Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Review

Overall Score

58

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 116 x 68 x 39 mm, 318g.
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  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-GX7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-GX1 with Panasonic GX7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GX1 with Panasonic GX7


Panasonic GX1 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-GX1

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GX1 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GX1 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 GX1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic GX9 2018 20MP 200 - 25600 407g 124 x 72 x 47mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 269g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 2016 16MP 200 - 25600 426g 122 x 71 x 44mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 2015 20MP 200 - 25600 487g 133 x 78 x 63mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 2013 16MP 125 - 25600 402g 123 x 71 x 55mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GX1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
318g Light Body
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has an Overall Score of 58/100 and ranked #164 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #368 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GX1 Scores
Imaging score
48
Features score
55
Value for money score
73
Portability score
92
Overall score
58
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GX1


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 weighs 318g and has external dimensions of 116 x 68 x 39mm (4.57 x 2.68 x 1.54"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Panasonic GX1 is 5 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GX1
318g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GX1
39mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GX1 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 318 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 318 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Panasonic GF1 385 g 318 g 119 x 71 x 36 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 318 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL5 Olympus E-PL5 325 g 318 g 111 x 64 x 38 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 318 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 318 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic GM5 211 g 318 g 99 x 60 x 36 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GX1
Announced February, 2012
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 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
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 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.60
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 12800
Min Native ISO 160
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 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 318 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 68 x 39 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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