Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds DMC-GH1 Shoots HD Video

Panasonic just introduced the Lumix DMC-GH1, the second camera in its “Micro Four-Thirds” line of small-body professional D-SLRs. The GH1 more or less resembles its predecessor, our pick for last year’s Camera of the Year, in that both the G1 and the new GH1 feature a mounted 3-inch LCD screen that swivels and capture 12.1 megapixel images with an Electronic Viewfinder. Other than minor size variation, the big difference is the high definition video recording, shooting 1920x1080 video at 24 prog

Panasonic just introduced the Lumix DMC-GH1, the second camera in its "Micro Four-Thirds" line of small-body professional D-SLRs. The GH1 more or less resembles its predecessor, our pick for last year's Camera of the Year, in that both the G1 and the new GH1 feature a mounted 3-inch LCD screen that swivels and capture 12.1 megapixel images with an Electronic Viewfinder. Other than minor size variation, the big difference is the high definition video recording, shooting 1920x1080 video at 24 progressive frames per second and 1280x720 at 60 progressive frames per second. The kit-lens is a video-optimized 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 lens with a silent motor and continuous auto focusing capability, neither of which you can get from Canon or Nikon's video-enabled DSLRs. There's also a 7-14mm f/4.0 aspherical in case you want to get wide with your video-shooting.