Panasonic is, without a doubt, one of the most important manufacturers of Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new Lumix DMC-GM1 is 40% smaller than any previous model, features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor (just like the Lumix DMC-GX7) and will cost around 749 dollars.
With this new model, Panasonic enters the market of high-end compact cameras. They have combined a revolutionary shutter system with a magnesium-made body, which has reduced the size of the camera by 40%. Thanks to its size and specs, it can even compete with bigger, more powerful models, not to mention it also features interchangeable lenses.
The Lumix DMC-GM1 also features Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3-inch touch screen; it’s capable of shooting in RAW format and recording HD video (1920 x 1080 at 50i, 25p and 24p) and has many manual controls. It includes the Lumix G 12-32 mm f3.5-5.6, a lens that will be included in the kit you’ll find in stores.
With up to 20 different filters, many automatic modes and a very user-friendly interface, this retro-styled camera is designed for both advanced users and beginners alike.
For now, nothing has been officially said about the release price of the Lumix DMC-GM1, although rumors talk about a release price of 749 dollars. An advanced kit with an additional 20-millimeter lens and grip will be available for 1000 dollars.