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    Arrow Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    It exists - the long-awaited Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds HD-video enabled DMC-GH1 hybrid system camera - along with its video-enhanced 14-140mm f/3.5-5.8 10x kit zoom and the new and incredibly small G-series 7-14mm ultra wide zoom.

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    Re: Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    Did I read correctly that the GH1 has a newer, improved version of Panasonic's 12 MP sensor? The article says that it has improved low light sensitivity for reduced noise and better high ISO performance. I wonder if/when/where/how this will make it into Olympus' DSLRs. Any information, Ian?

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    Re: Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    Yes I was wondering that too.
    The Lets Go Digital preview also said that the sensor is actually 14mp and this allows it to shoot in different aspect ratios without cropping the mp (as I understand it). Confirmation would be good It would be a neat feature and make the different aspect ratios a really useful feature.
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    Re: Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    Did I read correctly that the GH1 has a newer, improved version of Panasonic's 12 MP sensor? The article says that it has improved low light sensitivity for reduced noise and better high ISO performance. I wonder if/when/where/how this will make it into Olympus' DSLRs. Any information, Ian?

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    My understanding is that the E-620 has the same sensor as the E-30. The GH1 sensor is, at the moment, exclusive to that camera. I have a meeting with Panasonic today, so I will try to clarify this.

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    Re: Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    I expected that the E-620 is using the same sensor as the E-30. I would not have expected that the E-620 would use a newer version, as in the GH1, since it was announced prior to the GH1. But I'm interested in finding out the details of the new GH1 sensor, and Olympus' plans for using it or similarly improved sensors. Will the E-30 and E-620 be upgraded with a new sensor? Which future cameras can we expect to have the new sensor?

    Thanks for all of the updates, Ian!

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    Re: Hands-on with the Lumix HD-enabled DMC-GH1

    Official: the Lumix GH1 has a new over-size sensor, which enables almost all the aspect ratio options to maintain the same diagonal distance from frame corner to corner.

    The G1 sensor (and I'm assuming the same for the E-30 and E-620) is the familiar 4:3 aspect ratio 1317.3mm sensor size.

    I don't know the GH1 sensor dimensions, but it's a 10:7 aspect ratio chip.

    I understand the only aspect ratio option that can't maintain the full image circle diagonal is the square format.

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