Panasonic Lumix GH1 priced and dated

Panasonic has announced details of its follow up to the diddy Lumix G1 Micro Four Thirds system camera.The GH1, first seen at PMA in March, looks much

Panasonic has announced details of its follow up to the diddy Lumix G1 Micro Four Thirds system camera.

The GH1, first seen at PMA in March, looks much like the G1 but packs Full HD 1080p video recording into it's diminutive shell. This is achieved using a new 12.1MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine HD image processor.

It carries a hefty price tag of £1299 with a versatile 14-140mm lens (10x optical zoom equivalent), or £799 without. So you'll have to decide how much you really want that Full HD movie functionality when weighing it up against the stills-only Lumix G1. For an impressive display of its capabilities you can check out the test movies shot by Philip Bloom.

If you decide you want it, you'll be able to get your hands on one from the second week of June.

Stay tuned for a hands-on video soon. 

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Panasonic Lumix GH1

Price: £1299

On sale: June

Contact: Panasonic