The long-awaited video-capable hybrid from Panasonic goes on sale at $1,499.
Film-maker and director Philip Bloom has posted the first footage taken with the brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1, and from the looks of it, this camera is going to be stunning.
A mere five months after introducing a radical new photographic format in the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera, the Lumix DMC-G1, Panasonic has unveiled the GH1, the same camera with HD recording capability.
The Lumix DMC-GH1 proves that there's fight and fury in the Micro Four Thirds format, with brilliant HD video quality and great still images.
Typical price: $2,849.00
If you're willing to pay a premium to be on the cutting edge of digital photography and video, and as long as you don't shoot sports or in dark venues, then you'll likely love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. But if you're simply attracted by the not-to-be-underestimated flexibility of interchangeable lenses with autofocus and depth-of-field control for video, wait for the price to fall a few hundred bucks.
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Panasonic has officially launched and priced the video-shooting GH1 Micro Four Thirds camera. We had a play with it, and it's ace. Sadly the only way we could afford it is if we married an aging oil millionaire
If you're willing to pay a premium to be on the cutting edge of digital photography and video, and as long as you don't shoot sports or in dark venues, then you'll likely love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1.
A discussion of the design and features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1.
A discussion of the photo quality of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1.
A nice set of video format options plus an articulated touch screen should prove attractive to the current crop of dSLR-video experimenters, and potentially faster autofocus coupled with presumably better noise reduction may pique the interest of traditional still shooters.