Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: DMC-G1 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 15.1 oz (429 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 84 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, Other),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21), RAW 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate:  
Movie Audio: No 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.8-5.6 ASPH Lumix G VARIO MEGA O.I.S
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 90 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.20x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f.5.6 - f/22 
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x 
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detection with Face detect, AF tracking, 23-area, 1 area 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 100% coverage, 1.4x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Intelligent ISO
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature Setting 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Guide Number 11 (ISO100,m) 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote 
Other Connection: Remote socket, DC input 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 350
Software
Included Software: PhotofunStudio -viewer-2.1E, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE, USB Driver 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: First Micro Four Thirds camera. SLR like, but without the mirror box and pentaprism. 

 


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