The micro-four-thirds standard created by Panasonic, Olympus and Leica has intrigued us but its mightiest product to date, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1, leaves us scratching our heads.
Camera Be Still
When it comes to still shooting, there is no difference between the GH1 and the G1 that Mahoney reviewed last November. It has a digital viewfinder instead of an optical one, which takes some getting used to but tends to work. It's got a huge number of manual and automatic options, as well as some uniquely digital settings, like "film mode" where you can manually adjust the color balance, saturation, contrast and noise reduction of the "film" you're using. Because the sensor is 4:3 (hence the format's name), you can change the aspect ratio to 16:9 for a wider view,
but of course you sacrifice some pixels in the process. Update: Reader Ben tells me that no pixels are lost in the aspect ratio switch.