Summary: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF1 offers a D-SLR experience in a body that's not much bigger than a superzoom camera. Pros: + More compact than a D-SLR. + Fast focusing speeds. + Extremely sharp images. + 720p30 HD video capture. + Built-in flash. + HDMI port with CEC support.
Excerpt: Good image quality, lots of physical controls, solid construction, small and reasonably light. My only serious gripe is poor image quality with high ISO – at ISO 400 the noise is clearly visible, at ISO 800 it usually ruins the picture, even if converted to BW, where the noise is generally more...
Excerpt: There is little that I can add that hasn't already been said. The camera is nearly perfect. If it had been blessed with a larger buffer and a sensor that wasn't noisy as hell, it would have been a legendary product, destined for the halls of greatness.
Excellent semi-compact option for someone who knows DSLRs. Not for newbies
5 August 2011
Summary: The rave reviews and the fact that this camera with the 20mm pancake lens goes for a premium on ebay says it all. So, since there are so many positives (with which I agree), I'm going to focus on the Cons here.
Summary: This is the 2nd GF1 body I have purchased. Really enjoy using the GF1. With the Panasonic replacement not what I was hoping for it was time to search for a 2nd USA warranty body. Image quality with decent quality lens is good to excellent. I prefer the "old school" ergonomics of dials & buttons.
Summary: I bought this one to update my old Lumix 12x optical zoom, which had too much dust in the lens to continue using. I use the camera for safari photos, job site documentation, filming and shooting the baby, and as a portable document scanner.
Summary: [...] Overall, great little camera. Lacks color vibrancy, but nothing that can't be fixed with a little editing. If you're a photographer, this is a good micro 4/3. If you're just taking pictures like me, expect a little desaturation in your photo compared to what you see on the amazing LCD screen.
Summary: got a good price for the body only, purchased an adapter and was able to use my old nikkor lens on it. pictures are incredibly good. great starting point for building up my micro four thirds photo collection
Summary: The purchase price was for the 14-45 Kit. Panasonic took the features of their Micro Four Thirds cameras and smashed them down into a compact size. This makes for a nicely sized body with a decent size sensor. It's a little larger than a high end compact, but the IQ more than makes up for the bulk.
Pros: Image quality. It's good, very good. It is a little better than my G9 at low ISOs, but at high ISOs it blows it away. Very useable at 1600., Size, it's nearly as small as a high end compact camera with the pancake lens attached. It's definitely bulkier with any of the zooms attached but still muc...
Cons: Placements. One of the weaknesses I've found in the controls is the placement of AF/AE lock button, my thumb consistently found this button when I wasn't trying to. Not a big deal, but frustrating at times., Histogram. The GF-1 has a live histogram, this is nice. Unfortunately it's not reading th...