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Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GH1 12.1 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - 720p - 14-140mm Lens

June 2009 · Panasonic · Lumix G Series · Mirrorless System · 12.1 megapixel · Crop Sensor · Live MOS · Built-in Flash · Detachable Flash · 13.6 ounce
It brings a gentle, soft focus to both photos and movies and enhances every single shot with the beauty of HD. Its kit lens also provides continuous auto focusing for both photos and movies, creating a next-generation interchangeable lens system camera. The GH1 realizes creative ...

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  • Full-HD movie recording in AVCHD
    With the GH1, shooting incredible photos is only part of the fun. You can also shoot beautiful, richly detailed movies in Full HD (high-definition) (1920 x 1080) at 24 frames per second, or smooth HD (1280 x 720) movies at 60 frames per second in AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) with a continuous auto focus function. Just press the Motion Picture button on the back of the camera, and shooting begins.
  • High-performance kit lens
    The GH1 kit is proudly equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens. This compact lens boasts a focal length of 28-280mm (35mm camera equivalent) and supports a continuous auto focus function that works for both photos and movies. The aperture adaptively adjusts to each scene, letting you capture the kind of delicate, softly focused movies that only a digital interchangeable lens camera can produce. Thanks to a silence design that helps suppress lens drive noise, the GH1 with its kit lens records sounds with amazing clarity. The GH1's advanced kit lens also incorporates MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that helps eliminate blurring from hand-shake.
  • Enjoy the freedom of manual settings in creative movie mode
    The GH1 gives you more creative freedom. It lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you like when shooting movies. This gives you a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore in your movie making.
  • iA mode - beautiful HD movies with point-and-shoot ease
    Just set the GH1 to iA mode, aim and shoot. The iA does all the rest. It automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems for bright, sharply focused HD movies.
  • An audio performance that adds to your HD movies
    A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the GH1's upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies. There is also a Wind Cut function that reduces noise on breezy days.
  • The advanced iA mode uses Face Recognition to remember individual faces
    The GH1 features an enhanced version of LUMIX's clever iA mode that includes Face Recognition, a function that "remembers" registered faces. When there's a familiar face in the frame, it optimizes the focus and exposure so that the face is in sharp focus and bright. This newly evolved technology makes it easy to get beautiful photos of a loved one in a group of people.
  • Developed 12.1-megapixel live MOS sensor
    The GH1's 4/3-type live MOS sensor with 12.1-megapixels gives you the best of both worlds: the superior image quality and the lower power consumption. It also adds a high-speed readout for recording HD movies. You can record images with a 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. In each, you get the same angle of view and same outstanding image quality.
  • The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD
    The Venus Engine HD incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, the two CPUs of the Venus Engine HD allow long-time movie recording in AVCHD while maintaining low power consumption. And the Venus Engine HD features HDMI output too.


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  • Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
    By Cliff Smith - May 26, 2011 - TrustedReviews
    There's no doubt at all that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a very nice camera. Build quality is excellent, and the camera body and control layout are very well designed. Performance is first rate, image quality in both still and video modes is certainly acceptable, and the extensive list of features and options give it a lot of creative potential. The only question is whether you want to pay such a high price for it. Watch the video review It's just over a year since Panasonic launched the first of it's G Micro system cameras, the Lumix DMC-G1 . The G Micro system is a unique concept, using the Micro Four Thirds sensor and lens mount to produce cameras with all the features and image quality of a full-sized digital SLR, but in a much more compact and lightweight form. Panasonic has recently announced the third model in the G Micro system, the new Lumix DMC-GF1, and has expanded its range of Micro Four Thirds lenses, and sales figures of the existing models are certainly encouraging for the future of the system. Today I'm taking a look at the second model in the system, the Lumix DMC-GH1, launched in March of this year. There seems to be a notion that's rapidly taken hold of the digital camera market that what everyone really needs is a digital SLR that can also shoot high-definition video. Nikon started it with the D90 late last year, and has followed it up with the D300s, a video-capable version of its popular semi-pro DSLR, which I'll be reviewing next week. Not to be outdone Canon has joined in with its impressive EOS 5D MkII, featuring full 1920 x 1080 HD and stereo sound, and Pentax has added HD video recording to its superb new K-7 digital SLR. Panasonic has also taken the G- Micro system in this direction, in fact I saw a virtually complete mockup of the GH1 at the launch event for the G1 late last year, so it's obviously been planning this for a while. /04be02|2a6e_12076-panagh13quart.jpg The GH1 is in most respects exactly the same as the original G1, not too surprising if they were both designed at the same time, so it's probably a good idea to go and read that review, since I'd like to avoid repeating myself. The body is almost identical, distinguished externally only by the addition of a pair of stereo microphones mounted on top of the pop-up flash, and a dedicated button on the back to activate video recording. It has the same SLR-like styling as the G1, with a small but comfortable handgrip, a comprehensive but sensibly positioned control layout, and a large and extremely sharp fully articulated three-inch 460k widescreen monitor. Like the G1 it lacks the reflex mirror and optical prism viewfinder of a conventional DSLR. Instead it has an ultra-sharp electronic viewfinder, a field-sequential display with a resolution of 1.44 million dots. I will admit that I still prefer a traditional optical viewfinder, but this is without doubt the best electronic viewfinder currently available. /72cc73|c2a3_12076-panagh1back3q.jpg The GH1 is currently only available as a kit with the new 14-140mm f/4.0 - f/5.8 zoom lens. It's a very nice lens, equivalent to a very useful 28-280mm, and has outstanding optical quality. It's specially designed for video shooting, with a direct drive linear motor for quick but silent focusing, and a nice smooth zoom action. Unfortunately this kind of quality doesn't come cheap, and the GH1 kit is currently selling for around £1,300. By comparison a top-of-the-range HD camcorder such as Panasonic's own HDC-HS300 is around £800. Read full review


Product TypeDigital camera - 720p - mirrorless system
Lens Included14-140mm lens
Sensor Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Optical Sensor TypeLive MOS
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera adhering to the Olympus and Panasonic ...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1