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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

£319.99
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A multi award winning MILC digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 number 77 across all digital cameras.
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37 Reviews + 8 Awards
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 37 reviews. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus two other sites. Canon 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.
Customers report good product quality, it is easy to use and it is fairly priced.
The Lumix DMC-GM1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small digital zoom
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 74 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 41 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 41 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 98.5mm wide and 54.9mm tall. It is 30.4mm deep and weighs 70g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This Panasonic camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Gagadget.com, Altomdata.dk and Trusted Reviews all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was great.

This Panasonic camera received a "Design Award" from website 3dnews.ru who decided that this camera was carefully designed.

The writer at one other expert review site said that this digital camera was very good. Les Numeriques.com gave this Panasonic digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, ljudochbild.se, Digitaltrends.com and macworld.co.uk the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 82%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 22 owner reviews this camera has a terrific overall owner rating. 17 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Seven people agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 was good quality.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,275 owner and expert reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reckoned that it was easy to use.

  • The features on the camera are extremely comprehensive and flexible enough to meet most situations where you are likely to use this camera…
    Trev-R (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2014
  • Their huge sensors come in handy if you're shooting in low light or making poster size enlargements, otherwise they're irrelevant…
  • This is it, fantastic quality in the photos and easy to use in point…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 considered that it had a good lens.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 thought it was quiet.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two owners thought it had a good image sensor.

  • The camera is capable of taking good pictures.
  • The images thankfully speak for themselves…
    Macworld.co.uk April 2014
  • What else is there to say - if you want a really small camera with stunning image quality there is really no equal…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2014
  • Half a star knocked off because without a viewfinder, composing the photos is rather hit…
  • Especially if you like street photography, because the subjects are not even aware of the camera pointing at them…
  • Their huge sensors come in handy if you're shooting in low light or making poster size enlargements, otherwise they're irrelevant…
  • It's so cheap for a camera with a high quality sensor, magnesium body, touch screen…
  • It makes taking pictures quickly and unobtrusively really easy…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2014
  • The noise levels from the Micro Four Thirds sensor are very good…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2014
  • As a point and shoot camera the image quality is good…

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £319.99 it is more expensive than 51% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 and the United Kingdom price of £319.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $392.99 (£511.59).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-GM1's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic 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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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Lumix DMC-GM1 of 25,600 is in the highest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital 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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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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Light

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1's weight of only 70g is very light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-GM1 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many 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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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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4592 X 3448 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GM1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4592 x 3448 pixels. That's 1% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4592 x 2584 pixels, 3424 x 3424 pixels, 3232 x 2424 pixels plus 10 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GM1 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Lumix DMC-GM1's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has an anti-dust function. 91% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Lumix DMC-GM1 of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GM1 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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

This 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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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released in February 2015.


Product Identifiers

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