Enthusiast Rangefinder Style Model
Panasonic Lumix GX1, an enthusiast rangefinder-style model which has more than just a little likeness to the cherished Lumix GF1. The new camera contains a 'Live MOS' 16MP image sensor, a high 12,800 ISO, touch-screen interface plus a 120Hz enabled readout AF system which can obtain focus as quick as .09 seconds. The GX1 is Panasonic's first camera congruent with it's brand new high res
, which is available separately. The GX1 comes in black or silver with a pair of optional kit lenses. thankfully ,
there are lots of dials and knobs. What was unknown is what Panasonic had stuffed under the hood.
When a camera makes an a dew about numerals printed on dials that will not wear out easily, you instantly worry at a shortage of features, especially a camera manufactured several years subsequent to its forerunner the GF1. You can be thankful that Panasonic has actually enhance a number aspects, without ruining the good stuff.
First off is the new image sensor, a Live MOS' 16MP ' unit which captures up to 12,800 ISO. They've also added a touch-screen allowing tapping to focusing (fantastic for rack-focusing of movies) plus tap-to-shoot-a-picture.
Video can be acquired @ 1920 x 1080 (@ 60fps) using AVCHD format, plus Panasonic has added many in-camera photo effects to stylize your photos. Also hyped as a highlight is the on-screen level. In field
terminology it means the camera will embed orientation into your images, so there's no need to rotate every portrait-format image when you're on your computer. An omission from the GF1 camera.
There are a bunches of other fine-tuning, too. After it's locked, your focus will re-correct if your subject moves, for instance, plus focusing is even quicker than the already-fast GF1. A new hi-resolution optical LVF2 viewfinder which is optional replaces the old one.
Nov 7, 2011
• 16Mp Resolution
• 3.0" Touch Enabled LCD
• Built-In Flash, Hot Shoe and Mode Dial
• Lumix LightSpeed Focusing
• 1080/60i HD Video Capture
• Movie iA and Creative Movie
• High Grade Designed Body
• Ultra High Speed 0.09 Second AF
• Super O.I.S.
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