|Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1K 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Blue (Kit w/ ASPH 14-42mm Lens)|
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|The LUMIX G1 is as easy to use as a compact digital camera, with the stunning photo quality of a digital SLR camera. It's a new-generation digital interchangeable lens camera that does away with the mirror box and complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard. In short, the G1 writes an entirely new chapter in the evolution of the digital interchangeable lens camera.|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||13.0 x 17.3mm|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||ASPH 14-45mm|
|Focal Length Range||14mm - 45mm|
|Lens Filter Size||52 mm|
|Lens System Features||Aspherical Lens|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 12 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 90mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-18 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||100%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-4 to +4|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Automatic Face Tracking, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Full-time Live View, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image|
|Special Effects||Black & White|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2 frames per second, 3 frames per second|
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.
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The Lumix G1 and its upgrades is accomodates all of my lenses which Rollei Carl Zeiss, Rollei Schnieder, Nikon AF lenses and Russian lenses with M39 and Contax II mounts through the use of adaptor. I had my doubts about this Lumix G1, but they are gone now. Beautiful images with all types of lens. The kits with a 14-45mm lens is a powerful combination for most applications. With a simple 2x doubler lens attached to the front the 14-45mm lens becomes a decent macro lens. The camera is ergonomically perfect, especially for a large handed fellow like myself. This is no toy of a camera, it competes well with both my Nikon system and my Hasselblad. The 12.1 megapixel sensor allows for images that are amazingly sharp and the metering works well in dim situations and with other lenses.
What I dislike about this Lumix G1, a minor issue for most people, is its lack of good black nd white imaging capability. Panasonic in the Lumix FZ50 model had mastered the taking and contrast control of black and white capture, but has all but deleted that capability in the Lumix G1. Being a monochrome photographer it was highly dissappointing to upgrade from an FZ50 to the Lumix GI only to find they had deleted from the firware the capability to capture those stunnng black and white images.
I bought the camera for its lens compatiblities, I did not think Panasonic would provide firmware that was a step down from the FZ50. The price was right, the camera was new. It is not possible to fully evaluate a camera until you have taken many images with it.
Other than my noted concerns, this Lumix G1 is superb camera for color photography. Even with old lenses attached it is light weight camera of superior quality. Also, I am still learning the camera and may yet find monochrome capability tucked away in the firmware.
In april 22 i was ordered a camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Black DSLR Camera & 2 Lens 16 GB. But i realised that i was ordered the wrong color. I want to ask if it's possible can you change the camera color with the blue one. Yesterday i was wrote to an e-mail to the adress firstname.lastname@example.org but i cannot receive any response. I Don't know my order is already shipping or not. If it's possible can you change the color please. It's really important for me because this is a gift. I'm waiting your response. Thank you very much for your help.
Really flexible camera. Great value for the money.
I use the G1 with vintage manual focus Nikon lenses (an adapter is necessary, but not at all difficult to find). The Panasonic G series cameras are great quality. They have full automatic operation, but also allow complete manual control of all functions.
I'm very happy with it.
I like on the G-1:
Brighter viewfinder in lower light situations than SLR optical view.
When testing lenses, no mirror slap vibration issues as with SLRs.
The incredible range of lenses usable with the variety of available adapters.
Articulating monitor screen.
Light,easy on the neck, in all day use.
Love it more than SLRs and have acquired several bodies.
Could be better:
Small buttons around "enter" button fussy to navigate with big fingers when reviewing and deleting photos, while using the viewfinder (where you can't see buttons and finger).
A condition of almost uselessness:
I used on the G-1 a manual focus lens of effective focal length 800mm and maximum aperture f/8 for a night football game. The viewfinder image showed mostly blurs, due to slow frame rate apparently; almost totally unusable, for tracking action and focusing, except when no action on the field.
I have owned and used the G1 for about three months now and liked it so much I ordered the new, more expensive Panasonic GH2. Some people believe that Panasonic has surpassed the traditional camera manufactures such as Canon and Nikon - and that they GET what photographers want and need. Time will tell! For me Panasonic and mirrorless cameras represent the future. Focus is faster than the entry level Canon DSLR and seems more accurate. The camera feels light which might give some the impression that it is fragile; but it is not. It is robust and easy to grip and carry BECAUSE of its light weight. I recommend the G1 as a good entry point into the micro four thirds world.