Just for additional information, Panasonic and Olympus are the pioneers mirrorless camera or DSLM in 2008. Now both of them are more serious to produce mirrorless camera to be able to compete with Digital SLR cameras. Panasonic and Olympus continues to develop this type of camera in a variety of sizes and features, and now Panasonic unveiled something of a very different shape: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, a pocket able camera with a 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor. It uses the same Micro Four Thirds mount that its much larger siblings Olympus and Panasonic have been using for years, but at introduction will be sold with a specially designed 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit zoom sporting a smaller diameter for the GM1's especially diminutive form.
The GM1 retains much of the successful inner workings from the much larger Panasonic Lumix GX7. This new camera has Light Speed AF system that the manufacturer claims operates at a 240fps data read out rate. All exterior dials, buttons and lever components have been crafted of aluminum and thoughtfully placed for convenient operation. Panasonic GM1 has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, a pop-up flash, silent electronic shutter with a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000s, Full 60i/50i HD video recording, high-speed Light Speed AF system, focus peaking and RAW support.
Panasonic DMC-GM1 has meant good luck for novice photographers since the camera is equipped with features such as HDR in DSLR cameras. HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically composites several images of varying exposures in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details and an extensive range of middle tones.
Creative Control feature
You also will be made happy by the following features: The iA (Intelligent Auto) modes help to intelligently assign a range of exposure-related benefits in order to produce more realistic, high-quality imagery, and include Handheld Night Shot, IHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range), AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent D-range Control, and Intelligent ISO Control. Additionally, iA Plus Mode Enables control over background defocus, exposure compensation, and white balance settings for even more refined control.
Panasonic DMC-GM1 key features:
- 16MP Live MOS sensor
- 1080 HD video recording at 60i/30p
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 3.0-inch, 1036K dot touch-sensitive LCD
- Built-in pop-up flash
- 1/16,000 maximum shutter speed (with all-electronic shutter)
- Focus peaking
- Picture-in-picture magnification for manual focus
- Micro HDMI output
- Magnesium-alloy shell with aluminum top and bottom plates
The other good news is that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1's 12-32mm kit lens proved impressively sharp for one so relatively small, maintaining detail across the frames and also enabling us to achieve some attractively shallow depth of field effects, so you'll get impressive photos.
To make creative pictures, make sure you maximize the unique features of the DMC-GM1 for example, Multi Exposure mode. This feature Allows up to four distinct exposures to be made and layered within a single frame for unique, creative effects, of course; in which you can use to the fullest the Creative Control mode.
This feature facilitates the creation of imagery creatively enhanced by providing 22 different effects, Including Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Sunshine and Bleach Bypass. Things to excite the novice photographer is because the camera is equipped with a built-in flash, so no need to spend extra money for a flash.
With a wide range of creative features and Full-HD video capabilities integrated in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, then you can make a variety of photos and videos with impressive results, you can even share to a range of social media networks thanks to the Wi-Fi function on this camera . You can also connect the DMC-GM1 to a high definition television using an HDMI cable, so you and your family can watch video clips or your stock photos in high definition performances.
|Panasonic DMC-GM1 compare to Pentax Q10 and Nikon 1J2. Image: quesabesde.com|
Before you decide to buy Panasonic DMC-GM1, you can compare them advance in a variety of stores such as the nearest competitor camera with the Olympus E-PL5, Q10 Pentax, Nikon 1J2, Fujifilm X-M1, Sony NX6, Canon EOS M2, Samsung NEX2000, even with its own Panasonic products such as Panasonic GX7, Panasonic G6 and Panasonic GF6.
You can compare from various aspects such as size, shape, body, specifications or features offered by each camera, and of course the price, and whether it also meets your needs. Simple suggestion: in addition to reading various reviews on photography magazines and reviews on the Internet, then hold each camera, and try it yourself at your favorite camera stores, is the best way to feel the sophistication of the cameras, so you can make the right decision. The professional photographers also do the same way.