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LUMIX® GF1C 12.1 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit

Details
DMC-GF1C-K
Features
  • Pro-level picture quality in an ultra compact design
  • High Definition AVCHD Lite Movie Recording
  • Intelligent Auto Mode with "Peripheral Defocus"
  • Kit includes 20mm, f1.7 micro four thirds "pancake" lens

Features

Versatile Functions and Superb Images. Uncompromising Performance in the World's Smallest, Lightest System Camera*

The GF1 adopts the Micro Four Thirds System standard, which was developed as an extended version of the Four Thirds System standard for digital camera systems. By using this standard and developing a camera body that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit, LUMIX was able to achieve a dramatic reduction in both size and weight compared with conventional digital SLR cameras, to create a new-generation system camera that features Full-time Live View, high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF, HD movie recording, and more. The GF1 is small enough to take anywhere yet sophisticated enough to take you as far into photography and movies as you want to go.
*For a system camera with a built-in flash as of September 2, 2009
Micro Four ThirdsTM and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries.


12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor: Higher Image Quality, Lower Power Consumption

The 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the GF1 offers the best of both worlds the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. This sensor is also advantageous for photo and movie recording with its high S/N, thanks to a new circuit structure that is unaffected by the noise generated in each of the circuits. It results in clear images even when taken at high ISO sensitivity

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Ultra-Portable Pancake Lens: LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH.

This bright F1.7/20mm (35mm camera equivalent: 40mm) fixed focus lens makes it easier to take bright photos with soft focus in dimly lit conditions without a flash. Its compact, easy-to-carry size is also ideal for capturing everyday scenes and snapshots. *This lens uses a lens drive system to enable a compact and bright F1.7. As a result of this, operating sounds are recorded when auto-focusing during motion picture recording.


Extended HD Movie Recording with SLR Quality

The hybrid GF1 lets you take both high-quality photos and HD movies. You can shoot breathtaking HD (1280 720) movies in AVCHD Lite format (MPEG-4/H.264) backed by the high sound quality of Dolby Digital Creator. And you can record for a longer time without running out of memory because AVCHD Lite stores data more efficiently than Motion while maintaining stunning image clarity and detail. A dedicated "movie record" button on the top lets you instantly start recording movies while shooting photos, so you don't miss a second of the action.
"AVCHD Lite" and "AVCHD Lite" logos are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

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A Built-In Flash in a Stylish Body

Some compact size cameras reduce weight by not including a built-in flash. With the GF1, the built-in flash is concealed inside the body and out of sight. A single touch pops the flash up for easy shooting anytime you want. You can also adjust the light intensity in the range of 2 EV at 1/3 EV steps to match your subject.

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My Color Mode Puts You in Control of Your Colors

Naturally you want your photos to be unique. My Color mode on the GF1 lets you control each and every photo with eight unique preset modes in all, including a colorful Expressive mode, a soft and moody Pure mode, and a Custom mode that lets you adjust the color, brightness, and saturation just the way you want them. You can dramatically change the images of even familiar subjects to express your own creativity.


The Soft Focus of Peripheral Defocus Mode Lets You Achieve Professional Results

The GF1 automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area you positioned while gently defocusing the foreground and background to emphasize the subject. You don't have to change the aperture yourself to take photos with the highly attractive soft focus effect of an SLR camera.


iA Mode Helps Prevent Shooting Mistakes in a Variety of Situations

Select iA mode, and the GF1 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies described below that make it easy to capture beautiful, clear shots.

Face Recognition
This function recognizes the faces of subjects that have been registered in the camera and displays the names of up to three people. The GF1 then optimizes the focus and brightness of the registered faces. *Turn Face Recognition item ON and register the person with a full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance.
AF Tracking
Once you've focused on a subject, AF Tracking keeps the subject in focus even if it moves until you press the shutter release.
Intelligent Exposure
The camera can correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash.
Intelligent Scene Selector
The camera automatically selects whichever of five Scene modes Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, and Macro best suits the situation.
Face Detection AF/AE
The camera detects when there are faces in the frame and adjusts the focus and exposure to capture them properly. This allows you to shoot beautiful portraits without any hassle.
Intelligent ISO Control
If the subject moves as you snap the shot, the camera automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to help prevent subject blur.
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
Gyrosensors built into the lens detect hand-shake and an O.I.S. shifts to compensate. Assisting you in getting those clear, beautiful, blur-free photos.

*Some functions in iA mode will not be available depending on the lens that is mounted.
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Produce Original HD Movies

Unlike most other cameras, the GF1 allows the use of My Color mode and Scene mode to record HD movies. And Motion Picture P mode lets you change the aperture for more creative HD movie recording.


iA Mode: Beautiful HD Movies with Point-and-Shoot Ease

Select iA mode, and the GF1 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies listed below that make it easy to capture beautiful HD movies.


Full-time Live View: See How the Image Will Turn Out Before You Shoot

The GF1's Full-time Live View lets you see in the LCD how adjusting the exposure, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the shot. This makes it easier to capture a special shot or particular kind of image without shooting again and again.


Let the Exposure Meter Guide You

The on-screen meter display indicates the degree of aperture and shutter speed that can be changed within a suitable exposure range. The range in which appropriate exposure is not possible is shown in red, so you can intuitively grasp the corresponding aperture and shutter speed combinations.


Take Advantage of Leica and Four Thirds Lenses


More than 20 available Leica M/R lenses or 30 Four Thirds lenses can be used with the Micro Four Thirds System standard GF1, simply by mounting a separately purchased lens adaptor.



LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. ELMARIT is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. The LEICA DG lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards. Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds, and Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries.


An Optional Live View Finder Mounts to the Hot Shoe

You can equip the GF1 with an optional 202,000-dot equivalent Live View Finder (LVF) featuring a magnification of approximately 1.04x (0.52x*) and 100% field of view. Because it displays the same information as the LCD, it is effectively used in situations where the LCD is difficult to see, such as under bright sunlight. The LVF is also handy for low-angle shots because it can be tilted vertically from 0 to 90 degrees. *35 mm camera equivalent.


The High-Speed, High-Performance Venus Engine HD

The Venus Engine HD incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, the two CPUs of the Venus Engine HD allow long-time movie recording in AVCHD Lite format while maintaining low power consumption. And the Venus Engine HD features HDMI output too.


Dust Reduction System Protects the Image Sensor

If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you're changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in photos. The GF1 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles. This keeps the image sensor clean at all times and eliminates the need for cumbersome maintenance procedures.


HD Photos and HD Movies with VIERA Link Networking

The GF1 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital image and sound signals. Just connect the camera to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (optional). It's also easy to enjoy slideshows in which both photos and movies are played according to the recorded timeline. If you have a VIERA TV, you can control the camera's playback functions with VIERA's remote control unit.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.


Easy HD Image Viewing with the SD Card Slot

Simply take the SDHC/SD Memory Card from the GF1 and slip it into the card slot of a Panasonic VIERA or Blu-ray Disc player, and you're ready to view HD images. For even greater impact and entertainment fun, you can add background music and image effects to your image slideshows. *To play movies recorded in the Motion format, you need the included AV cable.


PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition Makes Photo and Movie Editing Easy

AVCHD Lite movies can be transferred to a PC from an SDHC/SD Memory Card or via the USB cable to view or edit them. You can also make a DVD disc from AVCHD Lite files by converting them to MPEG-2. The software makes it easy and fun to edit or organize a collection of photos. It features a Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the photos stored in your PC and lets you sort them by face. Also, photos shot with My Color mode can be categorized and viewed by style. The sophisticated interface allows you to enjoy emotion-packed slideshows with a variety of effects and music. And motion images can be directly uploaded to YouTube. YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc


SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE Adjusts RAW Images Any Way You Want Them

The GF1 records original image data in RAW file format, which allows images to be developed according to your intention. A number of highly advanced functions can be applied to these RAW images by using the SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE software utility, with its unique combination of high resolution and extraordinary color separation.









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SpecificationsExpand All

  • MORE DETAILS
    • Camera Type
    • KEY FEATURES
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Image Sensor Size
    • Dust Reduction System
    • Extra Optical Zoom
    • LENS SPECIFICATIONS
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum Magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length (Lens only)
    • Weight (Lens only)
    • PERFORMANCE FEATURES
    • Focus
    • AF/AE Lock
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • White Balance Adjustment
    • Color Temperature Setting
    • White Balance Bracket
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
    • Light Metering System
    • Light Metering
    • Metering Range
    • Face Detection
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Movie Scene Mode
    • Movie Scene Mode Note
    • Shutter Speed/Shutter System
    • Self Timer
    • Recording Format
    • Image Quality
    • Color Space
    • RECORDING IMAGE SIZE ( Pixels)
    • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
    • Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
    • Motion Image (HD Movie)
    • Motion Image (AVCHD Lite)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • CONVENIENCE FEATURES
    • Burst Shooting Mode
    • Real-time Histograms
    • Composition Guide Lines
    • STANDARD FEATURES
    • Protection/Erase
    • Built-in Flash Type/Mode
    • Flash Synchronization
    • X-Sync Speed
    • External Flash
    • LCD Monitor
    • Film Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Interface
    • Viera Link
    • HDMI
    • Direct Print
    • Color
    • Battery Life
    • Operating Humidity
    • Operating Temperature
    • Flash Output Adjustment
    • ACCESSORIES
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Remote Control
    • CCD (Image Sensor)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
    • My Color Mode
    • Burst Speed
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • Face Recognition
    • Power
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight
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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can I use the touch shutter function while recording video?
    No, photos cannot be shot while recording video.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • Will the camera stop continuous recording video using the SDHC or SDXC when it reaches 4GB ?
    In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. In MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.

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