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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Digital Camera

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MILC 16MP Live MOS Jan 2015
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Twenty-Six Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the cameras of a similar spec and age.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, Altomdata.dk, Digitallife.se, Focus-numerique.fr, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Gagadget.com all of whom decided that this digital camera was good.

This MILC digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr and Reviewed.com all of whom said that this Panasonic camera was outstanding.

What Digital Camera and DP Review both decided that this Panasonic camera was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 86 out of 100 based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine. If all the digital cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 13%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Panasonic camera rated this digital camera 90 out of 100 on average.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Digitaltrends.com said “The camera is capable of taking good pictures.” in their review. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said “The images thankfully speak for themselves” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The camera with its compact kit lens makes a great combo for street photography”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owners mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographybay.com mentioned “The GM1 features a 16MP sensor with a Micro Four Thirds mount”. Camerastuffreviewcom said two years ago “Compact body with large sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “When you consider that this camera is smaller than the Pentax Q range, which features a compact camera sized sensor, that feat seems e” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their review “5fps continuous shooting”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owner reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 was good in low light. Camerastuffreviewcom scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Works well in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

A few people said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “A mix of lightweight, compact design and decent image quality is therefore a balance that camera manufacturers are keen to get right” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 “Classy design”. Camerastuffreviewcom also wrote “Incredibly compact design”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 concluded that it was good looking. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is small, light, stylish, pleasant to use” in their review. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is perfect for documenting everyday life as it can be carried with you everywhere With its stylish design and compact body” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review “Brains; it's impossibly small and stylishly good-looking” .

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Good Product Quality

Several customers thought it was good quality. Four years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “The Panasonic GM1 is a truly impressive CSC that impressively designed and delivers good image quality while managing to still fit easily in to a trouser pocket” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review. Camerastuffreviewcom said “Good quality frame” in their review of this digital camera. Camerastuffreviewcom also mentioned “Great image quality”.

Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owners who purchased it said that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's designed to compete with other premium compact cameras, such as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II, with 1inch sensor, although benef” . Ephotozine.com also wrote “It has an ultra compact magnesium alloy body that weighs only 204g”. Ephotozine.com also said “Is designed to compete with other premium compact cameras, such as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II, with 1inch sensor, etc, although benefits from a larger Micro Four Thirds sensor.”.

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “Panasonic deserves a round of applause for designing a very compact and lightweight interchangeable lens camera” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote two years ago “Extremely compact, lightweight” in their review of this digital camera. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Extremely small and lightweight camera body”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was a squeeze to fit in.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape. Techradar.com/au/ gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It's impressive that Panasonic has managed to compress its excellent technology into a body as remarkably small as this”.

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Good Quality Lens

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 had a good lens. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in their review “Sharp, compact kit lens”. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Good 1232 mm kit lens”. Camerastuffreviewcom also wrote “Micro Four Thirds lens system makes for versatile product, pinpoint focus mode”.

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Nearby is a focus mode lever, while the rear panel boasts a control dial, which surrounds a fairly conventional arrow pad” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review. Camerastuffreviewcom gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review “Fast and accurate autofocus”. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Speedy autofocus”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewer who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 concluded that it had a good zoom. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned “Kit lens has short 2.6x zoom” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review and scored it 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Two years ago Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their review “Easy to use touch UI”. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Rear control wheel easy to press when turning”. Camerastuffreviewcom also wrote “Full Manual control”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble. Techradar.com/au/ gave it an excellent rating and wrote “Panasonic was first to launch a compact system camera all the way back in 2008, so it has a decently rich heritage on which to build its new releases” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “Ahhing about whether to splash out on the Panasonic GM1 mini micro-four-thirds interchangeable lens camera this Christmas could be swayed by Panasonic's free handgrip offer that” in their review of this digital camera. Camerastuffreviewcom said “Comfortable shooting design” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

A few people thought it was strong and durable. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review two years ago “Compact and sturdy” and rated it 4 stars. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Playing card dimensions means this is one compact that truly is, sturdy DSLRstrength build provides a premium feel, diminutiveness hasn't unduly affected handling”. Camerastuffreviewcom also wrote “Sturdy magnesium alloy frame”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in their review of this digital camera “Reliable transfer of image files over WiFi”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 was well made.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review “The 16-megapixel DMC-GM1 ($750) mirrorless Compact System Camera (CSC) is unbelievably tiny, yet it still has an outsized number of features” . Expert review site T3.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 four years ago “Mirror-less Compact System Cameras - of which Panasonic launched the very first, back in September 2008 - were always supposed to be about good things coming in small packages” . Expert review site Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewer who bought the product said that it had a good viewfinder.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owners who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “A pop-up flash, silent”. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review “Truly silent shutter mode” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 a rating of 4 stars. Camerastuffreviewcom also said “Silent shutter option with maximum speed of 116 000”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 was noisy. Two years ago Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “Clean and clear shots, noise handled very well” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Four years ago expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “The way such impressive features have been squeezed into such a small body goes to show what is possible” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review. Cameralabs.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review on expert review site Camera Labs “Those who want a compact with better quality and features than a typical point-and-shoot”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “What's not to like? This interchangeable lens camera packs a good range of features and quality tech specs into a cute little camera that's perfectly portabl”.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 4,743 user and expert reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its MILC cameras range.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was wifi compatible. Four years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The DMC-GM1 features a Four Thirds-sized 16 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, 1036K-dot touchscreen LCD screen, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity”. Camerastuffreviewcom said in their review “Built-in Wifi with smartphone remote control” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 a rating of 71 out of 100. Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote “Great Wifi NFC functionality”.

Good Video Capture

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned “Superior AVCHD videos” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. Camerastuffreviewcom also mentioned “1080i not p video capture, no hotshoe, no viewfinder possible, accidental touchscreen presses not uncommon (can be turned off though), faux leather finish won't impress all”.

Good Flash

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “Builtin flash” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.

Good Exposure Control

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good exposure controls. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said three years ago “The cursor buttons on the arrow pad provide quick access to the exposure compensation, white balance, AF area selection” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Support

One person thought this digital camera had good technical guidance.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price].

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM1.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price] both from Panasonic which is cheaper.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-GM1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM1. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GM1 is 42s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 240s. At 60 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GM1.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM1 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the Lumix DMC-GM1 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GM1. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral" and "Skin tones" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 5EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM1 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,036,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-GM1 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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4592 X 2584 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4592 x 2584 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4592 x 3448, 3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704, 1824 x 1368, 4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 2272 x 1520, 1824 x 1216, 3232 x 1824, 1824 x 1024, 3424 x 3424 and 2416 x 2416 and 1712 x 1712. The still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 1024 x 768 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is more than most MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GM1. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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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Features Six Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GM1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GM1.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst MILC cameras of this age. MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 10mm and 42mm.

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Light

The weights of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GM1 range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g. The Lumix DMC-GM1 is one of the lightest cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 70 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it did not have a good battery life. Three years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Accessory port and limited battery capacity” yet they still scored the product 4 stars. Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “Weak battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Camerastuffreviewcom also wrote “Soso battery life, feels expensive on launch, touch sensitive onscreen icons are small as are the hard keys on the backplate, lacks an eyelevel viewfinder (EVF”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-GM1 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GM1 also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-GM1 is not 3D. Most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM1 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-GM1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GM1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GM1 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GM1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM1 do not have an image stabilizer. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 130mm. At only 64 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GM1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GM1.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM1. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the battery capacitys range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GM1.

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Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM1 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Lumix DMC-GM1 which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GM1 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GM1 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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Expert Reviews

(89)

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is the latest Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system camera from that brand. This camera got a lot of enthusiastic responses in the press and not only because the GM1 looks... Read more…

Really small perfect for travelling
Easy to use
Good quality frame
Takes fantastic pictures
Works well in low light
Battery life
Uneven photo quality
May be too small for some
Weak battery life
Soso battery life
3 March 2015

The smallest CSC to date, and one of the best too...

Expert Reviews

4 January 2015

Going on holidays is always the perfect excuse to buy a new camera.Going to the camera store I found a bevy of new cameras. How to choose?I did little research on the net, looking primarily... Read more…

16 December 2014

Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots and lower-end DSLRs...

18 July 2014

Panasonic deserves a round of applause for designing a very compact and lightweight interchangeable lens camera. Overall, the camera is capable of taking good pictures, but performance is a bit...

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User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 20 February 2014 by Hakon Soreide
(Verified Purchase)

There is one overwhelmingly major reason for choosing the GM1 over other M43 cameras, and that is size. I have heard people bemoan the lack of an eye-level finder, small buttons, lack of grip,... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2014 by Bobster

I was looking to spend about £500 to buy a new camera which offered higher picture quality than I was getting from my Lumix LX7. As I use a camera mainly for amateur travel photography,... Read more…

Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Robbie Williams
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this little camera because I generally carry a Nikon SLR and lenses around and I'm getting old and tired. Sometimes you just need a camera that is small and light and no hassle. I've had... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Dubya Gee
(Verified Purchase)

Panasonic have been able to squeeze a top-of-the-line GX7 into an amazingly small space with this camera. I purchased it in mid-December, early in its life, and have not put it down since, as it... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Harry Read
(Verified Purchase)

I am a panasonic groupie, my last three cameras have been lumix but I found that they were a bit bulky when out for a walk or on the beach. I wanted something that was easy to fit in a pocket and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgm1, DMC-GM1, dmcgm1k, dmcgm1ke, dmcgm1kec, DMCGM1KEBK, dmcgm1kecd, DMC-GM1LWE, dmcgm1wegs, dmcgm1kecs, DMC-GM1LBK, dmcgm1wecs, dmcgm1kebs, DMC-GM1KEB-S, DMC-GM1KEB-K, 5025232763764, panasonic dmcgm1, panasonic dmcgm1k, panasonic dmcgm1ke, panasonic dmcgm1keb, panasonic dmcgm1kebd, panasonic gm11232web1, panasonic gm11232web1b, panasonic gm11232web1bd, panasonic gm11232web1bdl, panasonic evpsgm11232web1, panasonic evpsgm11232web1b, panasonic evpsgm11232web1bd, panasonic evpsgm11232web1bdl
Barcodes 00616348040143, 00617689589926, 00617689594579, 00617689594609, 00885170227606, 05025232763764, 05025232763894, 05025232763900, 05025232763917, 05025232763924, 05025232763931, 05025232763948, 05025232763955, 05025232763962, 05025232764440, 05025232767274, 05025232767755, 05025232767762, 05025232767779, 05025232774647, 05025232775224, 05025232782482, 05054230927175

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