|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Compatible memory cards||sd,sdhc|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Vari-angle LCD display||Yes|
|Display resolution (numeric)||460000 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Light exposure modes||aperture priority AE, Auto, manual, shutter priority AE|
|Camera type||SLR Camera Body|
|Sensor type||Live MOS|
|Maximum image resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels|
|Supported aspect ratios||4:3|
|Maximum video resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Motion JPEG frame rate||30 fps|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||continuous auto focus,single auto focus|
|Auto Focus (AF) lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) assist beam||Yes|
|Flash modes||Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash guide number||6 m|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Flash, manual, Shade|
|Scene modes||Children, Cuisine, Fireworks, Museum, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Landscape|
|Camera playback||movie,single image,slide show,thumbnails|
|Multi burst mode||Yes|
|Playback zoom (max)||16x|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||380 shots|
|Battery capacity||1250 mAh|
Reviewed on 2014-05-19
If you've been able to get your hands on one of these, consider yourself lucky. After driving to most every electronic store I knew of and still not being able to get a hands-on feel for this new camera, I decided to take the plunge and make my order on A...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-08-30
To be honest, when Micro Four Thirds format was announced, I couldn’t really see the point. Sure, the cameras were slightly smaller but not by much. If you look at older Micro Four Thirds cameras like the Panasonic G1 and GH1, they’re smaller than so...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-08-23
The Panasonic GF1 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that is more compact than other Panasonic Micro Four Thirds models, while retaining the same large sensor that rivals DSLR image quality. As you may be aware, Micro Four Thirds cameras like the GF...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-05-01
I’ve long waged a personal war against overweight, over-sized digital SLRs. As the effective digital film frame is mostly stamp-sized why on earth does the body and lens of every camera maker’s DSLR have to be so bulky?When the Micro Four Thirds camer...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-04-13
In this review, we'll introduce the fourth Micro Four Thirds camera to earn some coverage here on Gadling. As a quick reminder - Micro Four Thirds digital cameras offer the same image sensor quality found on large(r) digital SLR cameras, but in a much ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-02-02
Review by David Clapp. Do you want a compact 12Mp system that almost rivals a Canon EOS 5D, fits in your pocket and produces knockout results? A landscape camera capable of truly remarkable images, with Raw output that will literally make you double-ta...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-01-27
Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Great build Retro design, Lovely retro design Cool arty modes, Good colour rendition Good noise performance, Excellent continuous shooting mode Nice auto white-balance system, Nice Art modes Sharp images
Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Optional optical viewfinder No High ISO NR, Some Art modes can be slow Electronic viewfinder is optional
Two retro Micro FourThirds cameras go head-to-head in this ePHOTOzine test.Boasting a 12Mp LiveMOS sensor, a sensitivity range from ISO100-6400 and Art/Scene filters, the Olympus E-P1 at £548.99 with the 14-42mm lens was the first retro styled camera t...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-01-19
The GF1 is another Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera that is laden with awards for ingenuity and design. It is shaped like a point and shoot camera, but has the features and picture quality of a DSLR. The 12.1 mp sensor also shoots HD video at..Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-01-16
Amateur Digital SLRs Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1; A 12MP Micro Four Thirds Camera By Jack Neubart • February, 2010 Micro Four Thirds format cameras promise of compact size, reduced weight, and versatility approaching a D-SLR. I recently had the oppo...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-01-11
With any new technology, it takes time to work out the kinks. And while the flurry of coverage—and humanity’s ever-shrinking attention span—might make it seem as though Micro Four Thirds has been around awhile, it’s still quite new. Panasonic’s Lumix D...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-28
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1is rather interesting to try and review. It is not every day that one gets to try a new type of digital camera. At first glance, the GF1 seems odd. There are familiar elements, like the exposure-mode dial and mechanical ri...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-27
Extremely well-built; very good interface; full feature set; high-quality, removable lenses; larger sensor for very good image quality.
Noisy in low light at high ISO; LCD viewfinder only.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1 might be the ideal camera for anyone who doesn’t want to make major compromises when they’re not using a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. The DMC-GF1 is also good if you’d like to upgrade from your point-and-shoot, but don’t w...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-10
Electronic ViewfinderTo line up your shot, you can use the GF1's LCD screen, which is large, accurate and easy to use. However, it does struggle in bright sunlight. The solution: an electronic viewfinder, sold by Panasonic as an optional extra.While we...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-02
Compact size for an interchangeablelens camera, Great learning tool and/or DSLR replacement,
No optical viewfinder, Not as many lens options as a full DSLR, Image exposure is a bit dark
The slimmest Micro Four-Thirds System camera yet, the industrial-looking Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 ($900 in two kit variations as of 10/28/2009) is the most enticing non-DSLR we've seen to date. Purist and professional-level photographers may not like th...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-01
Compact body with DSLR-sized sensor, Detailed 3in / 460k screen and optional EVF, HD movies with choice of encoding formats, Great Auto mode and full Manual controls.
No stabilisation in body or 20mm kit lens, Viewfinder is a pricey accessory, Screen suffers from reflections in bright light, Focusing restrictions with many lenses.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1 is a compact camera with a DSLR-sized sensor and removeable lenses. Announced in September 2009, it’s the third Lumix G model from Panasonic, following the G1 and GH1, with all three based on the recent Micro Four Thirds sta...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-29
Excellent photo quality and performance for its class; comfortable, streamlined design; interchangeable lenses.
EVF costs extra; can't use EVF and hot-shoe flash simultaneously.
It may lack the retro slick design of its main competitor, the , but Panasonic gets it almost pitch perfect with the Lumix DMC-GF1, a jacket-pocket-size interchangeable-lens model with the feel and features that draw people to enthusiast compacts lik...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-14
Superb resolution, excellent overall image quality up to ISO 1600, Stunning raw output, Reliable exposure and focus and generally reliable white balance, Excellent build quality & great screen, Surprisingly good handling, fun and easy to use, Very compact......
Dynamic range and high ISO output not quite as good as best in class (including Olympus E-P1), JPEG output nowhere near as good as it could be - shoot raw for best results, Default settings don't produce particularly appealing (JPEG) color, Flash is v......
When Panasonic showed us the first Micro Four Thirds camera, the DMC-G1, our first question was 'why does it look like an SLR?'. We'd been hoping for a much more compact body, something that more effectively straddled the line between the convenience...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-14
High-quality build, Weighs just over one pound with 20mm lens, Fits into small places, Excellent quality kit lenses, Camera corrects geometric distortion and chromatic aberration, Accurate LCD viewfinder, Very good auto white balance performance in inc......
20mm lens vignettes when wide-open, Yellows and oranges are tainted by green in JPEG files, Edge-enhancement halos at default settings, High contrast in direct sunlight, Limited dynamic range compared to most SLRs, Shadow noise at high ISO like that of......
Possessing nearly everything you want in a digital SLR with the convenience of a smaller digital camera, the Panasonic GF1 is the most refined of the new category of small, interchangeable-lens digital cameras. Its small size allows it to fit into very...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-11
Light and relatively compact, Very good image and video quality, Good AF and shutter response, Shoots RAW, One button video recording,
Cost, Monitor only standard, view finder optional,
The is the lastest member of the Micro Four Thirds family. But before Micro Four Thirds, there was Four Thirds. With Olympus having produced relatively small film SLRs since at least the early 1970s, it was probably no surprise that they would part...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-09
The new Panasonic DMC-GF1 is the latest Micro Four Thirds camera, following in the footsteps of the electronic giant’s G1 and GH1 models. Unlike those two cameras, which have a distinct DSLR look and feel, the Panasonic GF1 is smaller and lighter, th...Read more >