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6.2 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic DMC-GH1 The GH1 utilises the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14- Read more

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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
12 December 2009
  • Summary: Expensive compared to most comparable SLRs, the key to the GH1's appeal is its class-leading HD movie capture. The fact that it has the best sensor of any Micro Four Thirds camera is just the icing on the cake. Somewhat niche? Sure, but it makes most other SLR movie modes look like toys.
  • Pros: JPEG output shows impressive detail at base ISO, Good resolution, even slightly more in RAW, Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISOs, Good control over high ISO noise reduction, Smaller dimensions and lighter than comparable DSLRs, Good build quality and handling, Intuitive user-interface that combines compact and DSLR features, Large number of external controls including a very useful 'push-and-turn' dial, Intuitively structured menu ...
  • Cons: Comparatively steep tone curve (JPEG) can lead to highlight clipping, Relatively small amount of RAW headroom, Fairly low powered flash (but good flash metering), Electronic viewfinder difficult to use in low light (noisy image and greatly reduced refresh rate), Fairly unreliable auto white balance (in artificial light) and no fluorescent white balance preset, Battery life worse than most entry-level DSLRs (330 CIPA standard), Intelligent exposure very difficult to tr...
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
12 December 2009
  • Summary: Expensive compared to most comparable SLRs, the key to the GH1's appeal is its class-leading HD movie capture. The fact that it has the best sensor of any Micro Four Thirds camera is just the icing on the cake. Somewhat niche? Sure, but it makes most other SLR movie modes look like toys.
  • Pros: JPEG output shows impressive detail at base ISO, Good resolution, even slightly more in RAW, Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISOs, Good control over high ISO noise reduction, Smaller dimensions and lighter than comparable DSLRs, Good build quality and handling, Intuitive user-interface that combines compact and DSLR features, Large number of external controls including a very useful 'push-and-turn' dial, Intuitively structured menu ...
  • Cons: Comparatively steep tone curve (JPEG) can lead to highlight clipping, Relatively small amount of RAW headroom, Fairly low powered flash (but good flash metering), Electronic viewfinder difficult to use in low light (noisy image and greatly reduced refresh rate), Fairly unreliable auto white balance (in artificial light) and no fluorescent white balance preset, Battery life worse than most entry-level DSLRs (330 CIPA standard), Intelligent exposure very difficult to tr...
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

PC Magazine
25 October 2009
  • Conclusion: You can find less-expensive D-SLRs that take better photos in any lighting condition, but the Panasonic DMC-GH1 is the only one that both is easy to use and offers a full-featured HD camcorder.
  • Pros: Simple to use. Comfortable. Produces high-quality still images and HD video in well-lit conditions. Best implementation of video recording in a D-SLR to date. Supports a wide variety of HD recording formats. Numerous buttons allow quick access to features.
  • Cons: Expensive. Images and video are noticeably noisy in low-light conditions. Electronic viewfinder. Noticeable shutter lag. Limited number of lenses available. LCD and EVF show heavy motion blur.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1K

CNET
12 October 2009
  • Summary: If you're willing to pay a premium to be on the cutting edge of digital photography and video, and as long as you don't shoot sports or in dark venues, then you'll likely love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. But if you're simply attracted by the not-to-be-underestimated flexibility of interchangeable lenses with autofocus and depth-of-field control for video, wait for the price to fall a few hundred bucks.
  • Pros: Interchangeable lenses; comfortable to use; well constructed; excellent low-ISO photo quality; very nice 720p video; fast autofocus; 10X zoom kit lens; flip-and-twist LCD; mic input.
  • Cons: Expensive; middling high ISO sensitivity image quality for the price; slow kit lens; EVF implementation makes burst shooting difficult.
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Panasonic GH1 Review

photographybay.com
28 September 2009
  • Summary: I was really pleased with the GH1 as a fun and capable alternative to a DSLR.  It’s certainly not a camera for everyone; however, it’s a camera anyone can pick up and start using.  If all the buttons are too intimidating, it’s easy to pick the GH1 up, set it to Auto mode and start shooting.  Users wanting to move up from a point and shoot camera to something with better image quality will instantly benefit from the GH1’s larger sensor.
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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Pop Photo
24 September 2009
  • Excerpt: When Panasonic's first-of-its-kind Lumix DMC-G1 won our 2008 Camera of the Year award as the model that best refined or redefined photography, the emphasis was clearly on "redefined." Now, with its Micro-Four-Thirds-format, HD-video-shooting successor, the Lumix DMC-GH1, Panasonic makes refinement its top priority. And we're just as impressed.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Review

Digital Camera Review
21 September 2009
  • Summary: Cameras (like sports cars, camping/adventure gear, professional musical instruments, and top shelf audio/video components) get much more interesting (and expensive) as they increase in complexity - the GH1 is a case in point.
  • Pros: Best video of any currently available dSLR, Fully articulated live view LCD, Super kit lens
  • Cons: Expensive, Lacks total functionality of a true dSLR, Current lens lens selection is thin
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Lumix DMC-GH1 DSLR Camera Kit Review

Videomaker
6 September 2009
  • Summary: The Lumix GH1 is fun to use and creates great HD video that rivals pro camcorders costing twice as much.
  • Pros: Lens/sensor combo allows creative focus, Microphone jack, Amazing LCD screen
  • Cons: Manual zoom controls aren't smooth, Editing AVCHD video requires a supercomputer
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review

What Digital Camera
3 September 2009
  • Summary: The GH1 is an exceptional camera, but more than anything it is an exceptional video camera. In terms of still imaging it has some improvements on the previous G1 model, though these are not significant enough on their own to justify the huge price difference.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
10 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital system camera Panasonic knows how to draw the attention by inventing innovative imaging solutions. With the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds system, Panasonic knew how to surprise the world, and even more with the almost immediate launch of the Lumix G1. At the same time, Panasonic stated that this would not be the end and the highest priority would be given to video.
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