Mark Peters : November 7th 2011 - 09:20 CET updated
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera : Panasonic has introduced its new compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 camera features a 16.01 Megapixel Live MOS image sensor and Venus Engine, helping to guarantee real-to-life pictures through impressive photo resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Even in low-light conditions and at maximum ISO sensitivity (12800), the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 can generate breathtaking digital photos and HD videos, and because of its compact body it can be easily carried for daily use. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 system camera adopts Contrast AF for its focus system, so focusing is controlled by the image sensor.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
When compared with the Phase difference system AF, Contrast AF achieves higher accuracy especially when taking pictures with a bright lens with small F value. For example, the accuracy of Contrast AF is approximately 90% while Phase difference auto-focus F is approximately 60% at F1.4. Additionally, with the precise Contrast AF system, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 achieves high resolution through an optimal balance of resolution and noise reduction, thus producing lifelike image rendering and highly precise Auto Exposure and white balance. To further advance the Contrast AF, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital system camera incorporates full-area focusing, making it possible to set focus on any point in the field of view. With the new Panasonic Lumix GX1’s 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD display, frame composition is intuitive and easy.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 system camera
“Panasonic expects the Lumix DMC-GX1 to please a lot of photographers who have been eager for a technology upgrade comparable to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, which continues to be a popular digital system camera with dedicated followers who appreciate the compact body size, yet high quality of pictures and movies,” said Darin Pepple, Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics. “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera is an flexible and capable camera with fast auto-focus speeds and outstanding photo quality. Plus with a built-in flash and a hot shoe allowing for camera accessories like an external viewfinder, the Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a powerful system camera that is small enough to be a photographer’s everyday camera choice.”
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera will be available in the colours black and silver around December 2011 and will be available in the following kit options: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1-X with the Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S (H-PS14042) lens will carry a retail price of $949.99 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1-K camera with the 14-42 standard zoom for a retail price of $799.99 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 body only for $699.99.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review
As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review.