The first Panasonic GM1 photos have been leaked alongside a new set of specs, pointing towards a very good camera, despite its small size and price.
Panasonic is rumored to announce the tiniest Micro Four Thirds camera ever on October 17. This is tomorrow and the name of shooter is said to be GM1. The device will be smaller than the GF3, the current tiniest MFT system ever.
The camera will be announced alongside the 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, so that the company can provide a powerful MILC that fits into your pocket.
Before the official launch event, the first Panasonic GM1 photos have appeared on the interwebz, confirming that this will be a little device indeed.
Furthermore, the pictures are accompanied by more specifications to give us an idea of how powerful the camera really is.
New Panasonic GM1 specs confirm what we have already known
Well, the GM1 will feature a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, identical to that of the higher-end GX7, built-in WiFi, 3-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD touchscreen, and Focus Peaking technology.
The camera should capture high quality devices, allowing users to frame the shots in live view mode, while focusing really quickly. After that, the photos can be easily transferred to a smartphone or tablet wirelessly.
Smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds camera ever
Additionally, the Panasonic GM1 has a very high build quality with aluminum materials. The total size of the shooter is 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4mm, while the weight reaches merely 204 grams with the card and battery included.
Getting back to the specs, this camera will sport “2D” multi-process noise reduction technology, which probably reduces noise at high ISO values. Speaking of which, the ISO sensitivity sits between 200 and 25,600.
Maximum shutter speed to be 1/16000th of a second?
The list of rumored specifications continues with a hybrid shutter that is blazing fast. The maximum shutter speed is said to reach 1/16000th of a second.
In order to take advantage of these speeds, the sensitivity of the sensor has been increased exponentially.
It appears that the Panasonic GM1 supports a -4EV setting, which could be useful in various lighting scenarios.
Several creative scenes will be added into the mix, including a time-lapse photography.
Panasonic to launch GM1 along with 12-32mm zoom lens
Three dials will be places atop the Panasonic GM1, while a built-in flash will pop-up whenever it is called up for duty. The battery is said to support up to 230 shots, therefore a spare one is a must in this case, especially if using the flash.
Panasonic’s latest Micro Four Thirds camera will be joined by a 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens. It is a pancake optic and the whole system should not cost more than $700.
For the time being, this is just speculation, but in a few hours it will become official. Stay tuned!