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Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm
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Overall Score

Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm

DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning MILC camera with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites
MILC 16.1MP 4592 X 3448 Pixels Live MOS Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm number 455 across all digital cameras.
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160 Reviews + 25 Awards
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 25 awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se plus six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Ferra.ru plus five other sites. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

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How Big is the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm?

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 116.3mm wide and 67.8mm tall. It is 39.4mm deep and weighs 272g.

Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm size in context

Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

25 Industry Awards

This camera has received 25 awards from expert review sites.

This Panasonic camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites M3.idg.se, Digitaltrends.com, Akam.no, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Lydogbilde.no, Camera Labs and Trusted Reviews all of whom said that this camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Ferra.ru, Cnetfrance.fr, Log.com.tr, Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was terrific.

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was very good. This camera received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

An additional three expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. This Panasonic camera received a "Platinum" award from review site Buy-N-Shoot.com and it received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews. This camera also received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award.

This Panasonic camera received a "Silver" award from website DP Review who concluded that this camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 71 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this Panasonic digital camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

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Average User Reviews

Based on 89 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 79%. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,297 expert and owner reviews (including 2,779 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixels

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 63% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4592 X 3448 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 4592 x 3448 pixels. That's 1% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 12,800 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 67% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 0.00025s is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 26% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Weight

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm's weight of 272g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Date Imprinting

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features date imprinting, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not feature date imprinting.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Night Mode

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a night mode, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a night mode.

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4592 X 3448 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports a maximum still image resolution of 4592 x 3448. That's 1% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4576 x 3056, 4576 x 2576, 3424 x 3423 plus 11 more values. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 69% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|720 x 576|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. The playback zoom (max) of the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 16x is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3D

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features contrast adjustment, unlike 84% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 3" is in the largest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmcgx1kbody, panasonic dmcgx1kebs, panasonic w1442mm, 5025232654185, dmcgx1xvegs, gx1body

Barcodes:

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