Panasonic DMC-GX1 features Mark Peters : November 7th 2011 - 12:45 CET
Panasonic Lumix GX1 digital camera features : Panasonic has announced a new Lumix system camera; The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. The Panasonic DMC-GX1 camera features an high-speed light speed auto-focus, which means it can Auto Focus in approximately 0.09 second. The fast auto-focus is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by the synchronizing the lens and sensor at 120fps. Plus, the newly-added focus mode AFF (AF Flexible) locks on the focus when the shutter button is half-pressed, however, if the subject moves, the focusing is reset to get the best results. Combined with the Touch Auto-Focus control, setting and focusing on the subject is easy and amazing quick.
Panasonic DMC-GX1 features
The touch-control system of the Panasonic DMC-GX1 camera lets users set the focus on the subject by simply touching it on the large, 460.000 dot wide-viewing angle LCD display. Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera users can even release the shutter by touching the LCD screen. Once locked on the subject with a touch, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 camera tracks the subject, even when it moves, using the AF tracking function. With a touch on the screen, users can select the part and the size of the AF area, choosing from 1-area AF, Multi-area AF with 23 AF areas and Pinpoint AF, which allows extremely precise focus setting.
Panasonic DMC-GX1 operation
Despite its compact size, the Panasonic Lumix GX1 digital camera is extremely intuitive to operate, with an optimized layout of control buttons, a mode dial and dedicated function buttons. Users can customize the two external buttons and two menus tabs to settings they most frequently use so they are easily accessible. In addition, a total of four custom setting patterns can be stored to the digital camera’s model dial - one on C1 and three on C2.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 camera design
Furthermore, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 system camera was designed to enhance its ergonomics, with a grip that fits naturally and comfortably in the hand, despite its flat profile and compact design. Plus, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 camera has a more tactile texture and the mode dial is easy to turn and features print that is easy to read and won’t easily wear.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 test photos
Panasonic Japan has published some sample photos of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera. You can check out the Panasonic DMC-GX1 picture quality yourself. The Panasonic DMC-GX1 test photos can be downloaded here, here, here, here and here.
Panasonic DMC-GX1 video features
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera can record video’s at 1920x1080 in 60i, with sensor output of 30p, full-High Definition videos in the AVCHD format which excels in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for playback. In addition to the practical full-time AF, the Touch AF in video recording also lets users enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Just by pointing at the subject, the focus is shifted so it stands out.
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
With a dedicated video record button on the top of the camera, users can instantly start recording videos while taking pictures without any having to make any extra setting adjustments. Along with the full HD video recording capabilities, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 system camera also features high-quality sound, recorded with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Video clips can also be recorded in MP4 format for playback on a Personal Computer or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.
Panasonic DMC-GX1 accessories
The new Panasonic Lumix GX1 system camera offers a wide variety of accessories to choose from to match every shooting situation and shooting style, including: external flashes, PL filters, ND filters, MC protectors, remote shutter, zoom level, battery packs, AC adaptor, DC coupler, straps, cases, bags and much more. Plus, with the Panasonic DMC-GX1 hot shoe on the top of the camera, users can attach the optional tilt-shift Live View Finder (Panasonic DMW-LVF2), with approximately 1.4x and 1,440,000-dot equivalent, 100% field of view.
Video Panasonic DMC-GX1 manual operation
Video Panasonic DMC-GX1 miniature effect
Video Panasonic GX1 photo modus
Recording videos with the Panasonic Lumix GX1 in Cappadocia, Turkey
Recording videos with the Panasonic DMC-GX1 in Istanbul, Turkey