Published on September 12th,2008 at 1:43 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Live Tokyo and Hands-on : Panasonic Adds Some Colors to Their Latest DSLR: The Lumix G1

Here’s Panasonic’s latest DSLR, yep you’re reading this right, a DSLR and not just a compact one! The Lumix DMC-G1 is the 2nd DSLR from Panasonic and available in three colors, your usual black and stylish metallic red or blue.

As for specs are we have a 12.1Mpix camera with a Live MOS sensor, an ISO range from 100 to 3200, and 3” with multi-angle swing and tilt LCD.

The coolest feature on this new badboy is its “mirror-less structure.” It reduces by 2 (from 40 to 20mm) the distance between the lens and the sensor for a device smaller, lighter and not affected by any mechanical issues in the long run since there are no mirrors!

Panasonic also worked hard to reduce image noise thanks to their newly developed VENUS ENGINE HD. This new image processor engine is also responsible for a faster reaction time to shoot pictures and improved color correction.

Last but not least, you can plug your DSLR into your HD TV with an HDMI cable to use your TV as a viewfinder.

Panasonic Introduces New Generation Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera – LUMIX G Micro System
World’s First Camera to employ new Micro Four Thirds System Standard.

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, today announced the release of the DMC-G1, the world’s first digital interchangeable lens camera that is based on the new Micro Four Thirds System Standard. The G1 is a compact, lightweight, easy-to use camera that is equipped with many advanced features allowing users the possibility to shoot more creative photos. The superior picture quality of the G1 is made possible by a 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor as well as Panasonic’s new Venus Engine HD imaging processor. The G1 is also equipped with a Dust Reduction System designed to prevent dust and other foreign matter from adhering to the image sensor.

With the G1, Panasonic has created an entirely new category of digital cameras that takes advantage of the Micro Four Thirds System Standard in making more lightweight and compact cameras. By increasing the number of electrical contacts between camera body and lens, Panasonic has increased camera expandability and maximized the potential of future features and compatibility in the G1. In addition, the versatile G1 accepts not only Micro Four Thirds System interchangeable lenses, but also conventional Four Thirds System lenses when an optional adapter is mounted. This means that users can continue to use Four Thirds lenses they already own.

The G1 is the optimal camera for those users who are interested in a small, sophisticated, easy-to-use camera that will greatly expand their photographic capabilities. Together with an innovative mirror-less structure that dramatically downsizes the camera body, the LUMIX G Micro System achieves a dramatic portability and ease of use by adopting a high resolution electronic Full-time Live View Finder instead of a conventional optical viewfinder. Despite its ultra-compact design, the G1 comes fully equipped with features that assure outstanding ease of use, made possible by the contrast AF system. The G1 also boasts iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, a popular feature that is now incorporated in all new LUMIX digital compact cameras. iA mode brings together a full range of functions – AF Tracking, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure, Intelligent ISO Control and MEGA O.I.S – that together let users shoot beautiful photos with maximum ease. The G1 incorporates an innovative camera design as well by giving users a variety of body colors to choose from.

The Live MOS sensor in the G1 provides users the benefits of Full-time Live View both when viewing the Free-Angle LCD and when looking through the viewfinder. Other new conveniences made possible by the contrast AF include 1-area-focusing, AF Tracking, and a preview functions that show the photographer how changing the shutter speed and other settings will affect the photograph. The large 3.0-inch free-angle LCD, with its 100% field of view and sharp 460,000-dot resolution, allows the photographer to check even the finest details when composing an image or viewing a shot just taken.
The exceptional image quality of the G1 is based on a 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor that boasts a wide dynamic range and low power consumption, as well as the new Venus Engine HD imaging processor from Panasonic, with superb noise reduction performance and expandability represented by HDMI output capability. Because dust entering the body is a concern with all interchangeable lens cameras, Panasonic equipped the G1 with a Supersonic Wave Filter as part of a Dust Reduction System designed to prevent dust and other matter from adhering to the image sensor.

In addition to the use of Micro Four Thirds lenses, the G1 can be fitted with a mount adapter that allows the use of standard Four Thirds lenses. This greatly expands the assortment of lenses available to users allowing them to choose lenses from a variety of manufacturers and in a variety of combinations, for virtually unlimited photographic capabilities. A wide range of special accessories is available too. The G1 also is equipped with a mini HDMI output terminal for easy connection with other AV devices. With features like these, the G1 gives users a host of photographic and entertainment possibilities to explore.

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  • bousozoku

    This is not an SLR at all, though it uses many components and concepts from the four-thirds SLRs. Since it doesn’t have the mirror box, mirror, etc., it cannot truly be considered SLR but a new type of camera.

    It’s a compact, interchangeable lens camera, but someone will have to categorise it in the future. Samsung has mentioned that they are working on something similar.

  • http://www.akihabaranews.com Daimaou

    I will even had that this a “Bridge” with interchangeable lenses, so yes not a DSLR, not really a Bridge, we will have to find a name to this new kind of Camera

  • http://www.autoshowevents.com gb

    I’m waiting to see what Olympus brings to the table in a few weeks with their mFT camera.

    Hoping Oly has all the features the G1 has plus inbody IS, and a 720 HD video with no length restriction that the D90 has.
    .

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/gaborcsikos Gabor

    Why don’t put the Panasonic the M4/3 sensor in the FZ cameras? Would be an UZ camera with DSLR IQ, almost pocket size, very good video abilty. Would be FZ-38 possibly. Stupid question?

  • http://blog.limkopi.org anonymouscoward

    that’s kinda fancy on the outlook for a slr.. I wonder if it will take off…

    and your tv as a viewfinder.. that’s pretty weird.. lol

  • sona

    could you please help me to find the global panasonic email adress in Tokyo.

 

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