Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DSLR Reinvented

Behold. This is the Panasonic Lumix G1. Introduced in last year's Photokina (annual international photography fair in Germany), it is the world's first digital single lens reflex camera without, get this, a mirror system. That's right. Ya know the traditional flipping mirror thing going on in a dSLR when you press the shutter, it doesn't exist in this little baby. This is an entirely new and advanced camera on the market using the recently developed Micro Four Thirds System. In other words, one bad-ass little sensor (12.0 effective megapixels) fitted in a compact body weighing only less than 500 grammes. Just look at the size of these little gizmo.

So what's all the buzz about? Well, the Lumix G1 is a technological breakthrough for digital SLRs and digital cameras overall. The G1 could be considered as either the most powerful compact digital camera to date or a reinvented digital SLR. You have the best of both worlds. A compact camera with a powerful dSLR sensor and...

...interchangable mini lenses!

As of its release, the Lumix G1 is supplied with a 14-45mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, with a 45-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 lens as optionally available. The camera comes in black, red and blue, so you've got pretty much a variety too choose from. This camera certainly appeals to almost everyone. Finally, you could now get an affordable digital SLR that won't strain your neck from carrying heavy bulky gear all day... like this guy:


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