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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Digital Camera

B&H # PADMCGF1 Mfr # DMC-GF1KBODY
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Product Highlights
  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 3.0" Live View LCD
  • Compact Micro Four Thirds Design
  • Live View Autofocus + Face Detection
  • HD Video Recording
  • Advanced Dust Reduction Technology
  • Built-in Flash
  • My Color + Film Mode
  • Optional Electronic Viewfinder

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 offers the speed and customization of a SLR system camera in a compact and highly portable form factor. Boasting a professional 12.1 megapixel imaging sensor, the DMC-GF1 captures photos and HD video with stunning detail and life-like color. The camera is the first Micro Four Thirds offering from Panasonic without an integrated electronic viewfinder. This all new, minimalist design further reduces the overall size and weight of the camera body, allowing for easy transport and handling. Photos and video are composed and reviewed on the camera's bright, 3.0" 460,000-dot LCD screen. Optimized with automatic backlight control, the screen is easy to view under even the most challenging lighting conditions.

Despite its small size, the DMC-GF1 is packed with the very latest in photo and video imaging features. Panasonic's new My Color Mode offers 7 preset imaging effects and allows users to customize color, brightness, and saturation on the fly. Nine prescribed Film Modes offer further control of visual aesthetics. Using AVCHD Lite compression, the DMC-GF1 captures smooth 720p HD video at 60 frames per second. The camera can also record HD video as a Motion JPEG file for drag-and-drop compatibility with many popular nonlinear editing systems. The body supports autofocus during video recording and Movie Program Mode allows for selective depth-of-field control.

Additional features of the DMC-GF1include a built-in pop-up flash, contrast detection autofocus, integrated dust reduction technology, and high ISO 3200 sensitivity. Optional accessories such the tilting DMW-LVF1 Live View Finder and DMW-MA1APP Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter further the camera's capabilities. Boasting retro style and the latest in photo and video features, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 brings the best of power and portability to the Micro Four Thirds System.

Stylish, Compact Design
The DMC-GF1 does away with the pentaprism found on other standard interchangeable lens cameras. This mirror-less structure helped Panasonic achieve an artistically flat, neo-classic body design that dramatically reduces both size and weight.
High Quality Imaging
A 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor coupled with advanced Venus Engine HD processing offer superior photo and video quality. These advanced technologies make it possible to read 4 channels of data simultaneously and allow the DMC-GF1 to deliver 60 frames-per-second Live View images. Photos and video are faithfully reproduced with fine detail and rich color gradation.
Intelligent Exposure (iA) Mode
Panasonic's newly developed Intelligent Exposure (iA) Mode simplifies face detection autofocus, AF tracking for moving subjects, scene mode selection, and ISO to make great pictures as simple as point-and-shoot. Concentrate on the subject in front of you - let the camera do the rest.
Creative Control Options
Along with manual and automatic exposure control, the DMC-GF1 features Color Mode. In addition to 7 preset effects (Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, and Silhouette), users can customize color, brightness, and saturation settings in real time. Nine unique Film Modes further extend control of visual aesthetics.
HD Video Recording
The DMC-GF1 can record 1280 x 720 HD video with AVCHD Lite compression to conserve memory card space. Users can enjoy taking maximum advantage of advanced lens options and the camera's large sensor size for high quality motion picture recording. Capture starts at the touch of a dedicated button. HD, QVGA, VGA, and WVGA recording options offer drag-and-drop file compatibility with PCs and many nonlinear editing systems.
Expandability Options
Micro Four Thirds System products are joining today's Four Thirds System products to provide higher levels of interchangeable lens system performance. Four Thirds standard lens can be adapted to the DMC-GF1 via an optional mount adaptor. This gives users access to a large range of quality optics.

The hot shoe atop the camera allows for an optional flash to be added or the dedicated tilting DMW-LVF1 Live View Finder.

Camera Type Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution Effective: 13.1MP, Recorded: 12.1MP
Sensor 17.3 x 13.0mm CMOS
Bit Depth 12-bit
File Formats RAW, JPEG, AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image Stabilization Body: No
Crop Factor 2x
Optics
Lens N/A
Zoom N/A
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type Autofocus and Manual Focus
Focus Range N/A
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO 100-3200
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 60 sec, bulb 1
Please Note:

Bulb exposure is limited to 4 minutes.

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Metering Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature
Mirror Lock-Up N/A
Burst Capability Up to 3fps
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording N/A
Remote Control DMW-RSL1 Remote (optional)
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Dedicated Flash System Panasonic FL Series
Max Sync Speed Less than 1/160 sec
Memory
Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC 2
Please Note:

Class 6 cards are recommended for HD Video Capture.

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Still Images per GB Not Specified By Manufacturer
A/V Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolution AVCHD Lite: 1280 x 720 @ 60fps
QuickTime: 1280 x 720 @ 30fps, 848 x 480 @ 30fps, 640 x 480 @ 30fps, 320 x 240 @ 30fps
Video Clip Length Up to 110 min
Audio Recording Mono Audio with Video
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None 3
Please Note:

DMW-LVF1 Live View Finder (optional)

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Viewfinder Coverage N/A
Display 3.0" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity Dedicated USB 2.0, HDMI (Type C)
System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Weatherproofing Not Rated
Durability Not Rated
Power
Battery Type ID-Security Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Power Adapter Yes (included)
Physical
Dimensions 4.69 x 2.80 x 1.43" (119 x 71 x 36.3mm) body only
Weight 10.05 oz (285g) body only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Digital Camera
  • ID-Security Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Battery Charger / AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Dedicated USB 2.0 Cable
  • Dedicated A/V Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Panasonic U.S.A. Warranty
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    Memory Cards

    Required item: Memory is not included so be sure to have enough storage capacity.

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    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Panasonic -  DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh)
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    Pearstone -  DMW-BLB13 Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1100mAh)
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    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

    Tiffen -  52mm UV Protector Filter
    • You Pay: $5.20
     

    Flash & Accessories

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    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

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