Panasonic Lumix GX1 says hello

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Earlier today we told you about the new Panasonic DMC-3D1, which is claimed to be the smallest compact 3D camera available in the world. The company has added another device to their range as the Panasonic Lumix GX1 says hello.

The camera that has been expected for quite a while now will sit alongside other devices in the G range, and according to TechRadar has been in development for a while. It will feature a micro four-thirds size 16.0 million pixel Live MOS sensor. There are a variety of features that include automatic shooting modes, full manual control, and a touchscreen to control autofocus.

The accurate AF promises high-speed focusing that Panasonic claim is the fastest AF speed in cameras of its size at 0.09 focusing speed. This was previously held by the Olympus PEN-PS, and the GX1 has a shooting speed of up to 20fps.

Panasonics range of G series shooters are compatible with a wide range of lenses that include the new X Zoom lenses that were announced earlier this year. There is also a Venus Engine image processor that can go up to ISO 12800. The AF modes on the GX1 include face detection, multiple- area, and AF tracking, and it has an on-board flash.

What is become the norm on cameras of this type is the LCD touchscreen, and you will find full HD video capture in AVCHD with 501 stereo sound. The price of the new Lumix GX1 in the UK will be £499.99 for the body, or for £599.99 you will get the 14-42mm standard lens kit.

In December the 14-42 X lens kit will be available for £729.99. While in the US the standard lens kit will be priced at $800, and $700 for body only.

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