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The developers of the Micro Four-Thirds lens system promised that it would create smaller digital SLRs and the new Lumix DMC-G1 from Panasonic is claimed to be the first offspring of the technology.

The 12.1-megapixel DMC-G1 is also claimed to be the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera, weighing in at approximately 385g. The MFT system achieves this reduction in camera size and weight in part by eliminating the need for an internal mirror structure.

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Binning the mirror makes Panasonic's DMC-G1 thin and light

The DMC-G1 has an integrated eye sensor that enables it to detect when a user approaches the viewfinder, the result being that the shooter’s 3in LCD display turns off automatically to conserve battery power.

If you’re shooting a moving object, such as herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain, then the snapper alters the ISO and shutter speed automatically to create blue-free photos.

Most modern cameras have pre-set image conditions, such as portrait or night scenery, but the DMC-G1 goes one step further by selecting them for you. Face detection for up to 15 faces is also included, but there’s no smile detection.

A “supersonic wave filter dust reduction system” may sound like something off the Concorde, but on board the DMC-G1 it simply means that 50,000 vibrations per second help to keep dust away from the image sensor as you’re star trekking across the universe.

Should body colours be of interest to you, then you’ll also like Panasonic’s claim that the DMC-G1 is the world’s first interchangeable lens camera available in three different colours: black, blue and red.

Panasonic hasn’t decided on a price for the DMC-G1 yet, but you will be able to snap it up in mid-November.

Click for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Picture Gallery

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