Cameras

Pricing Announced for Panasonic G1

Panasonic confirmed today that the company’s Lumix DMC-G1 camera, the first model in the new Micro Four Thirds format, will sell for $799.95 when it ships in November 2008. This price includes the Lumix G Vario 14-45mm optically stabilized kit lens

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October 16, 2008 *– Panasonic confirmed today that the company’s Lumix DMC-G1 camera, the first model in the new Micro Four Thirds format, will sell for $799.95 when it ships in November 2008. This price includes the Lumix G Vario 14-45mm optically stabilized kit lens. An additional lens, the Lux G Vario 45-200mm telephoto, will also be available, for $349.95, when the camera launches.

The Micro Four Thirds format, developed jointly by Olympus and Panasonic, supports interchangeable-lens camera designs smaller than traditional SLRs, by removing the mirrors used for through-the-lens viewing in SLRs, using Live View instead for both framing photos and auto focus. For details on this camera and the Micro Four Thirds format, see our First Impressions Review of the Lumix G1 here. And to view a gallery of sample photos taken with a pre-production model of the Lumix G1 at the recent Photokina trade show, click here.

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