Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Announced Sep 12, 2008 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The first Micro Four Thirds camera offers a viable--and enjoyable--alternative to a conventional SLR, and is capable of excellent results. The lack of video is disappointing, and the electronic viewfinder isn't for everyone, but overall this is a very impressive debut indeed.

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Highly Recommended
70%
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Good for

Anyone wanting SLR quality and compact camera ease of use. An easy to carry 'walkaround' camera.

Not so good for

Low light work, anything fast-moving

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Nov 1, 2008)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is the smallest interchangeable lens camera in the world. It may be the first of a totally new design of cameras (Micro FourThirds), but you'd never know it. Panasonic has done a superb job with the G1 in nearly all respects. It produces very good quality photos, offers an unmatched live view shooting experience, and has a nice collection of both automatic and manual...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review

As the debut model of a brand new standard, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a rare, exciting and brave camera. Like all debut models it exclusively represents the benefits of the new standard and its relevance in the market, while also having to work hard against established rivals. Having used the Lumix G1 for some time now, we’d say it succeeds strongly in both respects. The Lumix G1 is...

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