Summary Panasonic DMC-GX1

Prices Price
Body only
$495
With 14-42mm lens
$570
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 25
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 47
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3.0"
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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 announced July, 2013
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality

Compare the new Panasonic DMC-GX7 vs the DMC-GX1

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-GX1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-GX1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.6 EV
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
310 shots
Announced Old Help
November, 2011
Sensor type Sensor type Help
LIVEMOS
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
55.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.8 bits
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Appearance

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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).