On the heel of Sony's introduction of Alpha a7/a7R Digital Camera as the World’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless System, Panasonic unveiled its new Micro Four-Third Digital Camera today, the LUMIX DMC-GM1. Quipped to the brim with a slew of technologies and features, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1 actually realized one original premise of the Micro Four-Third System - to fit all the functions in a compact footprint. In fact, the camera is so small, it can easily fit inside your pocket. However, it is part of the Panasonic Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) category, thus easily rivals larger DSLR cameras out in the market now in terms of performance.
Packed with same 16.84 megapixel Live MOS image sensor and Venus Engine image processor found on the larger Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7, the LUMIX DMC-GM1 also makes full use of the Micro Four-Third lens mount, hence the title as the World's Smallest Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera to date. Small as it may be, the LUMIX DMC-GM1 actually an enthusiast's camera, with several auto-focus options, 22 filters to select from, a RAW format capability, time-lapse, stop-motion, to even High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. Other features include a 3-inch touch screen LCD with 1,036,000 dots resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless upload, 1080 HD video recording at 60i/30p, an astonishing 40 fps high speed burst shooting mode, and finally the full-range of LUMIX G lens.
Retail price set at $749.99 USD, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1 comes in four different colors: Silver, Black, White, or Orange, and will be available in the coming months.
16.84 Megapixel Live CMOS Image Sensor
Venus Engine Image Prodcessor
Micro Four-Thirds Lens Mount
3-inch Touch Screen LCD with 1,036,000 Dots Resolution
Wi-Fi Wireless Connectivity
Compatible with Panasonic LUMIX G Lenses
Photo Formats: JPEG/RAW
Video Formats: AVCHD Progressive Full HD with Highest Setting at 1920 x 1080 – 60i/30p