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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The performance and usability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the exposure. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and battery.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and usability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability and exposure. The color and price get mixed views.

portability, image quality, size, usability, performance

exposure, durability

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, and views are divided on the battery.

size, portability, usability, performance, image quality

viewfinder

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

 

It may look like a pocket camera, but Panasonic's Lumix GM1 is a serious Micro Four Thirds shooter that lets you swap lenses.

Panasonic deserves a round of applause for designing a very compact and lightweight interchangeable lens camera. Overall, the camera is capable of taking good pictures, but performance is a bit uneven. With that said, we feel you’re giving up way too...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

Panasonic's smallest interchangeable lens boasts a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor.

Compact and sturdy ; Diminutiveness doesn’t unduly affected handling ; Great image quality

So-so battery life ; Touch sensitive on-screen icons and physical buttons are small ; No eye-level viewfinder

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...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

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.

Very small. Crisp touch-screen LCD. Hinged flash. Snappy performer. 5fps continuous shooting. Clean images through ISO 1600. 1/16,000-second electronic shutter. Sharp, compact kit lens. Raw shooting support. Wi-Fi.

Fixed screen with no EVF option. Lacks accessory shoe or mic input. Compressed control layout. Kit lens lacks manual focus ring. Limited burst shooting in Raw.

Wi-Fi, which is almost a standard feature at this point, is built-in. There's no support for NFC—there's no room for the chip in the GM1's body—so you'll have to login with a password when you first connect the GM1 to your iOS or Android device. You'll...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review

 

Not quite a day after Sony made its announcement of two mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors, Panasonic unveiled something of a very different shape: the Lumix DMC-GM1, a pocketable camera with a 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor. It uses the same...

Extremely small and lightweight camera body Very good image quality Reliable transfer of image files over Wi-Fi Truly silent shutter mode Good touchscreen Nice level of Q.menu and virtual Fn button customizability Compatible with all Micro Four Thirds...

Poor noise reduction JPEG rendering of yellows a bit washed out Low battery capacity Small controls can be fiddly Focus mode dial not especially useful Electronic shutter can produce banding under artificial light Video resolution tops out at 1080 30p...

How well you'll like the GM1 probably depends on what kind of shooter you are. This camera is best suited for casual, every day shooting. Its natural companion is its kit zoom or a small prime, and though it's perfectly happy to accept a telephoto...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1: Tiny camera with big specs

 

The company's latest interchangeable-lens camera incorporates much of the power of bigger models at a fraction of the size.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH.

 

The Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH. is the company's take on a pro-level standard zoom, but softness at the edges and a high asking price hold it back.

Maximum f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range. Optical image stabilization. Minimal distortion. Compact. Protected from dust and moisture.

Expensive. Some edge and corner softness.

But the Olympus lens isn't optically stabilized; Olympus bodies have that feature built-in. To this point, only the Panasonic GX7 packs sensor-based stabilization. If you're a GX7 shooter, the Olympus lens is clearly a better buy. But if you have a...

Oct, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review

 

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,...

The 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds format Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, its maker's smallest CSC ever, provides proof that good things really can occasionally come in small packages – in this instance a body the size of a pack of playing cards.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GM1

 

If you're a photographer who wants a camera that's the size of a point-and-shoot, but with the flexibility and larger sensor of an interchangeable lens camera, then the Panasonic GM1 might just be the camera for you. Panasonic has introduced the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : William Brawley Dave Etchells (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GM1 Review

 

Panasonic finds a way to squeeze the power and performance of the GX7 into a lightweight, slim and well-built body. With fast AF, excellent high ISO performance and the vast flexibility of the Micro Four Thirds lens system, the necessary compromises...

Large Four Thirds sensor is impressive for a camera this small; Shares sensor and processor of GX7; Excellent image quality with class-leading high ISO performance; Responsive all-around performer; AF system is fast and accurate; Easy to use and...

Can be awkward to use with larger lenses; Rear dial is easy to accidentally press; Lacks a hot-shoe for EVF or external flash; Weak built-in flash; 1/50s flash sync; No 1080p60 video; No external headphone jack or mic input.

Panasonic finds a way to squeeze the power and performance of the GX7 into a lightweight, slim and well-built body. With fast AF, excellent high ISO performance and the vast flexibility of the Micro Four Thirds lens system, the necessary compromises...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Hession (gizmodo.com)

Panasonic GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

 

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we're still not quite sure.

Apr, 2014

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