Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 13.1 MP Micro Four Thirds mount Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens

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About Panasonic

LUMIX DMC-GF1, the world's smallest and lightest system digital camera with a built-in flash. With its compact size, user-friendly design and ability to record High Definition (HD) video and take professional-quality photos, the LUMIX GF1 continues to redefine digital photography standards.

Though small in size, the LUMIX GF1 does not compromise in advanced features. The LUMIX DMC-GF1 can record 1280 x 720 High Definition video in AVCHD Lite, a format that enables longer recording times. The LUMIX GF1 can also record HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 and other video recording formats include: QVGA,VGA and WVGA. The LUMIX GF1 has a unique Movie Program Mode that allows consumers to adjust the depth-of-field while shooting in HD video, so background and foreground can be blurred to give creative effects - something typically only possible with expensive professional camcorders.

The LUMIX DMC-GF1 includes the new My Color mode, which includes seven preset effects - Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, Silhouette and Custom - all which let users manually set the color, brightness and saturation levels. Withthe Live View function, users can see how these settings will effect the photo before they shoot, making it easier to capture the exact mood or atmosphere desired. For even more elaborate effects, users can choose from a total of nine Film modes, and set the contrast, sharpness and saturation levels for each.

For those users not quite comfortable with extensive manual and creative controls, the LUMIX GF1 provides a user-friendly setting that can address a beginner's comfort level, while helping them evolve their photography skills.

Also, helping to make the LUMIX GF1 more approachable, Panasonic's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, a system of technologies that engage automatically - no setting changes needed - allows for intuitive use when shooting still or video images

The LUMIX GF1 also comes fully-equipped with a built-in flash and a large, 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle and a 460,000-dot resolution. The Intelligent LCD offers automatic backlight control, which when combined with its high-resolution, helps improve visibility in all light environments - from sunny outdoors to low-light interior settings. New for the LUMIX G Series, the LUMIX GF1 is compatible with an optional Live View Finder (DMW-LVF1), which provides the full-time live view function boasting 100% field of view regardless of the attached lens. To further expand the LUMIX G Series system, Panasonic Micro Four Thirds digital cameras can be used with Four Thirds System interchangeable lenses via an optional mount adaptor DMW-MA1 and with the prestigious Leica M/R lenses using Panasonic's DMW-MA2M DMW-MA3R. These adapters give the user access to the unlimited number of lens properties.

Panasonic Specifications

Camera Type
Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard
Image Sensor Size
17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Micro Four Thirds mount
Image Sensor
13.1 Total MegaPixels
Live MOS Sensor
Primary Color Filter
Camera Effective Pixels
12.1 Mega Pixels
Dust Reduction System
Supersonic wave filter
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible
Recording Format (Still Image w/ Audio)
JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21) + Quicktime
Recording Format (Motion Image)
AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect Ratio
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 (Multi-aspect recording except 1:1)
Image Quality
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4128 x 2752(L), 2928 x 1952(M), 2064 x 1376(S)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4000 x 2248(L), 2816 x 1584(M), 1920 x 1080(S)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps
Motion Image (HD Movie)
1280 x 720, 30fps
Motion Image (AVCHD)
NTSC: [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30fps)(SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps)
PAL: [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25fps)(SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps)
Focus Type
Contrast AF system
Focus Mode
Focus AF mode
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
Focus AF Detective Range
EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
AF Assist Lamp
AF/AE Lock
AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode
Focus Others
Pre AF(Quick AF/Continuous AF),AF+MF, MF Assist(5x, 10x)
Light Metering System
144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range
EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO Sensitivity
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE)
3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment
Blue/Amber Bias
Magenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting
2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket
3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Shutter Speed/Shutter System
Type: Focal-plane shutter, Speed: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4 minutes)
Self Timer
2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Remote Control
Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Scene Modes
Portrait/Soft Skin/Scenery/Architecture/Sports/Peripheral Defocus/Flower/Food/Objects/Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Baby 1,2/Pet/Party/Sunset
Movie Scene Mode
Portrait/Soft Skin/Scenery/Architecture/Sports/Flower/Food/Objects/Low Light/Party/Sunset (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode or other related mode.)
Burst Shooting Mode
3 frames/sec (High speed) or 2 frames/sec (Low speed)
Number of recordable images: 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Built-in Flash Type
TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO 100 ?m), Built-in Pop-up
Built-in Flash Mode
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
X-Sync Speed
Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjustment
1/3EV Step ±2EV
Flash Synchronization
1st. Curtain Sync. , 2nd Curtain Sync.
External Flash
TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500 (Optional)
LCD Monitor
Type: Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor Size: 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels: 460K dots
Field of view: Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment: Auto, Power LCD, Manual (7 levels)
Live View
Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x
Extra Optical Zoom: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Other Functions: Guide Lines (3 patterns), Real-time Histogram
Film Mode
Color: Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and white: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others: My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film
Single / Multi or Cancel
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Direct Print
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
OSD Language
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed).
Digital Video: miniHDMI TypeC.
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Audio video output: Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL
Remote: 2.5mm
Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
Power Supply
ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1250mAh) (Included) Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
Battery Life
CIPA Standard : Approx. 350 images(LCD)
LVF : Approx. 430 images
with 20mm
Included Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.1 HD Edition
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE
USB Driver
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Operating Humidity
10% to 80%
Dimensions (H x W x D)
119 x 71 x 36.3mm / 4.69 x 2.80 x 1.43 in
Approx. 285g / 10.05 oz ?Body only?
Panasonic warranty

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