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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1

Portability
93
Imaging
53
Features
60
Overall
55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
55
Overall
44

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Key Specs

Panasonic GM1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 204g - 99 x 55 x 30mm
  • Introduced December 2013
  • Later Model is Panasonic GM5
Panasonic LF1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400 (Expand to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-5.9) lens
  • 192g - 103 x 62 x 28mm
  • Revealed November 2013
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Panasonic GM1 versus Panasonic LF1, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are sold by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap between the sensor resolutions of the GM1 (16MP) and LF1 (12MP) and the GM1 (Four Thirds) and LF1 (1/1.7") enjoy totally different sensor sizing.

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The GM1 was manufactured around the same time to the LF1 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic GM1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic LF1 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a in depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the GM1 matches up against the LF1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GM1 over the Panasonic LF1

 GM1 LF1 
Screen resolution1036k920kClearer screen (+116k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic LF1 over the Panasonic GM1

 LF1 GM1 

Common features in the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic LF1

 GM1 LF1 
RevealedDecember 2013November 2013Similar generation
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic GM1 features exterior dimensions of 99mm x 55mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") with a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LF1 has specifications of 103mm x 62mm x 28mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 192 grams (0.42 lbs).

Check the Panasonic GM1 versus Panasonic LF1 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is the front view sizing comparison of the GM1 vs the LF1.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the GM1 and LF1 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to visualise the gap between sensor measurements just by looking at specs. The photograph underneath should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the GM1 and LF1.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The GM1 featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving bokeh easier and the Panasonic GM1 will resolve extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures much more aggressively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic GM1
Portrait photography with Panasonic LF1
65
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support
42
you can focus manually
offers face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Street photography factors
Panasonic LF1 Street photography factors
77
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
comes with focus by touch
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
above average high ISO (25,600)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GM1
Sports photography with Panasonic LF1
48
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
low max shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (230 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GM1 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic LF1 as a Travel photography camera
74
lighter than competitors in class (204g)
comes with focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
terrible battery life (230 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
64
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Landscape photography info
Panasonic LF1 Landscape photography info
69
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (230 per charge)
54
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic LF1 Vlogging highlights
35
touchscreen functionality
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (204g)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
does not have mic socket
36
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic LF1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic LF1
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-12-19 2013-11-26
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Maximum boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 200 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-200mm (7.1x)
Highest aperture - f/2.0-5.9
Macro focusing range - 3cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 4.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,036 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/500 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 7.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/50 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 204 gr (0.45 pounds) 192 gr (0.42 pounds)
Dimensions 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") 103 x 62 x 28mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 66 52
DXO Color Depth rating 22.3 20.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 11.6
DXO Low light rating 660 211
Other
Battery life 230 photographs 250 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $750 $500