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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: 2011-11-07, Author: Joshua Waller , review by: ephotozine.com

  • The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is designed to satisfy the needs of advanced photographers, and those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video. The camera looks great with the new compact 14-42mm X lens that compacts ...

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  Published: 2011-11-06, review by: dcresource.com

  • Abstract:  This is a preview of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 interchangeable lens camera. The camera described here is pre-production, and features and performance are subject to change. In addition, Panasonic has asked that photos and videos from this camera not...

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  Published: 2011-06-01, review by: luminous-landscape.com

  • Abstract:  Before I begin my report on the new Panasonic GX1, please allow me a brief digression. We now have the Canon 1DX, Samsung NX200, Fujifilm X-10, Ricoh GXR, Casio EX15, Olympus XZ1, Sigma DP2X, Sony HX9V – and that's with just one model from each com...

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  Published: 2011-01-01, review by: tipa.com

  • Abstract:  The Panasonic LUMIX GX1 Micro-4/3rd camera accepts both LUMIX G and Leica DG lenses. The 16 MP Live MOS sensor incorporates an advanced noise reduction system for exposures up to ISO 12,800 with a 144 zone multi-pattern meter. TIPA members were impres...

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  Published: 2006-01-01, review by: dpreview.com

  • Abstract:  Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1Hands-on Preview November 2011 | Amadou Diallo Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX1 is the company's latest addition to its G-series lineup. And although the camera bears the '1' appendage in its model name, it is clear from even a cursory...

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  Published: 2006-01-01, review by: dpreview.com

  • Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds sensor, Very good quality JPEG high ISO images, Improved white balance and skin tone rendering (compared to GF1), Fast AF acquisition (particularly impressive in low light), Shooting is possible while the buffer's data is being written to the card, Well-implemented touchscreen interface, Extensive manual control points including a mode dial and four Fn butto
  • Conservative metering tends towards underexposure, Fastest continuous shooting modes come at the expense of live view, 20fps SH mode yields poor image quality, Limited manual exposure controls for video recording, Continuous tracking performance suffers in low-light, low contrast scenarios, Minimal effect of in-camera dynamic range settings,
  • The GX1 is an extremely satisfying camera to use. Extensive, and generally well-positioned external control points are coupled with the latest iteration of Panasonic's highly regarded touchscreen interface. We struggle to think of a camera in this cla...

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  Published: 2014-05-26, review by: avhub.com.au

  • Abstract:  If you've been following the development of the compact system cameras (CSCs), you'll remember that right at the beginning there was a fair amount of confusion about exactly who was the target audience. The basic idea seemed to be that the potential buyer...

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  Published: 2012-10-14, review by: macworld.com.au

  • A beautiful camera that delivers on many of the promises the Compact System Camera category offers. With a better screen and improved UI design, it would be tough to beat.Related Tags: camera, compact, DMC-GX1, macworld, macworld australia, panasonic,...

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  Published: 2012-09-07, review by: techguide.com.au

  • Abstract:  Panasonic's DMC-GX1 arrived the day after I'd watched a doco on mid-20th century street photographers. Do you reckon I wanted to hit the street with a compact, unobtrusive camera that could handle an unpredictable range of subjects, or what?Picking the GX...

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  Published: 2012-04-23, Author: Elias Plastiras , review by: goodgearguide.com.au

  • Relatively compact, Lots of features, Good image quality and performance, Excellent high ISO performance
  • Power Zoom lens isn’t comfortable to use, No built-in EVF
  • 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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