Summary Panasonic DMC-GF1

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-45mm lens
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-GF1 with the DMC-GX1 and DMC-GF2.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 announced November 2011
3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 announced November 2010
3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus

Compare the new Panasonic DMC-GF2 vs the DMC-GF1


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The Panasonic DMC-GF1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Thickness Thin Help
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Panasonic DMC-GF1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
513 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.2 bits
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
September 2009
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Movie continuous focus Lacks movie continuous focus Help
Requires attention to focus while recording
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
409 ms shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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