Panasonic has introduced two new versions of the GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera. This shooter will become available in Blue and Brown colors under the name of GM1S as of November 13.
After launching firmware update 2.0 for the Lumix GH4, Panasonic has taken wraps off of the Blue and Brown models of the GM1 mirrorless camera.
The new units will have a codename of DMC-GM1SK and will retail under the name of Panasonic GM1S. Beside the visual changes, both units will come packed with a couple of improvements when compared to the original model, thus increasing the value of this compact and lightweight camera.
Panasonic GM1S Blue and Brown versions of the GM1 become official in Japan
Miniaturization is an important part of the digital imaging world. The sales of mirrorless cameras are showing signs of small growth and this is mainly because the devices are getting smaller, allowing users to fit them in their pockets when using the right lenses.
One of the tiniest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras on the market is the Panasonic GM1. It was launched in 2013 as part of a new series, which has been expanded at Photokina 2014, courtesy of the GM5.
In order to add a little more versatility to the series, the Panasonic GM1S Blue and Brown models have just been announced. They consist of a couple of color variations of the GM1 and it should make the camera more appealing to fashionistas.
For the time being, the two versions have been unveiled only in Japan, where they will be released on November 13.
New features for these Panasonic GM1 variations
As stated above, the new Panasonic GM1S is offering a couple of enhancements over the base model. The company says that the image quality has been improved along with the autofocus system by tweaking the 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the Venus image processing engine.
Finally, the camera comes with a Snap Movie mode, which helps users create short movies, and with 22 Creative Control effects, which could become a source of inspiration when taking photos.
More specs of the Panasonic GM1S
The remainder of the specs list is identical. The Panasonic GM1S comes with built-in WiFi, maximum shutter speed of 1/16000th of a second, and a 3-inch touchscreen.
It is worth noting that this camera does not have built-in image stabilization, a viewfinder, or a hot-shoe.
As stated above, the Blue and Brown version have only been launched in Japan for now. The rest of us can still purchase the original version at Amazon for about $500.