Panasonic launching small "Micro Four Thirds" Lumix DMC-G1 SLR camera this October

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The upcoming Lumix DMC-G1 is a proper SLR, only engineered using some kind of shrink-ray technology (the new Micro Four Thirds system) to make it 27 percent smaller than existing SLRs, like the Lumix DMC-L10.

Plus it only weighs 385 grams – the equivalent of 10 four-finger Kit Kats, and manages to pull off 12.1megapixels. Here’s what it looks like. And yes, there is a pink one for the ladies.

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The halfway-house DMC-G1 is down for an October 31 launch in Japan, with the rest of the developed world getting it a few weeks later. The Japanese price is 90,000 yen, which works out as $840. Which works out as £477. Which probably works out as £599 over here, officially, we’d imagine.

(Via DCR)

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Gary Cutlack

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  • “The upcoming Lumix DMC-G1 is a proper SLR, only engineered using some kind of shrink-ray technology (the new Micro Four Thirds system)”

    Bit late this, but no, it isn’t a proper SLR. The definition of SLR requires a mirror system, which is exactly what the Micro Four Thirds system dispenses with to achieve its reduced size. The sensor is a Four Thirds sensor, not a reduced or modified one, so picture quality should be the same as Four Thirds SLRs. But an SLR it ain’t.

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