Panasonic Unveils New G1 Micro SLR

The world’s first Micro Four-Thirds SLR camera

  • The G1 is offered in three different colours for the style-conscious, with red and blue casings accompanying the traditional black model.

  • Panasonic’s DMC-G1 is an SLR camera with all the comforts of home — a crisp viewfinder and an interchangeable lens system. It differs from a traditional digital or film SLR, though, in that it is significantly smaller and lighter without compromising the quality of the in-built image sensor.

  • The most expensive kit initially offered with the G1 includes both ‘kit’ lenses and various accessories including a lens petal hood, and will cost $2199.00 upon release in

  • The G1 offers all the traditional manual controls of an SLR, with manual zoom and focus rings on the interchangeable lenses.

  • Two lenses will be initially offered with the G1. A short 14-45mm lens has a minimum aperture range of f3.5 to f5.6, while the telephoto 45-200 will have a range of f4 to f5.6.

  • The G1 opens up a new digital camera market, with size and weight no longer being a deciding factor when considering a digital SLR camera.

  • The body of the camera weighs only 385 grams and measures only 12.4 centimetres wide and 4.5 centimetres in height.

  • The G1’s feature set includes Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto picture system, to ensure photos are easy to capture at any time. A broad range of custom picture modes and settings are also easy to access.

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