Panasonic GH1

The GH-1 was Panasonic's first attempt to build a hybrid still/video camera for m4/3. While most cameras have video capabilities, the GH line goes further in trying to provide high-end, high-quality video features. The GH-1 is one of two Panasonic cameras that have been hacked, and the firmware hacks available are mostly centered at improving the video capabilities even more.

  • Sensor: 12mp Panasonic CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop)
  • Mount:Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:4000 x 3000 JPEG or 12-bit raw maximum, 3 fps max
  • Video: 1080P/30, 720P/30, 480P/30 (wide and normal), 240P/30, AVCHD video files with stereo PCM audio
  • Shutter:mechanical 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure:multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-1600 (3200 via boost), AUTO ISO
  • Focus:? point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display:3" 460k dot swivel LCD, built-in EVF (0.7x magnification)
  • Flash:pop-up flash included (7m ISO 100 GN), hot shoe, 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote:optional
  • Other Notable Features:
  • Cards:SD, SDHC
  • Battery:DMW-BLB13
  • Size:4.9 x 3.6 x 1.8" (124 x 90 x 45mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 13.5 ounces (385g)
  • Colors:Black, Red, Blue
  • Price:no longer available
  • Current Firmware: version 1.3 (May 2010)
  • Announced:March 2009 (discontinued)

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