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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 16MP Live MOS 4x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Panasonic has good camera reviews
Quite large display diagonal
3D
174 Reviews + 24 Awards
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Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 765 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 within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At 3 inches, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years 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. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

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

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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, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Features Date Imprinting

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99) is also worth considering.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wind filter, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Voice Recording

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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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 of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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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 comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 1x and the highest is 16x. At 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a very high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports a maximum video resolution of 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 camera). This Panasonic digital camera also 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution 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 fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon L120 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the WB250 (5x), or the WB350F (5x) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2.5 to 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite Low Magnification

The average magnification of digital cameras of this type and age is 3.3x, and the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x. With a magnification of only 0.17 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm's magnification is one of the lowest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.2 meters, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a pretty typical weight (318 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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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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