Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-GX1 is not a camera that can record 3D. But it is still a camera that will capture the hearts of many photographers, given all the features it offers. Equipped with the Live MOS sensor and Panasonic’s Venus Engine, this 3 inch touchscreen camera gives you really high resolution still images. To be precise, it delivers 16 megapixel images.
You can also use this camera to record 1920×1080 60i HD video. Externally, the grip and casing have been redesigned, making it easier to hold the camera. Two colour variants – silver and black- will be available when Panasonic starts shipping this camera around mid-December.
The basic LUMIX DMC-GX1-X camera will be priced at $700. For $100 more, you can get the DMC-GX1-K with the 14-42 standard zoom. If you fancy the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH / POWER O.I.S (H-PS14042) lens, you will need to increase your budget to $950. 12800 ISO means that you need not fear low-light situations if you are using this camera.
Panasonic offers two user-configurable setting options on the mode dial so that it becomes easy for two photographers to share the camera or for it to be sued in two different ambient scenarios.
The camera supports touch-autofocus. Another handy feature, useful if the subject moves after the shutter release is half depressed, is the ability to reconfigure the focus-lock.