The market for enthusiast camera continues to grow and Panasonic is not one to be left out. Panasonic recently launch its newest Lumix device aimed at the “enthusiast camera” market, the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a mirrorless, pocket sized camera equipped with a 16MP Four Thirds Sensor and Panasonic is claiming that it is the smallest camera with interchangeable lens to date. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, though very small in size, uses the same Micro Four Thirds mount used by larger Panasonic camera models. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will come with a specially designed 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens (a Leica 15mm f/1.7 is planned for 2014) completing its micro DSLR appearance.
Being the smallest camera with interchangeable lens means a lot of hardware adjustments. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1’s size means that the shutter mechanism was also downsized resulting in a maximum mechanical shutter speed of only 1/500 sec, its electronic shutter, however, is capable of speeds of up to 1/16000. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 comes with a built in WiFi (but no NFC), a 3 inch 1036k touch-sensitive LCD, 16MP live MOS sensor, 1080 HD video recording, focus peaking, built-in pop-up flash, picture in picture magnification for manual focus, and a micro HDMI output. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1’s body is made from magnesium-alloy shell with aluminum top and bottom plates. Yes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will come with a pretty hefty price tag given these specs.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will come with a price tag that can afford oöder DSLR models in the Philippines and you might think twice because of this, however, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 does sport DSLR-like features and functions. Panasonic has given great care into the design and profile of the Lumix DMC-GM1, giving it the look of luxury and functionality. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 exterior is full of subtle details which gives the camera a sleek, stylish look and feel. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 comes clad in white, black and orange leather.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is now available for sale in the US but we have yet to learn about its Philippine release date. Panasonic has not published the Panasonic GM1’s price in the Philippines but the US price is $749. PricePanda will be keeping you posted on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1’s release date, price and availability in the Philippines so make sure you visit us often.