Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera (Red) with 14-45mm Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera (Red) with 14-45mm Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera (Red) with 14-45mm Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens System
  • 3" Free-angle LCD Display & EVF
  • Full-time Live View with Contrast AF
  • Compact Camera Body & Lenses
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Creative Color Modes
  • HDTV Output
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Panasonic DMC-G1 overview

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The Panasonic Lumix G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera is the first camera to use the Micro Four Thirds System standard that greatly reduces camera size and weight to further enhance the inherent advantages of the original Four Thirds System standard for digital interchangeable lens cameras.

With the Micro Four Thirds System, the camera has a 50% shorter flange back distance (mount-to-sensor distance), and a 6mm smaller lens mount outer diameter.  The camera and the lenses (particularly wide angle and high-powered telephotos) are able to be smaller with this new standard, without reducing the image sensor's size.  Furthermore, wide angle lens designs in particular will seemingly benefit from not having to clear a mirror inside the camera body-much like rangefinders, where the freedom from retrofocus wide angle lens design allows higher central resolution and smaller sizes.

The Micro Four Thirds System will also allow users to continue using their present Four Thirds System lenses by adding a mount adapter.

Together with an innovative mirror-less structure that also dramatically downsizes the camera body, the Panasonic Lumix G1 is an incredibly small interchangeable lens camera.

Micro Four Thirds standard delivers camera with size/weight of an advanced point & shoot, but image quality & handling of an SLR
Elegant and slim body design free of internal flip-mirror
"Live View" 60fps electronic viewfinder with 1.4x magnification and 14mm eye relief
Swiveling, 100%-coverage 460,000-pixel 3" LCD screen with 100% coverage
Auto Power technology automatically adjusts LCD brightness by up to 40% depending upon lighting conditions
Micro Four Thirds 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical lens with Mega OIS in-lens stabilization
ISO-Standard flash hot shoe with TTL with Panasonic-specific flashes
Face detection autofocus capacity
Internal supersonic wave filtration Dust Reduction System
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera (Red) with 14-45mm Lens
  • Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega OIS Lens
  • BLB13PP Lithium-Ion Battery
  • DE-A49B Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO 2.1 E, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE, USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Panasonic DMC-G1 specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Resolution Effective: 12.1MP, Recorded: 13.1MP
    Sensor 17.3 x 13.0mm MOS
    Bit Depth 8-bit
    File Formats RAW, JPEG
    File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB or Adobe RGB
    Image Stabilization Body: No, Lens: Yes
    Crop Factor 2x
    Lens 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 (35mm film equivalent: 28-90mm)
    Zoom Manual Two-Touch
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range 11.8" (0.30 m) - infinity
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 52mm
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 100-3200
    Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 60 sec, bulb
    Metering Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
    Mirror Lock-Up N/A
    Burst Capability High-speed continuous: 3fps, Low-speed continuous: up to 2fps
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control DMW-RSL1 remote (optional)
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range 36' (11 m)
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe
    Dedicated Flash System Panasonic FL Series
    Max Sync Speed 1/160 sec
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/MMC
    Still Images per GB RAW: 73
    JPEG: High Res:124 - Low Res:1,400
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording No
    Video Resolution N/A
    Video Clip Length N/A
    Audio Recording No
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display 3" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V, HDMI (Type-C)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.3 or later)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    Weatherproofing Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Durability Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter AC Adapter/Battery Charger (optional DMW-DCC3 DC cable is required)
    Dimensions 3.3 x 4.9 x 1.8" (84 x 124 x 46mm) body only
    Weight 13.6 oz (385g) body only

    Panasonic DMC-G1 reviews

    Lumix DMC-G1 SLR-Style Digital Camera (Red) with 14-45mm Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 52.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fun to Use. I purchased this camera for natural abstract photos. The LCD panel makes it easy to get the right angle for my compositions. It's ease of use, responsiveness, and image quality makes it a great take anywhere camera. Pros: Well built, good looking body design, well laid out controls and excellent features. Great lens. Surface of the body has a wonderful tactile quality. While the shooting in JPEG gives great results, I would still recommend RAW format for critical work. Manual focussing is a joy to use. Cons: Typical of all 4:3 format cameras, high ISO images tend to be a bit noisier. Good Raw > Tiff conversion software can eliminate this issue.
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, even for a non profesional I've used a Nikon D40 in the past and really liked taking more control over a simple point and shoot. I wanted something small, easy to use, with great picture taking abilities. The Lumix is all of those things. After just a day or two playing around with it I already know most of the settings. The intelligent auto mode is great for everyday pictures with not having to worry about anything but the framing of my shot. The view finder and back screen are fantastic (back screen is hard to see in sunlight). I would recommend this to anyone whose looking for an upgraded camera, but without the hassle of trying to figure out tons of features.
    Date published: 2010-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I love it !! Currently own a Canon 1D mark III and a Canon 7D and have owned may full size digital SLR's. I was looking for something small and light for travel. This camera has exceeded my expectations in every way. Pictures are crisp and sharp straight out of the camera. I especially like the electronic viewfinder and the ability to playback your pics through the viewfinder. The image stabilization is very good and the absence of a mirror helps also. Only negative is the battery won't last a whole day. Pick up a second battery like I did.I don't mind the trade-off which is a light battery vs. a heavier longer lasting one.
    Date published: 2010-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walk in the park... I am currently working on a photographic project and shooting from 3 to 5 hours a day - constantly on my feet, walking and covering a lot of ground carrying my camera. The Panasonic G1 is a dream to work with - the image quality is great and the lightness and diminutive size of the camera makes the many miles I have been putting in easy. I love this camera.
    Date published: 2009-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant Surprise! I bought the G1 with the 14-45mm lens after reading good reviews, for my throw in the car camera so I wouldn't have to lug my big, heavy Canon gear all the time. I love the ergonomics and controls and the LCD viewfinder is much better than I had anticipated. For right out of the camera JPG's the G1 is better than my Canon 5d and 5dII in color accuracy and metering and matches the 5d in resolution. That shocked me and now I find myself using the G1 all the time. Next up are the 45-200mm and the 20mm/1.7!
    Date published: 2009-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! After all the heavy SLR camera's I have had. What joy it is to have been introduced to the G1. The best reference for those that remember is the Olympus Pen-F, the half frame SLR of 30 years ago. It is light weight, takes wonderful pictures, has a high pixel count, has available lenses, understandable instructions, an easy to read screen, can be used as a point and shoot or as a professional and programable piece of photo equipment, and above all, as I mentioned above it does not pull your arm off everytime you carry it somewhere. It is a camera users love affair, if I were an octopus I would have four of the G1's. And it is right after my wife and kids...and dogs, the love of my life...well you know its not but she says I act like it is Put it high on your wish list!
    Date published: 2009-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Noisy Winner The Panasonic DMC-G1 is light in weight and very responsive with a bright, highly detailed electronic viewfinder, and a flawless 3 inch LCD monitor. The 14-45mm kit lens is very sharp, rendering excellently detailed images. The G1 is a well-designed camera capable of producing amazing images effortlessly. However, if you thought that because the Panasonic G1 has no mirror box/prism mechanism it would be a noiseless vibration-free camera, you will be disappointed. The lens itself focuses silently but the G1 body is just as noisy and generates more vibration than the Canon EOS XTi(400D), although for all intents and purposes the vibration has no bearing on the sharpness of your photos, thanks to the MEGA O.I.S (optical image stabilizer). A comparison of photos taken within seconds of each other (using the Panasonic G1, the compact Panasonic TZ-5, and the Canon XTi with 24-105mm f4L IS attached) and printed as 11x17 inch images showed surprising results: the sharp optics of the Lumix 14-45mm showed no color fringing, and was sharp to the edges and corners. The real treat came in seeing the end results of working with the RAW files generated by the G1 and manipulated through the SilkyPix (v3.0.1.6) bundled software. Amazing, noise-free and beautiful. The G1 Film Modes allows you to alter sharpness, contrast, saturation, and noise reduction values to your own liking, as does manipulation through SilkyPix. Interestingly, just comparing jpeg to jpeg 11x17 inch prints, there is a greater similarity in color rendition from G1 to XTi than from G1 to TZ5. The difference in fine detail on an 11x17 print between the G1 and the TZ5 is stunning and obvious to any eye; one straining through fuzziness, the other crisply detailed. The source of that image quality difference is the sensor. Granted, in an 8x10 inch print these differences would be moot. And to my surprise, the G1 even captured a crisper image than the Canon XTi. Shooting in Single shot mode (RAW + Fine) there is noticeable delay (of perhaps three seconds) before the viewfinder becomes active again unless you press the shutter button lightly to activate focus. In Burst Mode shooting six shots in rapid succession is possible but then there is a delay of several seconds as the camera writes the files to the memory card.
    Date published: 2008-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photographers,dont miss this. Im afraid many serious photographers are going to pre-judge this remarkable instrument and miss out on having a ball taking great photographs.So many are obsessed with equipment they have forgotten its about the PHOTOGRAPH. Small,light,unobtrusive,great LCD,great LIVE VIEW,remarkable results in skilled hands,and a future to look forward to.what more could you ask for?
    Date published: 2009-04-07
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