The new LUMIX G1 is the first of a new generation of cameras, with compact interchangeable lenses, that puts enormous photographic power in the palm of your hand.
With Intelligent Auto allowing you to effortlessly capture those spontaneous moments and lenses that are up to 55%* lighter than those of a conventional D-SLR, the DMC-G1 is light and small enough to carry anywhere, yet powerful enough to deliver stunning pictures. Because capturing your creativity matters. EVERYTHING MATTERS.
*Compared with Lumix L10 kit lens. Available in a range of colours, please check with dealer for availability.
Micro Four Thirds
The LUMIX G1 adopts the Micro Four Thirds System standard, developed as an extended version of the Four Thirds System standard for digital camera systems. Using this standard, and developing a camera body that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit, the lens mount outer diameter was reduced by about 6 mm (compared with the conventional Four Thirds camera) and shorten the flange-back distance* by about half. Removing the mirror box also makes for smoother operation. The result is a digital interchangeable lens camera that's both extremely compact and highly mobile.
*The distance between the lens mount and image sensor.
Many people want a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera but are put off by the bulk. The DMC-G1 is an ideal solution — small and light enough to take along for everyday photography. Like the DMC-G1 body, the lenses are also small, light and easy to carry. The lens mount diameter is 6mm smaller than a DSLR’s.
iA mode - helps you get beautiful shots anytime, anyplace.
If you've resisted buying a digital SLR camera because you think they're hard to use, your wait is over. Meet the LUMIX G1, with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode. A big hit in LUMIX compact digital cameras, iA mode activates six detection and compensation functions that work automatically, leaving you free to just aim and shoot. It's easier to get a beautiful shot any time, any place
Easy shooting at high or low angles
The large 3.0-inch LCD rotates 180º horizontally and 270º vertically, making it easy for you to capture dynamic shots from extreme angles without getting into an awkward position. And when the lighting around you changes, the LCD backlighting level automatically changes too, so you get comfortable, easy-on-the-eyes viewing at all times.
Full-time Live View lets you see exactly what the camera sees.
Taking photos is a lot more fun when you don't have to struggle to get perfect images. With the LUMIX G1 – and its Full-time Live View – using a digital interchangeable lens camera is now as easy as using a digital compact camera. The LUMIX G1 can display guidelines and a histogram on the LCD and Live View Finder along with the image composition. But more than that, you can see through them – before pressing the shutter button – how the exposure compensation and white balance adjustment will affect the photo. You can even see how adjusting the aperture and shutter speed settings will affect the photo. The LUMIX G1 gives you easy Live View shooting that simply isn't possible with conventional digital SLR cameras.
As a Lumix G owner, we want you to get the best out of your camera that's why we've created a community exclusively for Lumix G owners. A place to Learn how to take better pictures using your Lumix G camera, Create and share galleries and even enter competitions. Why not Inspire others or be inspired by sharing your views and tips with other aspiring photographers in the forum.