Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Samples
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 fits somewhere between a fixed-lens camera and a DSLR. It has a much larger sensor than the former and is much smaller than the latter. Image quality should be closer to a DSLR and can be seen from the 100% crops below. The same image was taken with fixed ISO on each camera at each of the GF1's ISO settings. The remaining settings were left on automatic.
The crops below show that all these cameras produce very usable results up to ISO 400, with the DSLR obviously showing the sharpest results. Note that all digital cameras make a compromise between noise and details by applying some form of noise-reduction. The Pentax K-7
Pentax K-7 being very confident of its sensor applies very little noise reduction which is why more grain can be seen. For both the Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR
Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR and the Panasonic GF1, softness increases steadily at each ISO. By ISO 800, the Fuji has clearly lost enough sharpness to reduce the maximum print size. Noise is now readily apparent. It takes one more stop for the Panasonic to reach that point. The DSLR remains usable for an extra stop over the Panasonic GF1.
In terms of image noise and details, it seems the Panasonic has managed to balance those well, performing about 1½ stops better than the best ultra-compact and just about 1 stop below a modern cropped-sensor DSLR.
|Fuji Finepix F200EXR||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1||Pentax K-7|
Panasonic DMC-GF1 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|12 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 100-3200|
|Micro Four-Thirds Mount|
|0.20" Optional EVF 200K Pixels (0.58X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|3 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Spot-Metering|
|1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Hot-Shoe|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Secure Digital High Capacity|
2020 Digital Photography Computer Building Guide
Everything to know about building a Digital Photography Computer in 2020.
Fujifilm X-T4 Review
Fujifilm APS-C flasghip mirrorless with 5-axis builtin stabilization mechanism using the same high-speed 26 MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor as the X-T3. New 15 FPS mechanical shutter and builtin HDR. Professional mirrorless with mechanical controls, dual control-dials, dual memory-card lots, a built EVF with Eye-Start Sensor and a huge feature set.
Canon RF-Lens Info
Info on all Canon native RF-mount lenses added to the Canon EOS R5 preview.
Canon EOS R5 Preview
Preview of the Canon EOS R5 flagship Full-Frame Mirrorless with 45 MP sensor on a 5-axis stabilization system effective to 8-stops. First 8K video capable digital camera. 20 FPS electronic and 12 FPS mechanical drive.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review
Third-Generation OM-D that packs a 20 MP Four-Thirds CMOS on a 5-Axis Stabilization System. Fast 121-Point Phase-Detect AF, 30 FPS Continuous Drive, Cinema 4K Video and more in a weatherproof and freezeproof body. Features dual control-dials and a builtin 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start Sensor with 0.69X magnification and 100% coverage.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review
20 MP Micro Four-Thirds Mirrorless with 7-Stop 5-Axis Image-Stabilization, 121-Point Phase-Detect AF 30 FPS Continuous Drive and Cinema 4K capability in a weatherproof and freezeproof body with dual control-dials and dual SDXC memory card slots.
M.Zuiko 12-45mm F/4 PRO Review
A review of the M.Zuiko 12-45mm F/4 PRO added to the Olympus Premium Lens Roundup.
Peak Design Travel Tripod Review
Review of the unique Peak Design Travel Tripod with its own ballhead and the universal ballhead adapter.
Nikon Z-Mount DX Lens Roundup
Review of Nikon Z-Mount lenses for APS-C mirrorless digital cameras. Covers all current Z-mount DX lenses available.
Nikon Z50 Review
The first Nikon APS-C mirrorless is built around a 20 MP BSI-CMOS sensor with ISO 100-204800, 209-Point Phase-Detect AF, 11 FPS Drive and 4K Video capability. Compact body with dual control-dials and 2.4 MP 0.39" EVF with 0.68X magnification, 100% coverage and an Eye-Start Sensor.