|Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black, Body)|
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|Panasonic DMC-GH1 Camera, 1080p HD Video Black (Body Only)|
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|Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 Japanese Ver. Body Only Black w/ Extra Battery Hackable|
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|Created for people who want to experiment with photography, the Panasonic 12.1 MP camera is a portable body only that is professional. Increasing the number of megapixels means enlarging and cropping will not adversely affect picture quality. With the 12.1 MP digital image sensor on this Panasonic DMC-GH1 digital camera, you can make wonderful prints as large as 11x16 inches. Be the envy of your friends with this Panasonic mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera and its sophisticated black body. The Panasonic 12.1 MP camera is great for snapping photos any time or place, with its Lithium-ion batteries, so you can always be prepared to preserve your life's great moments. In addition, this Panasonic DMC-GH1 digital camera makes it easy for you to extend the storage size of the camera thanks to its removable flash memory slot. This Panasonic mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera comes with only the body and no lens. The main advantage to purchasing the camera body on its own is that you pick the best interchangeable lenses to get based on your expanding photography budget resources.|
|UPC||5025232526475, 5025232526482, 5025232530311, 885170041066|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Fixed Focus & Manual, Automatic|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, 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, Auto Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Forced On, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic, Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-4 to +4|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X, Apple Mac OS X 10, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||Motion JPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||DCF, DPOF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AF Tracking, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, Interchangeable Lenses, USB 2.0, With LCD Protected Position, With Tripod Mount|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Colour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Halogen (Preset), Shade (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Interchangeable lenses; comfortable to use; well constructed; excellent low-ISO photo quality; very nice 720p video; fast autofocus; 10X zoom kit lens; flip-and-twist LCD; mic input.
Expensive; middling high ISO sensitivity image quality for the price; slow kit lens; EVF implementation makes burst shooting difficult.
If you're willing to pay a premium to be on the cutting edge of digital photography and video, and as long as you don't shoot sports or in dark venues, then you'll likely love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. But if you're simply attracted by the not-to-be-underestimated flexibility of interchangeable lenses with autofocus and depth-of-field control for video, wait for the price to fall a few hundred bucks.
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
A great little camera. An excellent starting point for someone interested in DSLR/DIY film-making. Once hacked the sensor gives an amazing image. With the use of adapters for using older lenses, you can kit up a very diverse visual capture device. Add rigging and proper sound and you've got a great setup!
The only drawback I've had with the camera is the files it creates. The AVCHD codec(.MTS file extension) can cause some problems if you're not cautious and adjust your post-production workflow accordingly. I suggest using ClipWrap for transcoding/re-wrapping... beware of giant file sizes (especially if they're 44mbps... :) ).
Happy Panasonic Shooting!
I recently bought a used one. I rate the value for money as only average based on the new price. It is an excellent camera with many features. One of the neatest is that when you use the EVF (Electronic View Finder)the LCD automatically turns off. The EVF is almost like using the optical view finder of a DSLR. It has all the control modes of a DSLR and an IA (intelligent auto) mode which includes the feature of being able to lock focus on an object or face even as they move. This is particularly useful when using the high quality movie mode. All in all it is a terrific camera.
I have mixed feelings about this camera. I traded my E-PL1 for a GH1 because I like the built-in EVF, control dials and the flip LCD. I use it primarily for stills. Despite the higher DxOMark scores of the GH1, I feel like the E-PL1 produces better image quality and greater dynamic range.
The GH1 is great for well lit situations, but outdoors, skies tend to get blown out when you expose for the subject. When you raise the ISO in low light situations, images tend to have a lot of noise even at ISO 400. At ISO 1600 and up, fixed pattern noise or "banding" starts to appear on images.
Great camera. Small and light. Good camera to replace the regular SLR. Great image quality using the 20mm f1.7 panasonic lens. Better then the hot GF1 especially when used in 3:2 mode iso 10M pixel you stll have 12M pixel. If the handle is a little smaller that will be perfect. O e catch is video has time limit and it will stop on you even you have planty of memory left on the SD card.
I bought my camera without the hack, but immediately hacked it. This camera simply produces amazing video quality for the price. If you can get the 14mm-140mm lense for a decent price, this is a real score for anyone who wants to produce professional quality video.