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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the lens and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. The shutter and battery get less positive opinions. Comments about the exposure and sensor are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the contrast and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the screen. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, contrast

price, connectivity

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

Panasonic's HD wonder Lumix DMC-GH1 gets previewed

 

We're still picking up our jaws (and eyeballs) off the floor at Panasonic's announcement of the many wonders the new Lumix DMC-GH1 has in store for us, but some lucky folks out there on the internet have actually handled the new camera and have a ...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Sean Captain (wired.com)

Review: Panasonic Lumix GH1

 

The Lumix GH1 captures Pantone-precise colors and Ginsu-sharp details for both video and stills. Whatever you shoot, it offers the same bucketful of configuration options,...

Image-stabilized 10X zoom lens. Video mode has autofocus to track fast action. Offers 1080p HD video resolution at 24 frames per second for the most detail, or 720p at 30 fps for smoother motion. Swiveling 3-inch LCD is great for setting up shots

Menus with 1980s arcade-type graphics can be hard to navigate — six clicks just to delete all the pictures. Pricey

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

 

The 12-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 ($1500 kit with a stabilized 14-140mm Micro Four Thirds lens as of 8/20/2009) is a unique digital camera that supports interchangeable lenses. Although it looks like a DSLR, the Micro Four Thirds system it uses...

Smooth, vibrant HD video ; Beginner-friendly menus and controls

Expensive, with proprietary lenses ; Disappointing low-light performance

If shooting HD video is a priority, the beginner-friendly GH1 is a great option. But it's pricey, and it's not quite a DSLR.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Lars Rehm and Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Review

 

When Panasonic announced the DMC-G1 in September 2008, the industry saw its first real innovation for a long time: an electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera with a large (Four Thirds size) imaging sensor. Panasonic had managed to overcome a...

JPEG output shows impressive detail at base ISO ; Good resolution, even slightly more in RAW ; Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISOs ; Good control over high ISO noise reduction ; Smaller dimensions and lighter than...

Comparatively steep tone curve (JPEG) can lead to highlight clipping ; Relatively small amount of RAW headroom ; Fairly low powered flash (but good flash metering) ; Electronic viewfinder difficult to use in low light (noisy image and greatly reduced...

Expensive compared to most comparable SLRs, the key to the GH1's appeal is its class-leading HD movie capture. The fact that it has the best sensor of any Micro Four Thirds camera is just the icing on the cake. Somewhat niche? Sure, but it makes most...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

 

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH1 offers the best HD video capabilities of any camera we've seen.

Simple to use. Comfortable. Produces high-quality still images and HD video in well-lit conditions. Best implementation of video recording in a D-SLR to date. Supports a wide variety of HD recording formats. Numerous buttons allow quick access to...

Expensive. Images and video are noticeably noisy in low-light conditions. Electronic viewfinder. Noticeable shutter lag. Limited number of lenses available. LCD and EVF show heavy motion blur. ; Watch the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 in action!

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May, 2009

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic DMC-GH1 Review

 

In late 2008,Panasonic launched the Lumix DMC-G1, the worlds first Micro 4/3 dSLR system. Shortly thereafter, the highly anticipated Lumix DMC-GH1 was introduced, which is basically an updated G1 that adds one feature that was missing from its...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix GH1 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix GH1 SLR Test : Dass eine neue GH1 von Panasonic herauskommen würde, war eigentlich keine große Überraschung mehr. Schließlich konnte man sowohl bei der Photokina 2008, bei einer speziell dafür veranstalteten Pressekonferenz, als auch...

Mar, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH1 review

 

During the Photokina 2008 where visitors were able to meet the G1 for the first time, the attentive camera enthusiast could already sneak in a first glimpse of the GH1. A prototype was taking cover in the back of the booth. Due to the visible built-in...

Panasonic knows how to draw the attention by inventing innovative imaging solutions. With the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds system, Panasonic knew how to surprise the world, and even more with the almost immediate launch of the Lumix G1. At the...

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Review

 

When Panasonic officially introduced the World's first ever Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix DMC-G1, in September 2008, they also revealed that a video version would be released in the not-too-distant future. Forward-wind to June 2009, and we're now...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is the best attempt yet at implementing video recording on a DSLR-like camera. The combination of high price, compulsory kit lens and so-so image quality in low-light conditions won't make it suitable for everyone though. If...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera

 

If shooting HD video is a priority, this beginner-friendly camera is a great option. But it's pricey, and it's not quite a DSLR.

The DMC-GH1 is smaller than traditional digital SLRs, but not by much. Its size, friendly menus, and simplified interface boost its appeal to not-quite-novice photographers who want more than a point-and-shoot but are still intimidated by a true...

Dec, 2009

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