Panasonic LUMIX GX1 will arrive in December

7 Nov 2011

The Panasonic LUMIX GX1

Panasonic will release the LUMIX GX1, a compact camera with an interchangeable lens and a 16-megapixel Live MOS Four Thirds Sensor.

The camera is aimed at people looking for a camera that produces a high-quality image but don’t want to have to carry a large DSLR camera.

The LUMIX GX1 weighs 413 grams and has a 16-megapixel image sensor which works with the Venus Engine image processor. The camera offers low-light sensitivity at up to ISO 12800.

According to Panasonic, it has the fastest auto focus speed in compact cameras, at 0.09 seconds. Other automatic shooting modes include multiple area AF, face detection and AF tracking, which locks onto any subject to keep it in focus as it moves.

Users can choose from 14 interchangeable lenses for the camera, such as Panasonic’s 14-42mm zoom pancake lens. It can also avail of a lens which takes 3D photos.

The camera is capable of shooting full HD (1080p) videos with stereo sound. It has an AVCHD format for optimal compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for viewing.

The Panasonic LUMIX GX1 is available from this December.