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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the exposure. The viewfinder and battery get less positive comments.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and usability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability and exposure, while views about the color and price are different.

portability, image quality, size, usability, performance

exposure, durability

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

size, portability, usability, performance, image quality

viewfinder

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

Sep, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

 

One of the smallest compact system cameras ever made.

High-end finish ; Excellent touchscreen performance ; Great Wi-fi / NFC functionality

Lack of handgrip an issue ; Battery life unimpressive ; Lacking viewfinder

One feature missing is any kind of viewfinder. This is even more keenly felt by the fact that there’s no facility to attach an optional viewfinder should you require, as unlike some of the camera’s competitors the GM1 has no accessory port or hot shoe.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is the smallest interchangeable lens camera yet

Small dimensions ; Excellent quality LCD ; Sharp images

Price ; Tenny backplate buttons ; No eye-level viewfinder

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

 

One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you'll assume it's a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it's got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into the...

Small size, lightweight, decent build quality, fast autofocus, great images particularly when considered against high-end compacts, fair price, Micro Four Thirds lens system makes for versatile product, pinpoint focus mode

Poor battery life, 1080i not p video capture, no hotshoe, no viewfinder possible, accidental touchscreen presses not uncommon (can be turned off though), faux leather finish won’t impress all

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is an utterly brilliant little camera. It sits on the fence between compact and compact system cameras yet gleefully sticks its tongue out at both sides. It's rare that a product feels like a hybrid of ideas and yet succeeds...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

 

The Panasonic GM1 boasts GX7 image quality in a tiny body.

Small size ; Touchscreen ; Inbuilt Wi-Fi ; Digital Filters

No viewfinder ; No hotshoe ; No manual control when using filters

Camera reviews Best mirrorless CSC Best camera Panasonic was first to launch a compact system camera all the way back in 2008, so it has a decently rich heritage on which to build its new releases.

Nov, 2013

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

 

The smallest CSC to date, and one of the best too

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

 

The electronics giant offers two types of CSCs – those which are styled like digital compacts and those which ape DSLRs in looks and handling. It's a calculated bid to win approval from both the mass market and the photo enthusiast respectively.

Playing card dimensions means this is one compact that truly is, sturdy DSLR-strength build provides a premium feel, diminutiveness hasn’t unduly affected handling and the images are a knock out

So-so battery life, feels expensive on launch, touch sensitive on-screen icons are small as are the hard keys on the backplate, lacks an eye-level viewfinder (EVF)

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

 

Image: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is perfect for documenting everyday life as it can be carried with you everywhereWith its stylish design and compact body, it is fair to say that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 will go down well with its target audience...

Apr, 2014

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - could mark the point where the DSLR ends up in the back of the cupboard

 

Panasonic's smallest-ever compact system camera is the size of a playing card

Playing card dimensions means this is one compact that truly is, sturdy DSLR-strength build provides a premium feel, diminutiveness hasn’t unduly affected handling and the images are a knock out

So-so battery life, feels expensive on launch, touch sensitive on-screen icons are small as are the hard keys on the backplate, lacks an eye-level viewfinder (EVF) Price: £629.99 with 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom

As our general impression is a very positive one, it feels like nit picking to describe the battery life as so-so at just over 200 images, which is no better than a humble snapshot costing a quarter of the price. But the images thankfully speak for...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands On: Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GM1 is the micro four-thirds for the trendy

 

It's perfect for avid shutterbugs who like to shoot on the go without bringing a heavier camera.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM1 Full Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera available. It has an ultra-compact magnesium alloy body that weighs only 204g and measures just 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4mm. In order to give the smallest camera possible, it is introduced with...

Very good noise performance, Fast focus and shutter response, Excellent 3inch touch-screen, Excellent image quality, New 12-32mm lens performs well, Ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera, Excellent remote control Wi-Fi app, 5fps / 10fps continuous...

Close focus distance of kit lens is poor, Lacks panoramic mode, Short battery life

Nov, 2013

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