Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Compact System Camera in Silver + 12-32mm Lens £249.00 @ Jessops
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Compact System Camera in Silver + 12-32mm Lens £249.00 @ Jessops

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Same sensor as the Gx7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Compact System Camera in Silver + 12-32mm Lens
The 16 megapixel Pansonic LUMIX GM1 is a sleek, stylish & ultra compact camera with a durable magnesium alloy frame. It features a large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, together with the high-performance Venus Engine plus high-precision, high-speed AF.

WiFi Connectivity
The LUMIX GM1 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. All these flexible shooting / browsing / sharing style are made possible with the LUMIX GM1 and the Panasonic's dedicated application software “Panasonic Image App” for iOS / Android smartphones / tablets.

Picture Quality
The LUMIX GM1 boasts not just its outstandingly compact profile but its high functional performance for ultimate picture quality. The large 16.00 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with less noise. The Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems which helps produce clear, smooth image especially for the nighttime scenery. The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO25600.

Fast & Accurate AF
The LUMIX GM1 features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fast-moving subject clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The LUMIX GM1 realizes the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps in 16.00-megapixel and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter.

Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp. It further enhances the performance to work in -4EV lower lit situations.

Focus Peaking
For more practical control over focusing, the LUMIX GM1 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. You can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the color can also be changed according to the color of the shooting scene during live view. You can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi in both photo / video recording.

Full HD video
The LUMIX GM1 records smooth, high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (60 Hz) / 50i (50 Hz) videos in AVCHD or MP4* (MPEG-4 / H.264) format*. The LUMIX GM1 also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the footage. In addition, the P / A / S / M mode also lets you enjoy expressive video recording. Thanks to optimum pixel-mix technology which is made possible by the improvement of sensor sensitivity, sharpness and clarity are improved in motion images too. The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting aperture and shutter speed.

3-inch touchscreen monitor
The touch-control system integrated in the 3.0-inch large approx.1036K-dot high resolution monitor immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter.

iA (intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including new Intelligent Handheld Night Shot and iHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range) in addition to AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot generates a glamorous night scenery even without using a tripod. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.

Other features include:

Continuous shooting at 5 fps
Built-in pop-up flash
Max ISO 25600
1/16,000 maximum shutter speed (with all-electronic shutter)
Picture-in-picture magnification for manual focus
Micro HDMI output
Creative Control
Clear Retouch
SILKYPIX ® for High Quality Development from RAW

83 Comments

Great price. Also available with leather case (usually £50) for £20 extra.

Cracking price, tiny camera that produces excellent photographs

Nice price for such a fast and reliable Camera..

Brilliant bit of kit. Switched from canon dslr a few years back to Panasonic's compact systems. Lenses can be a bit prices, but no regrets.

great little camera but the controls can be a bit fiddly. in the end I got fed up with the annoying control wheel and decided to get the gx7 instead which is much nicer to use, though a fair bit bigger. both these cameras work brilliantly with old FD lenses with the use of a cheap adaptor. at this price it is a bargain

...also great video on this little camera...it was much nicer than that from my Canon 600d

heat added

Very cute but remember no viewfinder!

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lazyboy

Very cute but remember no viewfinder!


gm5 £100 more.

lazyboy

Very cute but remember no viewfinder!


Hardly surprisingly since the whole point of this model is to be tiny. It's a bit like looking at a 1 bed flat and expecting it to come with a double garage

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godsakes

Hardly surprisingly since the whole point of this model is to be tiny. … Hardly surprisingly since the whole point of this model is to be tiny. It's a bit like looking at a 1 bed flat and expecting it to come with a double garage


http://cameradecision.com/sizecomparison/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM5-vs-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM1-size-comparison.jpg
http://cameradecision.com/topviewsizecomparison/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM5-vs-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM1-top-view-size-comparison.jpg
not that much bigger imo.

This is a great little camera - love mine!

Hot. Did not realise this little cam had a built in flash. I don't own the camera so cannot comment on the image quality or handling y but looks nice and is a good price!

pig69er

not that much bigger imo.


I'll eat my words then... damn, amazed they fit a VF on that

godsakes

I'll eat my words then... damn, amazed they fit a VF on that




GM5 VF has no pop up flash though - always a compromise! I owned an Olympus E-PM5 and Canon EOS M and having to cart around the external flash defeated the whole object of the small form factor. I would prefer a pop up flash to a VF any day (but I know for some people they prefer it the other way around). Each to his/her own, I found the Fuji X-E1 to be a great compromise as long as you in it for the stills and it is slighlly larger. Still am sure they are all good cameras though!

Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 4th Aug 2015

Worth an upgrade from my LX7?

I almost bought one of these but went for the gf6 instead which has a pop up flash you can point at the ceiling (very useful indoors). Was around £220 not long ago if you can still find one

Good camera for family and beginners, nice style too

ACunningPlan

GM5 VF has no pop up flash though - always a compromise! I owned an … GM5 VF has no pop up flash though - always a compromise! I owned an Olympus E-PM5 and Canon EOS M and having to cart around the external flash defeated the whole object of the small form factor. I would prefer a pop up flash to a VF any day (but I know for some people they prefer it the other way around).



I do agree the lack of a built in popup flash is a shame. Moving from a GF3 to a EPM2 the loss of a built in popup flash did bother me far more than I expected, the popup flash on the GF3 could be angled upwards to a ceiling/wall for bounce (in a small room anyway) which I can't even do with the addon flash on my EPM2

I have the g1 from years ago with a 45 and 200 lens. Would my lenses work ok on this or are you too old. Any help much appreciated.

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shatteredneon

Worth an upgrade from my LX7?


dont think so, only if you'r looking for a smaller camera

samsun

I almost bought one of these but went for the gf6 instead which has a pop … I almost bought one of these but went for the gf6 instead which has a pop up flash you can point at the ceiling (very useful indoors). Was around £220 not long ago if you can still find one


This camera also has the flash you can bounce on ceilings.

davenfish

I have the g1 from years ago with a 45 and 200 lens. Would my lenses work … I have the g1 from years ago with a 45 and 200 lens. Would my lenses work ok on this or are you too old. Any help much appreciated.


Yes, but it would probably be slightly annoying to handle since the camera is tiny and that 45-200 is pretty huge.

This is a lovely camera overall, it's super light and you can put it in your coat or in a handbag without any issue. Image quality is lightyears ahead of compacts or phones as well, it's around the same as the RX100m2 but with the ability to add extra lenses. If you add the Olympus 45mm f1.8 (currently £150 - £30 cashback) this is an awesome portrait machine.

Edited by: "neon123" 4th Aug 2015

shatteredneon

Worth an upgrade from my LX7?



I would have it as an alternative. The LX7 was an amazing camera, and probably still is.

Great price for a great very compact camera... I have one as a bring it everywhere camera and it can produce excellent images.

Here are some taken with the 12-32mm kit lens from a recent trip
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/322/20109912710_7085aeaef3_o.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/478/20303914481_e14f444b13_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/20271697086_ec1e8775f2_o.jpg

This or sony a5000?

I have the gx7 (same sensor) with the 12-32 lens, both are excellent and this will take just as good photos. The lens alone is worth most of this cost.

I don't need both. I wasn't really in the market for a new camera but thought I could sell the LX7 and pay the £100-150 difference if it was a worthwhile upgrade. If the GM1 was capable of noticibly better pics with kit lens alone I'd go for it, but the I've just read a few online comparisons and I'm not convinced.

Has anyone owned both?

Anyone able to give some advice?

Kind of looking to get into photography and wondering whether this would be a good 'starter' camera or whether I should get a cheapish DSLR instead? What would be the better option and how would the picture quality vary?

Devilwithin, I think you would be better off getting a budget slr. You will have better control ie more physical buttons and less expensive lens choice and loads off second hand lens also. This camera in my opinion is for someone who wants a small second camera who wants good image quality but is willing to give up overall control.

DevilWithin

Anyone able to give some advice? Kind of looking to get into photography … Anyone able to give some advice? Kind of looking to get into photography and wondering whether this would be a good 'starter' camera or whether I should get a cheapish DSLR instead? What would be the better option and how would the picture quality vary?



The main reason for buying this camera is if you want a camera that is very small but one that is very capable of taking excellent images... The advantage is that it's easy to take anywhere and be discreet in the process when taking pictures.

The disadvantage is that the handling is a little more difficult with smaller controls.. I do own other larger cameras which handle much better but I don't take them every where with me..

I would say that larger sensor cameras have an advantage when it comes to image quality with the right lens but M43 cameras offer still very good image quality (good enough for most) and is a very complete system with cameras and lenses ranging from the tiny to the more larger "Pro" series M43 cameras and lenses which are generally larger.

If size is not a concern, then a D-SLR or larger mirrorless camera will certainly handle better, even if the image quality is comparable.

amazing deal, I think I paid double this only a year ago.. some people may prefer the controls and handling of a DSLR but the fact I can fit this in a jacket pocket means I get much better shots (simply because I get more shots because its always with me!)

elliotsamuda

amazing deal, I think I paid double this only a year ago.. some people … amazing deal, I think I paid double this only a year ago.. some people may prefer the controls and handling of a DSLR but the fact I can fit this in a jacket pocket means I get much better shots (simply because I get more shots because its always with me!)


Can the touch screen be disabled?

theu91

This or sony a5000?



Great question as I've been waiting for a price reduction from £249 on the A5000.

u0421793

Can anyone who has one of these tell me if it has clean hdmi out, and at … Can anyone who has one of these tell me if it has clean hdmi out, and at 1080i50?



Yes it's on the review

Bendown

Can the touch screen be disabled?



Im not sure, but I literally never use it (even by accident) so I can tell you that it doesn't get in the way at all

elliotsamuda

Im not sure, but I literally never use it (even by accident) so I can … Im not sure, but I literally never use it (even by accident) so I can tell you that it doesn't get in the way at all


Thanks, hoping amazon will also reduce the price

samsun

I almost bought one of these but went for the gf6 instead which has a pop … I almost bought one of these but went for the gf6 instead which has a pop up flash you can point at the ceiling (very useful indoors). Was around £220 not long ago if you can still find one

davenfish

I have the g1 from years ago with a 45 and 200 lens. Would my lenses work … I have the g1 from years ago with a 45 and 200 lens. Would my lenses work ok on this or are you too old. Any help much appreciated.



Thank you

Norman-B

Great question as I've been waiting for a price reduction from £249 on … Great question as I've been waiting for a price reduction from £249 on the A5000.


If you want something as small as possible: GM1
If you need the extra bit of image quality or low light performance: A5000
If you are thinking about buying extra lenses at some point: GM1

Bendown

Can the touch screen be disabled?


As far as I know you should be able to, you'd just have to use the physical camera buttons to navigate the menus.
Edited by: "neon123" 5th Aug 2015

shatteredneon

Worth an upgrade from my LX7?


I upgraded from my LX5 to a GX1 a few years back and regretted it immediately. I missed the excellent fast lens on the LX straight away. since I was invested in Pentax as my DSLR, I didn't want to spend more on fast primes to get the same results. For this reason alone I'm looking at the Canon G7X or Sony RX100iii to get another small fast compact.
This will be a cracking little camera but if you enjoy lowlight shots or video, be aware of the slower kit lens.

What's this like for video? I'm kinda waiting around for another Canon eos-m deal.
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