The HD-video successor to the camera that impressed us so much last year.
IMAGING: 12.1MP effective, Live MOS Four Thirds sensor captures images at 4000x3000 pixels with 12 bits/color in RAW mode.
STORAGE: SD/SDHC cards. Stores JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG.
BURST RATE: Full-sized JPEGs (Extra Fine mode), up to card capacity at 3 fps; RAW up to 7 shots at 3 fps.
AF SYSTEM: TTL contrast detection with 23 focus areas and adjustable size single-area focusing. Face detection, single-shot and continuous AF.
SHUTER SPEEDS: 1/4000 to 60 sec plus B (1/3-EV increments).
METERING: TTL metering with 144-zone Intelligent Multiple (a.k.a. evaluative), centerweighted, and spotmetering. EV 0-18 (at ISO 100).
ISO RANGE: ISO 100-3200 (in 1/3- or 1-EV increments). Flash: Built-in pop-up flash GN36 (in feet at ISO 100). Supports TTL autoflash with Panasonic Lumix flashes; X-sync at 1/160 sec.
VIEWFINDER: Electronic viewfinder with 1,440,000-dot equivalent.
LCD: Fully articulated 3-in. TFT with 460,000-dot resolution.
OUTPUT: Hi-Speed USB 2.0. HDMI (mini-type) video, NTSC/PAL composite. PictBridge-compatible.
BATTERY: Rechargeable DMWBLB13PP Li-ion; CIPA rating, 300 (LCD) or 320 (EVF) shots.
SIZE/WEIGHT: 4.9x3.3x1.8 in., 0.85 lb with card and battery.
STRET PRICE: $1,500 with Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 Mega O.I.S. lens.
FOR INFO: www.panasonic.com.