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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 3,5-5,6/14-45mm Asph

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 3,5-5,6/14-45mm Asph

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Overall 7
6.9

Expert Review

DP Review
17 September 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 it's 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...
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.8
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix G-Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Lens

PhotoReview
1 September 2009
  • Summary: A capable and compact, although not particularly fast, 3x zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds System cameras.The Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens is currently only supplied with one of Panasonic's G-series bodies. Its optical design comprises 12 elements arranged in 9 groups with one Aspherical element. . .
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.8
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix G-Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Lens

PhotoReview
1 September 2009
  • Summary: A capable and compact, although not particularly fast, 3x zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds System cameras.The Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens is currently only supplied with one of Panasonic's G-series bodies. Its optical design comprises 12 elements arranged in 9 groups with one Aspherical element. . .
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