Summary Panasonic DMC-GX1

Prices Price
Body only
$712
With 14-42mm lens
$1,103
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 22
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Replacement

Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-GX1 with the DMC-GX7.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 announced July 2013
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-GX1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Startup delay Incredible startup delay Help
1400 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
259 ms shutter lag
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$712.27
Weight Light Help
318 g
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (116×68×39 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.5"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-GX1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4.2 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Sensor type Sensor type Help
LIVEMOS
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
November 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Discussion

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Avatar for Oscar Oscar (8:49 AM, February 27, 2013)
The image stabilizer is in the lens. Many lumix lenses are MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
 
Avatar for Oscar Oscar (8:33 AM, February 27, 2013)
With this camera you have the chance to buy an external viewfinder, which makes it get a more "pro" look (and also help to save battery).