Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review

Sophisticated compact system camera with advanced features

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As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, we've shot our resolution chart with LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 100
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso

JPEG images

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 160
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 160

ISO 160, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 200
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 400
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 800
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 1600
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 3200
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 6400
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 12800
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 12800

ISO 12800, score: 18 (see full image)

Raw images

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review raw resolution iso 160
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: raw resolution iso 160

ISO 160, score: 22 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review raw resolution iso 200
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: raw resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 400
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 800
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 1600
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 3200
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 6400
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc gx1 review resolution iso 12800
Panasonic lumix dmc-gx1 review: resolution iso 12800

ISO 12800, score: 18 (see full image)

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.