The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the world’s smallest Interchangeable Lens System camera with a built-in flash and combines the photographic optics of a DSLR with the size and simplicity of a point and shoot. It delivers professional quality images without the bulk of a conventional DSLR thanks to its slim body and advanced high-speed Live View technologies.
The Lumix GF1 features 12.1MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor), Dust Reduction, an extra large 3.0-in. LCD (460K dots) and HD Movie (1280×720 @ 30fps) in AVCHD Lite format. Its Contrast Auto Focus is as fast as the Phase-detection focus on entry-level DSLRs.
Beginner photographers will welcome familiar features such as Intelligent AUTO (iA) for both stills and movies, Intelligent Exposure, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection AF/AE, Face Recognition, AF Tracking, Mega Optical Image Stabilization (lens based), and a built-in flash. More advanced photographers will appreciate PASM modes, a Shutter speed range of 60 – 1/4000 sec. plus Bulb (up to 4 min.), Continuous Shooting at 3fps, RAW file format, and a hot shoe. There is a built-in flash, AF Illuminator and the tripod mount is centered and inline with the lens.
An optional Live View Finder, DMW-LVF1, snaps into the hot shoe to provide 100% coverage no matter which lens is attached. The view finder is tiltable 90°, making it convenient to take close ups and when the camera is on a tripod.
The micro FourThirds (mFT) lens mount enables the use of smaller and lighter interchangeable lenses that perform at the same level as larger DSLR lenses. In addition, more than 20 available Leica M/R lenses or 30 Four Thirds lenses can be used with the Micro Four Thirds System standard GF1 (separate lens adaptor required).
As with the GH1, The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a Digital Interchangeable Lens camera that uses a large sensor in a compact body. It provides entry-level DSLR image quality and performance in a super compact and light body.
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21) + QuickTime
Motion Image: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
File Size (Still Image)
[4:3] 4,000 x 3,000 (L), 2,816 x 2,112 (M), 2,048 x 1,536 (S)
[3:2] 4,000 x 2,672 (L), 2,816 x 1,880 (M), 2,048 x 1,360 (S)
[16:9] 4,000 x 2,248 (L), 2,816 x 1,584 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S)
[1:1] 2,992 x 2,992 (L), 2,112 x 2,112 (M), 1,504 x 1,504 (S)
Movie File Size (Motion JPEG)
[4:3] QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps / VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps
[16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480, 30 fps
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
Movie File Size (AVCHD)
NTSC: [HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30 fps) (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps, L: 9 Mbps)
PAL: [HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25 fps) (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps, L: 9 Mbps)
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Images)**
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 210 min with H-H020 / Approx. 170 min with H-FS014045
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 210 min with H-H020 / Approx. 170 min with H-FS014045
Actual Recordable Time
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 110 min with H-H020 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS014045
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 110 min with H-H020 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS014045
Optional External Live View Finder DMW-LVF1, tiltable through 90 degrees, slides into the hot shoe, 202,000 pixels, 60fps
Contrast AF system
AFs / AFc / MF
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
AF Detective Range
EV 0 - 18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
AF Assist Lamp
AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode
Pre AF (Quick AF / Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist (5x, 10x)
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO
1/3 EV Step ±3 EV
AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed
3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment
Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color Temperature Setting
2,500 K - 10,000 K in 100 K
White Balance Bracket
3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Still Images: 1/4,000 - 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4 minutes)
2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec, 3 images
Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Still Image SCN Mode
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illuminations / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Movie SCN Mode
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Flower / Food / Objects / Low Light / Party / Sunset
(Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode or other related mode.)
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
USB 2.0 High Speed
mini HDMI TypeC
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Dolby® Digital Creator
Audio Video Output
Monaural Type, NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for North America
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Remote / External Microphone Input
φ2.5 mm / --
Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,250mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger / AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC, DC Cable is required)
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE
Battery Charger / AC Adaptor, Battery Pack, Body Cap, AV Cable,
USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x
H x D)
119 x 71 x 36.3 mm /
4.69 x 2.80 x 1.43 in.
Approx. 285 g / 10.05 oz (Body only)
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