Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Mirrorless Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderContinuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-3200. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to 17" x 12" at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 4m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 features a 23-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is performed via a 0.20" Optional EVF with 200K Pixels. This medium EVF has 0.58X magnification and shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandPanasonic ModelLumix DMC-GF1
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS *LiveMOS sensor. Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 4m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 23-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *MF assist, 10X or 5X. Tracking AF-C.
Viewfinder Type Optional EVF Viewfinder Size 0.20" EVF 200K Pixels (0.58X) 100% Coverage *EVF is optional and not always included with camera. Tilts 90-degrees.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes17Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night, Illuminations, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Party, Sunset
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 3 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 7 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 3 images @ 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 6) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 350 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2009-09-02, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 119 x 71 x 37mm (W x H x D) Weight 285g

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Panasonic DMC-GF1 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-3200
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
0.20" Optional EVF 200K Pixels (0.58X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSpot-Metering
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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