The Lumix DMC-GF1 is Panasonicís micro four thirds camera available in various colours. Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Every camera aficionado knows that Panasonic was one of the pioneers of the mirror-less camera, which was seen as one the most significant development in the imaging sector. When it brought out the Lumix DMC-G1, its design pretty much mirrored (puns intended!) that of a traditional SLR, which made it rather bulky. Also, it didnít come with a movie mode, which also drew a considerable amount of flak from the critics and aficionados alike. Thus, as an answer to such critique, Panasonic introduced the Lumix DMC-GF1, which is a more improved version of the G1. Not only does it come in a smaller, slimmer and more compact package, it includes the video mode too and, whatís more, it comes in wonderful colours, which take away the drab and serious look that an SLR exudes. This camera comes with 12.1mp resolution and a prime kit lend of 40mm (in 35mm scale).

Design and Functioning

The GF1 is undoubtedly smaller than its big brother, the G1, and instead of a traditional DSLR hand-grip, the Lumix DMC-GF1 has a slightly raised vertical area on the front-right which isn't big or pronounced enough to be of much assistance. The rubberized thumb-rest on the rear is a lot more useful and offers support to the user while using. The Lumix DMC-GF1 comes in colours like Midnight Black, Pearl White, Metallic Silver, Plum Red and Baby Pink. Optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lens, rather than being built-in to the camera body, rather than the body, like all the other models of Panasonic. One scene mode that this camera comes with, which is particularly worthy of mention, is the new Peripheral Defocus option, which makes it easy for beginners to achieve a blurred background / sharp subject effect without having to understand what apertures are. Intelligent Auto mode tries to make things as easy as possible for the complete beginner. It allows the user to point and shoot the camera without having to worry about choosing the right scene mode or settings. The Panasonic DMC-GF1 has a small dedicated Motion Picture button to the right of the shutter button, which is the improvement from its earlier models. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC as well as MMC cards.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Price India
Price: Rs. 43,969.00Resolution: 12.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
OverviewBattery (Type) Li-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 119
Depth (mm) 36
Height (mm) 71
Weight 285g
LensFocal Length(mm) 40
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/4,000 - 60
ISO rating Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Interchangeability Yes
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Brand LUMIX G
Image SensorType Live MOS
Total Resolution(MP) 13.10
Effective Resolution(MP) 12.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD
Size 3.0
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
Shooting Modes Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illuminations / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 10.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Colour Options Black, White, Silver, Red, Pink
Last Updated on : August 22, 2010

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