Tempting Panasonic GX1 is Surfacing

Journalists are starting to get their hands on the new Panasonic GX1 CSC camera, and it's a beauty. I like the gunmetal grey version myself.

Panasonic GX1

PhotographyBlog writes: "...the 16 megapixel Panasonic GX1 offers an ISO range of 100-12800, auto-focus speed of 0.09 seconds, full HD 1080i video recording, a 3-inch screen with 460k dots, built-in pop-up flash, and 4.2 fps burst mode at full resolution. Available in Gunmetal Grey and Raven Black, the GX1 will be available from mid December priced at £499.99 body only, £599.99 with the standard 14-42mm kit lens, and £729.99 with the 14-42mm power-zoom lens (from mi January 2012).

The GX1 is a member of the micro four-thirds family and shares lens mount compatibility with the Olympus PENs. With Panasonic's 14 lens lineup, including the cool pancake lens sized 14-42mm X zoom lens, plus the solid Olympus lens family, I think this is the most versatile tandem in the Compact Systems Camera world.

If anyone out there scores a GX1, please send me your impressions.

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Hi Derrick,

As a very satisfied user of both the early G1 and LX5 I placed my Amazon (through TDS of course) this morning. I'll certainly send my impressions as soon as I get it. But knowing Panasonic previous history of promised availability vs actual availability I'm not going to hold my breath come mid-December. I ordered the black with power zoom (guessing the kit will be available before the body only version).


I meant non-power zoom 14-42.

Hi Ed, You'll be a good for this test, since you have some experience with these cameras already. If you want, you can send me your impressions (once you get the camera) via email, and we can pub as a short article. Thanks for your help!