Full HD action camera can be mounted in many ways for example on the helmet or bike. Well suited to record your experiences in the outdoors, whether it’s snowboarding, skydiving, rafting or a quiet walk in the Woods.
It has a 120 ° camera angle and Full HD video resolution for easy recording of razor-sharp images.
With built-in WiFi capability, the camera can stream footage directly to your smartphone with app available for Android and iPhone/iOS.
You can also choose to put the camera directly to your TV with the built-in mini HDMI port for quick access to showcase the footage to family and friends.
-Lightweight, compact and robust
-WiFi feature for streaming recordings directly on smartphones or tablets
-Video and still images in Full HD quality
-Mini HDMI ™ port for viewing images on a TV
Sensor type: 5.0 CMOS sensor with 120 Gr. fixed angle
Video resolution: 1920 x 1080 30 fps/1280 x 720 60 fps
Max photo resolution: 8 MP (3264 x 2448)
Video format: MOV (h.264)
HD: High Definitions (abb)
Photo format: Jpeg (JPG)
Built-in mic: Yes
Built-in memory: 1 GB (not for photo/video)
Storage medium: micro SD card up to 32 GB
Charger Connector: Micro USB
Built-in rechargeable battery: 1000 mAh
Waterproof housing: Yes
Waterproof down to 30 meters depth.
App for Android and iOS (iPhone): Yes: “SYMAGIX”
Weight: 58 g (incl. battery)
Remote Control: Yes
Operating temperature: 0-40 degrees centigrade
-Micro SD card
This enhanced version of the G1, with interchangeable optics, is a hybrid device as effective in photo and video.
Within a few months, you might see strange photographers, eye glued to a SLR-shaped device on which stands a micro-canon. Do not consult a specialist, you don’t hallucinate, you are just in the presence of a holder of the Lumix DMC-GH1, the new device with interchangeable lenses from Panasonic. And the novelty is that the camera of Panasonic finally makes video.
For those who don’t know, the Lumix DMC-G1 was a camera with interchangeable lenses with the Olympus 4/3 sensor format but without reflex sight (see our video): so no more mirror or Prism, the unit was more compact. The standard has been renamed Micro 4/3. The G1 was a “a reflex that isn’t a”, even if Panasonic had made the choice to keep the aspect. But the G1 was a cruel gap: the total absence of video mode.
This absence, Luc Saint-Elie, head of communication of Panasonic, explained by “impossible [at the time, ed] to design an autofocus to contrast detection capable of tracking a subject in motion with a large sensor electronics. The camcorders are indeed much smaller than those of cameras and apparently succeed to implement this auto focus with follow-up of the topic was problematic for the engineers not only Panasonic, but the industry in general.
After several months of work, Panasonic teams finally reached their goal, and so the GH1 is able to shoot Full HD 1080i (available modes are 60i, 50i and 24 p and 25 p). From there to say that the G1 was a GH1 castrated, there is one not only we are blithely.
So why have released the G1? Because its launch coincided with the 90 years of the firm, and because he had to introduce the concept of the Micro 4/3 camera at Photokina 2008, which is still the most important show of photography in the world.
And when we asked the question “why did you not implemented a video mode with manual focus as on the Nikon D90?, Luc Saint-Elie explained to us that, as that mark public, Panasonic could not offer a video mode that is not complete [i.e. without autofocus, ed.].» A coherent approach, but which had frustrated a few surly journalists (including us) and a handful of advanced users.
Apart from this video mode (with a new dedicated button) and the possibility to connect a micro-canon (click on the visuals to see the picture more closely) on the hotshoe flash, the only novelty of the GH1 is the ability to take pictures in a square format (1:1). After, it’s white and white bonnet bonnet. Or almost, because a new aesthetic emerged: a box Golden. Yes, Yes, a ‘bling-bling’ case, you well read.
The Red versions (very appreciated at first glance) and black remain, while the version blue night, too discreet, go down to the benefit of this gold model that will appeal, no doubt, to the posh holiday Bègles and Saint-Tropez regulars.
There’s something for all tastes and for all purposes.
The GH1 looks so feature to his grandfather, with its sensor Live MOS 12.1 Mpix, its speed of exposure of 1/4000 to 60 seconds, the Auto mode intelligent (Ai), which automatically detects the scene mode, the removable screen (which was superb on the G1), etc. The electronic novelty of the animal is the recognition of faces – the unit stores up to six people and adds their name in the data-Exif, a gadget that is now implemented in the compact high-end brand.
The strength of the G1 was to be a both lightweight and compact device that could change the perspective. At launch, are there only two available, the 14-45 mm (24-90 mm equivalent 24 x 36) f3.5 – 5.6 and a 45-200 mm (90-400 equivalent 24 x 36) f4.0/5.6, which was a bit light.
The range now expands to a ultragrand-angle, the Lumix G Vario 7-14 mm (14-28 mm 24 x 36) f4.0 no optically stabilized and especially an objective dedicated to video, the Lumix G Vario HD 14-140 mm (28-280 mm 24 x 36) f4.0 – 5.8 Mega O.I.S, whose characteristic is to integrate an ultra-quiet engine. This avoids hearing the sounds of development on video. Developing such a goal speaks to the will of Panasonic to focus on this function.
Two strangers remain: the price and availability date. For the price, we suppose it will be expensive, since it does not actually replace the G1 but completes the range. It is expected that the G1 rate drop (and that’s good) and the GH1 to be come to take his place. The G1 keeps his interest? For pure photographers, Yes, and even more that ever because of its price reductions could make it even more attractive given its qualities (lightness, compactness, image quality).
The GH1, him, is to be considered as the first true hybrid between a camera and a camcorder, the first device that could, if it turns out good video, replace actually the reflex and the camera in the travel bag. It will be fixed after the test!