Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Overview


First introduced in December, 2013, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-GM1 with Panasonic GM5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GM1 with Panasonic GM5


Panasonic GM1 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-GM1

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GM1 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GM1 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic GM1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic GM5 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 211g 99 x 60 x 36mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 2013 16MP 200 - 25600 204g 99 x 55 x 30mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GM1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
204g Light Body
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Touch Screen
RAW Support
1036k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
1/500s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an Overall Score of 63/100 and ranked #111 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #257 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic GM1 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
63
Value for money score
77
Portability score
96
Overall score
63
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 GM1


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 weighs 204g and has external dimensions of 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9 x 2.17 x 1.18"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Panasonic GM1 is 116 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GM1 is less by 15mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GM1
204g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GM1
30mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GM1 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GM1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic GM5 211 g 204 g 99 x 60 x 36 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic GF7 266 g 204 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 204 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 204 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 204 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 204 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 204 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 269 g 204 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 99 x 55 x 30 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GM1
Announced December, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1036k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
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 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/500 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 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 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3448
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 204 g
Physical Dimensions 99 x 55 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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