Camera News
by Brad Soo on September 2 2009

It’s the day that everyone’s been waiting for - Panasonic just officially announced their new Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera! The Panasonic GF1 is around the same size as Olympus’ E-P1 PEN camera but the GF1 packs a few extra features and will retail at a slightly higher price. Let’s cut to the chase, here are the main features of the Lumix GF1:

panasonic lumix gf1

Panasonic Lumix GF1
(Micro Four Thirds camera)

  • 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor (Micro Four Thirds, 2.0X crop factor)
  • Micro Four Thirds lens mount (adapters available for normal Four Thirds and Leica lenses)
  • Venus Engine HD image processor
  • Dust reduction
  • 3 inch high resolution LCD (460k pixels)
  • Optional electronic viewfinder attaches via hotshoe
  • My Color photo effects feature
  • On-board flash
  • ISO range of 100 - 3200
  • Full manual controls with RAW mode and flash hotshoe
  • 3 FPS burst mode (Unlimited JPEG or up to 7 RAW)
  • 720p (1280 x 720 at 30 FPS) movie mode with sound
    Continuous autofocus, exposure adjustment and windfilter available while recording
  • Takes SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in October for $900 (with choice of 14-45 mm kit lens OR 20 mm pancake lens)

Panasonic also announced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses today: the 20 mm f1.7 pancake set to be available next month for $400 and the new Leica 45 mm f2.8 Macro, which will go for $900 next month

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