Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Review

Overall Score

54

Main Features

  • 12 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 84 x 45 mm, 360g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-G2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Overview


First introduced in January, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-G1 with Panasonic G2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic G1 with Panasonic G2


Panasonic G1 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Sensor resolution of Panasonic G1 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic G1 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic G1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 536g 130 x 94 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 658g 137 x 97 x 92mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 2015 16MP 100 - 25600 410g 125 x 86 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 2013 16MP 160 - 25600 390g 122 x 85 x 71mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 2012 16MP 160 - 12800 396g 120 x 83 x 71mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic G1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
360g Light Body
Flash Sync Port
Articulating Screen
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 has an Overall Score of 54/100 and ranked #173 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #428 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic G1 Scores
Imaging score
45
Features score
49
Value for money score
71
Portability score
89
Overall score
54
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic G1


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 weighs 360g and has external dimensions of 124 x 84 x 45mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 1.77"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Panasonic G1 is 40 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G1
360g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G1
45mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-G1 Dimensions Lumix DMC-G1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Panasonic G2 428 g 360 g 124 x 84 x 74 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Panasonic G3 336 g 360 g 115 x 84 x 47 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 396 g 360 g 120 x 83 x 71 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 360 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 390 g 360 g 122 x 85 x 71 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 360 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 360 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 360 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 124 x 84 x 45 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-G1
Announced January, 2009
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier n/a
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 360 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 84 x 45 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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