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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red)


Product Added : March 13th, 2013
Category : Digital SLR Cameras

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red) + WSP Mini Camera Tripod.

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 3″ LCD screen with live view for composing shots in real-time and previewing the effects of exposure settings
  • Venus Engine HD image processor for high-speed performance and accurate, low-noise images
  • hot shoe for optional external electronic flash or electronic viewfinder

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  1. 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Camera but this version is Grey Market, January 27, 2010
    By 
    B. Fuller (United States) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens (Red) (Electronics)

    Panasonic USA does not offer this particular version of the GF1 which means these are most likely European cameras. The camera industry calls cameras imported through unofficial channels Grey Market cameras. Before buying a grey market camera there are things that you need to know about them.

    The first, and most important, is that Panasonic USA will most likely not perform any warranty work on the camera if it breaks. I am not exactly sure what Panasonic’s policy is on Grey Market cameras but Nikon USA will not perform warranty work nor will they perform paid work on Grey Market cameras and lenses. A possible solution to this is to buy an extended warranty.

    If these cameras are European models then they should work pretty nicely. The one difference that I know about is Europe has some crazy law that requires cameras to only recored for 30 min. That is the reason the Canon 5D MkII has its 30 min limit. Panasonic “region coded” their cameras so the Japan and US market GF1 don’t have this limit. The European models do. For me this won’t not be a deal breaker.

    I don’t think anyone would sell the Japanese versions here but if these are Japan versions then you cannot change the language. The outside of the camera looks the same but the menus, I believe, are Kanji. (I don’t read Kanji but I am pretty sure that it is Kanji and not one of the other 2 “alphabet” systems they use here in Japan.

    Please talk with the Seller before purchasing so you are fully aware of any warranty limitations and camera the limitations before purchasing.

    I think it is awesome that they are selling these cameras as you can’t get them through official Panasonic USA channels and there are some pretty nice options in other parts of the world. Some of these options are as follows. The White GF1 is the #1 selling GF1 in Japan. Also, a few years back, Leica sold a White limited edition of their M8.2. That camera still sells for a premium. I am not suggesting to pay a premium. The additional color options are Red and Grey. My wife really likes the red. There is also a kit that includes the camera but no lens. We can probably expect to see this in the US in the future but for now this is the only way to get this. Also, I don’t think the color versions of the G1 sold that well in the US so I don’t know that the colors will be coming to the US through Panasonic USA. I think Ford and his Model T in any color as long as it is black has ruined us.

    Now that you know what you are getting into with these cameras, my review for them begins below. The one comment I will make up front is that even thought these are great cameras, they are overpriced at their MSRPs. So anything over MSRP is way way overpriced. Additionally, the price of the GH1 started falling right before Christmas. If the same pattern follows you can expect to see the GF1 at $700-$750 by Mar or Apr.

    Bottom line up front: The elusive compact camera with interchangeable lenses, DLSR Image Quality, DSLR Focusing speed and DSLR performance has finally been made. It is the GF1.

    I live in Japan so I have been lucky enough to have been playing with this camera since 18 Sep. This camera sold out on the first day from Bic Camera in Japan so it is going to be hard to get a hold of one. Please be aware that this camera is “region” coded so if you buy a Japanese version you will not be able to change the menu language to English.

    This review is equally applicable to both versions of the GF1. I personally prefer the 20MM (40MM equivalent) f1.7 lens to the 14-45MM (28-90MM equivalent) f3.5-5.6 lens for the following reasons: 1) Since the m43 is relatively small compared to a full frame sensor you need a fast lens to get shallow depth of fields. 2) As a fast lens it is far more usable in low light situations. This lens is ~2 to 3.5 f stops faster than the 14-45MM lens. What this means is that given a certain situation, if you were to select the same shutter speed you would let in 3.5 more light allowing the use of a lower ISO setting or you could set a 3.5 times faster shutter speed to allow you to prevent motion blurring. 3) This lens is smaller so it makes the camera eminently more portable. What you give up is the ability to zoom with your hand. There is a work around for this and it is called zooming with you feet. However, in confined situations, you may not be able to move back are far as you need to. If this is the type shooting you routinely do then the 14-45MM zoom is probably for you. For me, and I believe for most people, I like the great flexibility the faster lens gives me and I am not usually constrained by space. Additionally, the 20MM lens, in my non-scientific tests, appears to focus faster than the zoom. Both focus fast but the 20MM feels faster.

    STILLS

    This camera along with the G1 and GH1 has the best contrast detection…

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