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Reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Testseek.co.uk have collected 127 expert reviews of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the average rating is 83%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.
Award: Highest Rated December 2011
December 2011


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The editors liked

  • Small yet richly featured
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good low-light performance
  • Built-in flash and hotshoe connector
  • Great build quality
  • Good range of customisable features
  • Effective Creative Controls
  • Fast AF system
  • Decent image quality and overall low light performance
  • Flexible
  • Configurable hardware
  • Small lens system courtesy of Micro Four Thirds system
  • Good lowlight performance
  • Sturdy metal body
  • Customisable interface
  • Loads of controls and settings
  • Very good picture quality (sharpness and noise control up to 1600 ISO)
  • Full HD video with stereo sound
  • Compact zoom lens with electronic controls (good for smooth videos)
  • Excellent build quality
  • Straightforward layout
  • Speedy autofocus
  • Solid yet lightweight
  • Fast response times
  • Touch screen and hard controls
  • Superb image and video quality
  • Elegant controls
  • Fast performance
  • Touch screen control and physical buttons provide best-of-both-worlds operation
  • Quick response times
  • Reliable performer
  • Solid construction yet lightweight and portable

The editors didn't like

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  • Powered zoom can be a bit fiddly
  • Touchscreen could be more responsive
  • Several of the controls may prove fiddly for some
  • No built-in viewfinder
  • LCD is fixed rather than articulated
  • None
  • Noisy shutter
  • No manual video modes or mic socket
  • Electronic zoom controls (slight lag when changing focal length)
  • Expensive
  • Image quality won’t quite beat a DSLR
  • Power zoom too slow
  • No Electronic Viewfinder
  • Back screen not adjustable
  • No image stabilisation in body
  • Video capture is just pointandshoot
  • No electronic viewfinder that enthusiasts have come to expect
  • Rear LCD not angle adjustable
  • No image stabilisation system built into the body (via lens only)

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  Published: 2012-06-01, review by: evogadget.com

  • There's little to make the Panasonic DMC-GX1 not desirable for use at the end of this article. That is why we recommend it to anyone desperate for a new camera....

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  Published: 2012-05-31, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • If you loved the GF1, the GX1 could be exactly the camera you’ve been waiting for. Its superb build quality and ergonomics are matched with speedy performance and excellent image quality. It’s a little unnecessarily complicated to use and could do wit...

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  Published: 2012-05-01, Author: Gavin Stoker , review by: macworld.co.uk

  • Touch screen control and physical buttons provide best-of-both-worlds operation; quick response times; reliable performer; solid construction yet lightweight and portable
  • No electronic viewfinder that enthusiasts have come to expect; rear LCD not angle adjustable; no image stabilisation system built into the body (via lens only)

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  Published: 2012-04-23, review by: pcadvisor.co.uk

  • The LUMIX GX1 incorporates manual features, a touchscreen and a high level of performance in a camera body that is compact and comfortable to hold. It produced excellent results in our tests, in the ISO testing in particular, and it's a good all-round ...

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  Published: 2012-03-29, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Superb image and video quality; elegant controls; fast performance,
  • Expensive; video capture is just pointandshoot,
  • A compact camera that rivals digital SLRs for quality, performance and ergonomics – expensive, but worth it ...

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  Published: 2012-03-08, Author: Jeremy Stamas , review by: reviewed.com

  • Abstract:  The Panasonic GX1 can record Full HD 1080p video and has a variety of manual controls in movie mode, but it features no new video functions that Panasonic didn't already include on previous Lumix interchangeable lens cameras. The GX1 earned a respectab...

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  Published: 2012-03-01, review by: photoanswers.co.uk

  • Abstract:  With a classic design and bags of creative features, this new CSC the Panasonic LUMIX GX1 might leave you wonder if you really need your DSLR!...

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  Published: 2012-03-01, Author: Gavin Stoker , review by: T3.com

  • Solid yet lightweight, Fast response times, Touch screen and hard controls
  • No Electronic Viewfinder, Back screen not adjustable, No image stabilisation in body
  • If you want the twin benefits of a compact camera body plus the ability to swap lenses and drill down into manual features to achieve more professional looking pictures, the Panasonic GX1 is currently the brand’s best option. While not cheap if you’re

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  Published: 2012-02-24, Author: Liam F McCabe , review by: reviewed.com

  • Abstract:  Back by popular demand, Panasonic has returned to the enthusiast system niche with the Lumix GX1. While it's technically the first model in a new G-series sub-line, the GX1 is really the logical descendent of the GF1 , the most beloved camera in the short...

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  Published: 2012-02-24, Author: Liam F McCabe , review by: reviewed.com

  • Abstract:  Back by popular demand, Panasonic has returned to the enthusiast system niche with the Lumix GX1. While it's technically the first model in a new G-series sub-line, the GX1 is really the logical descendent of the GF1 , a discontinued and most beloved Micr...

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