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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 which is the first camera featuring the Micro Four Thirds System standard just got honored with a DIWA Gold Award. The camera won critical praise for its image quality, its use of interchangeable lenses and the fact that it has got two Live View options; a 1,440,000-dot equivalent high resolution electronic viewfinder, and a 3-inch vari-angle high resolution LCD monitor.
Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, concludes: "The announcement of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 created deserved attention and curiosity, and it’s a pleasure to confirm that the G1 surpasses even the most optimistic expectations. Our unbiased, computer generated lab measurements reveal that the G1 delivers premium overall image quality, and the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. Standard zoom lens outperforms any of its rivals. The G1 may look simple, but it acts and performs on par with most comparable D-SLR’s. Novices may enjoy excellent images thanks to Panasonic’s amazing "iA" fully automatic program mode, a setting that challenges even the most experienced users."