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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange)

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Product Highlights

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0" 1,036k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i AVCHD Video at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • Light Speed AF and Focus Peaking
  • ISO 25600 and 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Highly Compact Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
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The orange Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a highly compact and lightweight digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to produce high resolution imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. The combination of these two technologies affords a wealth of detail and clarity in imagery and also supports full HD 1080i/p video recording at 60 or 24 fps in the high-quality AVCHD format. The Venus Engine also affords fast continuous shooting speeds; up to 5 fps in full resolution, 40 fps using an electronic shutter, and 4 fps with full-time AF.

Benefitting the imaging capabilities is an equally well-performing Light Speed AF system, which uses a contrast-detection method for quickly and accurately acquiring focus in a wide variety of lighting conditions. When working with manual focus, Focus Peaking is available as a more objective means for determining critical focus.

The sleek magnesium alloy frame with aluminum alloy controls houses a large 3.0" 1,036k-dot LCD monitor, which features a touchscreen design for intuitive operation. Built-in wireless capabilities enable the GM1 to be remotely controlled from a linked mobile device and also supports image transfer to devices using the Panasonic Image App.

Included with the GM1 is the versatile Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. lens; a standard zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-64mm. Its retractable design meshes well with the small form-factor of the camera and the inclusion of MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization benefits working with longer shutter speeds and in low-light conditions.

16MP Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
A 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor work together to produce high resolution imagery that exhibits a great deal of clarity, detail, and overall impressive image quality. The processing power affords heightened sensitivity to ISO 25600 with minimal noise for enhanced use in low-light conditions. The Venus Engine also provides a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to record up 5 fps in full resolution, 40 fps using an electronic shutter, and continuous shooting at 4 fps with full-time AF.
Body Design
Featuring a highly compact design, the GM1 measures just 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.2" and has a lightweight magnesium alloy frame for refined looks and enhanced durability. An aluminum alloy top dial, shutter release button, and lever as well as a sleek artificial leather wrap also contribute to a high aesthetic appeal and functionality. A large 3.0" 1,036k-dot LCD monitor is available for live view, image playback, and menu navigation and features a touchscreen design to enable more intuitive use. Additionally, a built-in pop-up flash with a guide number of 13.1' at ISO 100 is also incorporated into the design to provide additional illumination when working in low-lit conditions.
Focusing Performance
An array of focusing technologies are available to help ensure sharp focus when working in all shooting modes with any type of subject matter. Light Speed AF, a contrast-detection AF system that functions at a rate of up to 240 fps, is used to intelligently and accurately determine critical focus in quick and efficient manner. The speed of this system is ideal for photographing and tracking fast-moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. Low Light AF is also available to help determine critical focus in dimly-lit (-4 EV) conditions without the need of an AF assist lamp.

If working with manual focus, focus peaking is available to provide a more objective means for determining exacting focus based on highlighting edges of contrast within the scene. Pin-Point AF allows for live view images to be magnified from 3-10x during shooting for homing in on tight details and One-Shot AF allows focus to be acquired quickly and automatically with manual focusing abilities available for greater focus refinement and creative control. Full-area focus makes use of the intuitive touchscreen design and allows you to tap anywhere within the frame to set focus and AFF mode acquires autofocus as normal and then can reset focus if the determined target moves.
Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Lens
Included with the GM1 is the standard zoom Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. lens, which covers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-64mm. The lens complements the compact stature of the GM1 and features a retractable design to maintain an overall sleek profile. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element are incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also contributing to high overall sharpness. Multi-coated lens elements also benefit the image quality through the reduction of lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral photos and videos. MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake to support working in low lighting and with longer shutter speeds while support for the contrast-detection sensor drive at max. 240 fps focusing system enables quick and precise AF performance.
Built-In Wireless Connectivity
Wireless connectivity is integrated into the GM1 to enabled remote transferring and control of the camera from mobile devices when using the Panasonic Image App. Zoom and focus can be controlled through the app as well as remote releasing of the shutter. Images can be sent directly to mobile devices for instant sharing online and, additionally, locational information can be recorded to images' metadata using the GPS log of a linked mobile device.
Full HD Video Recording
The 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor also supports full HD 1080 video recording in both 60i and 24p frame rates, at a maximum bit rate of 24 Mbps. Both the high quality AVCHD and the Internet-friendly MP4 formats can be used depending on the intended output and editing workflow used and stereo sound is recorded with videos using a built-in microphone. Full-time continuous AF and tracking AF modes can be used during recording and exposure settings can be manually adjusted using programmed AE, aperture-priority, shutter speed-priority, and manual exposure modes. Touch AF and Touch AE controls also prove to be effective means for modifying the focus and exposure settings while recording video and focus peaking is ideal when working with manual focus.
Other Camera Features
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically composites several images of varying exposures in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details and an extensive middle range of tones.
  • Touch AE allows you to select the point within the image where an exposure metering is taken; ideal for backlit subjects or high contrast scenes.
  • The iA (Intelligent Auto) modes help to intelligently assign a range of exposure-related benefits in order to produce more realistic, high-quality imagery, and include Handheld Night Shot, iHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range), AF Tracking, Intelligent D-Range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, and Intelligent ISO Control. Additionally, iA Plus Mode enables control over background defocus, exposure compensation, and white balance settings for even more refined control.
  • Silent Mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic operation and disables all sounds and AF assist lamps for greater inconspicuousness while shooting.
  • Time Lapse Shot automatically records sequential images over a set period of time, which can then be automatically combined in order to produce a time lapse video.
  • Stop Motion Animation permits the creation of stop motion videos by automatically sequencing frames into a video file without needing to use an editing program.
  • A Level Gauge can be used to help ensure level horizons and plumb verticals. The gauge will automatically switch orientation when shooting in the vertical format.
  • Monochrome Filter in Photo Style works to simulate the effects of black and white color contrast filters, such as yellow, orange, red, and green filters, to enhance the appearance of monochromatic images in-camera.
  • Multi Exposure mode allows up to four distinct exposures to be made and layered within a single frame for unique, creative effects.
  • Clear Retouch makes it possible to remove unwanted objects, figures, or other aspects of an image by simply tracing over them on the touchscreen monitor.
  • Creative Control mode facilitates the creation of creatively enhanced imagery by providing 22 different effects, including Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • A supersonic wave filter protects the sensor from dust and is able to vibrate approximately 80,000 times per second in order to effectively repel dust and other particles.
  • Language support: English and Spanish.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4592 x 3448
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
    1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen   LCD (1,036,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 125-25600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/16000 seconds
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1/30 - 1/16000 seconds in Motion Images (NTSC) Mode
    Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2
    Burst Rate Up to 5 fps
    Up to 4 fps
    Up to 2 fps
    Up to 40 fps
    Up to 10 fps
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 13.12' (4 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 50 seconds
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 40 fps
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1x DMW-BLH7  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 680 mAh
    AC Power Adapter DMW-AC8 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.2" / 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4 mm including protrusions
    Weight 7.20 oz / 204 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 12 - 32 mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 64 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Angle of View 84° - 37°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
    Magnification 0.13x
    Elements/Groups 8/7
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front:37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.19 x 0.94" (55.5 x 24 mm)
    Weight 2.47 oz (70 g)
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange)
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Lens (Silver)
  • DMW-BLH7 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicLumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 47 reviews)

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (28)
    • Compact (27)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (23)
    • Image stabilization (18)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (13)
    • No viewfinder (11)
    • Limited zoom (4)
    • Poor flash (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (28)
    • Landscape/scenery (22)
    • Family photos (21)
    • Low light (13)
    • Video (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Casual photographer (5), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DSLR Quality?

    The enthusiast compacts have been pretty spectacular in getting very good image quality at base iso's and plenty good enough small prints at higher iso, but have just a bit too much noise for...Read complete review

    The enthusiast compacts have been pretty spectacular in getting very good image quality at base iso's and plenty good enough small prints at higher iso, but have just a bit too much noise for gallery prints for my taste. Their optics and portability have amazed me. The LX5 and Nikon P7000 have been my go-to's for pocketable travel photos. But, as most note, you don't get large clean prints at any iso from these - too much loss of detail. The GM1 changes all that. First, the optics are spectacular. Yes, f/3.5 is a bit slow and you won't get much focus separation at the portrait focal length at f/5.6, but talk about sharp and clear - wow! And, nice bokeh too. Then the nearly optimum sensor size with a 3.75 micron pixal pitch. Very clean prints are manageable up to iso 400 and higher iso's produce yield great people prints up to 6400. Because of the excellent kit lens, the GM1 puts out basically the same image quality as my Sony A77 or my Nikon D5200, abeit at a somewhat smaller print size - 16X21.3 versus 18X27.

    The price of the small size is the elimination of convenient buttons for making common adjustments (I'm not a touch screen fan). Like iso, focus modes, etc. If you're not in a hurry, these are small penalties to deal with.

    While I may not get additional lenses to make up a DSLR replacement kit, the full wide to portrait lengths on the kit lens satisfy 90% of my needs.

    The attached photos show off the color dynamic range for the most difficult color - saturated red. Note the nice bokeh. The second one is a crop if the full image representing less than a tenth of the frame. If it shows up in the posting, you might see the spiderweb in the upper left of the cropped image.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Image App does not work with Android 2.2

    The GM1 owner's manual on the Panasonic website says that with Image App, a smartphone with Android version 2.2 can operate the camera. The Image App actually requires Andriod version 3.3.3 or higher. ...Read complete review

    The GM1 owner's manual on the Panasonic website says that with Image App, a smartphone with Android version 2.2 can operate the camera. The Image App actually requires Andriod version 3.3.3 or higher. A chat with Panasonic got nowhere, with no intention of updating the manual on the website. My phone will not work with the camera.

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    5.0

    A Great Tiny POV Video Camera

    By Room 312

    from Durham, NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

      We purchased this as a "wear-able" video camera to deliver high quality images in low light. Using the kit lens and some fast C-mount lenses designed for one-inch TV cameras we have not been disappointed. The MFT mount allows all our cinema lenses to be adapted if weight and wear-ability are not issues. The 24Mbs AVCHD quality is very nearly that of the SI 2K Mini but for a tiny fraction of the cost. With the kit lens it only twice the weight of a GoPro but with low light capability, the ability to fit real lenses, and far better image processing. Battery life is short but remember this is a camera designed to be small so everything is scaled accordingly.

      Oh, and it also takes nice stills...

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      5.0

      Good quality. Light weight.

      By Andrew

      from California

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Blue):

      Very happy with purchase.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By casey

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

        Very good camera!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Good Things Come in Small Packages

        By Momentie

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange):

        I wanted a small partner camera for when carrying my DSLR was impractical. The GM1 fits the bill perfectly, it is small, takes great photos and has the flexibility of interchangeable lenses.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Image App does not work with Android 2.2

        By Hasty

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

              The GM1 owner's manual on the Panasonic website says that with Image App, a smartphone with Android version 2.2 can operate the camera. The Image App actually requires Andriod version 3.3.3 or higher. A chat with Panasonic got nowhere, with no intention of updating the manual on the website. My phone will not work with the camera.

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              4.0

              Mini and Mighty

              By Hawck

              from Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                As a social documentary/street photographer, I love the small size...and it is very small. It's much less intimidating to subjects than a honker DSLR of similar quality. This looks like a point and shoot, but is not. Not at all. I love handing it to die hard photogs lugging their 10 lb Canon rig and see their reaction to the images as they pop up on the screen. I just look at them and say, "Yeah. I know." I switch to M4/3's a few years back with the Lumix GF1 and use my Leica f1.4 25mm asph lens most often, which takes the GM1 into very low light situations with ease. I've been able to adapt to no EVF even on bright sunshiny days in Florida. I recently used the GM1 to cover a charity bike ride using a 45-150 zoom, and was able to get great shots of riders in action. I've been very pleased with image quality and speed. The kit lens does a fine job and is very compact. Buy a filter because the face of the lens is very far forward and you will touch it by accident...constantly. The touch screen focus takes some adapting, and the jury is still out for me. I find that I disable it frequently for lock and compose framing that I'm more accustomed to...all the way back to my film days. Great thing is that you don't have to use the touch screen focusing if you don't like it. Menu customization is easy to set up. The battery life sucks, but they are the size of a piece of chocolate. Easy enough to have a couple in your pocket as back ups. My two biggest complaints: 1) Setting the aperture/shutter priority with the rear dial. Its very easy to click on submenus while twisting. I see that the GM5 had gone back to a separate dial for this. 2) When you are in the preview screen the trash button on the touchscreen is easy to bump while you scroll through images. Freaks me out when this happens.

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                5.0

                Great Small Camera!

                By Paul

                from Capital Region, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange):

                  Sold off my 5Dm2 and several lenses because it was just too cumbersome to carry so didn't get used enough. Went to the other end of the spectrum and got this camera for its' small size and portability. After several months of ownership I have used it much more than my DSLR would have been used. Mission accomplished!Naturally this is a totally different experience from the Canon. PQ is very good for such a small camera. Rather than compare it to the Canon the more important comparison is to my iPhone. Even a small camera isn't worth having if the pictures aren't better than a cell phone camera. PQ and control are indeed much better than my phone so, again, a success.A big deciding factor to get the Panasonic was the kit lens. It is truly amazing and really makes the camera effective without spending a lot of money on different lenses while maintaining its' small size.The only downside so far is that, with a lot of controls and small size, it takes considerable dexterity and practice to get things set up properly and make changes on the fly.Great camera!

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                  5.0

                  Quality images, very small camera!

                  By Capt. Bob

                  from Norfolk, Va.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                  The main reason I recommend this camera is its quality images. I enlarged to an 8x10 a picture I took of an iris in my wife's garden. The photo is so sharp that one can see the veins in the petals of the flower. The second reason I recommend the Panasonic GM-1 is its size. This camera is really small but its build quality and image quality are both very high. Although I buy a new camera fairly often, I have a feeling I will be sticking with this one for quite a while. I have found only one small problem with this camera: the control dial is so close to the body that I find it is difficult to turn without pushing it, causing an action I was not trying to accomplish. I feel that as I use the camera I will get used to this tiny problem and be less heavy handed. And, as with all small cameras, battery life is somewhat short, but that's the price one pays for a very small camera that is smaller than some point and shoots yet takes pictures like a DSLR. So carry an extra battery and you are good to go!While I have purchased a Panasonic H-FS045200 telephoto lens, I have not had enough time to try it in many situations. However, I am pleased with the results to date. I must add that the lens is a lot bigger than the camera and does not look like it belongs on the GM-1, but it is not difficult to use, fits well in your hand, and the images have been just as quality as the original H-FS12032 lens that came with the camera.(I own a Fujifilm X-20 which is an excellent camera, however, it has a fixed lens and is only 28-112 mm and is somewhat larger and heavier. I feel someone considering a GM-1 should give the X-20 or X30 a look because they are all three quality units).

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                  5.0

                  Just LOVE this camera

                  By Annie Roonie

                  from Sedona, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange):

                  I use this camera in Sedona- where the Red Rocks ROCK!! Sunset is perfect for photo shooting here. This camera brings everything to life in a BIG way. Attention to detail is a fabulous feature of this camera. Went to a "Day of the Dead" event and the photos taken with my new Lumix GM1 were spectacular! Now awaiting the 140mm lens to get those UP close and personal shots:)Love this camera and love B&H service. I would never buy a camera from any other company but B&H.Thank you for all of your help- I hit a home run with this purchase:)Gail

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                  4.0

                  Cute and stylish, but a serious camera

                  By Joe

                  from Richmond, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Flash

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                  My wife wanted this camera because she liked how it looks. That was the initial attraction, at least, and it was compact...about the same size--not counting the lens--as her long deceased compact P&S (void filled by her iPhone since then).I was leery of the high cost for "cute", but the specs and features indicated that this was a real (as opposed to fake?) camera. I don't know if the wife will ever leave Auto mode, but all levels of control are there if she wants it.I appreciate that there is 4/3 sensor crammed in this tiny thing. When I use it, I miss having a viewfinder (wife couldn't care less), but the touchscreen functionality is nice. Ergonomics are a little off for me...just not much to hold on to. The trade-off is that we always have this camera with us in my wife's purse, even when my bigger camera is sitting at home in the closet.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent prosumer - amazing lowlight

                  By Michael

                  from Santa Cruz

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange):

                    I love this camera, with its compact look, it feels like a secret pro-DSLR grade camera that keeps people comfortable with its inconspicuous consumer-snap look. I've wrapped it in an old-timey camera case, so I can bang it around on hikes and long city walks without wearing me down. Couple of notes:1) Of course battery life is a little shorter than the consumer snaps - it's powering a massive sensor equivalent to a professional DSLR. I just carry extra batteries for heavy travel days when I expect over 300 pictures. 2) Amazing low-light - I don't shoot with flash at all anymore. Coupled with a nice Joby stand, this handles anything.3) Incredible sequence, burst, HDR, timer, and other features driven from the touchscreen. I like to keep the (reprogrammable) hardware buttons in familiar modes, but the new automations are just a touch away in the main menu. 4) The screen is very responsive, no longer the slow and fat-fingered interaction from other brands. Just make sure if you hand the camera to someone else to use, they don't mistakenly change settings while they handle the camera. 5) Who knew I would use the Wifi option? Turns out to be great to transfer pictures to my smartphone running a hotspot, so I can share the images while still in the field. For a week's worth of downloads, though, the USB connection or simply plugging the card into the computer is still faster. 6) Did not think this would be able to handle the new 128GB SD formats - but no problem! Super fast writes and movies, just choose the ultra version of these large cards. Even after days of shooting in burst mode, "available space = 9999+ pictures" ... love it!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome pocketable M43 camera

                    By Jpza43

                    from New Jersey

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                    I work in marketing building content for social media and use my iphone as my camera. I recently wanted to upgrade the look of the photos and video so I invested in the GM1. I'm a novice photographer and believe this to be the best option for me to transition into better photos with the option of switching out lenses for any situation. Speaking of lenses the 12-32 is a great compact lens. I purchased an extra battery and B&H provided a memory card. The service from B&H is terrific, It shipped expedited, so I got it next day. Can't wait to master the camera.

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                    5.0

                    The BEST tiny interchangeable m43 camera

                    By kiwijinxter

                    from New Zealand

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good lcd
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Poor Image Stabilization
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                    I have had a pretty good set of Canon DSLR set of lenses and basic body for about 5 years. Moving up from point and shoot cameras has made a dramatic difference in what I expect from my camera. However carrying heavy lenses have been my main point of contention around DSLR cameras.

                    I have always planned to eventually move to the "smaller" sizes of the micro four thirds but every time I looked the m43 camera bodies isn't much smaller than my DSLR.

                    Enter the Panasonic GM1. This camera is as small as most point and shoot cameras but it's sensor size is much larger (ie you get much better quality pictures) and sports the same sensor size as well regarded m43 cameras like the Olympus OMD EM1 and the Panasonic GX7.

                    The Panasonic GM1 has more features than a serious amateur will need. The usual PASM modes of operation. I mainly use S mode for speed of capture in good light and A mode for selective focus or during low light shooting. I prefer to use either buttons or the touch screen rather than the ring dial which is painful to use because you often accidentally press the very soft ring dial and selecting options you don't intend to use while rotating it. There's even a built in flash which I hardly use because I have some good low light lenses. Note that if you do use the flash, using longer lenses like the Panasonic 14-140mm or even (shock horror) the Panasonic 100-300mm will cast a shadow at your subjects due to the shadow of the long lenses! With good (prime) lenses you will find your photos really sharp and with nice bokehs when required. Generally the photos I've taken were just as good as those taken with my previous Canon dslr.

                    If (or should I say 'when' :-) because you will!) you start to experiment with superb lenses like manual lenses such as the Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 the GM1 has "focus peaking" which helps you focus better with the lcd screen using special coloured outlines.

                    Some people complain about the lack of a viewfinder. Having come from using viewfinders all this while in my dslr, I found no problems adjusting to using the lcd screen of the GM1. I found the lcd screen very usable even in some strong sunlight so no problems there. I am willing to sacrifice the viewfinder for the tiny size of the GM1. I don't care that it doesn't have a viewfinder but I care for size! An interchangeable lens camera the size of the GM1 is certainly a technological marvel!

                    Other than the tiny size and excellent picture quality, of course you need some good (ie prime or single range focus) lenses. My preference is around the 15 to 17mm (Panasonic or Olympus lenses work here) prime lens range for general purpose and a 45mm (Olympus has a good inexpensive one) for close up portraits. I have both the Panasonic 15mm and Olympus 45mm and find them sufficient for most cases of general use. That said I also have the Voigtlander 17.5mm which takes the pictures out of this world! You just got to get used to the fact that the lens is at least 3 times+ heavier and larger than the body and holding the lens rather than the camera! Just note that there is no in body stabilisation in the GM1 so when using Olympus lenses (which don't come with stabilisation in their lenses) you need to be quite steady or use a speed of 1/100 or faster. Not a major issue in good light.

                    Oh and the video. Just press the dedicated button with the red dot and you're happily recording away! The video quality is excellent especially with a good lens (the Voigtlander lens is EXCELLENT for videos due to click less aperture adjustments).

                    When I travel I always look around and see people carrying these big dslr cameras that look so heavy and cumbersome and I am so grateful my GM1 and lenses are so light and small!

                    Overall this is an EXCELLENT camera if you wish to downgrade the size and weight of your dslr kit WITHOUT sacrificing your photo and video quality. And with the micro four thirds system you have the widest range of lenses to choose from in any compact interchangeable lens cameras as Panasonic and Olympus makes some superb lenses, with other good brands like Voigtlander joining the fray.

                    Jump in. You will have no regrets.

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                    4.0

                    Great little camera

                    By Elisabeth

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                      I wanted a small, light camera to take on hikes with me. This camera is *perfect* for that. Takes great landscape photos with the 12-32mm kit lens, and the 14-140mm works great for all situations.

                      The only thing I don't like about the 14-140mm is in closeup mode, the LCD is too small for me to see properly, so I have a hard time getting the right focus. I miss the view finder for closeups.

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                      4.0

                      A good little camera

                      By Marten

                      from Sweden

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                      A smal camera that is fast and takes great pictures. I have not had time to look at all the settings, it works great in full auto as a point and shoot.
                      A hot-shoe and a mic-jack and the camera would be perfect.

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                      5.0

                      Small camera with excellent performance

                      By HKGA

                      from Norway

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Limited Zoom
                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                      I have been using a Lumix GH2 for a few years, but wanted to have something more portable. The GM1 specs certainly made me interested, and having had the camera for a few weeks now I can say it ticks off most of what I expected and some more! This camera delivers way beyond the small form factor, and has completely replaced the GH2 for my needs. I am more than happy with the photo performance, and additionally video performance seems very qualified as well - an important aspect for me.

                      Greatest surprise was the excellent performance in low light, with extremely quick and accurate autofocus in most conceivable settings - a big step up compared to the GH2 I have used earlier.

                      Highly recommended for photo amateurs with aspirations :-)

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                      5.0

                      Extraordinary Gem

                      By Sabatia

                      from North New Hampshire and Northern Newfld.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact
                      • Very light

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bikinghikingskiing
                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                        This little jewel is my 8th digital interchangable lens camera, starting with 20D-7D Canons and G3/G5/GX7/EM1 Panas and Oly. This is the digital camera I've been waiting for, very much in the vein of Galen Rowell's Contax 35-70 mini. The image quality from my hiking/biking/skiing S95 and LX7 just wasn't good enough for publication, large prints or crops or other manipulations. I was wary about the GM1 after reading a negative review in Luminious Landscape regarding fiddly operations, but as a backpacker, biker, and skiier I really wanted something small and light with outstanding image quality. Now I have been simply amazed at how much fun this camera is, and while a bit fiddly at first, after a few days it was second nature, particularly after I added a perfect Richard Franiec grip. It is sort of like having a superb sensor to attach to my numerous great lenses. I love putting my 12-35 2.8, 14, 20, 45macro, 45-150 and even 35-100 2.8 on it. I'm also very impressed with the included 12-32 lens, which though relatively slow, is very sharp and very light--it is my adventuring lens.

                        The best thing about it, other than the rather amazing size and weight, is the image quality. Pixel peeping and making prints on my ipf5100 professional 17" printer, I cannot tell the images from this camera from my EM1 or GX7--and I am an experienced semi-professional photographer. I started printing exhibition sized digital images around 12 years ago from scans and then my 8mg Canon 20D, so I have considerable real world experience. 17"x22" prints from the GM1 are nearly indistinguishable from those printed from my 7D and indistinguishable from my GX7 and EM1 files. I don't do much video, so I can't comment on that.

                        I do miss having an evf and more manual controls, but for the weight saving it is absolutely worth it. There's simply nothing else like it at this weight and size in the photography world for image quality and ability to use a range of the superlative m4/3s lenses.

                        I've just been climbing around the alpine zone on the Northeast's highest mountains, capturing the scenery and the masses of wildflowers--The GM1 has been a real joy to have in my daypack and backpack.

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                        5.0

                        DSLR Quality?

                        By Uncle Earl

                        from Saratoga, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Arcane Adjustments

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Orange):

                        The enthusiast compacts have been pretty spectacular in getting very good image quality at base iso's and plenty good enough small prints at higher iso, but have just a bit too much noise for gallery prints for my taste. Their optics and portability have amazed me. The LX5 and Nikon P7000 have been my go-to's for pocketable travel photos. But, as most note, you don't get large clean prints at any iso from these - too much loss of detail. The GM1 changes all that. First, the optics are spectacular. Yes, f/3.5 is a bit slow and you won't get much focus separation at the portrait focal length at f/5.6, but talk about sharp and clear - wow! And, nice bokeh too. Then the nearly optimum sensor size with a 3.75 micron pixal pitch. Very clean prints are manageable up to iso 400 and higher iso's produce yield great people prints up to 6400. Because of the excellent kit lens, the GM1 puts out basically the same image quality as my Sony A77 or my Nikon D5200, abeit at a somewhat smaller print size - 16X21.3 versus 18X27.

                        The price of the small size is the elimination of convenient buttons for making common adjustments (I'm not a touch screen fan). Like iso, focus modes, etc. If you're not in a hurry, these are small penalties to deal with.

                        While I may not get additional lenses to make up a DSLR replacement kit, the full wide to portrait lengths on the kit lens satisfy 90% of my needs.

                        The attached photos show off the color dynamic range for the most difficult color - saturated red. Note the nice bokeh. The second one is a crop if the full image representing less than a tenth of the frame. If it shows up in the posting, you might see the spiderweb in the upper left of the cropped image.

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                        5.0

                        Compact & extremely light weight

                        By George

                        from Bellingham WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                          I wanted a real camera for street photography especially when I'm traveling - something that produced high quality images but didn't attract attention. The GM-1 seems to be giving me what I wanted. I am very happy with the quality of the images. I'm particularly impressed quality of the Lumix lens specially designed for this camera. With the amount of technology packed on board it is vey compact. It will blend in nicely with all the point-&-shoots out there. I'll be shooting mostly RAW but its nice to have available JPEG options for HDR, night photos, sunsets, etc. At times I would like to have a little longer reach on the telephoto.

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                          5.0

                          Big camera in a tiny package

                          By Ken Doo Photography

                          from Carmel, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-GM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Silver):

                            I bought this camera as a replacement for my aging GF1 as a "photographer's point & shoot." This little gem of a camera does not disappoint. The micro 4/3 format offers excellent image quality in the GM1's dimunitive package. Great take-a-long camera with interchangeable lenses. The specifications for this camera are small, but not until it is in hand do you realize how tiny it is. Pop-up flash is rather dainty and this is the most fragile part of the camera. Take care in activating and putting the flash back into its hub.

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