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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

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Panasonic DMC-GH1

The GH1 utilises the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens and supports continuous AF. It also has a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine HD, with multi-aspect type sensor that allows users to take photos in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratios with the same angle of view, twin CPUs for processing capabilities, Creative Movie mode which lets the user manually set the shutter speed and aperture, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode like Face Recognition (to prioritiz…

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Panasonic DMC-GH1

The GH1 utilises the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens and supports continuous AF. It also has a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine HD, with multi-aspect type sensor that allows users to take photos in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratios with the same angle of view, twin CPUs for processing capabilities, Creative Movie mode which lets the user manually set the shutter speed and aperture, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode like Face Recognition (to prioritize focus and exposure on a specific face), O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to help reduce blurring from hand-shake; Intelligent ISO Control to help limit motion blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves as the shot is taken; AF Tracking that lets the camera lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves; Intelligent Exposure which optimizes the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights, and Intelligent Scene Selector. The camera also has SD card support, as well as an optional mini HDMI™ cable to output the images from the GH1 to the Panasonic HDTV via VIERA Link™, allowing users to view playback and slideshow features on the camera.

Features

Panasonic introduces the DMC-GH1 which utilizes the G Micro System – a digital interchangeable lens camera system that features professional-level functions and performance in a compact camera body. Compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the GH1 features advanced video photography functions, such as the ability to record High Definition (HD) AVCHD 1080p/24p video. In addition, the LUMIX GH1 comes with a long-zoom interchangeable lens – the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. This lens was designed to support HD movie recording and features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability. This allows for smaller camera body and lens sizes. The GH1 provides video recording features, including the ability to record high-resolution full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 24 fps or HD video (1280 x 720) movie at 60 fps using an AVCHD format (MPEG-4/H.264). The AVCHD format provides the benefit of doubling the HD quality recording time compared with Motion JPEG. The GH1 hosts a dedicated video record button on the back of the camera which lets users start recording videos, even while shooting still photos. The LUMIX GH1 also records video in stereo sound via Dolby Digital Stereo Creator.

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  • GH1 versus GF1 at 720

    Is there a difference between 720 HD shot on the GH1 and 720 HD shot on the GF1? At 720 HD is the quality the same on both? Does the GH1 have a higher bitrate? If I won't be shooting 1080 am I just as well off with the less expensive GF1? $800 versus $1500.

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