Yesterday Panasonic the newest addition to its LUMIX G Micro System line-up of advanced digital interchangeable lens system cameras. Sometime last month it was first announced here as the Panasonic Lumix GF1 Micro DSLR, however now we have a date and the pricing information.
According to Panasonic, the Lumix DMC-GF1 is the world’s smallest and lightest system digital camera with a built-in flash and it is also the world’s first Micro Four Thirds digital camera. It comes with features such as a Quick AF function that begins focusing as soon as the user aims the camera, Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection and a Intelligent Scene Selector which automatically switched between between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, and Low Light modes.
There is a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and a 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD display with a full 460,000-dot resolution. Did I mention that it can also record 720p HD Movies and HD Motion JPEG in a 1280 x 720 resolution. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF1 will be available in early October 2009 with the option of two kits – both with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95.