The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 was not only Panasonic’s but also the world’s first mirror-less camera. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Nothing beats the thrill of having reached a milestone first – the first man on the moon, first person to have taken more than 500 wickets in test cricket, first woman to have run a country, the first interchangeable lens camera without the pentaprism mirror and so on. Within one moment, a person or thing is transported into a phenomenon. The whole world giddily tries to emulate what that First has accomplished; while some even try to improve on what is already there. Having reached there first, before anyone else did, however, makes all the difference. This is perhaps what Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 must have undergone, being the world’s first mirror-less or micro four-thirds camera. Having heralded this technology into the world of imaging, this 12mp camera brings with it the new age of imaging.

Design and Functioning

Okay, the teeny-weeny bad news first – the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 isn’t quite as small as one would expect a full fledged DSLR to look like. Its dimensions are pretty much like those of a traditional DSLR and anybody could be fooled into confusing it for one. Now, the good news – to make itself interesting even to the average consumer rather than just the serious shutterbug or dedicated dilettante, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 comes in colours like Plum Red and Royal Blue colour too, apart from the traditional Black colour. Since this isn’t an SLR camera, to be precise, some of its functions are those of a compact camera. For example, its Optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lens, rather than being built-in to the camera body. It can be turned on and off via the Mega O.I.S switch on the lens barrel. The rear of the Lumix DMC-G1 is dominated by the large 3 inch LCD screen. The rotating, free-angle LCD monitor, which is hinged on the left side of the camera, can be flipped out and twisted through 270 degrees. Instead of the bulky optical viewfinder of a conventional DSLR, the Panasonic G1 has a smaller electronic viewfinder. The Intelligent Auto Mode now also includes Intelligent Exposure, which increases exposure only in the under-exposed areas of the image, Digital Red-eye, which automatically detects and removes red-eye. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC as well as MMC cards.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Price India
Price: Rs. 39,374.00Resolution: 12.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
OverviewBattery (Type) Li-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 124
Depth (mm) 45
Height (mm) 84
Weight 385g
LensFocal Length(mm) 28-90
f-number F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/4000 ~ 60
Interchangeability Yes
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Image SensorType Live MOS
Total Resolution(MP) 13.10
Effective Resolution(MP) 12.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType Optical Through-The-Lens
MemoryCard Type MMC
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Manual or Automatic
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 10.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode NA
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Colour Options Black, Blue, Red
Last Updated on : August 22, 2010

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