The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 adds HD movie capture at 1080/24p to the award winning G1, the first of a new breed of digital cameras that features a large image sensor, accepts interchangeable lenses, and does away completely with the mirror.
The result is a compact, elegant and well-built DSLR with smaller and lighter lenses to go with it. The new Lumix G Vario 14-140mm (28-280mm equiv.) 10x optical zoom lens is surprisingly compact and not much bigger than the one on an ultra zoom.
The Panasonic GH1 features a high resolution Live View Finder (LVF) that rivals the traditional optical viewfinder on a DSLR. Being electronic, the LVF gives a 100% field of view and displays all the information that usually appears only on the LCD. This SVGA EVF is bright, clear and sharp (technically, it has 800 x 600 = 480,000 dots but each dot reflects a red, green and blue signal very quickly in succession, so Panasonic claims it as having 1,440,000 dots equivalent) and has a fast 60fps refresh rate for a smooth display.
The extra large 3.0-in. LCD is free-angle (i.e you can rotate it 180° side to side and tilt it 270° up and down) and has a high 460,000 dots resolution for a bright and sharp display. An Intelligent LCD function automatically increases the backlight brightness in bright sunlight according to the ambient light intensity and automatically adjusts the frame rate ("gains up") in dimly lit conditions according to the ambient darkness to help provide a better view in those challenging situations. The LCD is sharp enough to allow accurate manual focus. Its refresh rate is fast enough to allow tracking a moving subject.
An eye sensor besides the LVF automatically switches on the LVF (and switches off the LCD) when you look into it and switches it off (and switches the LCD on) when you remove your eye from it.
The Lumix GH1 caters to both the point-and-shoot crowd with its Intelligent AUTO (iA) function, and PASM for full exposure flexibility and creative shooting freedom. Scene modes also help beginners ease into using the GH1.
Other features include Dust Reduction and many of the features that Panasonic has popularized in its popular digicams.
As with the G1, The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a Digital Interchangeable Lens camera that re-invents the DSLR and provides entry-level DSLR image quality and performance in a super compact and light body. It heralds a break from traditional DSLR development and is one of the most exciting digital camera introduced so far. Now with HD Movie!
[4:3] 4,000 x 3,000 (L), 2,816 x 2,112 (M), 2,048 x 1,536 (S)
[3:2] 4,128 x 2,752 (L), 2,928 x 1,952 (M), 2,064 x 1,376 (S)
[16:9] 4,352 x 2,448 (L), 3,072 x 1,728 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S)
[1:1] 2,992 x 2,992 (L), 2,112 x 2,112 (M), 1,504 x 1,504 (S)
Movie File Size (Motion JPEG)
[4:3] QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps / VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps
[16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480, 30 fps
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
Movie File Size (AVCHD)
NTSC: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 24 fps) (FHD: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps, L: 9 Mbps)
PAL: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 25 fps) (FHD: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps, L: 9 Mbps)
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent)
Field of View
Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35 mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
-4.0 - +4.0 m-1
Contrast AF system
AFs / AFc / MF
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
AF Detective Range
EV 0 - 18 (ISO100)
AF Assist Lamp
AF / AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode
Pre AF (Quick AF / Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist (5x, 10x)
Portrait / Scenery / Sports / Low Light / Close-up (Flower / Food / Objects / Macro) / SCN (Sunset / Party / Portrait)
(Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode.)
Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / AVCHD / Motion JPEG / Face Recognition / Favorite), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Resize, Trimming, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Print Set, Protect, Audio Dubbing
PROTECTION / ERASE
Single / Multi or Cancel
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
USB 2.0 High Speed
mini HDMI TypeC (1.3b corresponding)
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Audio Video Output
Stereo Type, NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for North America
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Remote / External Microphone Input
φ2.5 mm stereo mini jack
Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,250mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger / AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
CIPA Standard: Approx. 300 images (LCD)
LVF: Approx. 320 images
with LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140 mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Approx. 120 minutes (LCD)
Recording time capacity in AVCHD SH mode
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.1 HD Edition
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE
Battery Charger/AC Adapter, Battery Pack, Body Cap, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, DC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x
H x D)
124 x 89.6 x 45.2 mm /
4.88 x 3.53 x 1.78 inch
Approx. 385 g / 13.6 oz (Body only)
Approx. 903 g / 31.9 oz (with 14-140mm lens)
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