Summary: My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 review finds one of the better fixed lens cameras available on the market. The FZ40 offrs a 24X optical zoom lens and a great mixture of manual and automatic control features.
Pros: Great mix of automatic and manual control features
Cons: You'll want a tripod with this camera, to protect against camera shake, Camera is very large, Occasional focus problems at full zoom extension, Beginner photographers may be overwhelmed with all of the manual control features
Conclusion: To say that the Panasonic Lumix GF1 was a pleasure to use is something of an understatement. Fitted with the 20mm pancake lens, it is not only pocketable but delivers image quality of the highest order and the lens is fast enough to not require a major ISO boost even in dim lighting.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Review
30 August 2010
Summary: The GF1 is a surprisingly good camera given it's size and weight. It certainly holds its own against other cameras in a similar price range namely the ones from its Micro Four Thirds partner Olympus.
Pros: Excellent image quality, especially in RAW, Comparatively easy to use, clearly labeled buttons and simple menu navigation, Great rear LCD image quality with useful digital zoom manual focus mode, High build quality, solid feel to constuction, Small, compact design. Not pocketable but close., Look...
Cons: No in-body image stabilization, Still very limited lens and accessory selection, Slightly expensive, especially considering the $135US optional electronic viewfinder, Disappointing JPEG output. Shoot RAW whenever possible.
Summary: In short, I love the GF1. It is my current pick of the mirrorless camera genre. Sure, the GF1 is not going to replace anyone’s 5D Mark II or D700 anytime soon. For casual photos though, it’s tough to beat for image quality, functionality and portability. The GF1 easily earns my high recommendation.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is part of a new breed of camera that combines small size, light weight and impressive versatility for photo enthusiasts. It combines the ease of use of a point-and-shoot camera with the versatility and quality of a dSLR. Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 here.
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix GF1 digital system camera At the time of writing, there are only two truly compact Micro Four Thirds System cameras available. Both are similar when it comes to functions and dimensions.
Excerpt: Panasonic announced a new Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix DMC -GF1. This follows the earlier G1 and GH1 models. The Micro Four Thirds format uses the standard Four Thirds sensor size, which is one quarter the size (area) of a full frame sensor, resulting in a 2x “digital multiplier” factor.
Summary: The Panasonic GF1 makes best sense of the Micro Four Thirds format by kicking all the unnecessary DSLR-styling to the kerb. The GF1 makes best sense of the Micro Four Thirds format by kicking all the unnecessary DSLR-styling to the kerb.
Pros: Size, design, HD video, Peripheral Defocus scene mode, Micro Four Thirds compatability
Cons: Costly, limitations to auto focus, no in-built viewfinder
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1; A 12MP Micro Four Thirds Camera
1 February 2010
Excerpt: Micro Four Thirds format cameras promise of compact size, reduced weight, and versatility approaching a D-SLR. I recently had the opportunity to work with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 to see how it fulfilled those ambitions.
Excerpt: With any new technology, it takes time to work out the kinks. And while the flurry of coverage-and humanity's ever-shrinking attention span-might make it seem as though Micro Four Thirds has been around awhile, it's still quite new.