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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the exposure and sensor are different, while some have doubts about the shutter and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the contrast and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the screen, and the connectivity and price get negative reviews.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1


With full HD video and stereo sound, is this the future of digital cameras?

There's no doubt at all that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is a very nice camera. Build quality is excellent, and the camera body and control layout are very well designed. Performance is first rate, image quality in both still and video modes is...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 camera


Panasonic beat its development partner Olympus to market with the first camera in its new Micro Four Thirds system. The G1 was styled like a DSLR but wasn't really, having done away with the internal mirror mechanism to bring lens and sensor even...

Adjustable high (ish) resolution rear LCD, tactile rubber body "shroud", impressively clear Live View finder, sharp, realistically coloured evenly exposed results

Hefty price tag, existing APS-C sized sensor DSLR users will have to invest in a whole new system from scratch

Ultimately though, the biggest hurdle for the GH1 is its cost. Although the asking price of nearly £1300 includes that very decent spec lens, that’s still quite a big ask of the "advanced amateur". Its manufacturer might argue that the set-up will be...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 - First Look


At first glance you might be tempted to think that the GH1 supplants the G1, knocking that model to one side, but that's not necessarily the case. You see the additional "H" in the name is all about HD video. We got our hands on the new GH1 at the UK...

Size, weight, control options


May, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review


Panasonic's latest camera tries to get the best of both compact cameras and SLRs

Great picture performance ; HD video ; Takes useful SLR features

Costs as much as a regular DSLR

Despite solid all-round picture quality and a wealth of features, the GH1 costs more than double the price of the original G1 package. For the same money or less, you can get a 'full size' DSLR like the Canon 500D or Nikon D90, complete with super-zoom...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is not as big as a traditional digital SLR camera, nor does it have a traditional optical viewfinder. Instead, it relies on an electronic viewfinder (called a LiveViewFinder or LVF). Its relatively compact size makes it a...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is easy to use, and you get the hang of it quickly. It feels a little bulky and cumbersome considering it's using technology that's designed to enable smaller cameras to be built. However, if you're used to a digital SLR...

Aug, 2009


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 with 14-140mm lens review


Six months ago we reviewed Panasonic's G1, a genuinely revolutionary camera.

Sublime ergonomics, superb photo quality and peerless videos - the price may be hard to stomach but it's easy to justify.

Jul, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Multimedia Camera 2009-2010 -> Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 combines the advantages of a compact camera with those of a DSLR: it is lightweight, has a small body, a high resolution electronic viewfinder and Live View. In addition, the DMC-GH1 operates quickly, it produces excellent...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : James Cumpsty (

Panasonic DMC-GH1 Micro Four-Thirds camera


Light-weight and compact it performs well in tight spots and takes good looking footage, if you can work with the codecs. Currently, it could do with more lenses, but others are bound to come.

Flash is good for about 2.5m and features the usual red-eye reduction, slow synchro w/red-eye reduction and off. Flash exposure compensation has a ±2 EV range in 1/3 EV increments – quite a professional feature. Exposure too, has similar fine-tuning...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review


The GH1 is an exceptional camera, but more than anything it is an exceptional video camera. In terms of still imaging it has some improvements on the previous G1 model, though these are not significant enough on their own to justify the huge price...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ian Farrell (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1


Stills and video in one package. Too good to be true?

If you want a camera that has every feature under the sun and deliver good quality stills and video, then the GH1 is up there with the best of them. Thoroughly recommended.

Aug, 2009

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