Panasonic Unwraps the Lumix G1 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Panasonic Lumix G1 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Panasonic today introduced the Lumix DMC-G1, the first Micro Four Thirds camera to come out of the format that promises a smaller body and even smaller lenses.

The Lumix G1 completely breaks away from the traditional SLR design by doing away with the pentaprism or pentamirror and coming up with an innovative mirror-less structure that also dramatically downsizes the camera body.

The G1 features a 4/3 type MOS image sensor with 12 megapixels, ISO 100 to ISO 3200 light sensitivity and a 3-inch LCD monitor that can swing out and tilt 180 degrees.

The G1 represents an exciting new design for a digital interchangeable lens camera. But while Panasonic says they want to present a real alternative for entry-level DSLR shooters, the company did not want to present a radically new exterior so it retained an unnecessary bulk where the pentaprism used to be. And while the image sensor has an aspect ratio of 4:3, its articulated rear screen has an aspect ratio of 3:2. Go, figure.

[Site: Panasonic]
[Press Release]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

EXC Vintage compact camera Rollei 35 LED (black) w. Triotar 3.5/40mm picture
EXC Vintage compact camera Rollei 35 LED (black) w. Triotar 3.5/40mm
New in Box Lidcam HD-1 8x Zoom with 3 presets Dual LED Lights  picture
New in Box Lidcam HD-1 8x Zoom with 3 presets Dual LED Lights
Led Projector HD 720p WXGA Keystone picture
Led Projector HD 720p WXGA Keystone
Vintage ROLLEI 35-LED CAMERA Triotar Lense 40 mm 3.5/4.0 Soft Case Wrist Strap  picture
Vintage ROLLEI 35-LED CAMERA Triotar Lense 40 mm 3.5/4.0 Soft Case Wrist Strap
Vintage Rollei 35 LED Camera For Parts or Repair  picture
Vintage Rollei 35 LED Camera For Parts or Repair