Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is available in India at an MRP of Rs. 44,000. The camera does really well in terms of design, features and performance. When it comes to pricing, the camera is priced more or less on par with its rivals, such as the Nikon 1 V1. However, the latter does come equipped with a viewfinder, making it convenient for photographers to get that accurate composition. This is probably the only reason where the Nikon 1 V1 has an advantage over the GX1.
Summary: The GX1 packages external camera control points and a class-leading touchscreen interface in a classically-styled small form factor that produces the best image quality we've yet seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera.
Pros: Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds sensor, Very good quality JPEG high ISO images, Improved white balance and skin tone rendering (compared to GF1), Fast AF acquisition (particularly impressive in low light), Shooting is possible while the buffer's data is being written to the card, Well-implemented touchscreen interface, Extensive manual control points including a mode dial and four Fn buttons, Robust build quality, Very pocketable form factor with the collapsible ...
Cons: Conservative metering tends towards underexposure, Fastest continuous shooting modes come at the expense of live view, 20fps SH mode yields poor image quality, Limited manual exposure controls for video recording, Continuous tracking performance suffers in low-light, low contrast scenarios, Minimal effect of in-camera dynamic range settings
Summary: Announced in November and scheduled to appear in the US market in mid-December of last year, the Panasonic Lumix GX1 is the latest mirrorless interchangeable lens addition to the Panasonic G series of digital cameras. While the “GX” designation is a new addition to the line whose models include “G”, “GF” and “GH” prefixes, Panasonic’s press release “…expects the camera to please photo enthusiasts who have been eager for a technology upgrade comparable to the LUMIX...
Pros: Good images and color, Quick shutter and AF, Selection of manual controls for enthusiasts
Cons: No built-in EVF, Pricey, Some rolling shutter in video
Summary: It also features one of the best touch-screen control systems around, along with plenty of physical dials and buttons if you prefer. The image quality is up there with the best of its peer group and the movie mode delivers very good footage with a decent stab at continuous autofocusing. In short, there's a lot to like about the GX1.
The GX1 is also a perfect example of a company listening to its customers, if arguably later than hoped.
Pros: Compact but solid build with lots of manual controls., Comparable quality to DSLR, but may need to tweak defaults., Snappy and responsive AF, and touch-AF for stills and movies., Continuous movie AF and long recording times outside Europe.
Cons: Live view and AF not available in bursts above 3fps., No 1080p AVCHD, no manual movie exposures and no mic input., Easy to accidentally set a manual AF area with touch-screen., No articulated screen or built-in IS.
Summary: With its aluminium chassis and rangefinder style, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is likely to appeal to enthusiast photographers. In use, the camera does not disappoint, either. Its touchscreen enhances its handling and I have not come across a more rapid way to accurately meter and focus for a scene. Also, with four function buttons, the GX1 is a breeze to use.
The Panasonic GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera is small, comfortable and captures clear images
Good Gear Guide.au
26 March 2012
Summary: The LUMIX GX1 incorporates manual features, a touchscreen and a high level of performance in a camera body that is compact and comfortable to hold. It produced excellent results in our tests, in the ISO testing in particular, and it's a good all-round camera for users who want something as versatile as a digital SLR, but not quite as big.
Pros: Relatively compact, Lots of features, Good image quality and performance, Excellent high ISO performance
Cons: Power Zoom lens isn't comfortable to use, No built-in EVF
Conclusion: Using the GX1 definitely feels as if you're shooting with a DSLR without the bulky weight or the huge amount of confusing buttons (half of which you'll never use). The images we shot could be placed alongside those taken on a DSLR and you'd be hard-pushed to tell the difference. The 14-24mm is a great lens that delivers top quality results, however we did find ourselves wanting a little more focal length.