Panasonic G1

The original Panasonic m4/3 camera, this model was the first of the DSLR-like models, which substitute an electronic viewfinder (EVF) for the mirror/prism optical viewfinder of a traditional DSLR.

  • 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:  none
  • 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, MMC, SDHC
  • Battery: DMW-BLB13
  • Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" (124 x 84 x 45mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 13 ounces (360g)
  • Colors: Black, Red, Blue
  • Price: no longer available
  • Firmware: current version 1.5 (May 2010)
  • Announced: Sep 2008 (discontinued)


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