Panasonic Ramps Up LUMIX Line
Panasonic recently announced two new LUMIX cameras as well as a new LUMIX VARIO 14-42mm lens.
The LUMIX DMC-G2 (12.1 MP) is being billed as “the world’s first digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable LCD that allows for touch-control,” and is the successor to the LUMIX G1. “The touch-control shooting elevates the camera’s operability, letting the user adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high- resolution LCD. The LUMIX G2, also shoots 720p High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format, and joins the LUMIX G10, also introduced today, as the latest models in the LUMIX G Micro System,” Panasonic said in a statement.
With the touch-screen operation, users can snap a photo by touching the LUMIX G2’s screen. Users can touch one thumbnail viewed among many to see the full size of the desired photo. Also, to view images one-by-one, photos can be dragged across the screen to browse as though flipping the pages of a book.