Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1 compact system camera to launch Dec 2011.

The Lumix GX1 is the leatest 'premium' compact system camera utilising a 16 megapixel MOS sensor and FHD processing engine. Features include a 3.0" 460K-dot high resolution LCD, full 1080P movie recording, super-fast 0.09 second auto-focus and complete manual controls. Available in two colours, black and silver and two formats, Body only or with the new 14-42mm X f/3.5-5.6 Vario lens.

First stocks of the Panasonic GX1 are due late December 2011.