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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), 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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Assessment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 squeezes excellent image-quality comparable to modern mirrorless digital cameras and fast performance into a compact camera-size body. This alone justifies this digital camera as a compelling offer.

This mirrorless produces well-exposed images with low noise. Its fine image-parameters allow the GM1 to render photos with nice color and contrast. Auto WB is good and requires minimal intervention.

The powerful processor in the GM1 lets it quickly focus under most circumstances and capture full-resolution images at 5 FPS or full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS. The dual shutters give this camera a 1/16000 - 60s shutter-speed range which is rarely matched.

There are entirely expected compromises on the GM1. Having such a small body with a complete feature-set makes it difficult to operate. The single control-dial and its model EC interface makes accidental changes very easy. Battery-life is notably short too.

Size matters, for cameras at least. While a large model offers comfort and feature accessibility, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 provides unparalleled access to high image-quality and versatility for its size.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise until ISO 1600 Slight image softness from base ISO
Well-balanced metering Dynamic-range not as wide as competition
Good color and WB Modal EC interface
Speedy autofocus Small cramped controls
Fast and highly responsive Preview not always Exposure-Priority
Short shutter-lag Wrong Live-Histogram
Instant video capture Video clips last second
Calibratable LCD Poor battery-life
Extremely compact for a mirrorless
GoodGood Good

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By Neocamera on 2014-10-24

Panasonic DMC-GM1 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 125-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/16000-60s
2 Axis Digital LevelFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
5 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 1 MegapixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
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