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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 gallery

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Sunday 21st, September 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

LetsGoDigital found some time to work with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 for a short period of time. As far as they concerned, this should be the most interesting development of the year 2008. A while ago, Panasonic introduced the Micro FourThirds system in cooperation with Olympus, which is a further developed camera system based on the Four Thirds standard, shortly after which Panasonic introduced the new G1. This is even more surprising since you would not expect this kind of innovative modification to the interior of the traditional camera by an electronics manufacturer. On the other hand, perhaps you would expect it from a manufacturer as Panasonic, who might have a different view on photography.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix camera models
The current camera models can be roughly divided in a twosome models: compact and DSLR. Yet a commonly heard wish is to be able to choose a camera with a compact build, yet with the qualities of a digital SLR. The advantages of a compact camera are obvious; conveniently small and sufficiently light to carry with you at all times, and although the current DSLR has considerably shrunk in size, the difference between both models is still vast.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Micro Four Thirds system
This difference however, is broken by the introduction of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1, or at least, it's a start. The size is obviously more compact and indeed looks like an advanced compact camera. The possibility of changing lenses is of course the main quality of the Micro Four-Thirds system. Soon after the Photokina show we will give priority to the Panasonic G1, one of several more, and the technical tests carried out in our DIWA Lab.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 photo gallery
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is the world's first camera to employ the new Micro Four Thirds System standard. Together with an innovative mirror-less structure that also dramatically downsizes the camera body, the Lumix G Micro System achieves a dramatic portability and ease of use by an adoption of electronic Full-time Live View Finder instead of conventional optical viewfinder. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 test photos were taken with a pre-production camera. The sample photos were taken in Cologne, Germany. See the full Panasonic photo gallery at LetsGoDigital.

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