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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the battery, and there are some less positive opinions about the black level and flash.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

low-light, flash, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, price, size, image quality

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 Review


It's clear this really is a version 1.0 camera. It does what it was intended to, but we wanted more

Dec, 2008

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Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds Lumix DMC-G1 reviewed: only knock is the price


The question has been on your mind since we first got wind of this so-called "Micro Four Thirds" concept back in August: how will it stack up? Now that Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 is filtering out to the world, we're able to kick back and digest a...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


The Lumix DMC-G1 is the first camera to use a new lens standard that promises D-SLR quality images from a small camera.

Uses new "Micro Four Thirds" standard, which allows for a smaller body and lens than comparable entry-level D-SLRs. Solid image quality at ISO 100-800. Large, articulating 3-inch LCD. HDMI-out.

Not much smaller than a D-SLR. No optical viewfinder. Excessive noise at higher ISOs. Longer shutter lag than traditional D-SLRs. No video-recording capability.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Joinson , Lars Rehm , Phil Askey , Richard B (

Panasonic Lumix G1 Review


When you consider the incredible flexibility offered by digital capture (unencumbered by the physical need to put the film behind the lens and to advance it frame by frame) it's perhaps surprising that the digital interchangeable lens camera has...

JPEG output shows impressive detail at base ISO, superb resolution (especially in raw files) Natural and appealing tones out of the box Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention - usable images up to ISO 1600 Very snappy performance...

Currently fairly limited choice of lenses and accessories Optional adapter required for standard Four Thirds lenses, most won't allow autofocus (those that will focus do so noticeably slower than the kit lenses) Steep tone curve (JPEG) and...

You might not think it as you watch as the endless stream of new digital camera models flowing by, but true innovations - never mind revolutions - are pretty rare in the photographic industry. The Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is a case in point; the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Stafford, PC World (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


For some people, the biggest obstacles to buying a digital SLR camera are the bulk and weight--who wants to carry a couple pounds of camera around everywhere? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 may provide a solution: It's smaller and lighter than any digital...

Smaller and lighter than typical SLRs ; Large LCD with fast refresh rate

Electronic viewfinder not usable ; Expensive, compared to low-end SLRs

It may be smaller and lighter than an SLR, but not dramatically so; and it costs as much as many low- to medium-level SLRs.

Dec, 2008

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1: Dawn of the Mini-DSLR


There's no doubt the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 camera--the first to use the Micro Four-Thirds System--is revolutionary. But our review suggests you may be better off buying a "real" DSLR for now.

There's no doubt that the Micro Four-Thirds system represents an evolutionary step in the world of cameras, but how well did the Lumix G1 itself perform? Executive Editor Alan Stafford spent some hands-on time with the G1, and he's not quite ready to...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review


Every so often a camera comes along that gets (and deserves) high marks, but which I don't necessarily like as much as the rating would suggest. The latest object of such ambivalence is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. On one hand, it's a surprisingly fast...

Interchangeable lenses; fast performance; excellent photo quality; flip-and-twist LCD.

Accident-prone jog dial; some restrictive feature implementations; no movie capture.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a camera that people will either love for its speed, photo quality, and interchangeable-lens flexibility or hate for its large-ish size, electronic viewfinder, and occasionally frustrating design.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR Review


Secaucus, NJ (September 12, 2008) - Panasonic today announced the world's first Micro Four Thirds system camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1, the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera, weighing in at approximately 385 grams (0.85 lbs)....

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Panasonic Lumix DMC G1 Review


Panasonic Lumix G1: cámara de sistema Micro Four Thirds Los medios recibieron de forma cálida y entusiasta el lanzamiento del sistema Micro FourThirds. Y aunque el anuncio fue realizado por Panasonic y Olympus juntos, Panasonic se las ha arreglado para...

Jun, 2009


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Panasonic Lumix DMC G1 review


Right before the Photokina 2008 kicked off, Panasonic surprised the whole world, and most certainly Olympus as co-believer in the Micro FourThirds System, with the introduction of the world's first digital camera based on the new Micro FourThirds...

The media warmly and enthusiastically received the introduction of the Micro FourThirds system. And although the announcement was made by Panasonic and Olympus together, Panasonic managed to surprise the entire world press by presenting the world's...

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