Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 released by Panasonic consumer electronics was introduced as its second Micro Four Thirds digital camera.
The new 12.1 megapixel camera features a compact body that is smaller than the standard DSLR digital cameras. The Panasonic GH1 comes with a few new improvements including a new Venus Engine HD inage sensor, which delivers better noise reduction performance and faster image processing speeds.
For getting optimal exposure in pictures when you do your photography is the intelligent auto (iA) mode. For enhanced digital photography basics capturing, the Panasonic GH1 features an advance face recognition function that recognizes faces and will prioritize your subject focusing and exposure for clearer photos.
Assisting users in getting the perfect blur-free shot is the Panasonic’s Mega OIS (optical image stabilizer) that reduces blurring from handshake by adjusting the ISO sensitivity as well as AF tracking to lock on to any subject and keeping it in focus.
The Panasonic GH1 is also capable of capturing video and is the first of the Panasonic G-series to have video recording ability. The GH1 is capable of capturing 1920×1080 videos at 24 frames per second (fps) and 1280×720 videos at 60 frames per second (fps).
The Panasonic GH1 offers a lot of flexibility with full manual control settings over videos, thus allowing users to adjust settings such as shutter speed and f-stop for depth of field control.
Supporting the Panasonic GH1’s video recording function are a number of other features which include continuous auto-focusing that allows users to keep a moving subject within focus as well as stereo microphones for clearer audio recordings.
Tha Panasonic GH1 comes with a new Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-f5.8 kit lens.
It also features a self cleaning dust reduction system using a supersonic wave filter.
Type: Contrast AF system
AF Detective Range: EV 0-18 (ISO100)
AF mode: Face detection
Others: Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist (5x, 10x)
AF/AE Lock = Yes (AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode)
AF Assist Lamp = Yes
ISO Sensitivity = Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO
White Balance = Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment = Blue/Amber Bias
Color Temperature Setting = 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket = 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Exposure = Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation = 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE) = 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
Light Metering System = 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering = Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range = EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Scene Modes = SCN (Sunset / Party / Baby 1, 2 / Pet)
Advanced Scene Mode Portrait: Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative
Night Portrait: Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Creative
Shutter Speed/Shutter System Type: Focal-plane shutter, Speed: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4 minutes)
Self Timer = 2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Recording Format = Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible
Still Image with Audio: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21) + Quicktime
Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality = RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space = sRGB, Adobe RGB
Panasonic GH1 Price approx = $1999.00
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