Panasonic LUMIX GF1 hybrid digital camera

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Panasonic LUMIX GF1 hybrid digital camera – Panasonic Korea announced the launch of its hybrid digital camera LUMIX GF1 based on based on the Micro Four Thirds system.
Panasonic LUMIX GF1 hybrid digital camera

The 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the GF1 offers the best of both worlds – the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor.

Advanced technology that makes it possible to read 4 channels of data simultaneously also helps the GF1 deliver 60 frames-per-second Full-time Live View images, while faithfully reproducing high-resolution images with fine detail and rich gradation.

The contrast AF system adopted in the GF1 features not only the accuracy but also the industry’s fastest level of high-speed, (e.g. Approx. 0.3 sec with a Lumix G standard zoom lens H-FS014045.) There are many reasons to employ contrast AF for its focusing system, including full-time live view.

The GF1 thoroughly optimizes the advantages of a system camera to assure outstanding image quality. It can record both vivid still shots and smooth, beautiful motion pictures. The GF1 features the advanced AVCHD Lite movie mode, which is ideal for recording extended HD movies and networking with other AV devices, and it can also record in the Motion JPEG format, which offers wide compatibility with PCs.

In addition to a host of beginner-friendly shooting assisting functions, such as LUMIX’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, the GF1 also comes with unique functions including exposure meter, aperture preview and shutter speed preview through the live view.

Panasonic LUMIX GF1 hybrid digital camera

While the GF1 is small in size, it does not compromise on functions. It comes equipped with a built-in flash. It boasts a large, 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle and full 460,000-dot resolution. Users enjoy vivid, exceptionally detailed images both when shooting and when viewing the results.

The GF1 is expected to be available in Black and White. No words on pricing yet.

Panasonic LUMIX GF1 hybrid digital camera

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