Panasonic Lumix GX1: For Realz This Time
After the Panasonic Lumix GX1 was spotted in Taiwan last week, Panasonic finally unveiled the full Monty about this camera. This micro four-thirds camera is the successor to the GF1, which was raved about by professional and amateur photographers. It basically takes kick-ass photos, in a very small and compact package, meaning that you can take great pics without having to lug around a heavy DSLR.
The 16MP Live MOS sensor is improved from the predecessor, with the ISO going up to 12800 to capture low light scenes. It now has a 0.09 second auto-focus, making it quite fast. Burst shooting is 20fps for 4MP and 4.2fps for 16MP. It captures video in 1920 × 1080 AVCHD Full HD with high-quality sound. The Intelligent Auto + mode lets you sit back and push a button to take great photos and videos. The Auto Bracket feature takes up to 7 photos at different exposure levels in order to create HDR composites. There are also a variety of integrated filters to create different looks for your photos directly on the camera.
The camera can also capture 3D images, but you’ll need the LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 dual lens in order to do so. The Lumix GX1 comes in silver or black and will retail for $700 (USD). It’s available for pre-order now over at Amazon.