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LUMIX G Micro System Digital Camera GH1 - Creative HD Hybrid with photo quality of DSLR and Full-HD movie

The DMC-GH1 is not just a high performance still picture camera. Amazingly it can record Full-HD movies at 1080/25p or smooth HD movies at 720/50p in AVCHD with a continuous AF function. It also features a stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator to record high quality audio. Just press the one touch Motion Picture button, and shooting begins. In the unique Creative Movie mode, the shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted. When the DMC-GH1 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TVs remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with a greater convenience.

The DMC-GH1s 4/3-type Live MOS sensor with 12.1 megapixels gives you superior image quality with low power consumption. It also adds a high-speed readout for recording HD movies. You can record images with 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. In each, you get the same angle of view and same outstanding image quality. The Venus Engine HD incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed but also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, the two CPUs allow long-time movie recording in AVCHD with low power consumption.

The DMC-GH1 kit is equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens. This compact lens boasts a focal length of 28-280mm (35mm camera equivalent) and supports a continuous AF function that works for both photos and movies. The Aperture adaptively adjusts to each scene, letting you capture the kind of delicate, softly focused movies that only a digital interchangeable lens camera can produce. Thanks to a silence design that helps suppress lens drive noise, the DMC-GH1 with its kit lens records sounds with amazing clarity.

The DMC-GH1 features a flexible Contrast AF system which is not only accurate, but also very fast. Adding a Face Recognition function to Face Detection AF/AE, the iA Mode offers a combination of functions that automatically makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos. Furthermore, the iA Mode can also be activated in movie recording. It automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems for bright, sharply focused HD movies.

The DMC-GH1 can be fitted with a mount adapter DMW-MA1 (optional) that allows the use of a wide variety of high-performance Four Thirds lenses, including Leica D lenses. Naturally, the shooting functions of DMC-GH1 remain usable with the DMW-MA1 mounted.* *Lenses other than LUMIX G lenses cannot use the Tracking AF, AFc (Auto Focus Continuous) or Continuous AF functions. Also, when a lens that does not support the Contrast AF function is mounted, operation will automatically switch to manual focus.


  • Camera Type                  Digital interchangeable lens system camera
  • Recording media            SD memory card, SDHC memory card
  • Image sensor size          17.3 x 13.0 mm
  • Mount                              Micro Four Thirds mount



  • Type                                               Live MOS Sensor
  • Total pixels                                   14.0 Megapixels
  • Camera effective pixels             12.1 Megapixels
  • Colour filter                                  Primary colour filter
  • Dust reduction system               Supersonic wave filter



  • Recording file format            Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible / Still Image with Audio: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21) + Quicktime / Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Aspect ratio            4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 (Multi-aspect recording except 1:1)

File size(Pixels)

  • Still Image            [4:3] 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S) / [3:2] 4128 x 2752(L), 2928 x 1952(M), 2064 x 1376(S) / [16:9] 4352 x 2448(L), 3072 x 1728(M), 1920 x 1080(S) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
  • Motion Image            Motion Jpeg [4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps / Motion Jpeg [16:9] WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps / Motion Jpeg [HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps / AVCHD NTSC [Full HD] 1920 x 1080, 60i (sensor output is 24fps)(FHD: 17Mbps) / AVCHD NTSC [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps) / AVCHD PAL [Full HD] 1920 x 1080, 50i (sensor output is 25fps)(FHD: 17Mbps) / AVCHD PAL [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps)
  • Image quality            RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
  • Colour space            sRGB, Adobe RGB



  • Type                                   Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent)
  • Field of view                    Approx.             100%
  • Magnification                  Approx.             1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
  • Eye point                          Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lens
  • Diopter adjustment        -4.0 ~ +4.0 m-1



  • Type                               Contrast AF system
  • Focusing mode            AFs/AFc/MF
  • AF mode                        Face detection/ AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
  • AF detective range      EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
  • AF assist lamp              yes
  • AF lock                          AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode
  • Others                           Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist (5x, 10x)



  • Light metering system               144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
  • Light metering mode                 Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Metering range                           EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
  • Exposure mode                          Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
  • ISO sensitivity                             Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO
  • Exposure compensation           1/3EV Step ±3EV
  • AE lock                                         AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed
  • AE bracket                                   3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV



  • White balance                                  Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
  • White balance adjustment             Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
  • Color temperature setting             2500-10000K in 100K
  • White balance bracket                    3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis



  • Type                                Focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed                Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)
  • Self timer                       2sec / 10sec / 10sec, 3 images
  • Remote control            Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)



  • Movie SCN mode    Portrait / Scenery / Sports / Low Light / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Macro) / SCN (Sunset/Party/Portrait) / (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode.)
  • Still Image SCN mode    Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / Night Portrait (Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Creative) / SCN (Sunset/Party/Baby 1,2/Pet)



  • Burst speed                                             3 frames/sec (High speed) or 2 frames/sec (Low speed)
  • Number of recordable images            7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)



  • Type                                             TTL Built-in-Flash, GN11 equivalent (ISO 100 ·m), Built-in Pop-up
  • Built-in flash(Mode)                  Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
  • X-Sync(Synchronization)          Speed Less than 1/160 second
  • Flash output adjustment          1/3EV Step ±2EV
  • Flash synchronization              1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
  • Hot shoe                                     TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)



  • Type                                        Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
  • Monitor size                          Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
  • Pixels                                       460K dots
  • Filed of view                          Approx. 100%
  • Monitor adjustment            Auto, Power LCD, Manual (7 levels)
  • OSD language                        English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese



  • Digital zoom                        2x, 4x
  • Extra optical zoom            Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
  • Real-time Histogram         YES
  • Guide Lines                          Guide Lines (3 patterns)



  • Colour                              Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
  • Black and white             Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
  • Others                              My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film



  • Playback mode        Normal playback / 30-thumbnail display / 12-thumbnail display / Calendar display / Zoomed playback (16x Max.) / Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable) / Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/AVCHD/Motion JPEG/Face Recognition/Favourite) / Title Edit / Text Stamp / Resize / Trimming / Aspect Conversion / Rotate / Rotate Display / Print Set / Protect / Audio Dubbing



  • Protection         Single / Multi or Cancel
  • Erase                  Single / Multi / All / Except Favourite



·    Print            PictBridge compatible Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable )



  • HDMI                                miniHDMI TypeC (1.3b corresponding) Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • USB                                   USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Speaker                            YES
  • Microphone                    Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
  • Remote/External           Microphone input f2.5mm. stereo mini jack
  • Audio video output        Stereo Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.

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