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Panasonic GX1 leaks, promises new engine, return to high end

updated 04:00 am EDT, Sat October 29, 2011

Panasonic GX1 seen in photos

Panasonic's shift back to experienced photographers became apparent early Saturday after a new leak of the GX1. The details caught by Mobile01 in Taiwan had it using both a 16-megapixel sensor and a new image processing engine, the combination of which could reach ISO 12,800. Dedicated controls and expansion make their comeback, such as a command dial on the thumb grip and a combination of both a pop-up flash and a hot shoe.

Not much else is known, although it would have at least 1080i video recording with stereo audio. Panasonic may see it a match for G X video lenses by merging a relatively compact body with pro features.

Panasonic is believed to be picking November 8 to unveil the GX1 and might price it between the simpler GF cameras and flagships like the GH2. Most of its cameras in this class are available both body-only and with a kit lens.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not now or ever

    will the name Panasonic be associated with anything high end.

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