The G1 also addresses two major drawbacks of current EVF cameras: gritty, jumpy images in the viewfinder, and sluggish autofocus. Senior Editor Dan Richards went to Japan earlier this year for a top-secret look at how Panasonic's engineers attacked such issues on the G1. "For one, they looked beyond typical camera components," says Richards. "The viewfinder comes from a pro video camera, with 1.44-million-dot resolution. That's about seven times the number in a typical EVF." And instead of the usual tiny LCD in the viewfinder, this EVF has an LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) that works much like a sophisticated digital projector, pulsing colors so rapidly that the image is fluid and flicker-free.