Panasonic has introduced the LUMIX DMC-GH1, the latest member of its G Micro System of interchangeable lens cameras, and Pocket-lint was at the scene to see it up close.

The new Micro Four Thirds offering, the GH1 is dubbed a "creative HD hybrid" as it records not only pics but also high def movies at the press of one button, building on the G1 launched last year.

The GH1 can shoot either 1080/24p or 720/60p HD movies in the AVCHD format with continuous autofocus action from the lens, recording sound with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator.

With a 12.1-megapixel high-speed Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine HD image processor, with two CPUs, the camera offers a LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S, 10x zoom interchangeable lens and a 3-inch LCD as well as a "live" view finder.

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Joey Allen