Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Announced Nov 7, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The GX1 packages external camera control points and a class-leading touchscreen interface in a classically-styled small form factor that produces the best image quality we've yet seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera.

Good for

Enthusiasts who crave external controls in a small form factor body. Users with an investment in Micro Four Thirds lenses looking for good high ISO noise performance.

Not so good for

Budget-conscious users who prefer an EVF and shooters who plan to devote significant time to shooting video.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Metering & focus accuracy
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Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
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Movie / video mode
Other reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Dec 9, 2011)

While the Lumix DMC-GX1 isn't a big leap over the now the two year-old DMC-GF1, it doesn't really have to be, as the GF1 was a very solid product. Panasonic did throw in a new sensor, Full HD video support, a touchscreen LCD, and even more customizabiliity If you've got a GF1, you'll have to decide if these changes are worth the price of an upgrade. If you have no idea what I'm talking about,...

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Panasonic Lumix GX1 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Dec 2, 2011)

The GX1 is an accomplished camera that'll be well suited to more demanding photographers. Compared to its Compact System Camera competitors Panasonic's latest has a fine balance of physical system size to image quality ratio. The huge array Micro Four Thirds lenses available also makes the G-series all the more attractive.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review

The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a compelling compact system camera for enthusiasts who demand decent quality and control from a small body. Highlights include solid build, responsive focus, mature touch-screen operation backed-up with lots of physical controls, a capable movie mode with long recording times (outside Europe anyway), deep exposure bracketing and some of the best quality images...

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