Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review

Panasonic's latest camera tries to get the best of both compact cameras and SLRs

By  from Digital Camera Issue 89
Product Type
Mirrorless Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Green Compliant
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
No
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
Lumix G
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
Red
Optical Zoom
10x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Features
Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
QuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
Weight (Approximate)
385 g
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH
Minimum Focus Distance
500 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate
60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
Live MOS
Total Camera Resolution
14 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
Camera Assembly
Body with Lens Kit
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height
89.6 mm
Width
124 mm
Depth
45.2 mm
Autofocus Points
23
Product Series
G
Focal Length
14 mm to 140 mm (Lens 1)
Image Formats
JPEG, RAW
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
DMC-GH1
Product Name
Lumix DMC-GH1 Mirrorless Camera
Product Line
Lumix
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
DMC-GH1KEB9-R
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-GH1 is not just a high performance still picture camera. Amazingly it can record Full-HD movies at 1080/25p or smooth HD movies at 720/50p in AVCHD with a continuous AF function. It also features a stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator to record high quality audio. Just press the 'one touch' Motion Picture button, and shooting begins. In the unique Creative Movie mode, the shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted. When the DMC-GH1 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TV's remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with a greater convenience.

Battery Life
320 Shot/2 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GH1 Mirrorless Camera
  • 14-140mm f/4-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker
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