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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 604 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and lens. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas comments are divided on the zoom. There are some less positive reviews about the black level and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, usability, lens, image quality

price, viewfinder, memory, energy, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 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-GF1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 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. Opinions about the lens and size are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the zoom.

portability, performance, usability, size, lens

price, low-light, flash, viewfinder, shutter

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-GF1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the lens and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price, and many are critical about the contrast.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, lens

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

 

Is this the first real compact alternative to a digital SLR?

In the Lumix GF1 Panasonic has created a camera that I'm sure will come to be regarded as a classic. It really does offer comparable flexibility and image quality to a good digital SLR in a form that can slip into a jacket pocket. Build quality,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMC-GF1 review

 

Hot on the heels of the Olympus E-P1, Panasonic's super compact SLR is a serious shooter's dream. Is it the first Micro Four Thirds poster boy?

An exceptional camera in almost every way, the GF1 is what serious photographers and ambitious amateurs have been waiting for

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera

 

Panasonic's first two Micro Four Thirds system cameras – last year's G1 and this spring's GH1 , which added high-def video – based their designs on that of traditional digital SLRs. Even though technically they weren't, having junked the integral...

DSLR-like features and picture quality, but with the convenience and portability of a compact, albeit one with a solid feel aluminium construction

Pricey either with or without lens combination. Requires investment in a new camera system from scratch. EVF costs extra

So does the GF1 beat the Pen as the best, most affordable DSLR/compact hybrid to date?

Nov, 2009

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera - First Look

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the company's latest Micro Four Thirds camera and takes a different approach to the models previous released. Rather than come as a miniature version of a DSLR camera, as before, Panasonic have followed Olympus with their...

720p video, small size, design, 3-inch screen, interchangeable lenses

No optical viewfinder

Judging by the test shots we've seen, and performance in hand, this looks to be a really good offering for the Micro Four Thirds fan, or anyone wanting the capabilities of a DSLR without the size. The purists will say that it taking away the mirror...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 review

 

It may be frustratingly expensive, but this is the first compact camera to deliver genuine SLR quality and performance.

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 with H-H020 lens review

 

We've seen various cameras that claim SLR quality in a compact package, but none has quite hit the mark – until now. The GF1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, which means it uses a large, SLR-style sensor and interchangeable lenses but lacks an SLR's...

It may be frustratingly expensive, but this is the first compact camera to deliver genuine SLR quality and performance.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 review

 

Powering up in just over a second, the DMC-GF1 does away with the internal mirror mechanism to bring lens and sensor closer together. Its manufacturer is therefore claiming the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 as the world's smallest and lightest...

With solid build and a relatively compact shape and form, we like the ability to swap and add lenses and comprehensive range of features. Unfortunately the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1's optical viewfinder costs extra;, and it is weightier than equivalent...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF1-K review

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF1-K is a camera that's designed for serious enthusiasts who want a smaller-than-usual camera that will accept multiple lenses. However, even those of you who want to upgrade from an advanced compact camera might want to...

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF1-K is a solidly built compact camera that lets you use different lenses. It's capable of capturing beautifully clear images and it's fast. It does have some issues when focusing in dim lighting, and noise is noticeable at...

Nov, 2009

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by (diwa-awards.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

 

Our test results show that Panasonic has equipped the Venus Engine processor in the GF1 with exceptionally clever algorithms, delivering outstanding performance in virtually all respects. Combined with the qualities of the high speed and compact size...

Nov, 2009

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 review

 

The Panasonic GF1 makes best sense of the Micro Four Thirds format by kicking all the unnecessary DSLR-styling to the kerb.

Mar, 2010

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