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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. Some have doubts about the black level and flash.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

low-light, flash, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, price, size, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

 

Is the first Micro Four-Thirds camera the start of something big?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a revolutionary camera that delivers on its promise of SLR-like quality in a compact body. Build quality and design are up to Panasonic's usual exemplary standard, and despite its small size the camera handles well. In...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera

 

We hesitate to put Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 in the DSLR category of cameras, because it technically isn't. However, it seems to make sense to place this camera in amongst those that it competes with to an extent in terms of features, performance and...

Compact body, ease of control, great performance, articulating screen

New camera system means less accessories, those with big hands might find it too small

The thing about the G1 is that it encourages you to experiment, with everything really easy to access. Yes, the range of extras might be more restrictive than your DSLR, but if the compact nature of the G1 appeals to you, you might not be looking to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review

 

This Micro Four Thirds Panny is promising to pack SLR performance into a compact body. Does it succeed?

The slight reduction in size doesn’t warrant the reduction in image quality

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 - First Look

 

Panasonic and Olympus have announced a new camera format that promises to offer you all the capabilities of a DSLR, but without the size. Can it deliver? We spent the day with the Panasonic DMC-G1 at Wembley Stadium to find out. The Panasonic G1, not...

Size, weight, easy to use, flip out LCD

Purists will say it's not a real DSLR

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review

 

Does the G1 spell the end for conventional DSLR design?

Fantastic pictures ; Sharp viewfinder ; Impressive lenses

Hard to tell what this camera is trying to be

The G1 is a great camera that produces excellent results and demonstrates the potential of the new Micro Four Thirds system. But is the G1 an SLR with a digital viewfinder or a compact with a 'proper' sensor and interchangeable lenses? It's not quite...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review

 

The G1 is the most unusual and exciting digital camera we've seen for a while.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 review

 

For some people, the biggest obstacles to buying a digital SLR camera are the bulk and weight - who wants to carry kilo of camera around everywhere?

We're sure that the compromise that gives the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 its smaller size and lower weight, at the expense of some capabilities, will be okay with some people, but considering the price tag, We're not impressed. For that kind of money, we...

Dec, 2008

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by (diwa-awards.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1

 

The Panasonic DMC-GF1 is a versatile camera; it can record both still shots and motion pictures in high quality AVCHD Lite. The GF1 stands out thanks to its fast and intelligent auto-focus detection system, which guarantees optimal focus. The Panasonic...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

 

An excellent, affordable inbetweener, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 stands megapixel to megapixel with more illustrious DSLRs, without overdoing it on the bulk.

Compact build but packing plenty of heat

No video-capturing mode

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

 

Panasonic Lumix G1 is a Micro Four Thirds DSLR-like camera with interchangeable lens; it's far smaller than a conventional DSLR but has features to fight its corner. So how does the Lumix G1 fare...

May, 2009

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