Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 
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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
Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 84 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 52mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
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
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
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: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Guide Number 11 (ISO100,m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote
Connections (extended): 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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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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