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September 2008's best new products revealed

8 innovative gadgets and tech toys to enjoy

September 2008 has proven to be a bumper month for exciting new gadgets, with new cameras, TVs, NAS drives, and a laptop from Samsung that has critics drooling.

Panasonic Lumix G1 digital camera

In the race to carve out a niche in the competitive digital camera market, Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-G1, which straddles the boundary between point-and-shoot and larger SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Rather than an optical viewfinder you get a live view from the sensor on both a rear 3in display and a high-definition LCD viewfinder.

This simpler design means the DMC-G1 weighs just 385g, around half that of a conventional SLR.

It's also the first camera based on the new Micro Four Thirds System lens mount but Four Thirds System lenses can be used with an adaptor. It will launch in major markets in October and will cost around €800 in Europe, and a bargain $800 in the US. It's aimed at casual users who want to take better pictures than is possible with a compact camera but don't want a bulky SLR.

Panasonic Lumix G1

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