The Panasonic Lumix GF1
Each time I see Hiroshi Fujiwara, he has a new digital camera, cooler than the previous one! This is a long-overdue camera type — top image quality from a compact form.
This 12-megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera is, in effect, a DSLR in a compact body. There is an ingeniously articulated pop-up flash and a low-light focus-assist lamp. Movie mode is 1280 x 720, which is not full high definition but very good.solved the problem of auto-focus speed in a compact camera using the contrast detect method. Images are sharp with excellent contrast. Image quality, in either raw or JPEG, is gorgeous.