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  • 16MP, DSLR-Like Image Quality, Features, and Lens Options
  • Built-in Flash, Hotshoe,
  • Full HD Video 1080/60i - AVCHD/MP4
  • ISO 160 to 12800

 

Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1
Panasonic  LUMIX DMC-GX1

Overview

Description by Panasonic

Superb Image Quality and Performance Combined with a Premium Design

  • 16MP, DSLR-Like Image Quality, Features, and Lens Options
  • Built-in Flash, Hotshoe, and Traditional Mode Dial
  • Intuitively Easy - 3.0" Touch Enabled LCD Control
  • Lumix LightSpeed Focusing and PinPoint Focusing Control
  • Full HD Video 1080/60i - AVCHD/MP4
  • New Optional High Resolution Live View Finder

LUMIX G Micro System realizes high-quality photo images with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of the 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, images to be shot in low-lit situations at max. 12800 high ISO sensitivity setting is stunningly clear with highly sharp resolution.

Precision Contrast AF system of LUMIX G Micro System gains even higher speed realizing approx. 0.09 second of Light Speed AF.* Consecutive shooting is also improved for 4.2 fps in 16.0-megapixel full resolution.

The DMC-GX1 records 1920 x 1080 full-HD video with stereo sound in AVCHD format which is superior in both compression efficiency and friendliness with AV equipment for playback. Advanced AF system including practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording so that every photographer can enjoy high quality video recording with minimum ease.

Reviews

"Comparing the RAW files of the GX1 and my D7000, I had a difficult time noticing any differences between highlights and shadows produced by each. Regarding the Automatic White Balance setting, the GX1 photos seemed to skew slightly toward the magenta side, while the D7000 photos had a hue more toward the yellowish end of the color spectrum. After looking at files produced by each for some time, I could easily determine which photo was taken by each camera by examining the

Post date: 25/10/2012 - 00:00

"One of the highlights of the movie mode though is its ability to record very long clips, at least for models unconstrained by European tax regulations. Frustratingly those GX1s destined for Europe will be limited to 29:59 clips, but others will enjoy clips lasting just over two hours with a fully-charged battery and empty 16GB card. Indeed I used the GX1 to record entire school events

and found the long uninterrupted recordings coupled with the tap refocusing made for a killer combination.

Post date: 23/02/2012 - 19:53

Squeezed between its more affordable, better equipped sibling, the Lumix G3, and the upcoming killer retro E-M5, the GX1  appears to have come a bit late to the party. It offers more control and better looks than the G3, but only brand loyalty can save it from the upcoming E-M5 firestorm. 

 

"It's important not to underestimate the value of the system either, as Micro Four Thirds comfortably remains the most established 

Post date: 18/02/2012 - 10:07

"The lens that our unit had, and one many will opt for, is a new compact 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 with both power zoom and power focus. It’s very compact when the camera is off, but a front element protrudes about an inch when it’s powered on. The on/off process is fairly quick, so it’s no trouble to turn it off when you need the camera to be more portable, though I personally would prefer a nice pancake prime to minimize size. As a

Post date: 04/02/2012 - 22:00

The GX1 is a sturdy shooter with flexible controls. This is no point-and-shoot camera: It fills up your hands like an old rangefinder. Are you a DSLR snob who loves buttons? It has lots of buttons. ISO, drive, AF mode, and white balance are neatly mapped to the four directional buttons on 

Post date: 27/01/2012 - 00:15

"As is common with many digital cameras these days, the GX1 allows you to choose from a set of predefined processing styles. In keeping with other recent Lumix G-series releases the GX1 offers a choice of: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom. We

Post date: 24/01/2012 - 23:53

"Both cameras offer high image quality, quick shooting, good value for money and access to the ever increasing Micro Four Thirds lens range, as well as numerous third party lenses and adapters, making either camera a great choice. The features available with each and what is right for

Post date: 24/01/2012 - 18:04

"The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is designed to satisfy the needs of advanced photographers and those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video. The camera looks great with the new compact 14-42mm X lens that compacts to the size of a

Post date: 23/01/2012 - 22:56

Before we go on to the main dish, here's a reader commentary on the same Engadget page:

"Why does everyone simply forget panasonic G3? It has the same sensor as GX1, marginally bigger body but with EVF builtin, an extremely handy tilted screen with touch focus and same resolution as gx1. It's basically the same or even better than GX1!!

Post date: 23/01/2012 - 21:06

Hands-on video review of the Panasonic Lumix GX1 video review

Post date: 21/01/2012 - 12:42

Stuff-Review has made a nice little chart that pits the newcomer against the almost established crowd. That's all pretty theoretical though, since 3 of the 4 cameras are practically not available in the majority of the western world:

 

Post date: 19/01/2012 - 00:00

"We were impressed by how fast the GX1 was able to acquire and lock focus on static and moving subjects--with our hit rates also increasing thanks to its AF tracking capabilities. 

Without prefocusing, time-to-first-shot (time taken to capture the first shot upon powering on) was clocked at 1.1 seconds and shot-to-shot time (how long it takes to shoot one frame
Post date: 24/12/2011 - 00:00

This is DigitalRevTV video review. FTA:

"The Panasonic GF series has taken an interesting change of direction ever since the brilliant GF1 was first announced. With the GF2 and GF3 losing admirers of the range thanks to them losing key features. But now the GX1 is here and it's promising to be the successor to the GF1. Is it any good though?"

Post date: 17/12/2011 - 23:26

Vying for the same space as the Sony NEX7  is tough, really tough, but this is the one possible challenger:

Post date: 15/12/2011 - 19:22

From the review: "

Aimed at advanced enthusiasts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is designed to fill the void left by the acclaimed Lumix DMC-GF1, which sported a level of manual functionality that photographers missed with the subsequent launches of replacements; the Lumix GF2 and Lumix GF3. Could the flagship model of Panasonic's brand

Post date: 15/12/2011 - 15:25
The GX1 may look a lot like the GF1, but there's a wholly different beast under the hood. From the Review:   "The DMC-GX1 records Full HD video at 60i (though sensor output is 30p), with stereo sound and continuous autofocus.
Post date: 10/12/2011 - 16:02

FTA:  "My sole complaint about the interface is that some of the buttons are flush with the body and hard not only to feel, but to press. This includes the movie record button, which provides little tactile feedback and the Q Menu button, which is simply too important to be so hard to feel. The silver buttons are also etched, rather than labeled, and it's nearly impossible to see the etching in dim light without tilting the camera toward a light source.

Post date: 05/12/2011 - 00:00

FTA:

"Unsurprisingly, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 does indeed produce photos that are on a par with those we created with the G3. Images display a very good level of sharpness, while the GX1′s 16MP sensor is capable of resolving plenty of fine detail. Noise is also well controlled, with clean shots being produced throughout much of the camera’s sensitivity range.

Post date: 02/12/2011 - 00:00

From the preview: "Launched back in 2009, the GF1 was, ironically, Panasonic's attempt to court compact-camera owners looking to upgrade, with what was then billed as, 'the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera'. Instead, the GF1's high quality Raw output and classic rangefinder aesthetic gained a strong and passionate following in the enthusiast

Post date: 25/11/2011 - 00:00

FTA: "In recent years we've seen manufacturers back off from the megapixel race for the sake of image quality, and now we're seeing Panasonic back off from the race toward miniaturization. Since the Sony NEX-5, we've seen successively smaller designs like the Olympus E-PM1 and Panasonic's own GF2 and GF3 that moved away from the rangefinder ethos of the GF1 for the sake of fitting into the silhouette of the NEX-5. These smaller cameras worked quite well for the Japanese domestic

Post date: 17/11/2011 - 15:44

FTA: 

"Barney Sykes: I think the entry products like the GF3 are helping to grow the market, whereas products like the G3 are starting to eat away at SLR type cameras. I don’t think SLR can offer that compact style of body at the moment so that’s one of the ways in which that market can grow. Products like the G3, GH2, and G2 will probably take away some sales from

Post date: 10/11/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
20.8bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
10.6Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
703 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels: 
16.0 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
16.7Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
4:3
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Bayer RGB color filter,
Low Pass Filter,
Anti-aliasing filter
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Supersonic wave filter Dust Reduction System
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
Venus Engine
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
2.0x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Focal Length details: 
2x
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
SD memory card,
SDHC memory card,
SDXC memory card
(Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
144-zone multi-pattern sensing system Intelligent Multiple
Center Weighted
Spot
Metering Range Details: 
EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Compensation Details: 
1/3EV Step ±5EV
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
3,5,7 frame, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, ±3 EV
AE Lock: 
Yes
Shutter Type : 
Focal-plane shutter
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/4000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
120 sec
Shutter Speed: 
Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes) Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Shooting Modes: 
Single,
Continuous,
Movie,
Self timer
Drive Modes: 
SH: 20 frames/sec,
H: 4.2 frames/sec (When AFS mode),
M: 3 frames/sec (with Live View),
L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Continuous shooting: 
9.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
9 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Self Timer : 
10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
ISO Range: 
100 - 12,800 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Incandescent
Flash
White Set 1, 2
Color temperature setting
White Balance Personal: 
Yes with Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias Adjustments and from 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracketing: 
3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
Contrast AF system
AF Working Range Details: 
EV 0 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF Modes: 
AFS (Single)
AFF (Flexible)
AFC (Continuous) Face detection
AF Tracking
23-area-focusing
1-area-focusing
Pinpoint Touch (1- area-focusing in Face detection
AF Tracking
Multi-area-focusing
1-area-focusing / Pinpoint)
MF
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF/AE lock or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFS mode
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Live View Finder DMW-LVF2, which is an optional accessory.
Live View
Liveview Details: 
Full time
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
TFT LCD with Touch panel 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect /
Resolution Details: 
460K dots
Tiltable Monitor: 
No
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
No
Coverage: 
Approx. 100%
Brightness: 
Brightness (7 levels), Contrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
Viewing Angle: 
Wide-viewing angle
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
TTL Auto with FL220 / FL360 / FL500 (Optional)
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
Auto,
Red-eye Reduction,
Forced On,
Forced On
Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync.,
Slow Sync.
Red-eye Reduction
Forced Off
Flash Xsync: 
1/160
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
Guide Number: 
TTL Built-in-Flash, GN7.6 equivalent (ISO 160 · m), Built-in Pop-up
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
[4:3]
4592x3448(L)
3232x2424(M)
2272x1704(S)
1824x1368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)

[3:2]
4576x3056(L)
3232x2160(M)
2272x1520(S)
1824x1216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)

[16:9]
4576x2576(L)
3232x1824(M)
1920x1080(S)
1824x1024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)

[1:1]
3424 x 3423 (L)
2416 x 2416 (M)
1712 x 1712 (S)
1712x1712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)

Still Image Format: 
JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3),
RAW,
MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)
Movie: 
AVCHD
NTSC
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) (SH: 17 Mbps)
PAL
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) (SH: 17 Mbps)

MP4
NTSC
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p) (Approx. 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p) (Approx. 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p) (Approx. 4Mbps)

PAL
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p) (Approx. 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p) (Approx. 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p) (Approx. 4Mbps)

Movie Format: 
AVCHD
MP4
Movie Length: 
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]:
Approx. 70 min with H-PS14042
Approx. 65 min with H-FS014042
Approx. 75 min with H-H014
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Update is possible by the user
Histogram: 
Yes
Playback Zoom: 
Yes
Software: 
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 7.0 HD Edition SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE LoiLoScope (trial version) USB Driver
Accessories
Lenses: 
LUMIX G Micro System
Flashes: 
FL220 / FL360 / FL500
Battery Grip: 
No
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Conection Interface: 
miniHDMI TypeC Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p Audio: Linear PCM
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable)
Power Source
Power Source: 
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh) (Included)
Battery Life: 
310 images with H-PS14042
Approx. 300 images with H-FS014042
Approx. 340 images with H-H014 (CIPA standard)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium alloy body
Weather Sealing Details: 
No
Width: 
116mm
Height: 
67mm
Depth: 
39mm
Weight: 
318g / 11.22 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) Approx. 272g / 9.59 oz (Body only) Approx. 373g / 13.16 oz (SD card, Battery, H-H014 lens included) Approx. 413g / 14.59 oz (SD card, Battery, H-PS14042 lens included) Approx. 483g / 17.04 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS014042 lens included)
OperatingEnvironment: 
0° to 40° (32°F to 104°F) Operating Temperature , 10%RH to 80%RH Operating Humidity

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