|Release Date in Singapore|
|Model||DMC-G1 + G VARIO 14-45mm|
|Compatible memory cards||mmc,sd|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Vari-angle LCD display||Yes|
|Display resolution (numeric)||460000 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Light exposure modes||aperture priority AE,auto,manual,shutter priority AE|
|Camera type||Compact camera|
|Maximum image resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels|
|Supported aspect ratios||4:3|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||multi point auto focus,single auto focus|
|Closest focusing distance||0.30 m|
|Auto Focus (AF) lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) assist beam||Yes|
|Flash modes||auto,Flash off,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization|
|Scene modes||Children, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Landscape|
|Self-timer delay||2 s|
|Multi burst mode||Yes|
|Camera playback||single image,slide show|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||330 shots|
|Battery capacity||1250 mAh|
Reviewed on 2009-10-12
Very small design; excellent image quality; full feature set; interchangeable lenses.
ortium is composed of seven companies (including Panasonic) who agreed upon certain specifications. Cameras that meet the Four Thirds spec all share the same lens mount so they can exchange lenses, and they all have sensors of a particular size.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 in black.You have to understand a few fundamentals of digital camera design to decide if Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G1 is the right camera for you. Currently, the digital camera market is divided into point-and-shoot cameras and singl...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-06-02
Digital cameras continue to evolve adding more features and new formats. The first cameras using a new camera format called Micro Four Thirds have just started to appear. The Panasonic G1 is the one of the first new cameras of this type. Lets see how ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-04-01
CameraQuest Leica M to Micro 4/3 Lens Adaptor Is The Panasonic Lumix G1 the New Digital Leica? I dont want to pick a fight. I really dont. But since getting the CameraQuest Leica M to Micro 4/3 lens adaptor my thinking about the Leica M series and i...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-04-01
Panasonic has developed an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera (ILDC) that’s not a single lens reflex model. Substantially smaller than a standard D-SLR, the 12.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-G1 is categorized as a Micro Four Thirds camera; that’s only because...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-03-10
Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-G1 isn't a DSLR. Yes, you can remove the lens, and the camera's $800 street price (with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens) makes it more expensive than some entry-level DSLRs. But this tiny interchangeable-lens electronic-viewfinder ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-03-02
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-G1: WORLDS SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST DIGITAL INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA Worlds First Micro Four Thirds System Camera Features Portability, Ease-of-Use and Colorful Blue and Red Models For Personalized Style and Active Lifestyles Seca...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-02-28
Compact but comfortable body, Large and detailed viewfinder image, Flip-out screen with detailed image, Easy to use and good user interface.
Viewfinder noisy and jerky in low light, AF restrictions with Four Thirds lenses, Battery life below most DSLRs, No movie mode.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G1 is the first camera to be based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Micro Four Thirds was jointly developed by Olympus and Panasonic to target those who want the flexibility and quality of camera with a large sensor and interch...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-02-13
Uses new "Micro Four Thirds" standard, which allows for a smaller body and lens than comparable entry-level D-SLRs. Solid image quality at ISO 100-800. Large, articulating 3-inch LCD. HDMI-out.
Not much smaller than a D-SLR. No optical viewfinder. Excessive noise at higher ISOs. Longer shutter lag than traditional D-SLRs. No video-recording capability.
Dreaming of the day when you can have the performance of a D-SLR in the body of a compact camera? It may be closer than you think. The 12.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 ($799.95 list) is the first camera to incorporate the Micro Four Thirds syst...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-02-12
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a wonderful compact digital camera with great performance and exceptional photo quality, although it has a few design quirks here and there. Tech Specs$668.00 USD 12.10 megapixels JPEG still format 3.2 optical zoom rechar...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-15
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is smaller and lighter than any digital SLR, but relies on a 3in LCD screen and an electronic eye-level viewfinder for shot composition.For some people, the biggest obstacles to buying a digital SLR camera are the bulk and w...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-08
First Micro Four Thirds camera, Solid print quality, Very high quality Live View finder, Good 3-inch LCD screen, Almost D-SLR-like response
Expensive, No video of any type, Noise at ISO 800 and above, Live View finder is a bit disconcerting, Not many lenses available without adaptor, *
One of the biggest digicam breakthroughs in 2008 was the announcement of the Micro Four Thirds System. What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of it – unlike the Wall Street crash of ’08 or Obama’s landslide? Perhaps ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-08
of the Micro FourThirds system. And although the announcement was made by Panasonic and Olympus together, Panasonic managed to surprise the entire world press by presenting the worlds first Micro FourThirds camera at the last Photokina 2008 show. The...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-06
Combining key elements from both a DSLR and a compact, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a completely new breed of digital camera - its officially the Worlds first ever Micro Four Thirds camera. Primarily targeted at female and older-generation users, ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-05
Large LCD with fast refresh rate, Smaller and lighter than an SLR,
Expensive compared with lowend SLRs, Electronic eyelevel viewfinder not as easy to use
For some people, the biggest obstacles to buying a digital SLR camera are the bulk and weight--who wants to carry a couple pounds of camera around everywhere? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 may provide a solution: Its smaller and lighter than any digital ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-18
Companies that aren't Canon or Nikon have it rough in the digital camera market—particularly outside the cheap point-and-shoot area. Some band together for strength in numbers, creating cooperative standards like Panasonic, Olympus and...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-16
Excellent AF speed, precision, Superb, well thoughtout live view experience, Plenty of image processing tools for both novices and advanced shooters, Rugged body is still smaller than the smallest SLRs, Excellent screen and viewfinder,
Lots of noise (for a DSLR) beyond ISO 800, Lens mount limits options at the moment, White balance system needs work, Too expensive for its specs and market?,
For months, we've talked about it. We've carefully studied Panasonic's press materials, theorized about its performance, and even sampled pre-production units on not one but two occasions. After all of this, the moment of truth is here: our review u...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-14
Interchangeable lenses; fast performance; excellent photo quality; flip-and-twist LCD.
Accident-prone jog dial; some restrictive feature implementations; no movie capture.
Every so often a camera comes along that gets (and deserves) high marks, but which I dont necessarily like as much as the rating would suggest. The latest object of such ambivalence is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. On one hand, its a surprisingly fast...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-14
Small and light, Smaller lenses, Optical image stabilizer in lens, Interchangeable lenses, High quality sensor, Good grip, Soft skin is warm to the touch, High-resolution electronic viewfinder, High-resolution, articulating LCD, Lens hood included, Bui......
Camera strap rings are a hassle, Mode dial is too easy to turn, EVF contrast is low, with plugged shadows, Noticeable optical distortion when using EVF, Difficult to track moving subjects in continuous mode (no preview), Uneven flash coverage at wide a......
Improving upon the digital camera often comes through the addition of some high-tech gee-whiz feature, like face detection or intelligent ISO, but though the Panasonic G1 has those features, its significant addition is more mechanical, with the additio...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-07
We've been busy putting the finishing touches on the text of our review this week, but while we get the last details sorted out in anticipation of posting the full review next week, we've opted to go ahead and share our in-depth video review of this...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-05
Smaller and lighter, Best viewfinder around, Articulated screen, Good noise control from low to mid point, Nice colour rendition, No over sharpening found on the LX3
Focus dial is unnecessary, Fn button isnt needed
After the recent announcement of the Micro Four Thirds system, Panasonic have released the first model in the new format. Panasonic DMC-G1: Specification Resolution: 12.1MpSensor size: 17.3x13.0mmSensor type: Live MosImage size: 4000x3000Aspect ratio...Read more >