Panasonic Lumix GF1 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 specifications
|Price||• US: $899 (with 20mm lens), $899 (with 14-45mm lens)
• UK: £549.99 (body), £783 (with 20mm lens), 14-45mm kit TBA
• LVF1 viewfinder: $229.95 (US) / £186 (UK)
|Sensor|| 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
13.06 million total pixels
12.11 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
4000 x 3000 (4:3)
|Aspect ratios|| 4:3
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG Standard
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Standard
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine
|Movie mode|| • AVCHD lite (three quality levels)
• Motion JPEG
• Mono sound
• AVCDHD: 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30fps) 9-17 Mbps
• MJPEG: 320x240, 640x480, 848x480, 1280x720 (all at 30fps)
• Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
|Focus modes||• Auto Focus
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
• 23-Area-Focusing/1 Area Focusing
• Single or Continuous AF
• AF detection range: EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
• Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist(5x, 10x)
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||None (lens only)|
|Extended optical zoom||Yes|
|Digital zoom|| Up to 4x
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Custom (2)
|Metering||144-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Metering range||0 to 18 EV|
|Metering modes||• Multiple-Weighted
|AE Lock||• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3, 5 or 7 frames
• 1/3 to 2.0 EV steps
|Exposure steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Exposure compensation||• -3.0 to +3.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 60 -1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 4 mins)
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|White balance||• Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 10000 K, 100K steps)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias)|
|WB Bracketing||• 3 shots
•+/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• My Color mode (Expressive/Retro/Pure/Elegant/Monochrome/Dynamic Art/Silhouette/Custom)
• Film Mode (Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Noise reduction (5 levels)
• Monochrome (Standard, Dynamic, Smooth)
• My Film (2 memories, multi film mode)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous H (3 fps)
• Continuous L (2 fps)
|Continuous buffer||• 7 RAW images
• Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
• 10 sec, 3 images
|Remote release||Optional DMW-RSL1|
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 6.0 (ISO 100, m)
• Sync modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro
• 1st /2nd curtain sync
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe
• TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500 (Optional)
|Viewfinder||• Optional Electronic Viewfinder|
|LCD monitor||• 3.0" Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
• 3:2 aspect ratio
• Wide viewing angle
• 460,000 dots
• 60 fps
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
• Modes: Off / Auto Power LCD / Power LCD
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 16x)
• Index (12 or 30 frames)
• Calendar view
• Text Stamp
• Aspect Conversion
• Audio Dubbing
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Wired remote control DMW-RSL1 (optional)
|Print compliance||• PictBridge
|Storage||SD / SDHC / MMC|
|Power||• 1250 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger / AC adapter
|Dimensions||119 mm x 71 mm x 36.3 mm (4.69 x 2.8 x 1.43 inches)|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 285 g (10.05 oz)|
|Weight (inc 20mm lens, card and battery)||Approx. 448 g (15.8 oz)|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Introduction
- 3 What's New
- 4 Specifications
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Body & Design
- 7 Body & Design
- 8 Operation & Controls
- 9 Operation & Controls
- 10 Operation (live view)
- 11 Displays
- 12 Menus
- 13 Menus
- 14 Performance
- 15 Photographic tests (RAW)
- 16 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 17 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 18 Photographic tests (DR)
- 19 Photographic tests (Kit Lens)
- 20 Photographic tests
- 21 Movie Mode
- 22 Compared to
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 30 Compared to (Resolution)
- 31 Compared to (Resolution)
- 32 Real world GF1 vs EP1
- 33 Conclusion
- 34 Samples
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