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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1

from  $499.95+
77
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

With the GX1, Panasonic's acclaimed GF1 finally has a worthy successor.

Pros
  • Full-size hot shoeRetro, GF1-like designVery good image qualityFast and accurate focus and exposure
Cons
  • Pricey when paired with 14-42mm X lensPoor built-in flash performance
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Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

70
John Estalilla
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
patricks
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
frankyan
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (External (shoe)) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":4000, "2":60} ms

Imaging

Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Shade, Custom

Other features

Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
340