The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a tiny Micro Four Thirds camera that can literally fit in the palm of your hand. It features the same 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor as the much larger GX7, and a high resolution 3-inch touchscreen LCD. The GM1 offers full manual controls, automatic and creative modes, 22 filter effects, time lapse, and stop motion modes. The shutter can be made nearly silent when you need to shoot discreetly. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi allows you to control the camera and share photos quickly and easily by connecting to a smart phone or tablet.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Camera Kit with 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
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- 16MP CMOS Four Thirds sensor
- ISO 200-25600 (extendable ISO 125)
- Up to 5 FPS continuous shooting (40 FPS with electronic shutter)
- 3-inch touch LCD with 1,036,000 dots
- 1080/60i/30p/24p HD video (AVCHD/MPEG-4) with PASM control
- Creative Control mode with 22 filter effects + PSAM
- Silent shutter mode
- Built-in pop-up flash
- Built-in WiFi
- Raw and Raw+JPEG
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||23|
|Lens mount||Micro 4/3 Lens Mount|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/16000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||4.00 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI Type D)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||230|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||204 g (0.45 lb / 7.20 oz)|
|Dimensions||99 x 55 x 30 mm (3.88 x 2.16 x 1.2″)|
Upgrading from a Lumix TZ10 Zoom Compact.
Hi there, So I have been undertaking a heap of research over the past few weeks in order to upgrade from my TZ10. So I bought this camera probably influenced by the marketing of megapixels, zoom and positive reviews from digitalcamerainfo.com. Whilst the camera did suit my needs in terms of capturing acceptable zoomed low-light shots at music gigs - it's not pulling its weight for my current needs/wants: (1) Recording quality music YouTube videos in varying lighting conditions - mostly low. (I use a firewire interface to record vocals and guitar so microphone isn't an issue). (2) Travel camera that is compact enough (and possibly weatherproof) to take from bars to the beach. (3) Low-light shots of city-scenery and indoor ...
I used to own the Canon 95 and Olympus XZ-1. Both pale in comparison to the RX100ii. Whereas the other two were heading close to what smartphones are achieving, especially with native apps, the Sony RX100ii is in a different league in image quality and functionality all together. I have also used a friend's RX100 and there is quite a difference in build quality between the two models. Sony have tweaked the sensor a fair bit that the ISO performance is amazing for a premium compact. The NFC is icing on the cake for speedy transfer to iPhone and iPad. The fact that it is pocketable and can either be used in a leather half case or have an additional grip added makes it ergonomic to use. I suggest going to a store and trying it in hand. Negatives? It is not cheap. Continue Reading
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It's no doubt a very impressive camera, especially for its size, but it still isn't going to give you great low light performance, especially not zoomed in, when the lens gets a bit slow. If you expect to shoot musicians in dark performance spaces you need a big sensor and as fast a lens as is practical. For you, that probably means an APS-C sized sensor as found in consumer dslrs and many mirrorless models. The Sony NEX line being good examples. Lenses? That's harder. The kit zooms that come with most cameras are not exactly fast, but they are versatile. Prime lenses are often faster (bigger apertures), but then you are stuck without any zoom capability. If you're shooting 'official' videos for bands you may be able to set up exactly where you want to get the framing you want. Primes of different focal lengths give very different looks. Check with the pictures you've already taken to figure out what you like. Are most shot at wide angle settings? Or maybe ... Continue Reading
Does the GM1 definitely lack in-body stabilisation?
I think it's unlikely it has in-body stabilisation, but am unsure because I haven't seen anyone authoritative explicitly say so. All I've seen is (1) Reviews that say 'stabilisation is built into the lens' (i.e. not saying 'and also the body', nor 'but not the body') (2) DPReview specs list says 'unknown' and does not clarify in the first impressions If anyone knows definitively from experience or a review, I'd appreciate the confirmation. Thanks.
Future purchase, need some help...
Hello everybody, I have to buy a new camera. And after saying that I don't want interchangeable lenses for better compactness ('was going to buy a RX100II), the GM1 changed my mind... Long story short, I'm looking for a compact (in terms of volume, not category) camera with very good picture quality. So, here it is : Panasonic GM1 or Sony Nex-5T ? (1) The size is a important factor for me but the Sony is not so far from the Panasonic . (2) Tiltable screen is a huge advantage and the Nex has a nice handle. (3) Image quality is very good with both. But GM1 seems to have little better sharpness, better noise reduction and cleaner raw high iso >1600. Ok with that ? What's your opinion ?
Handle both cameras and see which you prefer. The Sony sensor is bigger than the sensor in the Panasonic and will capture slightly more detail. Panasonic has a wider range of lenses available than the Sony Nex cameras -although both can use legacy lenses with adapters. The MFT lenses do go up to 300mm ( 600mm eq) Sony native E mount goes up to 210mm (300mm eq) Both are nice cameras. Its really up to you to decide. Continue Reading