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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The performance and responsiveness are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the memory and contrast. The image stabilizer and battery get mixed reviews.

portability, responsiveness, performance, usability, image quality

value for money, features, contrast, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Review


Compact system cameras have grown vastly popular. Though it may not be common to find photographers ditching their DSLR for a mirrorless camera, this type of camera has made a significant impact on amateur and enthusiast-level photographers. Panasonic,...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is available in India at an MRP of Rs. 44,000. The camera does really well in terms of design, features and performance. When it comes to pricing, the camera is priced more or less on par with its rivals, such as the Nikon 1...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1


It seems like camera models sporting G, 1 and X are almost as popular as Game of Thrones. There's the new Canon PowerShot G1X, JVC Everio GX1 camcorder and this one. Similar nomenclature aside, they're all very different and the Panasonic is generating...

High-quality 16-megapixel stills and Full HD AVCHD movies ; Extensive photo tweaks ; Solid build with quality 3-inch touchscreen LCD

Just too expensive ; Weird button arrangements ; Noisy at high ISOs ; Touchscreen should be more sensitive

If you do find the Lumix DMC-GX1 at a competitive price, by all means, pick it up but at current levels, pass it by.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1Digital Camera Review


Back by popular demand, Panasonic has returned to the enthusiast system niche with the Lumix GX1. While it's technically the first model in a new G-series sub-line, the GX1 is really the logical descendent of the GF1, the most beloved camera in the...

The GX1 is a fine camera through and through. Image quality is arguably the best that we’ve seen from the Micro Four Thirds format—it’s a toss-up with last year’s G3, which is built around very similar components, but we give the edge to the new kid....



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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1


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 glance that with the GX1, Panasonic has provided the long-awaited...

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...

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...

The GX1 packages external camera control points and a class-leading touchscreen interface in a classically-styled small form factor that produces the best image quality we've yet seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1


It's no surprise that the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera category is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. These compact, pro-featured ILCs undoubtedly have a strong future, with mass consumer appeal and a widening assortment of price points....

Full-size hot shoe ; Retro, GF1-like design ; Very good image quality ; Fast and accurate focus and exposure

Pricey when paired with 14-42mm X lens ; Poor built-in flash performance

With the GX1, Panasonic's acclaimed GF1 finally has a worthy successor.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (with 14-42mm PZ lens, Silver)


I happen to like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 for what it is: a model that delivers the photo quality and speed that point-and-shoot upgraders are looking for in a size substantially smaller than a dSLR and with an interface that's familiar to them.But...

Fast performance and excellent raw photo quality, combined with Panasonic's veteran touch-screen/direct-control hybrid interface, make the Lumix DMC-GX1 a strong ILC choice

The new X-series PZ kit lens could use some design tweaks, and Panasonic's JPEG processing, though much better than before, could still use a little work

A well-designed camera with an interface that creative photographers can customize to their liking, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 deserves serious consideration if you're looking for a modestly compact interchangeable-lens model.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1Digital Camera Review


What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at

If you were pleased with the video performance of the Panasonic G3, then you’ll likely be fine with the capabilities of the Panasonic GX1. The GX1 had similar performance to its predecessor, which is to say it didn’t do all that well in certain tests....

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1


Easy to carry, yet not too small, the Panasonic GX1 offers a lot to the photography enthusiast who's looking for a compact system camera. It offers compatibility with a growing set of high-quality lenses, and is a lot of fun to use.

Appealing design; Good grip; Very good image quality; Fast autofocus; Built-in Level Gauge

Small rear buttons; Below-average battery life; Weak flash; Orange and yellow can have greenish cast in JPEGs; Shutter-induced motion blur with 14-42mm X Vario kit lens

With the Lumix GX1, Panasonic addresses several crucial complaints from enthusiasts about their Micro Four Thirds cameras, particularly the rangefinder-style class once represented by the GF series. They've returned to a larger size that's a better...

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Panasonic GX1


The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a compact Micro Four Thirds camera that features a 16MP image sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and captures 1080/60i AVCHD video.

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Panasonic DMC-GX1


The Panasonic GX1 can record Full HD 1080p video and has a variety of manual controls in movie mode, but it features no new video functions that Panasonic didn't already include on previous Lumix interchangeable lens cameras.

If you were pleased with the video performance of the Panasonic G3, then you’ll likely be fine with the capabilities of the Panasonic GX1. The GX1 had similar performance to its predecessor, which is to say it didn’t do all that well in certain tests....

Product Specifications

The LUMIX GX1, the newest addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX G range, lets you take your photography to the next level in an interchangeable lens camera small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. With a chic style, exceptional image quality and intuitive features that help you get the perfect shot every time, the LUMIX GX1 is designed to be your companion for all of life’s precious moments.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Live MOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:17.3 x 13.0 mm
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes