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LUMIX® GX1Body 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera (No Lens)

Details
DMC-GX1BODY
Features
16MP, DSLR-Like Image Quality, Features, and Lens Options
Built-in Flash, Hotshoe, and Mode Dial
Intuitively Easy - 3.0" Touch Enabled LCD Control
Lumix LightSpeed Focusing and PinPoint Focusing Control
Full HD Video 1080/60i - AVCHD/MP4
New Optional High Resolution Live View Finder
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SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Type
    • Recording Media
    • Image Sensor Size
    • Lens mount
    • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Image Sensor Type
    • Total pixels
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust Reduction System
    • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • Recording file format
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Image Quality
    • Color Space
    • File size (Pixels) Still Image
    • File size (Pixels) Motion Image
    • MP4*1 NTSC
    • AVCHD*2 NTSC
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
    • FOCUS
    • Focus Type
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • AF detective range
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • AF lock
    • Others
    • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light Metering System
    • Light metering mode
    • Metering Range
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO sensitivity(Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • Exposure Compensation
    • AE lock
    • AE bracket
    • WHITE BALANCE
    • White Balance
    • White Balance Adjustment
    • Color Temperature Setting
    • White Balance Bracket
    • SHUTTER
    • Shutter Type
    • Shutter Speed
    • Self Timer
    • Remote Control
    • SCENE MODE
    • Still Image SCN mode
    • Movie SCN mode
    • Creative control
    • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst Speed
    • Number of recordable images
    • BUILT-IN-FLASH
    • Flash Type
    • Flash mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash Output Adjustment
    • Flash Synchronization
    • Hot shoe
    • LCD MONITOR
    • Monitor Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Field of view
    • Monitor adjustment
    • LIVE VIEW functions
    • ZOOM
    • Additional zoom operation
    • Digital Zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • LEVEL GAUGE
    • DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
    • FUNCTION BUTTON
    • Fn1, Fn2, Fn3*, Fn4**Fn3 and Fn4 are Touch icons on LCD monitor
    • CUSTOM MENU
    • C1, C2-1/2/3
    • PLAYBACK
    • Playback Mode
    • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
    • PRINT
    • Direct Print
    • INTERFACE
    • USB
    • HDMI
    • Audio video output
    • Remote
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • LANGUAGE
    • OSD Language
    • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating Temperature
    • Operating Humidity
    • STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    • Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Notes:
    • UPC
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Awards

  • GX1 Camera Series - DPReview.com Award?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    GX1 Camera Series - DPReview.com Award
  • TIPA Award?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    TIPA Award

Reviews

DMC-GX1BODY is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best pocket size camera w/interchangeable lens The best pocket size camera with interchangeable lens I could find. Can't beat the large sensor and great quality lenses.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the compactness, features and ergonomics Probably the best ILC Lumix has made so far (for still photography anyway), after the GH1. Very compact, solid build, great features and excellent ergonomics with a lot of customization options. Went out and bought a second body so I don't have to switch lenses - and can still travel light. Optional viewfinder is so,so but overpriced. I would prefer to have the tilt swivel screen, even if it adds to the thickness of the camera. Other improvements I would like to see are: - return to a larger sensor to make full use of image circle when changing aspect ratios, - better dynamic range - base ISO of 100 or less with better quality / less noise on higher sensitivities - better quality lenses (12-35mm is the best so far of the zoom lenses), including a fixed focal length 10mm / f2.8 wide-angle - higher capacity battery and allowing for battery change without having to remove quick release plate - more durable LCD coating - faster processor - environmental sealing, which would make it a great trecking / backpacking tool, where weight / size / reliability are key
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camera but .... too many gadgets, the beauty lies in simplicity. I dislike most the change of focusing area with the touch screen, which happens also with accidental touches.
Date published: 2012-07-11
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Accessories

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Support

Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can I use the touch shutter function while recording video?
    No, photos cannot be shot while recording video.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • Will the camera stop continuous recording video using the SDHC or SDXC when it reaches 4GB ?
    In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. In MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.

    Require further assistance?

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