Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
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The Panasonic DMC-GF1 (shown with the Panasonic Lumix 20mm lens and the optional electronic viewfinder)
Type Micro Four Thirds system
Sensor 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
Maximum resolution 4000×3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Lens Micro Four Thirds system mount
Shutter speed range 60–1/4000 sec
Exposure metering 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Exposure modes

Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual,

iAuto, SCN, Movie,Custom (2)
Metering modes Multiple-Weighted, Center-Weighted, Spot
Focus modes

Auto Focus, Manual focus, Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area-Focusing/1 Area Focusing, Single or Continuous AF, AF detection range: EV 0–18 (f/3.5 lens, ISO 100),

Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist(5x, 10x)
Continuous shooting

7 RAW images,

Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
Viewfinder Optional External Electronic Viewfinder
Rear LCD monitor 3.0" Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Storage SD /SDHC /MMC
Battery 1250 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions 119 mm × 71 mm × 36.3 mm (4.69 × 2.8 × 1.43 inches)
Weight Approx. 285 g (10.1 oz) (camera body),
Approx. 448 g (15.8 oz)) (incl. 20 mm lens, card and battery)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 was introduced in September 2009 as the third camera in Panasonic's Lumix G-series, using the Micro Four Thirds system. It was the first model in the "GF" line, which is primarily distinguished from the other Lumix G cameras by the lack of an integrated electronic viewfinder.

Features[edit]

The design of the DMC-GF1 is similar to that of the Olympus E-P1 which was introduced a few months earlier. The GF1 is 35% smaller than earlier G models. It has the same 12.1 megapixel sensor as the DMC-G1, 1280 × 720 HD recording in AVCHD Lite format, an optional hot-shoe mounted electronic viewfinder, and a 3 inch LCD with 460,000 dots. It was announced at the 2009 Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin consumer electronics exhibition. This model in the Lumix range was claimed by Panasonic[1] as the world’s smallest and lightest system digital camera with a built-in flash capability.

Although the GF1 is small it still offers many advanced features such as its high definition video recording capability. It offers most of the features of the larger G1, including high speed contrast detect autofocus and an identical sensor.

Successor Model[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

The GF1's successor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was announced in November 2010. The GF line has since been extended with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (announced in June 2011), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 (announced in April 2012) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (announced in April 2013). Many enthusiasts decried the move away from the GF1's button driven interface and the omission of the top control dial in the GF2 and subsequent models. Because of this some feel that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is the GF1's "spiritual successor".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DMC GF1". Panasonic.net. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ Diallo, Amadou. "Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Review". Digital Photography Review. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
None - New Model
Panasonic Micro Four Thirds System cameras
November 2008–present
Succeeded by
Debatable - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1