Panasonic Lumix Launch in Malaysia 2011

Panasonic had a rather grand launching of their latest Lumix camera series over at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on the 19th December 2011. I was fortunate enough to be invited to catch their launching as well as to join their dinner and performances that night. This round we even had the presense of beauty pageants from various countries, 36 countries to be exact, to join us for dinner as well as to vie for the Miss Lumix Photogenic which was voted by the attendees that night.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
Panasonic Lumix Launch (GX1)
Panasonic Lumix Launch
19 December 2011
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa 
4pm - 10pm

Panasonic Lumix announced and launched their latest product, the newest compact micro system camera, Lumix GX1 that night along with other latest offerings.

"Other new introduction includes: Panasonic’s first dedicated and ‘world’s smallest’ 3D compact camera the LUMIX DMC-3D1; Touch-screen compact model LUMIX DMC-FH7, 24x superzoom LUMIX DMC-FZ150 and the first (as of 31 August 2011) integrated twin-lens 2D/3D camcorder fully compatible with AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard – HDC Z10000."

Check out below on a short specification for this latest and greatest product everyone's been looking out for, the Lumix GX1.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 on display
Panasonic Lumix GX1 with the Powerzoom Lens
Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
The Various Colours of Panasonic Lumix GX1

“The new Lumix G micro system mirror less interchangeable lens camera is our strategy to strengthen our position in this segment and to create a new photo culture for system camera to further capture the market in 2012.  Our wide range of G series is to fulfil the demands for stylish small size with big features camera compatible to DSLR functions and picture quality.  Today’s launch of GX1 saw our upgrading in the G series especially for photo enthusiasts,” 

Quoted from Jeff Lee, Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia.

Features highlighted:
  • 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • ISO 160-12,800
  • Orientation sensor (providing information with non-OIS lenses)
  • 3.0", 460k dot LCD
  • Full AVCHD 1080/60i video (from 30fps sensor output)
  • Continuous shooting up to 20fps (at reduced resolution)
  • Electronic level gauge
  • Four available Fn buttons (two onscreen)
Difference between the latest GX1 vs the GF1
  • Higher resolution sensor (16MP vs 12MP)
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Top ISO of 12,800 (vs 3200)
  • AVCHD 1080/60i video (vs 720p AVCHD Lite format)
  • Stereo mic
  • Electronic level gauge
  • Two additional Fn buttons
Lumix DMC-GX1 will be available in black and silver. Panasonic will sell it as a kit with a 14-42mm
power zoom lens (dual function) for RM3,099, and as a kit with twin lens 14mm plus 14-42mm for
RM2,999 starting in December 2011.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
Top managing directors from Panasonic at the official launching

The dinner commenced later that evening, with 36 of these really beauiful ladies from all over the world coming in vying for the title of Miss Lumix Photogenic. The highlights for the dinner would definately be the way the tables are arranged to give the opportunity for the attendees to sit with these ladies. Unfortunately for me, I was sitting way behind, hence did not get the opportunity to sit and chat with the beauty pageants while having dinner. The attendees sitting further in front were luckier.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
We had beauty pageants dining with the guests

The guests including yours truly was served with some rather nice food, which included the Prawn Spring Roll, Cream of Forest Mushrooms, Roasted Baby Chicken with Pine Nut and Macadamia Nut Sauce, and for dessert, the Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice-Cream.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
Our dinner that night

After one round of voting from the tables, our 36 beauty pageants were reduced to five. The five finalists chosen were from Czech Republic (Jana Kopecka), Thailand (Patsaraporn Khonkhamhaeng), China (Zhu Zhu), Belarus (Anastasiya Kharanava) and Malaysia (Gabriella Robinson). Congratulations to Ms Jana Kopecka for clinching the title with her sporting attitude, amazing poise and good looks.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
The four finalists minus Ms Czech Republic who won the Ms Lumix Photogenic
Panasonic Lumix GX1 Launch
And here she is, Ms Czech Republic on the left who won Ms Lumix Photogenic


Overall, it was a successful launch for Panasonic for its product line, which was really impressive especially the Lumix DMC-GX1. Do check out further on their product info from their website at http://www.panasonic.com.my or at the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/mylumixclub .



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10 comments :

  1. can't understand why products must be accompanied by some pretty girls... =/ but sounds like a pretty decent camera..hmm

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  2. 007 may have a problem need a special licence to shoot? haha. tQ

    p/s Saw a familiar face in your top pixz. Caroline Ng?

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  3. i am using panasonic lumix also, but of course the old model lah.. wah, they are coming out with such sophisticated model under the range ah?? i hardly use camera now, using my phone more, haha~~

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  4. You bought/have one? Which one? All photos in the post taken using that camera?

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  5. eh! my uncle is the official make up artist for Miss Tourism International! :D

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  6. OHSEM! did u managed to get new cam for urself ? :p

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  7. I think Lumix not that good compare with your current Canon camera . . . just my 2 cent of my thought.

    Well anyways, those Miss World above looks good ^^ except 1 . . .

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  8. latest camera, girl and food . great combo . maybe i will take a look on their latest camera

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