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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a digital SLR that utilizes a 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor') sensor with 12.11 million effective pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. The camera is compatible with Micro Four Thirds mount lenses via an adapter (DMW-MA1PP). It also supports up to ISO 3200 sensitivity, has a 3.0“ Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio, wide viewing angle and 460,000 dots color support. It also supports the following connectors: USB 2.0 (High Spee…

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a digital SLR that utilizes a 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor') sensor with 12.11 million effective pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. The camera is compatible with Micro Four Thirds mount lenses via an adapter (DMW-MA1PP). It also supports up to ISO 3200 sensitivity, has a 3.0“ Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio, wide viewing angle and 460,000 dots color support. It also supports the following connectors: USB 2.0 (High Speed), Video Out (NTSC / PAL), wired remote control DMW-RSL1 (optional) and HDMI. It also supports PictBridge for PC-less printing facilities, SD / SDHC / MMC memory cards, and is powered by a 1250 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 measures119 mm x 71 mm x 36.3 mm (4.69 x 2.8 x 1.43 inches) and weighs 285 g (10.05 oz) (camera body only)/ 448 g (15.8 oz) (with lens and battery).

Features

The Lumix DMC-GF1 is part of Panasonic’s LUMIX G Micro System lineup of digital interchangeable lens system cameras. The DMC-GF1 is touted as the world's smallest and lightest system camera with a built-in flash. It takes its place as the third model in the G series of digital interchangeable lens system cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. It can record vivid still shots and smooth, motion pictures and features the advanced AVCHD Lite movie mode, which is ideal for recording extended HD movies and networking with other AV devices, and it can also record in the Motion JPEG format, which offers wide compatibility with PCs. The camera also features several preset filters in My Colour mode or apply a range of unique textures available in Film mode. Other features include iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, exposure meter, aperture preview and shutter speed preview through the live view, Live View Finder which provides full-time live view, built-in flash, a 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle and full 460,000-dot resolution with automatic backlight control, which combines with the high resolution for viewing in everything from sunny outdoor conditions to dim indoor situations; and comes in a choice of body colours: true black, active red and sleek silver. The camera also features Venus Engine HD, Dust Reduction system, My Colour mode with a total of seven preset effects – Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, and Silhouette; 16 Scene modes, AVCHD Lite recoding (1280 x 720 high-definition motion picture); and Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) which prevent handshake when using high-powered zoom. It also has Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure, and VIERA Link networking.

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