Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: DMC-GF1 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-10-01
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 10.1 oz (285 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 4.7 x 2.8 x 1.4 in.
(119 x 71 x 36 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),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1504 x 1504 (2.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21), RAW 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 60/30, 30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 LUMIX G VARIO ASPH. MEGA OIS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 90 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.21x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - 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: Up to 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:  
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF mounted in flash hotshoe 
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, Incandescent, 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, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Sports, Party, Baby 1/2, Pet, Food, Travel Date 
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): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
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: No 
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, mini HDMI 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.2v 1250mAh 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary 7.2v 1250mAh Lithium-ion rechargea
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 380
Software
Included Software: PhotofunStudio HD, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, USB Driver 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: "Ultra-portable, stylish, interchangeable lens camera". Micro Four Thirds lens mount, built-in flash, flash hot-shoe, optional EVF, Intelligent Auto, HD movies, HDMI output. 

 


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