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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
6.0 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
13 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,...
  • 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 balan...
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
11 November 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,...
  • 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 balan...
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

PC Magazine
8 November 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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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.
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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.
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
21 September 2009
  • Summary: Photographers and camera manufacturers have been talking about building bridge cameras for more than forty years. Bridge cameras cover the gap between two drastically different types of photographic tool – like combining an auto exposure point and shoot digicam with a manual exposure interchangeable...
  • Pros: Exellent 1080p video, Articulated Live View LCD, Great kit lens
  • Cons: Expensive, Fewer lenses available, Not a true DSLR
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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 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.
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Overall 9
8.9

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Camera Labs
1 July 2009
  • Summary: Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GH1 is one of the most complete cameras we’ve tested, and one that achieves a number of ambitious goals. Unlike many rivals where features like Live View and video recording are often compromised and feel bolted-on to satisfy marketing demands, they’re core and very capable...
  • Pros: Compact but comfortable body., HD video with AF and manual control., Excellent EVF and big, flexible screen., Easy to use with intuitive user interface.
  • Cons: Viewfinder noisy and jerky in low light., AF restrictions in 1080p movie mode., Continuous shooting slower than rivals., Only sold with premium 10x kit lens.
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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 GH1 Review

What Digital Camera
29 June 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.
  • Pros: HD movie mode, articulating LCD screen, build quality, supplied lens
  • Cons: High price tag, white balance issues, slow burst mode, shutter lag
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