Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 with 20mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

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8.9 out of 10 based on 99 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 with 20mm lens: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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James, Harrogate Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
For a small camera the build quality is excellent, it feels really solid. The picture quality is great and the LCD screen is a really good size.

The HD video is only 720 but I would only be uploading footage to youtube and possibly vimeo (which I think has a 720 limit) so thats fine for me.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2010

Jean-Pierre, Bussy St Georges Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very good small size camera for high quality photos
Bad points:
view finder is necessary
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, very good image quality, especially in low light setting without using the flash.
Bad points:
Have been using the camera for a short period and have not come across any glaring bad points.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2010

Austen, Harwich Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
benefits of rangefinder and almost pocketable, brilliant lens pancake
Bad points:
sl noisy shutter for camera with no mirror to flip up
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2010

Paul, London Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, superb quality, great lens, easy to use, good features, easy to navigate menu.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Dec 2010

Jamie, Salisbury Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lives up to the press reviews in every respect. The oposition has not caught up. I am amazed at it's ability to work in low light conditions. A joy to use and have no hesitation in recommending it as a rank amateur.
Bad points:
Expensive accessories.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Like using an old 35mm camera with a 50mm lens
RAW
Bad points:
Side flap opens easy
JPEG
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Red
Colour Silver
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 285
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2009-09-16
Height in mm 71
Width in mm 119
Depth in mm 36.3
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

LUMIX G Micro System Digital Camera GF1 – The World’s Smallest, Lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera with Artistic Flat Design

By using the Micro Four Thirds System standard and developing a camera body that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit, the DMC-GF1 was able to achieve the world’s smallest, lightest body as a system camera with a built-in flash. It also features classical, but new artistic flat design. This new-generation system camera features Full-Time Live View, high-speed Contrast AF, HD movie recording, and more. It is small enough to take anywhere, yet sophisticated enough to take you as far into photography and movies as you want to go.
The DMC-GF1’s 4/3-type Live MOS sensor with 12.1-megapixel gives you the high image quality. It also adds a high-speed readout for HD movie recording. The Dust Reduction System helps maintain image quality by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the sensor. An image processing LSI, Venus Engine HD, incorporates two CPUs. This does not only boost image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, it allows long-time movie recording in AVCHD Lite while maintaining low power consumption.
The DMC-GF1 can record HD movie of 720P in AVCHD Lite with high sound quality of Dolby Digital Creator. Motion JPEG format is also available (1,280 × 720 pixels). Just press the Motion Picture Button, and shooting begins. In the Motion Picture P Mode, the aperture can be adjusted easily. The iA Mode can also be activated in motion picture recording. When the DMC-GF1 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TV’s remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with greater convenience.
The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot LCD gives you a Full-time Live View of what you’re shooting, with approx. 100% field of view. In addition, versatile creative functions are possible with the DMC-GF1. My Color Mode makes it easy to customize color effects to match your favor. The Peripherical Defocus Mode automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area while gently defocusing to emphasize the subject. The iA Mode, featuring Face Recognition function, serves as a combination of functions that makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos.
The bright F1.7/20mm (35mm camera equivalent: 40mm) fixed focus lens, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, produces bright photos with a dramatic soft focus even in dimly lit locations. Its compact, easy-to-carry size is also ideal for capturing everyday scenes and snapshots. This lens uses a lens drive system to enable a compact and bright F1.7. As a result of this, operating sounds are recorded when autofocusing during motion picture recording.


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