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Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic announces pricing for Lumix DMC-G1, The World’s first Micro Four Thirds System Camera

More Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 pre-release news.

Secaucus, NJ (October 16, 2008) – Panasonic today announced pricing for the world’s first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1 – available in mid-November for a suggested retail price of $799.95, which includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested retail price of $349.95.

The LUMIX G1, available in black, blue and red models, is the first interchangeable lens camera to offer consumers a choice of colors. Weighing about half as much as a standard digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera (1.28 lbs)*, the LUMIX G1 is loaded with features that both entry-level and more experienced DSLR users will appreciate. The LUMIX G1 introduces a new Contrast AF (Auto Focus) system that is accurate and fast. Additionally, the LUMIX G1 features Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode found across the LUMIX line of cameras, which includes AF Tracking, Intelligent Exposure, MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Face Detection.

“The LUMIX G1 provides the power of a DSLR with many of the easy-to-use features from our point-and-shoot digital cameras,” said David Briganti, National Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “With the LUMIX G1, we’re able to provide manual controls and professional-quality images, while also making the camera much more compact and with intuitive features easy for those new to DSLRs to learn and use.”

The LUMIX G1’s electronic Live View Finder, with a high-resolution 1,440,000-dot equivalent, allows the user to shoot the exact image seen, while also displaying information about the camera’s settings. The LUMIX G1 also features a free angle 3.0-inch LCD, enabling the user to see the adjustments as they are being made, a valuable learning tool for users new to manual controls, as the effects can be confirmed visually before snapping the shot.

Panasonic will expand its Micro Four Thirds System cameras and lenses in 2009, including a new model that builds on the LUMIX G1’s portability and style, while incorporating High Definition video capabilities. More details to be released in 2009. For more information about the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1, please visit www.panasonic.com/dsc.
*Compared to the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10.

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Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1

Four Thirds User editorial team Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Panasonic today announced pricing for the world’s first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX D... (more)

mike_j Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
That will be £800 in UK then? :D... (more)

fluffy Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Idiot that I am I just placed a preorder for a blue one with Panasonic US. I went to their website a... (more)

mikefellh Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Well, I was TALKING with Panasonic today at an imaging trade show today in Toronto, and I asked t... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Er, yes - I found out the UK price yesterday evening; it's quite expensive at £130 ($200-ish). ... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Thankfully no - £599 guide price, probably less after a few weeks. There will be deals with the 4... (more)

Barr1e Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Steve - Will look out for your comments - I hope it gives lots of enjoyment. Regards. Barr1e... (more)

Atlasman Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
I was at that show as well and chatted with the Panasonic rep--I asked him when the HD version would... (more)

mikefellh Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Small world...in case you've never heard about it there's a Toronto Photography Meetup Group that... (more)

Atlasman Re: Panasonic announces US pricing for Lumix DMC-G1
Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.... (more)