Panasonic today announces the LUMIX DMC-G2 camera. Mentioned as the world’s first digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable touchscreen, the camera allows users 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. Highlights: 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, 60 frames-per-second Full-time Live View images, Venus Engine HD II, iA (Intelligent Auto), Dust Reduction System, and PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will be available in red, blue and black models.
“With the LUMIX G2, Panasonic is pleased to continue to lead the evolution of the Micro Four Thirds platform and also be the first in the industry to offer a touch-screen interchangeable lens system camera,” said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “Touch-operation is a user interface with which many consumers are both familiar and expect, and we think the LUMIX G2’s touch-operation makes it easier and quicker to take photos and videos that have professional-like effects.”