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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Unveiled with 3D Lens Support

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Panasonic has announced at Photokina the Lumix DMC-GH2 DSLM camera, featuring some cutting-edge features.

It's based on a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor with an ISO range from 160 to 1,2800 and the mount is compatible with Micro Four Thirds Lenses via an adaptor. It's also capable of using the world’s first interchangeable 3D lens, Panasonic's H-FT012.

The new Venus Engine FHD promises advanced single processing to reduce noise through separation of chromatic and luminance for crisper stills and video and the camera can capture Full HD video, via a dedicated button, at up to 60fps, though only at 1080i. 1080p is available at 24fps at 24Mbps, the maximum for AVCHD. Users can also add an external microphone via 2.5mm remote slot to capture Dolby Digital stereo audio.

The body features a touch-screen, fully rotatable 3in rear LCD, featuring a touch to auto-focus feature. Images on the touch screen display can also be swiped through with a finger, as on a smartphone - about time this sort of thing arrived on cameras.

Panasonic said the DMC-GH2 can auto focus as fast as 0.1 of a second, and that thanks to a newly designed lightweight grip it's perfect for those wanted great quality with point and shoot ease of use.

What sets it apart though is its ability to use Panasonics’ new 3D lens, and with an HDMI output you’ll be able to film in 3D and watch content easily on a 3D TV.

If you fancy some fast autofocus, touch-screen action with 3D ready capability, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 can be yours from November for around £900 with a 14-140mm lens.

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