Digitalcamerareview.com har anmeldt Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, som er det senste Micro Four Thirds kamera fra Panasonic.
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The Panasonic Lumix GF1 is the lastest member of the Micro Four Thirds family. But before Micro Four Thirds, there was Four Thirds. With Olympus having produced relatively small film SLRs since at least the early 1970s, it was probably no surprise that they would partner with Kodak to introduce the Four Thirds System standard (with its sub APS-C sized sensor) as they prepared to move into the digital age. The smaller sensor helped the company produce diminutive DSLRs that carried on the Olympus tradition.
In early August 2008, Olympus and Panasonic announced the joint development of the Micro Four Thirds System standard which will permit “… the development of radically more compact and lightweight interchangeable lens type digital camera systems based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard.” That press release continued:
“When compared to the Four Thirds System standard, the primary distinguishing characteristics of the Micro Four Thirds System standard are:
1.Approximately 50% shorter flangeback distance (mount-to-sensor distance)
2.6mm smaller lens mount outer diameter
3.Electrical contacts in mount increased from 9 to 11
* Image sensor diagonal dimensions are the same for both Four Thirds System and Micro Four Thirds System standards.”