Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Announced Mar 3, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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GH1 will be my camera for a long time, because of its compact size and superb imaging. With this half frame sensor, I don't care about little noise in night pictures, I like art in photography. It is not a microscope, you know ;-) GH1 + 20 mm + B&W Dynamic = FUN and ART ! Problems: Not at all.

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Uber flexible, high quality, fun and easy to use. I have moved to the GH-1 as my main higher-end camera from my Nikon D80. The GH-1 pixel density results in a bit less low light capability vs. the D80, and the GH-1, while fast, is not quite as fast as the Nikon, but the trade-off in size, weight, and versatility is well worth it to me. Key fetures/benefits: 1) Image quality is very good across a broad range of shooting conditions and subject matter (I have both of the panasonic G wide ...

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Mike C
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This camera replaced a Canon 30D with "L-Glass". I trust the camera enough to shoot a wedding reception with an off camera Flash. My initial attempts at video are encouraging. It's a whole new ball game shooting video with a DSLR-like camera body. A tripod is nearly a must. For stills, in camera distortion correction is outstanding DXO applies very little correction to the output. Problems: Every so often a message pops up that the camera does not recognize the kit lens. Otherwise, it's a ...

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joehagg
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When I first heard about this camera, I wanted it but couldn't find it anywhere...and $1499 was a bit much to justify. Then the GF-1 came out and I went with that camera instead and was pleasantly surprised at its amazing image quality and portability. Last week, however, I saw that the GH1 price had come down a bit, so decided why not get it as well and see what happens - can always sell it on eBay. Went up to SF last weekend and spent a couple days test shooting. So...mixed results. At ...

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GH1 vs. Canon 450D & GH2 wish list I made a few days side by side comparison with the Panasonic GH1 (14-140mm) and Canon 450D (Tamron 18-270mm). I liked GH1 a lot and especially: - The small size and weight of the GH1. This is a really important advantage of GH1. - The flexible swivel and tilt GH1 LCD monitor is just great :) - The GH1 zooming and shooting noise is much less than with Canon. - GH1 image quality is very good at low ISO settings like 400. However, there was some serious troubles: ...

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I've had this camera for several weeks now and couldn't be happier. Originally I was a bit disappointed that it weighed more than I expected, probably because I was comparing to a G-1 with the 14-45 lens, but as soon as I picked up a Canon with an equivalent zoom lens, the weight differential was obvious. My only challenge has been working with the AVCHD video files. So far I haven't found a program to work that I like. Unlike the last "reviewer," I find the camera very responsive in both ...

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I Love this camera1! I have shot with Nikon digitals (through the D2x) for years and have always longed for this camera. Yes--there are tradeoffs, but having still and video in the same unit is HUGE for me! The high res EVF, while not as "natural" as an SLR, is actually easier to get critical focus--its manification is high (much more so than the highest manification DX Nikons) and 100% frame coverage. I bought an adapter for nikon lenses off eBay ($36) and have found I can do more with ...

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I tend to keep things for a long time, but finally decided that my venerable and much-loved Canon Powershot G3 was really past it, despite still taking good photos. More recently, I have also bought a Panasonic TZ3 as a cheap, small, carry- everywhere camera with a wide-angle lens and good zoom. But like most compacts the TZ3. But for my main camera I was waiting for something that stuck out from the mainstream of cheap-ish compacts and big DSLRs. The Sony R1 was interesting, with a big ...

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As video and photo enthusiast, I was waiting for this camera 10 (ten) years. After using it for four months I am not disappointed. Problems: Video auto focus was not perfect, but with the body and lens firmware updates it is getting there...

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Very nice step between compact camera and full DSLR. Problems: AF assist lamp is often blocked by left hand used to set zoom or MF.

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