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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 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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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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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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Overall 8
8.0

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

Good Gear Guide.au
9 November 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. However, at $3299, it's quite expensive so only go for it if you absolutely must have the HD recording capability.
  • 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 camera review

Pocket Lint
4 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Panasonic beat its development partner Olympus to market with the first camera in its new Micro Four Thirds system. The G1 was styled like a DSLR but wasn’t really, having done away with the internal mirror mechanism to bring lens and sensor even closer together. Olympus has since responded with a totally different yet technically similar concept in the retro-look Micro Four Thirds E-P1 (or digital "Pen").
  • Pros: Adjustable high (ish) resolution rear LCD, tactile rubber body "shroud", impressively clear Live View finder, sharp, realistically coloured evenly exposed results
  • Cons: Hefty price tag, existing APS-C sized sensor DSLR users will have to invest in a whole new system from scratch
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review

PC Advisor
8 June 2009
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a Micro Four Thirds-based advanced digital camera that accepts interchangeable lenses (much like a digital SLR camera). It has an absolute glut of manual and automatic features.
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