Panasonic Lumix GM1

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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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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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