- 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 160 - 12800
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 318g - 116 x 68 x 39mm
- Launched February 2012
- Newer Model is Panasonic GX7
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic GX1 overview
Panasonic GX1 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally released on February of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4592 x 3448.
Panasonic introduced the more recent Panasonic GX7 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.
The GX1 is rated #90 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #402 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to try out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
Below is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GX1 history
The Panasonic GX1 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range below.
GX1 vs G10020MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
GX1 vs GX920MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2018
GX1 vs GX85016MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2017
GX1 vs GX8516MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2016
GX1 vs GF816MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2016
GX1 vs GX820MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2015
GX1 vs GF716MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2015
GX1 vs GM516MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2014
GX1 vs GM116MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
GX1 vs GX716MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
GX1 vs G616MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
GX1 vs GF616MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2013
GX1 vs G516MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
GX1 vs GF512MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
GX1 vs GF312MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX1 vs G316MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
GX1 vs GF212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX1 vs G1012MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GX1 vs G212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GX1 vs GF112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
GX1 vs G112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic GX1 Gallery
You can check the GX1 from several angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic GX1 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic GX1 based on factors that are normally viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic GX1 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic GX1 houses the Venus Engine FHD processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic GX1 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4592 x 3448 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 160 to 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the GX1's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The GX1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic GX1 dimensions
Panasonic GX1 has a weight of 0.70 lb (318 gr / 11.22 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 116mm x 68mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Panasonic GX1 is on par as compared to various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a visual of the Panasonic GX1 beside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will provide the button design on the GX1.
Panasonic GX1 Lens specifications
The GX1 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the GX1.
Panasonic GX1 Connectivity
The GX1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer images and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Panasonic GX1 Video specifications
The maximum video quality on the Panasonic GX1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance for video quality versus file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you get little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different camera in case you want better sound in your videos.
Panasonic GX1 Weather Sealing
Panasonic GX1 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions might ruin the camera.
Panasonic GX1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GX1 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus point as well as change settings using your fingertips.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details regarding Panasonic GX1 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Panasonic GX1 Shutter specifications
Panasonic GX1 has the capability to shoot continuously at 4.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Panasonic GX1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic GX1 includes both integrated flash plus external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/160 seconds.
Panasonic GX1 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic GX1 includes just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor has got 23 focus points to pick from. Panasonic GX1 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to change focus points. It also boasts Tracking AF for things on the move. Panasonic GX1 supports manual focusing when needed for low light situations or you need more exact control on focusing.
Panasonic GX1 Battery life
The battery on the Panasonic GX1 is built to last for 300 photographs as per the CIPA standards making it lower when compared to its competition. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest possible (650) battery life for this category of cameras.
Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
GX1 vs NX mini650 yesnono
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Panasonic GX1 for various types of photography
The following graph shows a summation of the Panasonic GX1 for various types of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic GX1 Portrait photography highlights
The Panasonic GX1 has a score of 71 which is nice, meaning that it is a good fit for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.
Panasonic GX1 Street photography info
With a nice score of 70, the Panasonic GX1 is a respectable choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic GX1 Sports photography features
A modest sports photography score of 47 suggests the Panasonic GX1 is somewhat appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic GX1 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty important in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic GX1 gets a very good 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice for your vacations.
Panasonic GX1 Landscape photography information
For anyone who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic GX1 and it's very good rating of 62 as a landscape camera is a fine fit in the current market.
Panasonic GX1 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic GX1 is not really good for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 32.
Panasonic GX1 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the GX1, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart underneath shows you a summary of the GX1 vs it's highest ranking rivals shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.