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.
Pros: High-quality 16-megapixel stills and Full HD AVCHD movies, Extensive photo tweaks, Solid build with quality 3-inch touchscreen LCD
Cons: Just too expensive, Weird button arrangements, Noisy at high ISOs, Touchscreen should be more sensitive
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-implem...
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, Minim...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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