrast AF is said to be able to achieve higher accuracy especially when shooting using a bright lens with small F value.

There is also a 3″ touchscreen LCD display that makes it far easier to compose the frame of that particular image, making it highly intuitive and easy to do so. The inclusion of an ultra high-speed Light Speed AF assures the Auto Focus will work in approximately 0.09 second – talk about super fast! As for the newly-added focus mode AFF (AF Flexible), that feature will allow the GX1 to lock on the focus when the shutter button is half-pressed, resetting its focus when the subject moves.

Want to shoot video? Not a problem, as the Lumix GX1 does video recordings at 1920 x 1080 at 60i, thanks to a sensor output of 30p, your eyes will definitely enjoy full-High Definition videos in the AVCHD format. Right now as the Micro Four Thirds family grows, you have 14 Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from to go along with the Lumix GX1 – including the new power zoom X lens.

The colors of choice would be just black or silver as the Lumix GX1 is rolled out in the middle of December this year, where a body-only package would go for $699.99.

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