Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review

4.5
December 3, 2013 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

TYPE Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 16.84 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 16.00 Megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch)/ MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels) Still Image [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3232x1824(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion Image*1 (MP4*2 : NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps) [HD]1280x720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps) [VGA] 640x480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (MP4*2 : PAL area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 20Mbps) [HD] 1280x720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 10Mbps) [VGA] 640x480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 4Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (AVCHD*3 : NTSC area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps) [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (AVCHD*3 : PAL area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p, 24Mbps) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps) [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD : Approx. 80 min with H-FS12032 AVCHD : Approx. 80 min with H-H020A
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD : Approx. 40 min with H-FS12032 AVCHD : Approx. 40 min with H-H020A
Flicker reduction [1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF
WiFi FUNCTION WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFC No
FOCUS Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face Detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF detective range EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp YES
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, One Shot AF
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 125 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±5EV
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1EV Step, Max.±3 EV
WHITE BALANCE White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis
SHUTTER Type Electronically-controll focal-plane shutter/ Electronic shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 60 ~ 1/16,000 Motion image: 1/30 ~ 1/16000 (NTSC), 1/25 ~ 1/16000 (PAL)
Self timer 3 images after 10sec / 2sec / 10sec
SCENE GUIDE Still image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Handheld Night Shot / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Video Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Handheld Night Shot / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
BURST SHOOTING Burst speed Mechanical Shutter - H: 5.0 frames/sec(with AFS), 4.0 frames/sec(with AFC, In 1-area-focusing AF mode), M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View Electronic Shutter - SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 10.0 frames/sec, M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View
Number of recordable images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
BUILT-IN-FLASH Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN5.6 equivalent (ISO 200・m) , GN4.0 equivalent (ISO 100・m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off (* for iA, iA+ only)
Synchronization speed Less than 1/50 second
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd. Curtain Sync
LCD MONITOR Type TFT LCD with Touch panel
Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels 1,036K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, Red tint, Blue tint
LIVE VIEW Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2.4x (Aspect ratio sets at 16:9. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) Motion image: 2.4x (FHD/60i, FHD/30p, FHD/24p in NTSC area / FHD/50i, FHD/25p, FHD/24p in PAL area), 3.6x (HD/60p, HD/30p in NTSC area / HD/50p, HD/25p in PAL area), 4.8x (VGA/30p in NTSC area / VGA/25p in PAL area)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) Real-time Histogram
LEVEL GAUGE Level Gauge Yes
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION Direction Detection Function Yes
FUNCTION BUTTON Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6 WiFi / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / One Push AE / Touch AE / Preview / Level Gauge / Zoom Control / Photo Style / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Sensitivity / Metering Mode / i.Dynamic / i.Resolution / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / Restore to Default / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Silent Mode / AFS/AFF / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed
CREATIVE CONTROL Still image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Video Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
CREATIVE VIDEO MODE Exposure Mode Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
PHOTO STYLE Still image and Video Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
PLAYBACK Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Video/3D Play/Category/Favorite), Title Edit, Location Logging, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Stop Motion Video, Time Lapse Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Highlight display
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT Direct Print PictBridge compatible
INTERFACE USB USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI microHDMI TypeD Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) Audio: Stereo
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
GENERAL POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V/680mAh/4.9Wh) (Included) Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 220 images with H-H020A Approx. 230 images with H-FS12032
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA standard) 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4 mm / 3.88 x 2.16 x 1.20 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 204g / 0.45 lb (SD card, Battery, Body) Approx. 173g / 0.38 lb (Body only) Approx. 274g / 0.60 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included Approx. 291g / 0.64 lb (SD card, Battery, H-H020A lens included Approx. 361g / 0.80 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 + H-H020A lenses included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% RH to 80% RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIES Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X v10.5/v10.6/v10.7/v10.8) LoiLoScope (trial version) (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)
Standard accessories Battery pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, AC Cable, External Hand Grip * External Hand Grip is not included for DMC-GM1K kit. Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap * Lens Rear Cap is not included for DMC-GM1K kit.
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1 Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens)
Nano Surface Coating -
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=12-32mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-64mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.20m/0.66ft (at focal lenghts 12-20mm) / 0.30m/0.98ft (at focal lenghts 21-32mm)
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.13x / 0.26x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°(Wide) to 37°(TELE)
General Filter Size 37mm / 1.5in
Max. Diameter φ55.5mm / 2.2in
Overall Length Approx. 24mm / 0.94in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g] Approx. 70g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap )
Weight [oz] Approx. 2.47oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap )
NOTE *1 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher *2 Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. *3 Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec (in Europe and some Asian areas.)

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