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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Digital Camera

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SLR 16MP Live MOS Mar 2012
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Twenty-Five Industry Awards

Amongst SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years, this camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

Six expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera. This Panasonic digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

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

The editors of PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk all said that this digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Panasonic camera received a "Silver" award from DP Review who thought it was great and the expert at Expert Reviews said that it was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award. This camera also received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera who thought it was marvellous.

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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 this Panasonic camera has an overall expert rating of 83%.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 91 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 78%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen. Mr. M. Kostyrka said “The body has a touch screen ability” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Otto G rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “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 wrote “The touch screen offers the interesting option to touch for focus”.

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

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Four years ago A. Ogden said “Ive cancelled although a cracking camera im gooing for g3 or g5 as these are small with viewfinder and moving screen”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-one customers said in their reviews that it 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 gave the product a score of 5 stars. Lancelot mentioned in their review of this digital camera “In reality how often does that happen? I can happily crop and print images from this camera at A3”. Mr. M. Kostyrka said on Amazon four years ago “Am impressed with the output- the Panasonic/Leica 25mm gives razor sharp images at 1.4, also the 20mm 1.7”.

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

Three customers considered that it had a good ISO range. Theprof wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “The camera has a 160-12800 ISO sensitivity range”. Four years ago expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their review “Image quality is very good, even at higher ISO levels and the video quality is also quite good with great audio” and scored it 80 out of 100.

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image sensor.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Monster Munch gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Picture quality is fantastic and low-light images are particularly good”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.co.uk five years ago “Excellent low-light performance, accurate colour reproduction”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording. Lancelot said on Amazon three years ago “Then this camera was a quarter of the price and the video is great quality”. So8 gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I don't use video so can't say what that's like.I have the EVF” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Seventeen Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Four years ago A. Ogden said “Oh well jessops have my order of gx1 power lens free viewfinder and half price 45”. Christopher Reynolds mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “Nice camera, big lens” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Monster Munch mentioned on Amazon “I'll get myself the fast 20 mm 'pancake lens' to improve portability” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. So8 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said “Autofocus is very fast and I can't really fault the camera full stop”. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote “Highlights include solid build, responsive focus, mature touch-screen operation backed-up with lots of physical cont” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 a score of 4 stars. Expert website Thestar.com.my gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 a score of 4 stars and said “It is a speedy little shooter with autofocus speeds that almost match a DSLR, though we have to say that it sometimes misses the”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “The video quality is also quite good with great audio and image stabilisation”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner reckoned that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said “The conventional - and cheaper - kit zoom is the way to go for quick, precise changes of fo” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

A number of people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Bernerlap mentioned on Amazon “It gives pin sharp photos & is very easy to use” and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Christopher Reynolds mentioned on Amazon “It feels good in the hand and has endless control”. Ian W. mentioned four years ago “Very quick reponse, nice video and simple to use” in his review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was comfortable and easy to hold. Reviewser said “Large enough to hold properly and to take proper photos with” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 a rating of 80 out of 100. Theprof said in their review on Amazon “To start with, there is a new grip on the front of the camera which makes it much easier (and less risky) to hold it one-handed” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 a rating of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's designed to be compact and comfortable to use” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Reviewser mentioned on Amazon “The buttons are where you'd want them to be and the menus are clear! Recommend”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 concluded that it had good features. Horatio Harris wrote four years ago “The information describes the ease of use (although to be fair - it does say that the camera has many advanced features” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Horatio Harris also said “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 wrote in their review on Amazon three years ago “Print images from this camera at A3 and it has all the features I'm looking for”.

Robust

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewers concluded that it was well made. Four years ago A. Ogden mentioned on Amazon “Prefer look and build over g3/5”. Lancelot mentioned three years ago “Great build quality and great features” . Monster Munch mentioned “I like the build quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Gyles wrote in their review “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” . Horatio Harris wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 on Amazon “That said, I love the style and feel of the camera”. N. Collins said “Pretty easy to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was a good design. Three years ago Hiace Drifter mentioned “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 review of this digital camera. Four years ago Macworld.com.au rated it 80 out of 100 and said “With a better screen and improved UI design” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. Four years ago Theprof gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Photoshop plugins such as Neat Image or my current favourite, Topaz DeNoise.”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Theregister.co.uk wrote “Its superb build quality and ergonomics are matched with speedy performance”. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was retro. Camerastuffreviewcom said “The Panasonic GX1 has a retro look and is aimed at the passionate amateur p” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 74 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Three years ago Lancelot gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Both are pretty compact compared to my previously owned Canon 7D.”. Four years ago Mr. M. Kostyrka mentioned in their review on Amazon “Excellent, compact, photographers camera”. Mr. M. Kostyrka also wrote “When I say compact I don't mean tiny like the average point”.

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

Five people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Bernerlap mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “I did quite a bit of photography when I was younger & wanted to get back & join the digital revolution without lugging heavy SLRs around”. Four years ago Jimmy mentioned “Everyone would have known which lens it was I don't want the bulkier heavy lens as I already have a DSLR” in his review of this digital camera. Phil mentioned 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” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

Two people agreed that it was lightweight. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “46PM A compact, lightweight all-rounder, this Micro Four Thirds Lumix has tank-like sturdiness” and scored it 5 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good depth. Monster Munch gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Normally I have the camera in aperture priority mode so I get nice depth of field” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-eight customers thought it was good quality. Christopher Reynolds wrote “Picture quality is fabulous and most useful functions such as ISO” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Greenfrog rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Its small, fast with good picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Hiace Drifter said “The image quality is superb, once you learn how to get the best from it (using the lens sweet spot, accurate focus, etc” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 very highly.

Good Support

A few customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 thought it had good technical guidance. Lancelot wrote on Amazon “Its great for full manual shots” in their review of this digital camera. Monster Munch rated the product as excellent and wrote on Amazon three years ago “The 14-42mm kit manual kit lens is decent enough” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. M. Kostyrka gave it a very good review score and mentioned “Mostly the camera is intuitive to get to grips with without reading the somewhat confusing manual”.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its SLR cameras.

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Good Flash

One person reckoned that this digital camera had a good flash. Photographyblog.com wrote “With a 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, built-in flash, 1080i high-definition video, new power-zoom kit lens” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Five years ago expert review site Tipa.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 “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, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.

We compared this camera to all the other 3D compatible cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1.

Other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], or the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-GX1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GX1 also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], and the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera 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.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might 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 cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price], the EOS M[pl_1609273_price], or the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Panasonic digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] (sd|sdhc|sdxc) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Light

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 the weights range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g. With a weight of only 318 grams, the Lumix DMC-GX1 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Supports Four Image Formats

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

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX1 is 0.34m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 1.2m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.2 meters, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 8s, the longest is 130s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 33s. When compared to other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-GX1's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

The average maximum playback zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 9.8x. 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 cameras of this age.

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Four Aspheric Elements

Most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 10 aspheric elements, including the Lumix DMC-GX1 which has four aspheric elements.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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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 spec and age. This Panasonic camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The ISO speeds 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Narrow

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GX1 the widths range from 100mm to 160mm. At only 116.3 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX1 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-GX1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 848 x 480 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Short

The average height of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 100mm, and the heights range from 34mm to 160mm. With a height of only 67.8 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-GX1 does not have a GPS. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GX1 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GX1 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GX1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 do not have an image stabiliser. The Lumix DMC-GX1 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GX1. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic 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 SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this digital 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 the 2816 x 1880 still image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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. Across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX1 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38, and the average maximum aperture is 14. The Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly big maximum aperture (only 5.6) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 1,010 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 720mAh and the biggest is 2,300mAh.

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Only 310 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GX1 take between 230 and 4,199 shots per battery charge, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 which takes 310 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 160, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

At 1 second, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a quite long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shortest flash sync-speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.0031s and the longest is 3s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the EOS 550D[pl_1446732_price], the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price], or the EOS M[pl_1609273_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GX1.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a higher megapixel count 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

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GX1 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
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
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR
Maximum Magnification
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(117)
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
(Verified Purchase)

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgx1, dmcgx1x, dmcgx1xv, dmcgx1xve, dmcgx1xveg, dmcgx1xvegs, 5025232654185, panasonic w1442, panasonic dmcgx1, panasonic w1442m, panasonic w1442mm, panasonic dmcgx1k
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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