Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 3,5-5,6/14-45mm Asph
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1 November 2009
Summary: The compact design means inevitable compromises when compared to a 'full size' SLR, but the GF1 gets so much right that it's a real winner in our eyes. Great image quality, a well-rounded feature set and surprisingly zippy performance put it a little ahead of the Olympus E-P1, and much more versatile.
Pros: Superb resolution, excellent overall image quality up to ISO 1600, Stunning raw output, Reliable exposure and focus and generally reliable white balance, Excellent build quality & great screen, Surprisingly good handling, fun and easy to use, Very compact design, Intuitive user-interface that combines compact and DSLR features, Large number of external controls including a very useful 'push-and-turn' dial, Fast contrast detect Auto Focus (on par with entry level DSLRs...
Cons: Dynamic range and high ISO output not quite as good as best in class (including Olympus E-P1), JPEG output nowhere near as good as it could be - shoot raw for best results, Default settings don't produce particularly appealing (JPEG) color, Flash is very weak, No in-body IS (and 20mm pancake not stabilized), Autofocus doesn't work with all legacy Four Thirds lenses, Still a very limited range of dedicated lenses, Orientation sensor uses lens IS system (so no automatic...