Panasonic introduces retro-styled Lumix GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera
It's probably one of the smallest high quality camera around, but the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera is one of the coolest.
The 'Micro Four Thirds' bit is really a technical way of saying SLR-type imagery, but without the bulk. we love the retro styling of this thing, but we're even happier than it can slip into a pocket or bag easily for a night or day out.
If you want more detail, we can tell you that it packs a Digital Live MOS Sensor, shooting 16-megapixel stills and 1080p video recordings. It also has ISO 25,600 sensitivity and fast autofocusing to enhance those shots even more. When you have taken your best shots, the Wi-Fi on board can share with a phone - or you can check out you work on the 3-inch touch LCD on the rear.
It works with the Lumix G lens range and is likely to sell for under £500 with the new 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
As a footnote, Lomography has started to produce quirky lenses for vintage-style effects for Micro Four Thirds cameras. You can find out about them here.