Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-140mm Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-140mm Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-140mm Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixel
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
  • 3" Free-Angle LCD Display
  • HD Video Recording
  • Micro Four-Thirds System
  • Mega O.I.S. Image Stabilization
  • AF Tracking
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Panasonic DMC-GH1 Overview

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The Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera merges the very best of digital SLR technologies with advanced, next-generation HD video recording. Utilizing the Micro Four Thirds system, the camera design offers a 50% shorter flange spacing (mount-to-sensor distance), and a 6mm reduction in the size of the outer lens mount. This innovative, mirror-less design dramatically reduces the size and weight of the camera body and allows for the development of more compact optics.

The camera includes a LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens with optical image stabilization. This amazing focal range, coupled with silent focus and electronic aperture adjustments, is perfectly suited for all photo and video applications. The camera's 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor and dual Venus Engine HD image processors render images with exceptional clarity and minimal noise--even when captured at high ISO. Panasonic's exclusive iA (intelligent Auto) mode features powerful Face Recognition that "remembers" faces registered in the camera, giving priority focus and exposure to capture to your favorite subjects. Now it's easier than ever to make friends and family members stand out in a crowd!

High Definition video is available on many of the latest DSLRs, but the GH1 is distinguished as the first to allow full-time, manual adjustment of shutter speeds and aperture values. With manual exposure control, you can bring your HD vision to life without compromise. In addition to control of depth-of field and exposure times, the GH1 even records audio in rich Dolby Digital Stereo sound. A stereo-mini jack allows professional audio equipment to be attached for even higher quality sound recording.

Intelligent Exposure (iA) Mode
Panasonic's newly developed Intelligent Exposure (iA) Mode simplifies face detection autofocus, AF tracking for moving subjects, optical image stabilization, scene mode selection, and ISO to make great pictures as simple as point-and-shoot. Concentrate on the subject in front of you--let the camera do the rest. The GH1 lets you enjoy making great photographs with ease!
Super Zoom 14-140mm Lens
Coupled with the GH1, the newly-developed 14-140mm (10x) zoom lens provides excellent wide-angle to telephoto coverage. From landscapes to dramatic close-ups, this optic ensures first-class image quality in an amazing 35mm focal equivalent of 28-280mm! The integrated optical image stabilizer keeps your photos sharp and shake-free while the silent autofocus motor keeps pace with the most demanding photo and video applications.
HD Video Recording with Creative Control
Many new DSLR cameras can capture HD video, but the GH1 is the first to allow manual operation of both shutter speeds and aperture values. Creative Movie mode gives users the ability to take full control of the moving image with artistic license over depth of field and shutter speed effects. From documentary to independent production, the GH1 can make your HD vision a reality!
Advanced Venus Engine HD Processing
Dual CPUs allow for advanced multi-task image-processing with industry-leading response times and extremely short shutter lag. Lightning-fast processing, near-instant autofocus, and high ISO sensitivity for both stills and video make the Venus Engine the indispensible processing unit of the GH1.
Tilt and Swivel 3" LCD
The 3" tilt-and-swivel LCD screen makes taking photos at high or low angles a snap
Compact and Lightweight
Featuring a compact design and weighing just a little over a pound, the GH1 body is easy to carry and simple to use. The rounded grip makes for a steady, secure hold for purposeful, considered compositions.
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-140mm Lens
  • 14-140mm Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • DMW-BLB13 Lithium-ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger/AC Adapter
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • Table of Contents
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    Panasonic DMC-GH1 Specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Resolution Effective: 13.1MP, Recorded: 12.1MP
    Sensor 17.3 x 13.0mm Live MOS
    Bit Depth 8-Bit
    File Formats RAW, JPEG, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
    File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Image Stabilization Body: No, Lens: Yes
    Crop Factor 2x
    Lens 14-140mm f/4-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 28-280mm)
    Zoom Manual Two-Touch
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range 1.64' (0.50m) - infinity
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 62mm
    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 (Manual Pop-up)
    Effective Flash Range Up to 34.5' (10.5m)
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe
    Dedicated Flash System Panasonic FL Series
    Max Sync Speed Less than 1/160 second
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC
    Still Images per GB RAW: 73
    JPEG: High Res:124 - Low Res:1,400
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording AVCHD or AVI Motion JPEG with Sound
    Video Resolution HD: 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps, 1280 x 720 @ 60 fps, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
    SD: 848 x 480 @ 30 fps, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps
    Video Clip Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Recording Audio with Video only
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display Tilt & swivel 3" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V out, HDMI (Type-C), stereo sub mini 2.5mm jack
    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 3.29 x 4.88 x 1.78" (83.57 x 123.95 x 45.21mm) body only
    Weight 13.6 oz (385g) body only

    Panasonic DMC-GH1 Reviews

    Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera (Black) with 14-140mm Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 72.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Video+Photo Camera Out There! This is the best photo+video hybrid camera out there. HANDS DOWN. The flip-out positionable 3 inch LCD saves your job sometimes, the shallow depth-of-field capabilities with this camera and a variety of lenses is amazing, autofocus with kit lens is fast and quiet, extremely clear photos, never really had any mudding or pixelation occur during video recording unless is shook the camera around like I was in the midst of an earthquake... so I don't know why some people complain about that, in-camera settings are amazing, the dolby digital stereo sound is amazing, the versatility and compact size make this camera perfect for event videography as well.
    Date published: 2009-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought it for HD video I bought this camera primarily to shoot HD video. The flip out LCD makes shooting video so much easier. The fact it also takes such nice pictures is just a bonus. I had no problems getting that shallow depth of field video right out of the box. A also bought a good fluid head tripod and that helps a ton. I'm still learning all the camera functions which can be a little daunting along with editing HD video but the end results thus far are fantastic. If you are serious about your video and want that film look I believe this is by far the best bang for the buck. Just search GH1 on Vimeo, what people are doing with this camera is incredible.
    Date published: 2010-01-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost great camera Great lenses, and camera, BUT, every time I picked the camera up I seemed to touch some button by accident. The camera is small, I knew that. But... With this camera/lens combo, I had the great idea of replacing my D700, and this could have done it for lens quality of both this lens and the 1.7 20mm. (I was replacing a 24-85 and 70-300 and 50 1.4G) The lenses, which I thought would be the big issue, were no problem at all. The IQ was fine for my uses, but the camera was driving me crazy. I would pick it up to take a shot and notice that a movie was being recorded! I read about this issue before getting the camera, but didn't really believe it....
    Date published: 2010-06-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Consider this before D90 for HD video 4 Stars in case I run into problems down the road but I really think I picked a winner here. Just make sure you are not comparing apples to bowling balls, I'm not here to slam the Nikon, I just think this is a better video camera and that is 80% of what I will be using it for. I also recommend an adapter for using some more traditional glass in case you don't want to invest heavily in micro 4/3 lens collection that you may not want in a year. If you intend to actually shoot video and not just occasionally use it as a novelty feature, I'd check out the gh1
    Date published: 2010-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! Love this camera. Bought a c mount adaptor and have been using all my old movie camera lenses. The auto asa function is also terrific, allows you to shoot wide open on super fast lenses and have paper thin depth of field. It's opened a whole new world for me. The movies are also great on this camera. The kit lens is pretty great too. Also love the size, it's comfortable to hold and just less clunky enough than full size SLR's to make it easy to bring everywhere. Anyone want to buy a Nikon?
    Date published: 2009-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect, but not bad Overall the GH1 is a nice lightweight alternative to lugging around a DSLR with long lenses. If you are a pixel peeper and don't care about video, then get something with a bigger sensor unless you absolutely can't live with much weight in your kit. It won't equal the current 1.5x crop sensors or come anywhere close to the full frame sensors in dynamic range or high ISO performance, but it offers an incredibly light kit when paired with the long telephoto zooms, especially compared to any of the 80-400 lens or larger for the aforementioned DSLRs. I'd love for it to equal my D300, which it just can't do, but it does offer pretty good HD video while the D300 can't do video at all.
    Date published: 2010-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my GF1 I began with a GF1 and found it to be the best small camera ever in image quality and in HD video, then I added lenses (the 20mm and the 45-200mm plus the original 14-45) and found them excellent even compared to my Canon equipment. So much so that I normally use the Panasonic camera. Now I've replaced the GF1 with the GH1 and find it to be the better camera in every way except its larger size -- especially the large built-in sharp EVF, the pivoting LCD (handy for macro & videos), the better AVCHD video (both 1080p and true 60fps in 720p for motion) and about a stop better low-light performance. The multi-aspect sensor also means more pixels for the 14:9 format I shoot in. Cons: the buttons are better laid out but I still bump the back ones unintentionally, a bit less stealthy than a GF1.
    Date published: 2010-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lumix DMC-GH1 Digital Camera Camera takes good pictures. Still getting used to the menu system which is somewhat convoluted as to what is and is not affected by a given setting. Disappointed that the iA mode will not allow audio recording as most of my pictures are technical shots in the field of similar objects (up to 300+ per day) that require an audio recording to keep straight. That means P mode which requires extra input(time)for each picture. Lens when clicked into place has a little rotational slack. Not a lot, but just enough to feel. More of an annoyance that a problem. Other than that it seems to work well. I haven't made much use of the video yet so can't really comment.
    Date published: 2010-12-19
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