Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

The Panasonic GM1 boasts GX7 image quality in a tiny body.

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The GM1 is capable of capturing lots of fine detail.

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Colours are bright and punchy without being overly vibrant.

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The 12-32mm kit lens is a good performer, producing sharp shots with great colours, it's a great carry-around option, especially if you decide never to extend your lens collection.

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Even in very low light and at high sensitivity, detail is retained impressively, check the ice and water droplets on the glass.

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Automatic white balance generally does a good job of reproducing accurate colours, sometimes erring towards warm tones when faced with artificial lighting.

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Generally the all-purpose metering system does a good job, but in area where there's a lot of contrast, it can struggle slightly. You can either dial in some exposure compensation, or correct in post-production. Shooting in raw format gives you lots of scope to do this.

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Using the touchscreen to set the autofocus point is a great option when you're photographing a subject which moves around. Super fast autofocus is also useful.

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Shooting in low light conditions produces useable images right up at the higher sensitivity levels, such as ISO 3200, especially if only sharing or printing the images at A4 or below.

Digital filters

The GM1 is equipped with a huge range of digital filters. They include the following:

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No filter

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Expressive

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Retro

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Old Days

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High Key

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Low Key

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Sepia

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Monochrome

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Dynamic Monochrome

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Rough Monochrome

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Silky Monochrome

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Impressive Art

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High Dynamic

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Cross Process

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Toy Effect

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Toy Pop

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Bleach Bypass

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Miniature Effect

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Fantasy

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Star Filter

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One Point Colour

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Sunshine

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Photo styles

These can be used in semi-automatic and full manual exposure modes, giving you greater control over image settings.

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Standard

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Vivid

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Natural

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Monochrome

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Scenery

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Portrait

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix G
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom2.7x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)173 g
Image Sensor Size17.30 mm x 13 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3448
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height54.9 mm
Width98.5 mm
Depth30.4 mm
Product SeriesG
Focal Length12 mm to 32 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG, MPO
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GM1
Product NameLumix Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DMC-GM1
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-GM1KEB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing InformationThe art of the new Lumix GM1

With a sophisticated design that stimulates your creativity. The moment you pick it up, life becomes art

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Camera
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S Lens
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • AC Cable
Limited Warranty1 Year