Excerpt: (1 items) 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 single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. The Lumix DMC-G1 serves as something of a bridge between these two markets, an ideal compromise for anyone who wants more than a point-and-shoot but doesn’t want the bulk of an SLR.
Pros: Very small design, Full feature set, Interchangeable lenses, Excellent image quality
Cons: No movie mode, Small lens selection, Electronic viewfinder is difficult to see in low light and has limited dynamic range
Excerpt: Panasonic Lumix G1 is a Micro Four Thirds DSLR-like camera with interchangeable lens; it's far smaller than a conventional DSLR but has features to fight its corner. So how does the Lumix G1 fare...
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix G1 Micro Four Thirds camera system The media warmly and enthusiastically received the introduction 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 world's first Micro FourThirds camera at the last Photokina 2008 show. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 became the talk of this event.
Summary: Last month in Tokyo, Matsushita (a part of Panasonic as of October 1, 2008) unveiled the Lumix DMC-G1 SLR , which is the world's smallest digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera to date. This high-performance model will be both light weight and simple to operate, and it should serve as a great point of entry for people who are ready to switch over from compact to SLR cameras.
Excerpt: Features & handling The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera uses the Micro FourThirds system and offers a 100%-coverage digital Live View viewfinder. Unlike a conventional optical viewfinder, this system shows you an image that's been processed by the camera's sensor. As a result, the G1 is neither a digital single lens reflex nor a twin-lens compact camera. It's an elaborate hybrid of the two - a beefed up bridge camera, for want of a better description.
The DMC-G1K from Panasonic shares more in common with a digital SLR camera than a typical compact digital camera.
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24 May 2009
Summary: It's not a traditional D-SLR but the LUMIX DMC-G1K is definitely as versatile as one, and much more compact. It's easy to use, and its images are very sharp. Give it a go if you want something that won't compromise your mobility yet will give you the flexibility to change lenses.
Pros: Compact body, interchangeable lenses, accurate electronic viewfinder, fast performance, stacks of settings to play with
Summary: I first heard about the Micro Four Thirds while talking to an Olympus advocate at the Adobe CS4 launch and I have to admit I was sceptical. Having used the DMC-G1 and seen the results of the images, I'm really impressed.
Pros: 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
Cons: Focus dial is unnecessary, Fn button isn't needed
Summary: The world's first Micro Four Thirds System camera with features and performance to appeal to photo enthusiasts.Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-G1 is the first model in an entirely new camera system, officially known as 'Micro Four Thirds' but sometimes dubbed 'EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens)' to provide a better picture of the difference between it and a DSLR (which it resembles superficially).