Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
84
Based on 60 scores, 96 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    27
  • Good:
    27
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast autofocus speeds; built-in pop up flash; 720p HD video recording.
  • Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Great build Retro design, Lovely retro design Cool arty modes, Good colour rendition Good noise performance, Excellent continuous shooting mode Nice auto white-balance system, Nice Art modes Sharp images
  • Very fast autofocus for a Contrast Detection-based camera; excellent movie mode; very good image quality in good light; simple and discrete design.

Cons:

  • Mono audio recording; colour modes not practical; average ISO performance; no builtin optical image stabilisation.
  • Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Optional optical viewfinder No High ISO NR, Some Art modes can be slow Electronic viewfinder is optional

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 80

Panasonic have released a number of cameras in their G Series over the past couple of years. Each iteration added minor improvements that, many would say, should have been implemented in its predecessor. But this should, really, be forgiven for...

By FutureLooks on 80

The GF1 is a surprisingly good camera given its size and weight. It certainly holds its own against other cameras in a similar price range namely the ones from its Micro Four Thirds partner Olympus. In-body image stabilization, external...

By Photography Bay on -

In short, I love the GF1. It is my current pick of the mirrorless camera genre. Sure, the GF1 is not going to replace anyones 5D Mark II or D700 anytime soon. For casual photos though, its tough to beat for image quality, functionality...

By AsiaOne on -

Still, the GF1 is a decent mirrorless system camera that manages to outperform compact cameras and superzooms alike. It also retains many options and settings that experienced photographers will...

By TechCentral on 80

In a nutshell, the GF1 has many good qualities that make it a strong performer in this camera shootout. SIDE VIEW: Mounted with a 20mm pancake lens, the GF1 makes for a very portable compact camera. Its main advantages are its portable size, ability...

By Digital Photography School on -

I’ve long waged a personal war against overweight, over-sized digital SLRs. As the effective digital film frame is mostly stamp-sized why on earth does the body and lens of every camera maker’s DSLR have to be so bulky?When the Micro Four...

By Gadling on -

In this review, we'll introduce the fourth Micro Four Thirds camera to earn some coverage here on Gadling. As a quick reminder - Micro Four Thirds digital cameras offer the same image sensor quality found on large(r) digital SLR cameras, but in a...

By T3 Magazine on 80

More contemporary looking than the E-P2 and with a built-in flash, this is an amazing deal as long as you can live with the lack of anti-shake by instead buying an image-stabilised...

By PC Authority on 83

A likeable high-end compact, but its expensive and cant handle noise at high ISO...

By CNET Australia on 85

The GF1 is the most complete Micro Four Thirds camera yet. If you're looking for the ideal entry-point into the format, the GF1 could be...

By Wired UK on 90

As a member of an entirely new category of cameras, the 12.1-megapixel Panasonic GF1 delivers the image quality and flexibility of a dSLR in a device that will slip easily into your coat pocket.Based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, and jointly...

By Expert Reviews on 80

It may be frustratingly expensive, but this is the first compact camera to deliver genuine SLR quality and performance....

By ePHOTOzine on 90

Review by David Clapp. Do you want a compact 12Mp system that almost rivals a Canon EOS 5D, fits in your pocket and produces knockout results? A landscape camera capable of truly remarkable images, with Raw output that will literally make you...

By Digital Arts Online on 80

With a similarly solid build and size to Canon’s G11, the 12.1-megapixel Lumix is the only one here that lets you change lens – something it shares with digital SLRs. The GF1 brings the lens and sensor closer together – hence the neat...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

It's been a close call throughout the test and in their individual tests, they both scored very highly. It's great to see some of the old issues from the Olympus have been sorted out with firmware updates but the Panasonic still has the edge. I...

By BrightHub on 100

The popularity of the Micro Four Thirds format is growing, and the award-winning cameras in this review are exactly the reason why. Read on to find out about the best Micro Four Thirds cameras available today.The Best Micro Four Thirds CamerasWhereas...

By Shutterbug on -

Amateur Digital SLRs Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1; A 12MP Micro Four Thirds Camera By Jack Neubart • February, 2010 Micro Four Thirds format cameras promise of compact size, reduced weight, and versatility approaching a D-SLR. I recently...

By Popular Photography Magazine on -

With any new technology, it takes time to work out the kinks. And while the flurry of coverage—and humanity’s ever-shrinking attention span—might make it seem as though Micro Four Thirds has been around awhile, it’s still quite...

By Steves Digicams on -

Panasonic's Lumix GF1 is their third Micro 4/3 system camera, featuring the same 12.1-Megapixel Live MOS imaging sensor, Venus Engine HD and 23-Area AF system as the previous GH1, but packed into a smaller, more compact housing. The new body shape...

By PDN Online on -

In the burgeoning small camera/big sensor category, the Panasonic Lumix GF1 is probably the best model out there right now with surprisingly fast autofocus; a simple and lightweight design; an excellent HD movie mode; and solid image quality and...