Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Panasonic GH2
DMC-GH1 vs GH2
General
Model Number: DMC-GH1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1499.95
Street Price: $1,315.22
Date Available: 2009-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 32.8 oz (930 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 90 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: 3.98 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),
4128 x 2752 (11.4 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2928 x 1952 (5.7 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 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),
2064 x 1376 (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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24/25)
1280x720 (60/50/30)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264), MJPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 62mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH Lumix G VARIO HD MEGA O.I.S
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 280 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/4.0 - 22 (wide) / f.5.8 - 22 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x
Filter Thread: 62mm
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; 1.44M dots, 100%, 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, Sunset, Party, Baby 1,2, Pet
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: Lens dependent
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: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264), MJPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
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): 2.5mm stereo mic jack, remote socket, DC input, mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.66
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 5
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.66
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.50
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 12
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.336
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.118
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.321
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.661
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.084
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.508
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.80
Shutdown Time: 2.50
Play -> Record Time: 0.70
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.30
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 7,975
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.2v 1250mAh
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): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PhotofunStudio 3.1 HD, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Basically a G1 with HD movie recording added.

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