Panasonic adds GX1 to the G Series camera line-up
The GX1 has a built-in flash but also has a hot shoe on top of the device to attach the new Live View Finder which offers 100 per cent field of view and can be tilted for high and low angle shooting.
The device can also record full high definition video and includes image stabilisation, face detection and intelligent scene selector.
The GX1 has been ergonomically designed to be easy to hold and operate and is made of high quality resins and elastomers.
Each dial and button has been machine-tooled and laser etched so they will deliver accurate and reliable operation.
One of the features attracting customers to this type of camera is the ability to have as much or as little control as you want but to ultimately be still fairly easy to use.
With this in mind the GX1 has an intuitive button layout and dedicated function buttons.
Frequently used settings and functions can be assigned to two physical buttons on the GX1 and two on the touch screen.
Users can set up to four different patterns of custom settings on the camera for still and video use and if more than one person is using the device.
The 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor offers high quality image rendering and reduced noise. Even at high ISO settings, noise can still be reduced by more than 66 per cent.
The on-board Venus Engine offers advanced signal processing abilities whether you’re shooting photos or videos so users can be assured of sharper and clearer images.
The Level Gauge uses sensors within the GX1 to detect horizontal and vertical angles.
This is also displayed on the screen and easily adjusted so photographers can be sure they are on the level.
The Lumix G Micro System offers 14 interchangeable lenses including a new power zoom lens and even a 3D lens.
There’s also a standard zoom, telephoto lens and single focal length and wide-angle lenses.
PRICING and AVAILABILITY
The Panasonic DMC-GX1 will be available in December.
The GX1 body only – available in black – will be priced at $899.
The GX1 with Lumix G Vario 14-42/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA OIS (H-FS14042E) – available in black – will be priced at $999.
The GX1 with Lumix G X Vario Power Zoom 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER OIS (H-PS14042E) – available in silver and black – will be priced at $1199.