Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
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  • Small dimensions.
  • Excellent quality LCD.
  • Sharp images.


  • Expensive.
  • Tenny backplate buttons.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld on 80

The general impression of the Lumix DMC-GM1 is a very positive one—it feels like nit picking to describe the battery life as so-so at just over 200 images, which is no better than a humble snapshot camera costing a quarter of the price. But the images...

By Macworld UK on 80

But the images thankfully speak for themselves, and for many people the GM1 will mark the point where they decided to park their DSLR in the back of the cupboard for something more accessible. What's more the price has dropped since the £629 being asked...

By PC Authority on 83

Panasonic's latest Lumix camera builds upon the success and versatility of the very likeable GX7, but packs those features into an even tinier package – arguably the smallest compact system camera you can get. It's very easy to like the GM1, but the...

By PCMag on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is the smallest interchangeable lens digital camera you can buy. It's not as full-featured as some other models, but you can't argue with its size or performance.

By The Imaging Resource on 90

The big story, however, is simply its size. The Panasonic GM1 should appeal to a wide range of shooters, from people who want to an interchangeable lens camera without the bulk and weight of DSLRs to seasoned Micro Four Thirds owners who want a small,...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The Panasonic GM1 is a truly impressive CSC that impressively designed and delivers good image quality while managing to still fit easily in to a trouser pocket. It has few equals at present, making it an excellent if you value quality and portability in one.

By Amateur Photographer on 83

Image: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is perfect for documenting everyday life as it can be carried with you everywhere With its stylish design and compact body, it is fair to say that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will go down well with its target audience -...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

There's a lot to like in Panasonic's GM1, despite its limitations (small control buttons, the lack of a flash hot-shoe and accessory port and limited battery capacity). The camera with its compact kit lens makes a great combo for street photography. It's...

By The Luminous Landscape on

Most serious photographers hate finding themselves somewhere without a camera. Murphy being an optimist,...

By Digital Photography Review on 78

The GM1 offers much of the features and image quality of its Lumix GX7 sibling in a much smaller, lighter package. A few concessions have been made to reduce the size so drastically, namely a lower-capacity battery, but it's an excellent option for...

By Macworld UK on 80

With the market for compact system cameras (CSC’s) seemingly saturated, Panasonic has gone back to the drawing board with its G series range and come up with a compact that is truly, well, compact. The 16 megapixel GM1 matches a playing card for...

By T3 on 80

Portable yet powerful is the pitch and indeed in that best-of-both-worlds respect the GM1 for us comes close to being its maker's most perfectly realised and truly compact, compact system camera to date. Now if only we could get our mitts on the tan version.

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is one of the smallest compact system cameras in the World. The DMC-GM1 features a Four Thirds-sized 16 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, 1036K-dot touchscreen LCD screen, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, a pop-up flash, silent...

By Camera Labs on 87

Panasonic's Lumix GM1 is a very canny camera, appealing both to those who are looking for a small interchangeable lens camera and those who want a compact with better quality and features than a typical point-and-shoot. As such it takes on models...

By Digital Photography Review on

Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots and lower-end DSLRs. It's an ever-growing category with options for photographers of varying skill level and intentions. The common factors in this class are...

By on 100

Good camera, good price, goodbye and enjoy owning...

By TechRadar AU on 100

It's impressive that Panasonic has managed to compress its excellent technology into a body as remarkably small as this. When you consider that this camera is smaller than the Pentax Q range, which features a compact camera sized sensor, that feat seems...

By What Digital Camera on 90

Panasonic have achieved something quite remarkable with the GM1. The way such impressive features have been squeezed into such a small body goes to show what is possible, and as well as being a great technological achievement in its own right, its put...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is small, light, stylish, pleasant to use and takes top-quality pictures. What's not to like? This interchangeable lens camera packs a good range of features and quality tech specs into a cute little camera that's perfectly...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—PANASONIC LUMIX GM1] by terry on 21 November 2013 Price: $999 Petite perfection THE LOW-DOWN: This 16 mega pixel compact mirrorless micro four thirds camera is startlingly small. The face area of the camera is not much larger than a credit...