Panasonic has added a new DSLR to its Lumix G Micro System that claims to be the smallest and lightest system with a built-in flash.
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Panasonic’s Product Manager for Lumix Digital Still Cameras, Tanya Mudge said, “The DMC-GF1 is designed in line with the G Series philosophy of delivering SLR image quality with the ease of use of a compact camera. The camera has appeal to users at all levels of photographic expertise – giving you the power to be as creative as you wish in still and video capture, while offering Intelligent Auto (iA) modes that make it simple to aim, compose and shoot.”
“This camera is amazingly versatile. Experienced photographers will find the DMC-GF1 an ideal everyday camera, while those new to system cameras will find that it gives them the potential to explore realms of photography far beyond the limits of compact cameras,” added Mudge
Users can select from several preset filters in My Colour mode or apply a range of unique textures available in Film mode. In addition to the point-and shoot iA mode, the DMC-GF1 also has exposure meter function, aperture preview and shutter speed preview through the LCD or optional Live View Finder. The camera also features a convenient built-in flash.
Panasonic says that the DMC-GF1 features AVCHD Lite, which is ideal for recording extended HD video and connectivity with other AV devices. The camera can also record video in the Motion JPEG format.
The black Lumix DMC-GF1 will be available in Australia in October, priced at $1649rrp with a kit lens included.