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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 and fully featured 16.1 megapixel digital camera
MILC 16.1MP Live MOS Black Sep 2013
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Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm Review

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160 Reviews + 25 Awards
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45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has very good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Fairly large display diagonal
Quite large minimum aperture number
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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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

24 Industry Awards

This camera has received 24 awards from experts in digital cameras.

The editors of seven expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Camera Labs and Trusted Reviews, Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no.

The writers at websites Ferra.ru, Cnetfrance.fr, Log.com.tr, Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au all decided that this camera was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Panasonic camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Lydogbillede.dk and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this digital camera was great.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all endorsed this camera. This Panasonic camera received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who thought it was brilliant and the writer at review website Expert Reviews decided that it would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award. Furthermore, the writer at review website What Digital Camera gave this camera a "Gold" award and said it was terrific.

Review website DP Review said that this Panasonic camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Good Expert Reviews

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

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Owner Reviews Are Average

DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm owners on average rated this digital camera 78%. 26 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly typical weight (272 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

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

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Wind Filter

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

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras. The average playback zoom (max) of digital cameras is 10x.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras also feature calendar.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Magnification

The magnifications of cameras range from 0.15x to 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. With a magnification of 4.8 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the higher magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age.

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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 two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 720 x 576 pixels and 640 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. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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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 cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 84 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a night mode. Most of the other cameras also have a night mode.

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Features Date Imprinting

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras also feature date imprinting.

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4592 X 3448 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a 4592 x 3448 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4576 x 3056, 4576 x 2576, 3424 x 3423, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1712 x 1712, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216 and 1920 x 1080 and 1824 x 1024. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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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 also have a flash exposure compensation.

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3D

The DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 3D, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when this Panasonic digital camera was released.


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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