Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a beautiful compact camera with interchangeable lens made with excellent materials, highly ergonomic and highly advanced features and performance. To confirm the quality of this device recognition TIPS Awards 2012 in the category Best Advanced Compact System Camera.
Pros: Shooting-assist functions, ISO up to 12800; Light Speed AF (0.09 s), manual controls, Live MOS sensor, Full HD Video, Optics interchangeable Venus Engine; advanced AF system; Touch Control.
Summary: The GX1 is a very well built, stylish, and capable camera. I have to admit, however, that I struggled a bit with the “Value” ranking. If size and weight, along with top-notch image quality, are critical factors selecting a digital camera, the GX1 represents a solid mirrorless contender and...
Conclusion: The Lumix DMC-GX1 is a top notch contribution to the mirror less compact range that offers the user quite a lot. Image quality is very good, even at higher ISO levels and the video quality is also quite good with great audio and image stabilisation that looks professional.
Excerpt: No company is more responsible for establishing the Micro Four-Thirds category than Panasonic, which has been steadily dialing up the goodness in its Lumix compact system cameras since introducing its first model four years ago.
Pros: Zoom and manual-focus levers ingeniously placed right on the lens barrel. Love the barely-there dimensions — and price!
Cons: Zoom on the included 14-42-mm lens is twitchy and imprecise in video mode. Autofocus struggles in low light.
Summary: The GX1’s premium finish carries an equally premium price tag. At £749 with the 14-42mm power zoom lens it’s one of the pricier models in the G-series range, and even exceeds both the Samsung NX200 ‘s and Olympus E-P3 ‘s considerable £699 price tags.
Pros: Great build quality, intuitive layout, super-fast autofocus, hotshoe, good balance of system size to image quality
Cons: Expensive, power zoom lens zooms too slowly, movie mode outclassed by competition, battery life could be better
Conclusion: For all its issues, we liked shooting with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1X. Sure it’s quirky, but like Sony’s NEX interface we’re sure it’ll become second nature over time. However, it’s too expensive to recommend unreservedly.
Conclusion: At 16 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 features the highest resolution of any Micro Four Thirds camera. It has some nice features that should appeal to enthusiasts, but it doesn't do well at the higher ISO settings and is bundled with a lens that can't keep up with the camera.
Pros: Compact size. Fast continuous shooting. Hot shoe and accessory port. Built-in flash.
Cons: Large, soft kit lens. Fixed rear LCD. Poor high ISO performance. Pricey.