Newark, NJ—Panasonic added the stylish, compact GM series to its Lumix digital single-lens mirrorless cameras, introducing the DMC-GM1 with a nod to fashion and boasting a large Digital Live MOS sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds system. The most compact and fashion-forward looking Lumix G to date, the DMC-GM1 is designed to provide a balance of style and on-the-go photographic hybrid performance.
Its 16 megapixel sensor delivers a modern hybrid approach to image capture with both high-quality HD movie recording and high-res still photo capture—all with the press of a button. Panasonic packed its latest imaging technology into the camera’s pocket-friendly metallic alloy frame that’s highlighted by aluminum dials and brushed metal. Plus it is compatible with an entire range of interchangeable micro system lenses to provide creative options.
The Lumix GM1 offers a choice of full manual control, intelligent auto modes that provide point-and-shoot ease of use, and a selection of creative features. Using its 3.0-inch touch screen, photographers can frame the shot, set the focus and trigger the shutter with a single touch. It provides 22 creative filters to allow users to add a personal touch to images and transform a favorite picture into a stylistic work of art. Or they can create a time-lapse shot and stop-motion animation to display their creativity.
The camera is also built for speed and mobility, with its “light speed” autofocus. And, low-light autofocus will also provide speed in extreme low-light conditions, such as night scenes.
In addition, when discretion is demanded, a silent shutter function enables photographers to make the camera nearly silent to capture images in places such as concerts or exhibitions where photographs are not allowed to be taken due to distracting “clicks.”
Also incorporated is Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables the GM1 to connect with smartphones and tablets to transfer images and video from the camera to post online as soon as they’ve been taken.
Coupled with the Panasonic Image app, which is available free of charge for Android and iOS systems, wireless connectivity also enables remote shooting, with a smartphone or tablet acting as a remote control for the DMC-GM1.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will ship in November with an SRP of $749.99. panasonic.com