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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Panasonic have released a number of cameras in their G Series over the past couple of years. Each iteration added minor improvements that, many would say, should have been implemented in its predecessor.
Excerpt: As a member of an entirely new category of cameras, the 12.1-megapixel Panasonic GF1 delivers the image quality and flexibility of a dSLR in a device that will slip easily into your coat pocket.
Excerpt: FourThirds Showdown: Micro FourThirds has been welcomed by enthusiasts due to its compact build and DSLR sensor. The Olympus E-P1 and Panasonic GF1 are two retro looking models that offer many artistic features.