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The camera includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested retail price of $349.95.
The LUMIX G1, available in black, blue and red models, is the first interchangeable lens camera to offer consumers a choice of colors. Weighing about half as much as a standard digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera (1.28 lbs), the LUMIX G1 is loaded with features that both entry-level and more experienced DSLR users will appreciate. The LUMIX G1 introduces a new Contrast AF (Auto Focus) system and features Panasonic?s Intelligent Auto mode found across the LUMIX line of cameras, which includes AF Tracking, Intelligent Exposure, MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Face Detection.
The LUMIX G1?s electronic Live View Finder, with a high-resolution 1,440,000-dot equivalent, allows the user to shoot the exact image seen, while also displaying information about the camera?s settings. The LUMIX G1 also features a free angle 3.0-inch LCD, enabling the user to see the adjustments as they are being made, a valuable learning tool for users new to manual controls, as the effects can be confirmed visually before snapping the shot.
Panasonic palns to expand its Micro Four Thirds System cameras and lenses in 2009, including a new model that builds on the LUMIX G1?s portability and style, while incorporating High Definition video capabilities.