Monday, September 15, 2008
Panasonic Lumix G1
Digital Photography Review have published a preview of Panasonic's debut of the 'mini-DSLR'. It looks like things are moving in the right direction for my dream of a pocketable image-capture tool that takes beautiful, noise-free pictures.
Here are a few snippets...
"When you consider the incredible flexibility offered by digital capture (unencumbered by the physical need to put the film behind the lens and to advance it frame by frame) it's perhaps surprising that the digital interchangeable lens camera has remained so firmly rooted in a basic design that hasn't changed since the 1950s..."
"...we have a new system with a new lens mount and this, the G1; the world's first electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera. From the outside it looks for all the world like a conventional SLR (albeit a very small one)..."
"...the Panasonic G1 - represents the first complete break with legacy SLR technology going back well over half a century, and as such represents an important moment in digital photography's short history."
"It may seem like a relatively low-key product to herald a minor revolution in the digital SLR market, but have no doubt, the G1 is one of the most exciting products we've had under this roof for quite some years."