Summary Panasonic DMC-G1

Prices Price
Body only
$330
With 14-45mm lens
$600
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 11
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 44
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-G1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$329.99
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-G1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
463 ISO
Movie format No movies Help
None
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
53.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
372 ms shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.1 bits
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
September, 2008
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Discussion

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Avatar for Kevin Ellinwood Kevin Ellinwood (3:08 AM, December 26, 2014)
I have had a G1 since 2010, and it seems irreplaceable... The pictures that come out of it are one of a kind... I fear that this camera will someday quit, and wonder if the modern panasonics, like the gx7, has the same odd quality that the g1 had/has?
 
Matt (7:26 PM, August 08, 2012)
I think it does have a vari-angle screen...