Review: Panasonic Lumix GX1


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Short version:

A return to form for Panasonic, and a M4/3 camera that photographers won’t be suspicious of. Its weaknesses are largely the weaknesses of its class of camera, but beyond those it’s solid, comfortable, and fairly powerful. Not recommended for fidgety and manual focusers, but most shooters will be able to have a lot of fun with it.

Features:

  • 16-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor
  • 3″ 480×320 touchscreen
  • Debuts with new 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 lens (power zoom or traditional)
  • Stereo mic for HD video
  • MSRP: $700 (body only) $950 (as reviewed, with 14-42mm power zoom)

Pros:

  • Compact and easy to handle
  • Most settings quickly accessible, some customizable
  • Quick autofocus, good image quality up until ISO 6400

Cons:

  • Manual focus not much fun
  • Touchscreen seems slightly vestigial
  • Thumb dial could be a lot meatier

Full review:

The GX1 represents Panasonic listening to its fans, who have been slightly dismayed at the continual consumerification…

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By beatsoftech

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