Panasonic quietly announces tiny Lumix DMC-GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera
With little fanfare Panasonic has put on its site the Lumix DMC-GM1 - a truly Micro Four Thirds camera, it's tiny. But it seems to support the phrase, good things come in small packages.
The mirrorless GM1, weighing in at just 204g thanks to a magnesium alloy build, sports a Digital Live MOS Sensor that offers 16MP shots and 1080p video recording. Panasonic claims that with it's ISO 25,600 sensitivity and fast autofocusing the GM1 is, for all intents and purposes, as good as its GX7 big bro.
Thanks to Wi-Fi on board you can share with your mobile and use it as a remote. Or use the built-in 3-inch 1036k dot touch LCD on the camera's rear.
The GM1 will also support the Lumix G lens range from the Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 to the pancake Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6. This makes it a great step up from a compact point-and-shoot for those that don't want to go for the larger DSLR model.
The Panasonic GM1 will ship in November for $750 (£470) with the new 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. An additional grip is available also for $99.