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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Digital Photo Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Macworld
31 December 2009
  • Excerpt: (1 items) The 12-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a unique digital camera that supports interchangeable lenses. Although it looks like a DSLR, it’s not-though it is based on the Micro Four Thirds system. The DMC-GH1 is smaller than traditional digital SLRs, but not by much. Its size, friendly menus, and simplified interface boost its appeal to not-quite-novice photographers who want more than a point-and-shoot but are still intimidated by a true digital SLR.
  • Pros: Beginner-friendly menus and controls, Smooth, vibrant HD video
  • Cons: Disappointing low-light performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
10 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The only thing wrong with the GH1 is the price – it looks Everest steep compared to budget SLRs. Factor in the long lens and the seamless Full HD video, though, and the flexible Panasonic starts to look like a better bet.
  • Pros: No one wants to eat a genetically engineered kiwicado or porkupine but electronics companies insist on mating different gadgets. The offspring of Panasonic’s latest inter-species love-in is a tasty treat: a lightweight 12MP camera that has the primo image quality and swappable lenses of a digital SLR alongside the ultra-smooth exposure, instant focusing and 10x zoom of a top-end High Def camcorder. The GH1 is easy to use, too, thanks to the best electronic viewfinder ...
  • Cons: This is the bit where we normally hassle hybrids for lagging behind standalone kit. UAs it is this Panny genuinely is as good as any SLR and memory-card camcorder. Having said that, the EVF takes some getting used to and flickers a bit in low light, while the huge zoom lens isn’t absolutely sharp all the way to the edges.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
1 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, 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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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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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
26 September 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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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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