New addition to the Micro Four Thirds line
Panasonic has added a new and very worthy option to its line of digital cameras today. The new camera is called the Lumix GX1 and is the newest addition to the line of G series cameras. The new GX1 has 16.01 MP resolutions and uses the Panasonic Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine for high quality images. The camera boasts high ISO sensitivity at up to ISO 12800.
The camera can record 1080p HD video at 60i in AVCHD format with superior compression and quality. One key feature of the GX1 is its ability to shoot photos quickly thanks to the super fast 0.09-second autofocus system. The focus system will lock the subject with a half button press.
However if the subject moves the focus is adjusted for best quality. The rear LCD is a 460,000-dot unit that has variable angles. The camera is one of the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds units and works with the lenses already on the market. The camera will ship in mid-December starting at $699.99 for the body only. Several kits will be offered including DMC-GX1-X with the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S (H-PS14042) lens will for a MSRP of $949.99 and the DMC-GX1-K with the 14-42 standard zoom at $799.99.