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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Digital Camera

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Twenty-Five Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this Panasonic digital camera and have given it twenty-five awards.

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ all decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr, Ferra.ru and Log.com.tr all thought that this Panasonic camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom decided that this digital camera was great.

An additional three expert review sites endorsed this Panasonic camera. The editor of DP Review concluded that this camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and the expert at Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and thought it was a sensible purchase. This SLR digital camera also received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 83 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 91 user reviews this Panasonic camera has an overall user rating of 78%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Mr. M. Kostyrka mentioned four years ago “The body has a touch screen ability” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Otto G mentioned three years ago “It would get five stars if it had an on/off switch for the touch screen and preferably more consistent touch sensitivity, too” . Four years ago Theprof scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The touch screen offers the interesting option to touch for focus”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 thought it was mirrorless. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert review site Camera Labs “It's a mirror-less compact system camera, or CSC for short, which pa” in their review. Techradar.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Techradar “This year has seen a glut of mirrorless compact system cameras (CSCs) being released from the majority of the top manufacturers” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review “The Lumix DMC-GX1 is a top notch contribution to the mirror less compact range that offers the user quite a lot”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 had a good viewfinder. A. Ogden said on Amazon “Ive cancelled although a cracking camera im gooing for g3 or g5 as these are small with viewfinder and moving screen” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Video Capture

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Ian W. wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “Very quick reponse, nice video and simple to use”. Lancelot wrote on Amazon “Then this camera was a quarter of the price and the video is great quality” in their review and scored the product 5 stars. So8 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “I don't use video so can't say what that's like.I have the EVF”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good lens. Four years ago A. Ogden said in their review “Oh well jessops have my order of gx1 power lens free viewfinder and half price 45”. Christopher Reynolds scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and he said “Nice camera, big lens”. Monster Munch mentioned “I'll get myself the fast 20 mm 'pancake lens' to improve portability” .

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 had a good autofocus. Four years ago So8 rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Autofocus is very fast and I can't really fault the camera full stop” in their review. Thestar.com.my mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is a speedy little shooter with autofocus speeds that almost match a DSLR, though we have to say that it sometimes misses the” and scored the product 4 stars.

One person who purchased the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com said four years ago “The video quality is also quite good with great audio and image stabilisation” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewer thought it had a good zoom. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review “The conventional - and cheaper - kit zoom is the way to go for quick, precise changes of fo”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Four years ago Ian W. said on Amazon “The Panasonic has been great so far, lots of sharp pictures and very quick reponse, nice video” and rated this digital camera as very good. Lancelot scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “In reality how often does that happen? I can happily crop and print images from this camera at A3”. Mr. M. Kostyrka wrote “Am impressed with the output- the Panasonic/Leica 25mm gives razor sharp images at 1.4, also the 20mm 1.7” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

Six Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Mr. M. Kostyrka said “All in all everything is close to hand and I quickly got into shooting with this camera”. Four years ago Zapflash wrote on Amazon “Only in the darkness there is a decent loss of resolution” in their review. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Both cameras offer high image quality, quick shooting, good value for money”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Theprof said “1) the 16MP sensor in this camera has far better high ISO performance and lower shadow noise than the 12MP sensor in the GF1, G1, G2, EP-2, etc” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The camera has a 160-12800 ISO sensitivity range” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com said “Image quality is very good, even at higher ISO levels and the video quality is also quite good with great audio” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 concluded that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video”.

Some customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was good in low light. Monster Munch gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Picture quality is fantastic and low-light images are particularly good”. Cnet.co.uk rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 5 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “Excellent low-light performance, accurate colour reproduction” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review.

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Robust

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. A. Ogden mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “Prefer look and build over g3/5”. Monster Munch gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “I like the build quality”. Reviewser said in their review “The build quality is immense”.

Nice Design

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 considered that it was good looking. Gyles scored it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “There are plenty of reviews of this camera Om the net so I'll not repeat them, just confirm that this is a brilliant little Mu43 rangefinder style camera” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Horatio Harris wrote on Amazon “That said, I love the style and feel of the camera” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. N. Collins wrote “Pretty easy to use”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was a good design. Macworld.com.au scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review “With a better screen and improved UI design”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was neat. Theprof mentioned “Photoshop plugins such as Neat Image or my current favourite, Topaz DeNoise.” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Theregister.co.uk said “Its superb build quality and ergonomics are matched with speedy performance” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner who bought it considered that it was retro. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their review “The Panasonic GX1 has a retro look and is aimed at the passionate amateur p” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

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Good Size

Fifty people agreed that it was compact. Lancelot said three years ago “Both are pretty compact compared to my previously owned Canon 7D.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Mr. M. Kostyrka gave the product a very good review score and said “Excellent, compact, photographers camera”. Mr. M. Kostyrka also said “When I say compact I don't mean tiny like the average point”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 concluded that it was a good body shape. Monster Munch rated it as excellent and said “Nice and premium all metal body”. Four years ago Mr. M. Kostyrka mentioned on Amazon “Still excellent- remember the GX1 body is half the price of the Olympus offering”. Mr. M. Kostyrka also mentioned “The GX1 body is small enough to carry two bodies to cut down a bit on lens changing in the field”.

A few people who purchased the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Bernerlap mentioned on Amazon “I did quite a bit of photography when I was younger & wanted to get back & join the digital revolution without lugging heavy SLRs around” in their review of this digital camera and rated it as very good. Four years ago Jimmy said on Amazon “Everyone would have known which lens it was I don't want the bulkier heavy lens as I already have a DSLR” nonetheless he gave it a score of 1 stars. Phil wrote on Amazon “For some time Ive been looking for a small camera to do this as dont want to cary a heavy camera about all night” and gave it a very good review score.

A few people considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was lightweight. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “46PM A compact, lightweight all-rounder, this Micro Four Thirds Lumix has tank-like sturdiness”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewer considered that the product was a good depth. Monster Munch scored the product very highly and mentioned “Normally I have the camera in aperture priority mode so I get nice depth of field”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was a good size.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Christopher Reynolds said two years ago “Picture quality is fabulous and most useful functions such as ISO”. Greenfrog wrote four years ago “Its small, fast with good picture quality” . Hiace Drifter said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review on Amazon “The image quality is superb, once you learn how to get the best from it (using the lens sweet spot, accurate focus, etc”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 had good features. Horatio Harris wrote on Amazon four years ago “I will persevere in developing my skills to better use the features (which may be a causal link to the poor images I am getting).”. Lancelot gave it an excellent review and said on Amazon “Print images from this camera at A3 and it has all the features I'm looking for”. Lancelot also mentioned “Great build quality and great features”.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Bernerlap gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “It gives pin sharp photos & is very easy to use”. Christopher Reynolds mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review “It feels good in the hand and has endless control”. Horatio Harris mentioned on Amazon “The information describes the ease of use (although to be fair - it does say that the camera has many advanced features” in their review but even so they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was comfortable and easy to hold. Hiace Drifter gave it a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “I am so glad I switched to micro 4/3! This panasonic is a lovely camera - a classic design, lovely to hold, small enough to slip into a rucksack” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review. Mr. M. Kostyrka wrote “The camera has a good size to hold onto and has a moderate weight to it” in their review and scored the product very highly. Reviewser gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Large enough to hold properly and to take proper photos with”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 had a good interface. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “Like Sony's NEX interface we're sure it'll become second nature over time” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com mentioned on expert website DP Review “Generally well-positioned external control points are coupled with the latest iteration of Panasonic's highly regarded touchscreen interface” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Reviewser rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “The buttons are where you'd want them to be and the menus are clear! Recommend”.

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Good Support

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 had good technical guidance. Lancelot mentioned “Its great for full manual shots” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Monster Munch mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “The 14-42mm kit manual kit lens is decent enough” . Mr. M. Kostyrka said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review on Amazon “Mostly the camera is intuitive to get to grips with without reading the somewhat confusing manual”.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 7,426 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its SLR digital cameras.

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Good Flash

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner who purchased the product thought it had a good flash. Four years ago Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “With a 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, built-in flash, 1080i high-definition video, new power-zoom kit lens”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Expert review site Tipa.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review “The 16 MP Live MOS sensor incorporates an advanced noise reduction system for exposures up to ISO 12,800 with a 144 zone multi-pattern meter”.

3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 3D compatible. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX1 are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Supports Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix DMC-GX1 supports video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], and the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-GX1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-G5[pl_1773329_price], or the Lumix DMC-G5[pl_1773329_price] both from Panasonic.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] (sd|sdhc|sdxc), or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Light

SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 630g. With a weight of only 318 grams, the Lumix DMC-GX1 is quite light compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX1. The image formats "EXIF", "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has one of the higher maximum playback zooms amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 is 15s, the longest is 130s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 34s.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.2 meters, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX1. The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 range from 0.18m to 0.5m.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-GX1 is a four aspheric element digital camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Manual, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|848 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Narrow

The Lumix DMC-GX1 is fairly narrow (only 116.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The narrowest comparable spec camera that has been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX1 is 100mm wide and the widest is 300mm.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Short

With a height of only 67.8 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX1 is one of the shorter similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age. The average height of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 99mm.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 39.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX1 is fairly thin compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Cameras of this type and age have depths of between 29mm and 130mm, and the average depth is 75mm.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Face tracking" and "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Eleven Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who purchased it agreed that it was not cheap. Christopher Reynolds mentioned on Amazon “I also stumped up for the hugely expensive hotshoe viewfinder which I love”. Christopher Reynolds also wrote “So it can work out very expensive.”. Horatio Harris mentioned on Amazon “Accessories are also very expensive, with the electronic viewfinder coming in at around” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it was not a bargain for the price. A. Ogden mentioned four years ago “Friday deal poor” and gave it a rating of 3 stars. Shinjinkun wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review on Amazon “Another disappointed with BF deal”. T3.com said “While not cheap if you’re” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX1, the Lumix DMC-GX1 does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-GX1 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Only 2272 X 1704 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a 2272 x 1704 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1712 x 1712, 1824 x 1024, 1824 x 1216, 1824 x 1368, 1920 x 1080, 2272 x 1520, 2416 x 2416, 3232 x 1824, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 2424, 4576 x 2576 and 4576 x 3056 and 4592 x 3448. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GX1 is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of this age and spec is 19. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 1,010 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst digital cameras of this age. The battery capacities of cameras of this age and type range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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Only 310 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of this age and spec take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-GX1 which takes 310 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX1 range from 50 to 200. At 160, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 range from 0.0031s to 4s. With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1's flash sync-speed is one of the longest amongst SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price].

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This SLR digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a pretty average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If this SLR digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Maximum Magnification
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

If you've been following the development of the compact system cameras (CSCs), you'll remember that right at the beginning there was a fair amount of confusion about exactly who was the target... Read more…

14 October 2012

A beautiful camera that delivers on many of the promises the Compact System Camera category offers. With a better screen and improved UI design, it would be tough to beat.Related Tags: camera,...

7 September 2012

The Lumix DMC-GX1 is a top notch contribution to the mirror less compact range that offers the user quite a lot. Image quality is very good, even at higher ISO levels and the video quality is also...

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7 September 2012

Panasonic's DMC-GX1 arrived the day after I'd watched a doco on mid-20th century street photographers. Do you reckon I wanted to hit the street with a compact, unobtrusive camera that could handle... Read more…

19 June 2012

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User Reviews

(53)
Reviewed 29 November 2012 by Gyles

I think it is unfair to publish poor ratings for goods if you only want to complain about amazon.. There are plenty of reviews of this camera Om the net so I'll not repeat them, just confirm that... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2013 by Monster Munch

I like the build quality. Feels nice in the hand. Nice and premium all metal body. I prefer the feel of this to the G3. Picture quality is fantastic and low-light images are particularly good. The... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2012 by Horatio Harris
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I bought this camera over the Sony NEX models as I have a Mac. Sony are notoriously difficult to interface with Macs over a longstanding software battle. The information describes the ease of use... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by WestwoodRKO
(Verified Purchase)

Nice cam, worked great, especially with additional lenses...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by WestwoodRKO

Nice cam, worked great, especially with additional lenses...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgx1, dmcgx1x, dmcgx1xv, dmcgx1xve, dmcgx1xveg, dmcgx1xvegs, 5025232654185, panasonic w1442, panasonic dmcgx1, panasonic w1442m, panasonic w1442mm, panasonic dmcgx1e, panasonic dmcgx1k, panasonic dmcgx1eb, panasonic dmcgx1ke, panasonic dmcgx1keb, panasonic dmcgx1ebk, panasonic dmcgx1kebs
Barcodes 00885170065529, 00885170065536, 00885170065543, 00885170065574, 00885170065581, 00885170065628, 00885170065635, 05025232654116, 05025232654130, 05025232654147, 05025232654154, 05025232654185, 05025232654192, 05025232654208, 05025232654215, 05025232654222, 05025232654239, 05025232654246, 05025232654284, 05025232654291, 05025232654307, 05025232654314, 05025232654345, 05025232685424, 05025232685462, 08851700655746, 08851700655814, 08851700656354

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