Gift Tip 13: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Camera

Posted: Nov 23 2009, 12:57am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:41pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the world’s lightest and smallest system camera with built in flash. The standout property of this compact camera is the lens interchangeability option. It makes use of the high tech micro four thirds system wherein the camera uses the conventional model sensors itself but allows the manufacture of slimmer cameras by removing the mirror box and optical viewfinder. Hence the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 has a compact, user friendly design and is much lighter than DSLR cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is an efficient gadget for professional photography and high definition videos. It sports a 12.1 mega pixel sensor which provides elegant and crystal clear images with less work. The various modes of photography allowed by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 helps one to redefine the art of still photography. The design and light weight are added advantages for the professionals in this field. The camera hosts a 3.0 inch 60 fps LCD which provides a friendly user environment.

The high image qualities are guaranteed by the use of a MOS sensor. The camera consumes low power even under heavy and low lighting conditions. The iA mode helps beginners avoid the most common mistakes made while capturing images. The other major features of the Panasonic DMC- GF1 include AF Tracking, Face Recognition, Intelligent Exposure, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Selector Face Detection AF/AE. These features help to capture images with the highest clarity and timing.

The camera will record high definition videos at a resolution of 720p [1280 x 720] and use AVCHD Lite compression technology to provide good quality videos. A dedicated video button has been provided for the comfort of the user. The high end Movie Program mode provides options for capturing custom videos by selectively blurring the background and foreground, a feature that, until recently, was only offered on high cost movie camcorders. The LUMIX DMC-GF1 includes the new My Color mode, which hosts seven preset effects namely Expressive, Pure, Retro, Elegant, Monochrome, Silhouette, dynamic art and Custom. Each of these modes let users manually set the color, saturation levels and brightness.

The biggest problem that might be pointed out about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is that it is priced slightly higher than its counterparts and the availability of the system is not guaranteed everywhere.

Great Gift For
The Panasonic Lumix DMC- GF1 is a perfect gift for people who approach photography at a professional level.

Price and Where to Buy
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is selling for $899.95 on when in stock.
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This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more hot tech gift recommendation across 10 categories and shopping tips now here.

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