Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Digital Camera Review
About Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the newest addition into the line of micro four thirds family, which has produced compact SLRs in the past that reigned supreme during the 1970s. But there is a host of new features available here that will set the standard for the new-generation digital cameras in the market.
First off, the body and build of the DMC-GF1 measures at 2.8 x 4.69 x 1.43 inches in dimension, which is really no bigger than a deck of cards to ensure optimum portability and a compact design. The body itself is made of metal with a matte black paint finish for a luxurious design. The rectangular shape is equipped with rounded edges to make it easier to grip onto, while the button controls are strategically designated to make performing basic functions a breeze.
This is a unique compact camera as it comes with interchangeable lens capacity, enabling it to adjust according to the variant shooting conditions. There are also several shooting modes available to choose from to produce the best quality images you could ever produce with this camera.
Once you are through taking pictures, you can easily access the 3.0-inch LCD display monitor to view your pictures in real-time, or delete any photos to free up some space on your memory card. One downside to the LCD monitor though is that it can be painful on the eyes to look at, especially when viewing it on a bright outdoor light.
Pro’s of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
*It comes with a compact and lightweight design, which makes it easy to carry around on various shooting conditions with relative ease.
*It produces professional-quality image and video captures.
*It offers efficient shutter and AF response to avoid overexposure on your images and deliver vivid colors.
*Most of the commands and output on this camera can be executed with a single button to eliminate complications and make operation user-friendly.
Con’s of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
*It is a rather expensive digital camera, in comparison to its closest competitors in the market.
*The display screen is pretty standard and viewfinder is only an optional feature.
The Bottom Line
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a potentially competitive digital camera that would appeal to a wide cross-section of buyers, ranging in age and gender. To be specific, novice shooters will be pleased with the maximum of assistance provided here, while allowing enough features for them to experiment and work on their photographic skills. Meanwhile, experienced hands will be right at home with the range of customizations that enable them to adjust each setting and shooting modes according to preference. It almost feels like a hybrid between compact and DSLR cameras.