Lumix GF1

Panasonic introduces the DMC-GF1 to its LUMIX G Micro System lineup of next-generation digital interchangeable lens system cameras. It is the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera with a built-in flash. It comes in a 3 inch LCD with 460k dots and a 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor that offers superior image quality of a CCD sensor and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. With GF1, you can likewise shoot magnificent HD (1280 x 720) movies in AVCHD Lite format (MPEG-4/H.264) backed by the superior sound quality of Dolby Digital Creator. It also provides a longer recording time without running out of memory as AVCHD Lite stores data more efficiently than Motion JPEG while maintaining spectacular image quality. With AVCHD Lite recording, it allows you to select from three levels of motion image quality like SH (17 Mbps), H (13 Mbps) and L (9 Mbps). It is compatible with an optional Live View Finder that provides the full-time live view function.

GF1 features iA mode which when selected, the GF1 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies that make it easy to capture stunning, clear shots. This includes Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces of subjects that have been registered in the camera. It also features AF Tracking function that keeps the subject in focus even if it moves until the shutter release is pressed. It is equipped also with intelligent exposure technology that enables the camera to correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting and an Intelligent Scene Selector that allows the camera to automatically select whichever of five Scene modes Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery and Macro best suits the situation. It also has a Face Detection AF/AE that enables the camera to detect when there are faces in the frame and adjusts the focus and exposure allowing you to capture beautiful portraits. GF1 also comes with a Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) technology for blur-free photos.

Posted 2010-12-27 and updated on Dec 27, 2010 4:28am by richard

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