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PanasonicLUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (54)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (48)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Compact (41)
  • Good in low light (32)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (23)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (42)
  • Family photos (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (39)
  • Low light (29)
  • Sports/action (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great deal for the money

I got this GX1 as a backup for my Olympus OMD-5. The GX1 is a real good value at $239(without kit lens). As I do have quite a few Micro...Read complete review

I got this GX1 as a backup for my Olympus OMD-5. The GX1 is a real good value at $239(without kit lens). As I do have quite a few Micro 4/3rd's lenses which the GX1 uses coupled with this super nice price it was a no-brainer.I have been very pleased with the GX1. The menu system is really nice. You have a lots ofoptions to customize the menu system to your liking. I have a Sony NEX7, Sony NEX5, Olympus OMD-5, Fuji X100, Fuji X20, Sony RX100 as well as several Nikon DSR's - I have also had some Canon DSLR's and tested Pentax and Panasonic Lumix GH3 and others,and I must say that the GX1 has one of the best and most logical menu system - Of course it hasa touch screen which is easy to use and not to forget to mention that it has Touch To Focus and TouchTo Shoot - so you can just point your finger at a place on the screen where you want it to focus and then shoot the picture. It is a very nice option and not many cameras have that at that price range.It would have been nice to have a tiltible LCD display for low and high shooting - but one cannot ask for the world for that price. The built is awesome and the feel of the buttons is first class. The Auto Focus Speed is blazing fast - and close or not about the same as the Olympus OMD-5 which isawesome.The GX1 does not quite measure up in image quality as the Olympus OMD-5. The main area I wouldsay that it lacks in is in the shadows - but the Image Quality is very good regardless - but I have making a comparison with the top Micro 4/3rd's camera out there which costs a lot more and so not quite a fair comparison.The Lumix GX1 is a pure joy to use as it is so well layed out and is really easy to use for those who just want to have things on Auto -The size is perfect and it has a really nice grip - of course it does not have the sexy looks of the Olympus OMD-5 or say the Fuji X100/s but it has a much nicer grip so it feels very solid in thehand as well as having good looks. I prefer the solid black. I later found out that Gordon Lane from Cameralabs uses the GX1 has his primary travel camerawhen I wants to travel light. and I can see why - Panasonic Lumix makes really nice lensesand the Zoom 14-42 kit lens is a very nice kit lens one of the best kit lenses out there.There is alos a nice seletion of primes available for the GX1.So if you would like to step up from point and shoot cameras but without the bulk and size and weight of DSLR's and without breaking the bank then the Panasonic Lumix GX1 is one of the bestvalues out there. So well built and great buttons and many function button options that make it so easy and fast to get to your function without diving through menu system. Touch To Shoot is awesomeand you will be blown away how fast it auto focus's. The video options are also good. The key is to compare what you get for your money - it is easy to say that another camera has better video or this or that - but for the money this camera is a great value and very easy to use for beginner but also a joy for those who are more advanced as they have quick access to desired functions.I am glad I found about the Lumix GX1 and of course I did a good research on it which all say thesame thing - a really nice camera.I would suggest that as an option to the kit lens you which is great and compact - thatif you needed more zoom to look at the Panasonic Lumix 14-140 f3-5.6 - a very nice allaround lens.Also the Panasonic Lumix 20mm f 1.7 for low light situations.If you shoot in RAW then you will be happy with the write speed - it also as all the aspect formats like 1:1 4:3 3:2 16:9 it can also write RAW and JPEG together.Pros:Great price for what you getSolid buildNice gripLooks niceSuper fast Auto Focus Nice image Quality Super nice menu system Lots of options to customize functions4 FN buttons Touch screen with Touch To Focus and Touch To ShootImage affectsFast startup time and really no Lag TimeCons:Might be a bit better in the shawdow areas - always easy to boost in Lightroom etc. Maybe a bit better battery life

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

beautiful pictures - shutter noisy

The camera was a good price and does take beautiful pictures but I am limiting myself to using it only when I won't distract others with the loud shutter. I have also found that...Read complete review

The camera was a good price and does take beautiful pictures but I am limiting myself to using it only when I won't distract others with the loud shutter. I have also found that I can't keep the camera as stable with the shutter vibration so do often use the electronic only shutter which reduces the mega pixels when I can't use a tripod. I bought the 20mm lens with the camera and they do make a nice set.

I LOVE THE TOUCH SCREEN. It is so nice to pull the focus with both stills and video.

The camera was such a good price and it really does take beautiful pictures. I would not have kept the camera if I had paid full price for it.

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5.0

Very nice camera.

By aviziv

from new york

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

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

Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

Compact, Easy to use, Light.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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3.0

Excellent Camera; I'm Still Learning...

By Kingfish

from Michigan

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

    Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

    While this is an excellent camera, it is almost too much for an amateur like myself. I have been trying to learn how to utilize the many features, but it seems as if there are more than I will ever be able to use. I am however enjoying the challenge; may even eventually understand most of it...

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 4
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    • No

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    4.0

    A Good Backup Camera

    By Nature Girl

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

    I purchased this camera to use when a heavy DSLR was not practical to carry and with the hopes of using it for digiscoping. This is my first 4/3 camera and it is a learning process. The lack of an EVF is a bit of a problem in bright light particularly when digiscoping. The ability to use a remote was a big plus. The focus touch screen is great and helps to zoom in on the intended area. For the sale price when I purchased, it was a great buy. A good backup camera even if I upgrade in the future.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Camera, fits my needs perfectly

    By Jeanick

    from Yulee, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

      This camera has exceeded my expectations. I am an enthusiast and own a Nikon D7000. This is what I love about it: It is very well built, made in Japan... You know that it is very well made as soon as you hold it... The ISO speed and the white balance are right are your fingertips, and there are other customization options. I use the other one for the metering mode. but there are more options with the touch screen. The screen is not a 1 million dots screen but it is very, very nice. I don't miss the one on the Nikon, I like this one a lot! I did not know how much I was missing a smaller camera... and the quality is close to my D7000. It does not match the Nikon for Fill in Flash but I am learning to bounce the flash, and this is something that you cannot do with any of the DSLR's onboard flash. I am exchanging mine for another one since the first one had stains on the sensor :(. Thanks to the great people at B&H, the exchange process has been completely painless so far. I feel safe with B&H.

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      • No

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      4.0

      great camera in a small package

      By trainman

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

      Small,well built. Easy to use. Nice compliment of features.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
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      • No

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      5.0

      Steal of a Deal!

      By BolleDuc

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

            A small backup Olympus camera, the E-PM1, introduced me to the Micro Four Thirds world last year & since then, I've abandoned my heavy DSLR kit in favour of a later generation, higher end model Olympus. I couldn't resist the sales pricing on the GX1 to test drive a Panasonic camera & it too is excellent. Actually, it's just silly how good it is at the current sale price. It's a little bigger & chunkier than my Olympus but that may even suit my bigger hands a little better. It feels solid & well built, capable of sustaining abuse & it's become the camera that's always with me now.

            If I were to dig for criticisms, I would like a slightly beefier thumb wheel on the back & it would have been nice to have had the option to use the silent electronic shutter in all modes, rather than just in Super High speed shooting with the smaller low res images.

            That aside, this is a really good camera, an all round work horse, an excellent travel camera, & I would definitely recommend it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            This is a fine camera

            By CJH

            from Woodcliff Lake, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Lens Mode Cumbersome

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

            My camera is my diary and I like to take it to many places. Weight and dimensions are a factor and I embraced the introduction of the Panasonic G1 which shrank the dimensions to a fraction of an SLR yet delivered images that rivaled my 35mm Kodachromes. Also, I had a few idle lenses from Leica, Nikon and Sigma, a microscope and bellows. All of these came to new life with appropriate adapters. I felt I could keep another camera body busy and I bought the Panasonic GX 1. While I always liked the 12 Megapixel sensor of the G1 the 16 Megapixel sensor is superior still, beyond just simple pixel count. There are lots of additional features and to tame them all will take some time. I like the form factor and in time I expect to buy the EVF which is one thing I really miss. There is something pleasurable about holding this instrument in your hand and the ultimate proof is in the pictures it takes.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
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            • No

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            5.0

            Simply A Great Camera!

            By Matt

            from MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Low-light Performance
            • Low-light Wo Ext Flash

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

            Upgrading from the GF1 to the GX1 didn't leave me as blown away as I remember being when I first got the GF1. But that doesn't mean it isn't a worthy successor to one of the best (consumer-level) cameras of all time.

            The changes between the two are definitely evolutionary over revolutionary, and as such wouldn't have been worth upgrading from the GF1 for anything more than the low low prices you're finding now. That isn't to say I haven't been thoroughly enjoying my time with the GX1, but is just that the GF1 left huge shoes to fill.

            In real life, you can hardly notice the difference in weight or dimensions from the GF1 to the GX1 despite the marginal improvements in both regards on the part of the GX1. Though the depth of the camera body is indeed shallower, the more pronounced grip on the GX1 technically means it's thicker than the GF1. But to be honest, you'll actually appreciate the larger (and rubberized) grip so much more, which allows you to keep a better hold of the camera and in turn should increase your chances of steadier shots.

            I do love the faster shutter speed in the GX1 and think that putting a touchscreen on a camera was absolute genius (think of what cellphones were like before touch screens). You might think that a touch screen might seem like a gimmicky feature (I did), but it does allow for quicker menu navigation and moving of the spot focus. The on-screen level feature is another one that seems gimmicky but is pretty cool in actuality. Though adding the 3x3 grid on top of it (to help with the rule of thirds) would clutter the display too much.

            While I thought I would miss the quick dial on the GF1 (to quickly change between single shot, burst, exposure burst, and timer) the GX1's on screen menu's make that a breeze. And really, 9 times out of 10 I just want to be in burst mode anyways and not having the dial now means not having to worry about accidental bumps that change the mode without my knowledge.

            If you have a GF1, the GX1 is ripe for the picking at todays low prices. It definitely takes getting used to, but it's a great upgrade at a good price). If you were thinking of getting a new DSLR or wanting point & shoot convenience with DSLR quality and manual controls then definitely give the GX1 close consideration.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
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            • No

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            5.0

            i recommend this camera

            By Yang Lu

            from Houston

            About Me Casual Photographer

            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

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

            This is the good camera in $ dollar price, I recommend you just buy a body. Then you can buy 17mm 2.0 len or 14mm 2.5 len.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            A great deal for the money

            By john hall

            from san diego

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

              I got this GX1 as a backup for my Olympus OMD-5. The GX1 is a real good value at $239(without kit lens). As I do have quite a few Micro 4/3rd's lenses which the GX1 uses coupled with this super nice price it was a no-brainer.I have been very pleased with the GX1. The menu system is really nice. You have a lots ofoptions to customize the menu system to your liking. I have a Sony NEX7, Sony NEX5, Olympus OMD-5, Fuji X100, Fuji X20, Sony RX100 as well as several Nikon DSR's - I have also had some Canon DSLR's and tested Pentax and Panasonic Lumix GH3 and others,and I must say that the GX1 has one of the best and most logical menu system - Of course it hasa touch screen which is easy to use and not to forget to mention that it has Touch To Focus and TouchTo Shoot - so you can just point your finger at a place on the screen where you want it to focus and then shoot the picture. It is a very nice option and not many cameras have that at that price range.It would have been nice to have a tiltible LCD display for low and high shooting - but one cannot ask for the world for that price. The built is awesome and the feel of the buttons is first class. The Auto Focus Speed is blazing fast - and close or not about the same as the Olympus OMD-5 which isawesome.The GX1 does not quite measure up in image quality as the Olympus OMD-5. The main area I wouldsay that it lacks in is in the shadows - but the Image Quality is very good regardless - but I have making a comparison with the top Micro 4/3rd's camera out there which costs a lot more and so not quite a fair comparison.The Lumix GX1 is a pure joy to use as it is so well layed out and is really easy to use for those who just want to have things on Auto -The size is perfect and it has a really nice grip - of course it does not have the sexy looks of the Olympus OMD-5 or say the Fuji X100/s but it has a much nicer grip so it feels very solid in thehand as well as having good looks. I prefer the solid black. I later found out that Gordon Lane from Cameralabs uses the GX1 has his primary travel camerawhen I wants to travel light. and I can see why - Panasonic Lumix makes really nice lensesand the Zoom 14-42 kit lens is a very nice kit lens one of the best kit lenses out there.There is alos a nice seletion of primes available for the GX1.So if you would like to step up from point and shoot cameras but without the bulk and size and weight of DSLR's and without breaking the bank then the Panasonic Lumix GX1 is one of the bestvalues out there. So well built and great buttons and many function button options that make it so easy and fast to get to your function without diving through menu system. Touch To Shoot is awesomeand you will be blown away how fast it auto focus's. The video options are also good. The key is to compare what you get for your money - it is easy to say that another camera has better video or this or that - but for the money this camera is a great value and very easy to use for beginner but also a joy for those who are more advanced as they have quick access to desired functions.I am glad I found about the Lumix GX1 and of course I did a good research on it which all say thesame thing - a really nice camera.I would suggest that as an option to the kit lens you which is great and compact - thatif you needed more zoom to look at the Panasonic Lumix 14-140 f3-5.6 - a very nice allaround lens.Also the Panasonic Lumix 20mm f 1.7 for low light situations.If you shoot in RAW then you will be happy with the write speed - it also as all the aspect formats like 1:1 4:3 3:2 16:9 it can also write RAW and JPEG together.Pros:Great price for what you getSolid buildNice gripLooks niceSuper fast Auto Focus Nice image Quality Super nice menu system Lots of options to customize functions4 FN buttons Touch screen with Touch To Focus and Touch To ShootImage affectsFast startup time and really no Lag TimeCons:Might be a bit better in the shawdow areas - always easy to boost in Lightroom etc. Maybe a bit better battery life

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              4.0

              Nice camera thus far

              By Mike Rowfourthirds

              from Dover, DE

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

              I own an Olympus E-P3 and I wanted to upgrade to a higher res chip. I own four Olympus lenses and they seem to work very well with the GX1. I haven't done any side by side comparisons yet with the two cameras but I am very pleased with the resolution of the GX1. Given the price difference between the two, I can recommend the GX-1 over the older 12 meg resolution Olympus models. One thing I do miss is the higher res and brighter display of the display screen of the E-P3. The GX1 screen is pretty useless in direct sunlight and I am waiting to see if someone unloads the EVF for the GX1 on some used equipment site. The EVF costs almost as much as the camera.

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              • 8
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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent lightweight camera

              By Former pro

              from Madison, WI

              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

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                I am very happy with my choice. The camera is lightweight and loaded with control options that let you do just about anything. It also works with my old Nikon lenses with an inexpensive adapter. It allows me to use the light meter and aperture priority automatic mode. Something the lower priced Nikons cannot do. I like being able to customize almost any setting.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Unbeatable

                By The braun

                from Dallas tx

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                  Seriously! So cheap, so awesome. Faster focus than my dslr and a pleasure to use. I had to replace my ep-1 and this was the deal of a choice.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Amazing deal especially for the money!

                  By Kory B.

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                  The good:
                  For the money, you can't really go wrong here. The camera is solid. It just reeks of quality build.

                  For a small size, even with large hands it's one of the easier cameras to hold. With pancake lens it pockets well.

                  The Panasonic and Olypmus m4/3 line have a huge selection of lenses.

                  It focuses fast, has great touch screen controls and has great image quality. It prints well up to around a 2ftx2ft photo (from what I have seen, no personal prints myself).

                  The bad:
                  No sensor stabilizer- however anything you zoom with that needs it will have lens stabilization which is better than Olympus sensor stabilization (and you can't use both together on those cameras).

                  Battery life isn't great- but it's what you expect on these small cameras. They can't perform magic on batteries yet lol. So as for all small form factor cameras carry extra batteries.

                  If you are getting this camera with the standard kit lens, don't bother- it's not that great. Takes decent portraits but is slow (fstop) and not very sharp at all. So buy either a old fast 35mm lens with adapter, or one of the prime lenses- they are amazing!!

                  The video controls are limited- there is not much in the way of manual controls. But that's not to say the video quality is bad- it's great!

                  The screen could be sharper, but it's not hard to tell if you got the shot or not.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent Camera

                  By Kingfish

                  from Midland, MI

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                  As a non-professional photographer, it takes me a while to learn to use a new camera. The lens that I wanted for this camera was out of stock when I placed the order, so I am using a "borrowed" lens from another camera. So far, I have had good results; there are enough similarities between the two cameras to make the "learning curve" less difficult.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 5
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Best bang for the Buck

                  By Random User

                  from Westchester, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Image Stabilization

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                  Great starter camera. Used the GF1 and GX1 together, the GX1 is equally good, but more then half the price, almost worth it to buy 2 if you have the extra lenses.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Lonnie

                  from Vallejo, ca

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                    Easy to use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    beautiful pictures - shutter noisy

                    By Tomtecat

                    from Duluth, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Video

                    Cons

                    • Noisy Shutter
                    • Shutter Vibration

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Tripod Use
                    • Video

                    Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                    The camera was a good price and does take beautiful pictures but I am limiting myself to using it only when I won't distract others with the loud shutter. I have also found that I can't keep the camera as stable with the shutter vibration so do often use the electronic only shutter which reduces the mega pixels when I can't use a tripod. I bought the 20mm lens with the camera and they do make a nice set.

                    I LOVE THE TOUCH SCREEN. It is so nice to pull the focus with both stills and video.

                    The camera was such a good price and it really does take beautiful pictures. I would not have kept the camera if I had paid full price for it.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 7
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very nice. Compact. Easy to use.

                    By Matt

                    from Tacoma WA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                    I like the HD video function, and how quickly the camera fires up and is ready to use.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 6
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Get one before they are gone!

                    By Baltimore Jim

                    from Baltimore

                    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
                    • Well built quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about LUMIX DMC-GX1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

                      If you have a GF1 and are wondering if the is worth the $$ to upgrade, I would say at the original list price no, the GX1 isn't that much better, but for the close out price? Buy it! buy it NOW.

                      If you have any other M4/3 body the GX1 don't even wonder if it's a good idea, it's great.

                      The touch screen is a nice improvement and it's the best implimentation that I've seen. The imporved sensor is nice.

                      I love the GF1, and the GX1 is better!

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9

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