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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

The Lumix DMC-G1 is Panasonic’s first digital camera utilizing the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Micro Four Thirds is a new standard for interchangeable lens cameras that features the advanced benefits of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras but in a much more compact body. Micro Four Thirds cameras eschew the internal mirror structure of DSLRs to achieve significant reduction in size and weight. The DMC-G1 measures 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 inches (W x H x D), about 0.3 inc…

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

The Lumix DMC-G1 is Panasonic’s first digital camera utilizing the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Micro Four Thirds is a new standard for interchangeable lens cameras that features the advanced benefits of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras but in a much more compact body. Micro Four Thirds cameras eschew the internal mirror structure of DSLRs to achieve significant reduction in size and weight. The DMC-G1 measures 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 inches (W x H x D), about 0.3 inches smaller than the current smallest DSLRs on the market. The DMC-G1 weighs roughly 0.8 pounds.

The Lumix DMC-G1 has a 12 megapixel Live MOS image sensor which features the high image quality of CCD sensors and the energy efficiency of CMOS sensors. The DMC-G1 also features the new Venus Engine HD imaging processor and Contrast auto focus function. The new Contrast AF function provides the user with a wide selection of AF modes including face detection of up to 15 faces, multiple-area AF (up to 23 focus areas) and Quick AF among others. With the Quick AF function, the DMC-G1 will start focusing as soon as the camera is aimed.

Panasonic has also equipped the DMC-G1 with an Intelligent Auto (iA) mode function. This convenient feature will automatically detect shooting conditions and adjust the camera’s settings accordingly to achieve the best image quality. The iA mode involves AF Tracking, Intelligent Exposure, MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection technologies.

The DMC-G1 has an electronic viewfinder utilizing a high resolution LCD (1,440,000 dots) and featuring a built-in eye sensor. This sensor will automatically turn off the 3-inch LCD display when it detects that the user is near. The LCD display offers a 460,000 pixel resolution and 100% coverage. In addition, the display can also swivel horizontally (180 degrees) and vertically (270 degrees).

The camera has a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe mounting point for external flash units. The DMC-G1 is available in three colors: black, red and blue.

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  • Question about Panasonic G1 film mode

    Is their a way to exit out of film mode, or do u just have to set it to stardard if you dont want any effects. I was wondering because i read that film mode slows down the shutter speed

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