Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1K 12.1 Megapixel Digital Interchangeable Lens SLR Camera with Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Lens, Black

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The Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera merges the very best of digital SLR technologies with advanced, next-generation HD Video recording. Utilizing the Micro Four Thirds System, the camera design offers a 50% shorter flange spacing (mount-to-sensor distance) and a 6mm reduction in the size of the outer lens mount.

This innovative, mirror-less design dramatically reduces the size and weight of the camera body and allows for the development of more compact optics. The camera includes a LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens with optical image stabilization. This amazing focal range coupled with silent focus and electronic aperture adjustments are perfectly suited for all photo and video applications.

The camera's 12.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and dual Venus Engine HD image processors render images with exceptional clarity and minimal noise--even when captured at high ISO. Panasonic's exclusive iA (Intelligent Auto) mode features powerful Face Recognition that "remembers" faces registered in the camera giving priority focus and exposure to capture to your favorite subjects. Now it's easier than ever to make friends and family members stand out in a crowd!

High Definition Video is available on many of the latest DSLRs, but the GH1 is distinguished as the first to allow full-time, manual adjustment of shutter speeds and aperture values. With manual exposure control, you can bring your HD vision to life without compromise! In addition to control of depth-of field and exposure times, the GH1 even records audio in rich Dolby Digital Stereo sound!

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Key Features

  • Full-HD Movie Recording in AVCHD: With the GH1, shooting incredible photos is only part of the fun. You can also shoot beautiful, richly detailed movies in full-HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps, or smooth HD (1280 x 720) movies at 60 fps in AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) with a continuous auto focus function.
  • High-Performance Kit Lens: The GH1 kit is proudly equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens. This compact lens boasts a focal length of 28-280mm [35mm camera equivalent] and supports a continuous auto focus function that works for both photos and movies.
  • The GH1's advanced kit lens also incorporates MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that helps eliminate blurring from hand-shake.
  • Enjoy the Freedom of Manual Settings in Creative Movie Mode: The GH1 gives you more creative freedom. It lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you like when shooting movies. This gives you a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore in your movie making.
  • An Audio Performance that Adds to Your HD Movies: Just set the GH1 to iA mode, aim and shoot. The iA does all the rest. It automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus and brightness problems for bright, sharply focused HD movies.
  • The Advanced iA Mode Uses Face Recognition to Remember Individual Faces: The GH1 features an enhanced version of LUMIX's clever iA mode that includes Face Recognition, a function that "remembers" registered faces.
  • Full-time Live View and Live View Finder: On the GH1, both the LCD and the Live View Finder boast true Full-time Live View capability. Live View lets you see - before you shoot - how changing the shutter speed or aperture will affect the shot.
  • Newly Developed 12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor: The GH1's 4/3-type Live MOS sensor with 12.1 megapixels gives you the best of both worlds: the superior image quality and the lower power consumption. It also adds a high-speed readout for recording HD movies.
  • You can record images with a 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. In each, you get the same angle of view and same outstanding image quality.
  • The High-Speed, High-Performance Venus Engine HD: The Venus Engine HD incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. The Venus Engine HD features HDMI output.
  • Easily View Photos and Movies on an HDTV: Just connect the GH1 to an HDTV and you're ready to view your photos and movies in beautiful high-definition. If your TV is HDMI compatible, a single HDMI mini cable (optional) is all you need.

Technical Specs

Camera Type Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode MEGA O.I.S.
Intelligent ISO Control
Face Detection
Intelligent Scene Selector
Light Detection
AF Tracking
Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Mega Pixels
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S.
Image Sensor 14.0 Total MegaPixels
Live MOS Sensor
Primary Color Filter
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0mm
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
Focal Length f=14mm to 140mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 280mm)
Lens Construction 17 Elements in 13 Groups (4 Aspherical Lenses, 2 ED lenses)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture Range F4.0(Wide) - F5.8(Tele)
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Closest Focusing Distance 0.50m / 1.64ft at all focal lengths
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.2x / 0.4x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75° (W) ~ 8.8° (T)
Focus Type Contrast AF system
Focus Mode AFs/AFc/MF
Focus AF Detective Range EV 0-18 (ISO100)
Focus AF mode Face detection
Focus Others Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist (5x, 10x)
AF Tracking/23-area-focusing/1-area-focusing
AF/AE Lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber Bias
Magenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE) 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
Light Metering System 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Scene Modes SCN (Sunset / Party / Baby 1, 2 / Pet)
Advanced Scene Mode Portrait: Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative
Scenery: Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative
Sports: Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative
Night Portrait: Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Creative
Close-up: Flower/Food/Objects/Creative
Shutter Speed/Shutter System Type: Focal-plane shutter, Speed: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4 minutes)
Self Timer 2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Recording Format (Still Image) JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible
Recording Format (Still Image w/ Audio) JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21) + Quicktime
Recording Format (Motion Image) AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4128 x 2752(L), 2928 x 1952(M), 2064 x 1376(S)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4352 x 2448(L), 3072 x 1728(M), 1920 x 1080(S)
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps
Burst Shooting Mode 7 pics(when there are RAW file with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when no RAW file) (depending on memory card size, batt. power, pic size & compression)
For 3 frames/sec (High speed) or 2 frames/sec (Low speed)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes (when there are no RAW files)
Protection Protection: Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except FAVORITE
Built-in Flash Type Type: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN11 equivalent (ISO 100 m), Built-in Pop-up
Built-in Flash Mode Mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
X-Sync Speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash Synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync. , 2nd Curtain Sync.
External Flash TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500 (Optional)
Viewfinder Live View Finder(1,440,000 dots equiv)
Magnification: Approx. 1.4x/0.7x(35mm film camera equiv) w/50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point: approx. 17.5mm
Diopiter Adjust: -4.0 ~ +4.0 [m-1]
Field of view Approx. 100%
LCD Monitor Type: Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor Size: Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels: 460K dots
Field of view: Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment: Auto, Power LCD, Manual (7 levels)
Live View Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x
Extra Optical Zoom: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Other Functions: Guide Lines (3 patterns), Real-time Histogram
Film Mode Color: Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and white: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others: My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film
OSD Language English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: on/off
Speaker Yes
Interface Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed).
Digital Video: miniHDMI TypeC.
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Analog Video: Stereo type, NTSC.
Remote/External microphone input: Dia. 2.5mm. stereo mini jack
Direct Print PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
Power Supply ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1250mAh) (Included) Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
Battery Life CIPA Standard : Approx. 300 images(LCD)
LVF : Approx. 320 images
with LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.1 HD Edition
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE
USB Driver
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 (Multi-aspect recording except 1:1)
Movie Scene Mode Portrait/Scenery/ Sports/Low Light/Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Macro)/SCN (Sunset/Party/Portrait) (Select Still Image SCN mode then press Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode.)
Motion Image (HD Movie) 1280 x 720, 30fps
Operating Humidity 10% to 80%
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Flash Output Adjustment 1/3EV Step ±2EV
Motion Image (AVCHD) NTSC: [Full HD] 1920 x 1080, 60i (sensor output is 24fps)(FHD: 17Mbps) [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Filter Size Dia. 62mm / 2.44 in
Max. Diameter Dia. 70mm / 2.76 in
Overall Length (Lens only) Approx. 84mm / 3.31 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight (Lens only) Approx. 470g / 16.58oz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.29" x 4.88" x 1.78"
Weight 0.85 lbs
Warranty Panasonic warranty
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