About a month back, Panasonic announced what it claimed was the smallest mirrorless camera in the market, the Lumix DMC-GM1. For those of you who just love tiny cams, you’ll be happy to know that it’ll be hitting our shores pretty soon.
Tiny lens changer
Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens
GM1 size comparison with an iPhone 5
As we reported in October, the GM1 crams almost everything from its bigger brother the, the Lumix DMC-GX7, into a 98.5mm x 54.9mm x 30.4mm body. That includes an impressive 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, Wi-Fi and even a pop-up flash. Considering the size of the of the GM1, we’re surprised it isn’t even bursting at the seams.
The camera will be available with a 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens but there are other lenses that’ll be made specifically to fit with the GM1’s size. This includes a Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7. Of course you’d still be able to fit the conventional Panasonic Micro Four Thirds and DSLR (via adaptor) lenses on the GM1. We highly doubt though that most conventional users of the GM1 will be getting any lenses that’ll be bigger than their camera. If they did, that’ll be a pretty comical sight.
The Malaysian retail price has yet to be announced but if the Singapore price of S$999 (RM2567) is anything to go by, we can expect it to compete with the Sony RX100 II.
As for the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens, no price or availability date for it has been announced yet.