FORM FOLLOWS CREATIVITY. The new award-winning Lumix GX1 was created for the truly demanding photographer. Its large light-receiving sensor precisely captures even the finest details, and renders images with breathtakingly high quality. Its intuitive handling directly relays the user’s intent, while the elegant design makes it a joy to own – bringing new and exciting discoveries with almost every shot. Learn more about the performance of the Lumix GX1 at www.panasonic.co.uk/GX1
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Lumix GX1 available in black and silver, and with various lens configurations.
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