Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera
Lumix DMC-GX1
at a glance
4592 x 3448
3.0" lcd viewer
li ion rechargeable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review summary
camera date Nov 11  
pixels / class 16.7M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  8 reviews
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 specifications
lens / zoom  micro four thirds mount, digital zoom 4x
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  intelligent multi-pattern, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 5 presets, 2 custom, color temp.
shutter  auto | manual / 60s - 1/4000s, B
exposure  +/- 5EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  hot shoe, pop up - 4 modes, red eye reduction; GN7.66 (m, iso 160)
viewfinder  LCD touch panel
iso ratings  160 - 12800 in 1/3EV steps
image size  4592x3448, 3232x2424, 2272x1704, 1824x1368 / [3:2] 4576x3056, 3232x2160, 2272x1520, 1824x1216 / [16:9] 4592x2576, 3232x1824, 1920x1080, 1824x1024 / [1:1] 3424, 2416, 1712
, 3520x1980, 1920x1080 / [1:1] 3456, 2448, 1744
image format  jpeg (exif 2.3), raw
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 10s
video options  AVCHD, MP4, with audio -  1920x1080, 1280x720, 848x480, 640x480
audio options  linear PCM, stereo
connectivity  usb 2.0 HS; A/V (NTSC/PAL), HDMI
storage  SD, SDHC, SDXC
extra features  Sensor size 7.3mm  x 13.0mm
mechanical dedusting
face detection
PictBridge compliant
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 links
Introductions, previews and other reviews
18Nov11 Panasonic GX1 impressions at Luminous-landscape
18Nov11 Panasonic Lumix GX1 hands on review at techradar
07Nov11 Panasonic Lumix GX1 first look at TrustedReviews
07Nov11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 first look at Pocket-lint
07Nov11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1i at Imaging-resource
07Nov11 Panasonic GX1 first impressions at ePHOTOzine
07Nov11 Panasonic Lumix GX1 preview / video at dpreview
07Nov11 Panasonic Lumix GX1 interview at CameraLabs
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 announcement clippings

The LUMIX GX1, like all the models in Panasonic's LUMIX G Series of CSC, adopts Contrast AF for its focus system, so focusing is controlled by the image sensor.  When compared with the Phase difference system AF, Contrast AF achieves higher accuracy especially when shooting with a bright lens with small F value. For instance, the accuracy of Contrast AF is approximately 90% while Phase difference AF is approximately 60% at F1.4. Additionally, with the precise Contrast AF system, the LUMIX GX1 achieves high resolution through an optimal balance of resolution and noise reduction, thus producing lifelike image rendering and highly precise Auto Exposure and white balance. To further advance the Contrast AF, the LUMIX GX1 incorporates full-area focusing, making it possible to set focus on any point in the field of view. With the LUMIX GX1's 3.0-inch touch LCD screen, frame composition is intuitive and easy.

Despite its compact size, the LUMIX GX1 is extremely intuitive to operate, with an optimized layout of control buttons, a mode dial and dedicated function buttons. Users can customize the two external buttons and two menus tabs to settings they most frequently use so they are easily accessible.  In addition, a total of four custom setting patterns can be stored to the camera's model dial – one on ‘C1' and three on ‘C2.'  Furthermore, the LUMIX GX1 was designed to enhance its ergonomics, with a grip that fits naturally and comfortably in the hand, despite its flat profile and compact design.  Plus, the LUMIX GX1 has a more tactile texture and the mode dial is easy to turn and features print that is easy to read and won't easily wear.

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