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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
5.9 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 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
12 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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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
8 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 8
8.0

Review: Panasonic Lumix GH1

Wired
28 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Lumix GH1 captures Pantone-precise colors and Ginsu-sharp details for both video and stills. Whatever you shoot, it offers the same bucketful of configuration options, including shutter speed, aperture, light sensitivity, and 12 style modes, like the sepia-toned Nostalgic effect.
  • Pros: Image-stabilized 10X zoom lens. Video mode has autofocus to track fast action. Offers 1080p HD video resolution at 24 frames per second for the most detail, or 720p at 30 fps for smoother motion. Swiveling 3-inch LCD is great for setting up shots.
  • Cons: Menus with 1980s arcade-type graphics can be hard to navigate — six clicks just to delete all the pictures. Pricey.
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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
8.5
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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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix GH1 review

Digital Arts
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Swathed in tactile soft rubber ‘armour’ and available in red, black or champagne, Panasonic’s second Micro Four Thirds camera is its first to also feature video capture.
  • Pros: Lightweight even with kit lens attached; fast, responsive, and user friendly; good image quality with 14-140mm lens attached.
  • Cons: Very pricey; requires investment in a whole new camera system for existing digital SLR owners.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic's second Micro Four Thirds digital camera features high-definition video recording

Good Gear Guide.au
11 December 2009
  • Summary: Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds line-up gets its second model in the Lumix DMC-GH1. It's a very good quality camera for taking stills and also does very well when shooting high-definition video.
  • Pros: Shoots high-definition video, shoots very crisp images, auto ISO limiting, electronic viewfinder, built-in flash
  • Cons: Feels too bulky for a Micro Four Thirds camera, image stabilisation not built in to camera body
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 3
3.3
Features 8
8.3
Picture quality 7
6.7

Panasonic DMC-GH1

PC Pro
20 October 2009
  • Conclusion: An interesting camera with a flexible lens, but it can't compete with a traditional DSLR on image quality or value
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review

TechRadar UK
13 August 2009
  • Summary: Panasonic's latest camera tries to get the best of both compact cameras and SLRs
  • Pros: Great picture performance, HD video, Takes useful SLR features
  • Cons: Costs as much as a regular DSLR
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