The Panasonic DMC-GX1 16MP Camera with 14-42 Zoom Lens (Silver) records 1920 x 1080 full-HD video with stereo sound in AVCHD format which is superior in both compression efficiency and friendliness with AV equipment for playback. Advanced AF system including practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording so that every photographer can enjoy high quality video recording with minimum ease.
As a camera from the new premium line of LUMIX G Micro System, the external design of the camera has been developed with no compromising on grip, dial, coating - everything to detail. The hot shoe on the top lets you attach the optional tilt-shift Live View Finder (DMW-LVF2) of approx. 1.4x (approx. 0.7x), 1,440,000-dot equivalent, 100% field of view. It is now compatible with UHS-I standard for the SDXC/SDHC Memory Card taking its advantage to extend performance.
I currently own a Fuji X100 that I purchased about a year after it was released and I love it. But currently I was seeking something that I could experiment different lenses on. So I went after the Lumix GX1, good price and had amazing reviews when it was released. Good construction, decent LCD, snappy enough... but the image quality is very very disappointing for today's standards. From what I recall, the X100 was released around the same time, and it's IQ is leaps ahead. So I returned it 2 days later and now I'm saving up to get something more recent.
I purchased this camera to have a pocket sized option for times when bringing a full sized camera is impossible. Also intend to use this for street photography, as it is much less obvious compared to an SLR. Considering the size and cost of this camera, its overall capability is a pleasant surprise. If I really want to pick apart the performance, I can say that while high ISO performance is very good, I don't really like the way that Panasonic has chosen to mask noise (smears detail and color, rather than emphasizing chroma noise and "graininess" like some older cameras), I also find myself inadvertently activating buttons on the back of the camera that fall under my right thumb... Another mild annoyance is that it is very easy to change the point of focus by touching the screen, this can be deactivated, but if you choose to use this very nifty option, be aware that you will probably move the focus point unintentionally on a regular basis. Overall, I would rate this as a very powerful photographic tool, with potential to make images that rival DSLRs from a few years back, in a form factor that is much easier to bring along where ever you go. In terms of control, I prefer dedicated function buttons and knobs/wheels over menus and programmable hot keys, but I feel like this camera strikes a nice balance between keeping the camera small and allowing advanced users to take control.
I am impressed with this camera, especially how easy it is to use. I use this as an alternative to my DSLR (and comparable if not better than my Canon T2i). I purchased this with the 20mm 1.7 - didn't bother getting the kit lens. Focuses well (I prefer using one-area focus instead of 23-area because it is much more accurate and specifically focuses on what you want focused). Great price on this camera. LCD resolution isn't the greatest compared to many cameras and smart phone.
Great deal and great camera. Perfect for my 20mm m43 lens!
As a Olympus user, Panasonic GX1 is my first non Olympus 4/3 and m4/3 camera. the holding and two way rear dial is better than all e-pen series not even touch screen for such low price at first glance. It need more time to find surprising of this camera.
Got an awesome new GX1 for less than most P&S. What can be better than Adoramas awesome pricing?
GX1 is truly remarkable. It focuses so quick and sharp. Its hybrid feature, manual and touch screen, is very helpful in controlling its functions. The body built is so compact and light for its kind. There are more nice things to say about this awesome machine. Try one and you'll surely enjoy it. I recommend to get familiar with its functions so as to get the best quality photo you truly desire. I love this mirrorless camera. If you are thinking of a travel lens, I would recommend Panasonic 14-45mm instead of the 14-42mm. I highly recommend this product to photo enthusiasts!
Excellent all purpose camera in small compact form factor without the DSLR bulk. Fast focusing and nice image quality. High build quality--does not feel cheap. Quite a bargain at current end-of-cycle pricing.
Super sharp images and great HD video! Very satisfied with this camera.
Great and fast service from Adorama. Small camera produces photos with quality near entry-level DSLRs.