Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Announced Oct 17, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
AdamT
 
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Often a "first Impressions" opinion is as valid as a long term usage report as it`s how someone may feel after first purchase so as my (used) GM1 arrived first thing, I thought I`d post mine about this tiny camera .. maybe useful to those thinking about the cam as a second body .. I can add to this as I go along Firstly - Fuji have a lot to answer for with their cool black sophisticated boxes (which they nicked from Leica) as others are doing it now and Panny seem to have copied this with the ...

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Sabatia
 
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This little jewel is my 7th or 8th digital interchangable lens camera, starting with 20D-7D Canons and G3/G5/GX7 Panas and briefly an Oly EM1. This is the digital camera I've been waiting for, very much in the vein of the great adventure photographer Galen Rowell's Contax 35-70 TVS mini. The image quality from my hiking/biking/skiing S95 and LX7 just wasn't good enough for publication, large prints or crops or other manipulations and even my m4/3s cameras and lenses were too heavy to ...

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After five months of working with the GM1, I am getting used to some of the "limitations" mentioned in my original review and since I find myself using the GM1 80% of the time now (including all the time when I'm not specifically on a photography outing. This is an ideal carry everywhere, all the time camera), I just went out and bought myself a second unit. Considering a) size /weight, b) feature set, c) IQ, d) user interface, and e) value for money, I cannot think of anything better on the ...

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I have just uploaded a sample GM 1 ALBUM from the GM 1 that can give an idea what is possible with the 12-32 mm - a limited in range but otherwise fine lens on a 'always with me' compact - for me. It is small and I have big hands - but I didn't miss a grip so far. Two handed operations with the touch screen is very handy after you get used to it . AF is very fast and exposure and AWB are accurate. Flash is weak but you can kind of bounce it. I have bought two spare batteries and a belt bag so ...

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The smallest MFT camera today is the Panasonic GM1. With a flash sync speed of 1/50 and no hotshoe it doesn't seem that good for off camera flash. Because I like this little cameras versatility and IQ and like a challenge I tested it to do exactly this. All images were shot with the kitlens 12-32 mm f3.5-f5.6, pop up flash and (except no 1 & 2 ) a Lumopro LP120 manual flash set to optical slave. No 1-6 are JPG's straight out of camera with Landscape photo style. NO 1 First I took a picture in ...

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bicycle snap shooter
 
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Had it for about a month and I am very happy. Best AF I've experience in a non-SLR. In addition to kit lens also purchased Olympus 45mm f1.8. Thought the 1/50 flash synch would make the flash useless, but it works surprisingly well indoors. Light enough to use the same neck lanyard that I used with my Canon S90! Definitely 2 handed operation.....more like smart phone photography with excellent MFT IQ and very good video quality.  Usable images up to 3200 ISO. Great touch screen functionality ...

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I have used a lot of cameras over the years - especially with the advent of digital ones. My priorities are a combination of: (1) Portability (system size including lenses) (2) Image Quality (3) Usability (4) Form factor (5) Availability of lenses including primes The 4/3 and m4/3 standard has produced many good cameras, especially in the past few years and I have used almost all of ...

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I bought a Panasonic GM-1 this past Christmas. I believe I am the target market mid 30s professional with a family and wanting something small. Panasonic and m4/3s in general has in general terms knocked things out of the park for me. I'm not a professional photographer so I won't do the typical review but more of my experience with the camera. First off as a dad who likes to take pictures of his children having a nice discrete camera has been a blessing. I've been to multiple birthday ...

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To put things concisely: no, don't expect this camera to outperform the highest models in the technical aspects of photography (though lets see who can beat its 1/16000 shutter speed for once). But what it offers is something that not many others (if any) does: an uncompromised image quality at a diminutive size, with all the benefits that that implies, such as having the camera with you at all times without even noticing it, as it fits any small handbag or big pocket. Having the ability to ...

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Haim Hadar
 
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After a week of using this camera, I'm mostly pleased with it. IQ is great even with the kit lens, it feels quite solid despite its diminutive size, it does not lack at all in features an customizations. It also looks great IMO. My only qualms is that it does not allow USB charging - instead, you have to carry a bulky external charger, the menus are a bit fiddly (though the Q. menu mostly makes up for it), and the Wi-fi photo transfer for PC is bordering on useless.

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