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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a compact DSLR built as a director competitor to Olympus’s notorious E-P1.

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Pros

built in flash

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records video in 720p high definition (whereas the G1 doesn't record video at all)

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RAW support

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compact size

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capable of interchangeable lenses - including existing Four Thirds lenses with adapter

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3" display with respectable 460k pixels

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23-area speedy autofocus - the same found on the G1

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35% less volume and 25% smaller than the G1

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HDMI output

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slick aesthetic

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optional optical viewfinder

2 agree

Low picture noise, even at high ISOs. The GF1 runs all the way up to ISO 1600

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No shutter lag

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All metal body

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Auto-focus on the GF1 is startlingly quick

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Cons

no built in viewfinder

3 agree

Flimsy plastic battery compartment lid

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higher price than the already compact Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 it is based on

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no Leica lenses yet for micro four thirds

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slow continuous shooting

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a compact DSLR built as a director competitor to Olympus’s notorious E-P1. It’s essentially a DMC-G1 (bulky SLR), but smashed into a much more convenient and user-friendly frame that resembles the E-P1 AND adds along a much-wanted built-in flash feature. It utilizes the Micro Four Third System standard and gets rid of a mirror box and optical viewfinder — which is now OPTIONAL— thereby delivering a new-generation SLR unlike anything else they’ve previously produced. And the DMC-GF1 hosts 720P capabilities, which means it can record “Full-time Live View” high-speed AVCHD Lite, high-definition movies. And core to the unit is its LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH lens and 12.1-megapixel live MOS sensor, that when combined allow for superior image-quality videos and images with adequate brightness, even without the included flash.

Features
  • Compact DSLR
  • Micro Four Third System
  • Integrated Flash
  • Optical Viewfinder (Optional)
  • 720p Video Recording
  • Interchangeable Lenses
  • 3” Preview LCD (460K)
  • Four Thirds Lens
  • 12.1MP Sensor
  • Fast Autofocus System
  • Integrated Dust Removal System
  • My Color Mode (Art Effects)
  • Intelligent AUTO Mode
Specifications
  • Type: Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Effective Pixels: 12.2 Mega Pixels
  • Image Sensor: 17.3 x 13mm
  • Dust Reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter
  • Extra Optical Zoom: MAX 2x
  • Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x (Live View)
  • ISO: 100-3200
  • Recording Format (STILL): JPEG, RAW, DPOF
  • Recording Format (STILL+Audio): JPEG + Quicktime
  • Recording Format (Motion): AVCHD / Quicktime Motion JPEG
Color Options
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 | True Black
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 | Active Red
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 | Sleek Silver
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