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Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm
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Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS 4x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Panasonic has good camera reviews
Fairly large display diagonal
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Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 790 verified purchases) 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 medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since September 2013.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 318 grams, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera range from 2" to 4.8". The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The field of views of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera range from 95% to 100%. The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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Features Date Imprinting

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features date imprinting. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm F800EXR, or the Canon ELPH 115 IS which both of have better reviews.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera, the playback zoom (max) of the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features calendar. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a wind filter.

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Features Voice Recording

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 720 x 576 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest digital zoom of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 120x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon L120, and the Canon G1 X (£479.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the WB250 (5x and higher rated), or the WB350F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2.5 and the smallest is 38. At only 5.6, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22.

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Viewfinder

Quite Low Magnification

At only 0.17 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a very low magnification compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have magnifications of between 0.17x and 20x, and the average magnification is 3.3x.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m. The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.2 meters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgx1kbody, panasonic dmcgx1kebs, panasonic w1442mm, 5025232654185, dmcgx1xvegs, gx1body
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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