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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 Reviews – with a new Digital Interchangeable Lens

By on March 12, 2009

panasonic_lumixgh1Panasonic’s latest release, Lumix DMC-GH1 adds up to the family of digital SLR models with HD video capturing. The camera measures approximately 124 x 90 x 45 mm in dimension and weighs approx 385 grams. The device is powered by a 1250mAh 7.2V Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and is supplied with a charger and an AC adapter.

A specially designed 14-140 mm lens featured with low noise and continuous auto focusing (AF) backs full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 24 fps or HD 1280 x 720 video at 60 fps. The device comes with a LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140 mm/F4.0-5.8 lens offering a focal length range of 28-280 mm. A quick start video record button on the back of the camera helps you to start video recording quickly and can be used for shooting still photos also. Other features of the camera include a Live View Finder system, 12.1 Megapixel high speed Live MOS sensor and Intelligent Auto Mode technology. The user can see a preview of the effects of camera settings before taking the shot with the help of this Live View Finder system. The high speed Live MOS sensor is capable of taking shots in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratios. The Intelligent Auto Mode of Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GH1 selects the scene settings automatically for the user and also offers Optical Image Stabilization, AF Tracking. This enables the camera to lock itself on any subject and keep it in focus and a Face Recognition feature is offered in addition.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 offers features of professional level and high level performance in an easy-to-use camera body. The Lumix DMC-G1 being the first Micro Four Thirds camera, the latest DMC-GH1 is slightly tweaked. The exterior portion of the camera is almost same, but with a difference that Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GH1 has 1080p recording at 24 frames per second or 720p recording at 60 frames per second and stored to AVCHD format. However, there has been no word yet regarding the price and availability of the device.

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