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LUMIX® G1 Series 12.1 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Camera

Details
DMC-G1K
Features
  • Compact, Mirror Free Design
  • Full-Time "Live View"
  • Intelligent Auto Mode

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Camera Type
    • KEY FEATURES
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Image Sensor
    • Image Sensor Size
    • Dust Reduction System
    • Focal Length
    • Lens Construction
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture Range
    • LENS SPECIFICATIONS
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Mega Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum Magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length (Lens only)
    • Weight (Lens only)
    • PERFORMANCE FEATURES
    • Focus
    • AF/AE Lock
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • White Balance Adjustment
    • Color Temperature Setting
    • White Balance Bracket
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
    • Light Metering System
    • Light Metering
    • Metering Range
    • Face Detection
    • Scene Modes
    • Advanced Scene Mode
    • Shutter Speed/Shutter System
    • Self Timer
    • Recording Format
    • Image Quality
    • Color Space
    • RECORDING IMAGE SIZE ( Pixels)
    • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
    • CONVENIENCE FEATURES
    • Burst Shooting Mode
    • STANDARD FEATURES
    • Protection/Erase
    • Built-in Flash Type/Mode
    • Flash Synchronization
    • X-Sync Speed
    • External Flash
    • Viewfinder
    • LCD Monitor
    • Live View
    • Film Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Interface
    • Direct Print
    • Color
    • Power
    • Battery Life
    • ACCESSORIES
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • Intelligent Scene Selector
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • AF Tracking
    • Weight
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Reviews

DMC-G1K is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice surprise Nice and compact interchangeable lens camera. EVF is much much better than I expected. Using old manual focus lens with this is very very easy. With proper adapters, I can use most lens that I have with this camera. Image quality is excellent at low ISO. Too much noise at higher ISO. There are a number of DSLR with less noise at high ISO. However, when comparing with cameras at the same size, the G1 definitely has much better noise. I would recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2009-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lumix G1 - replacing my Canon?!? Yes, it is that good. At least for me...side by side 8x10 prints as well as some deep pixel peeping are at least as good as from my Canon 20D--even with an 'L' zoom attached! Edges a little better on the Canon lens maybe. And the cost is about 1/2...kudos to the P team for getting the lenses good, Leica's design maybe? Now that's out of the way, this camera handles perfectly, the body is just substantial enough to hold well and the surface is a pleasure to touch. Focus is fast and silent and accurate. Exposure is as good as it gets in real world situations. I have tested it indoors with/without flash, in bright sun (no flare?!?), at sunset, and on faces, just works great. Low light/high ISO is pretty darn good too, way better than any compact and nearly as noise free as the best sensors out there. Can't ask for more. The LVF/LCD is a real treat for my tired eyes, and I love the WYSIWYG image, I do not miss the SLR viewfinder at all, in fact I am more creative and more accurate now. User interface takes a little getting used to but pretty intuitive once you know your way around the screens. I think this is the absolute best thing to happen to photography since the FE2 :-) The G1 is now my camera for trips, the zoo, family, and all of my 'enthusiast' endeavors! I would highly recommend this for anyone for any purpose other than perhaps true professional sports photography. Way to go Panasonic...now how about that wide-angle lens?
Date published: 2009-01-08
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