Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review

Sophisticated compact system camera with advanced features

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Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review

COLOUR: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has done a decent job of faithfully capturing the subtle colours of this lakeside autumn sunset.

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Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review

FOCUS: The ability to touch the screen and set the focus point is very useful when presented with potentially confusing scenes with objects in the foreground.

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Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review

METERING: The metering system has accurately exposed this high contrast scene and there's plenty of detail in the dark areas of our subject.

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Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review

DETAIL: In spite of the overcast conditions, the GX1 has saturated the colours just enough to give them a lift, while we were pleased to note that there's some detail retained in what could have ended up as an overexposed, white sky.

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Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review

TOY CAMERA: The GX1's Toy Camera creative effect adds a dark vignette around the edges of the frame, presenting the opportunity to create some moody shots.

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SHARP: At ISO 1600 there's a little visible noise, but plenty of sharp detail is recorded and colours remain punchy.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Weight (Approximate)272 g
Image Sensor Size17.30 mm x 13 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3448
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height67.8 mm
Width116.3 mm
Depth39.4 mm
Focal Length14 mm to 42 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GX1
Product NameLumix DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCGX1KK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Panasonic is pleased to announce the addition of the DMC-GX1 interchangeable lens system camera as part of the LUMIX G Micro System as part of the new premium mirror-less line up - DMC-GX1 featuring high image quality and stunning performance in both response and function.