The LUMIX GX1

The LUMIX GX1, the newest addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX G range, lets you take your photography to the next level in an interchangeable lens camera small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. With a chic style, exceptional image quality and intuitive features that help you get the perfect shot every time, the LUMIX GX1 is designed to be your companion for all of life’s precious moments.

LUMIX GX1

Style in your pocket

Available in Gunmetal Grey and Raven Black, the LUMIX GX1’s elegant design is evocative of a quintessentially classic camera. Easy to handle, weighing just 413 grammes and sporting a sturdy but sleek aluminium chassis, you can rely on the LUMIX GX1 for quality photography wherever you are.

High quality, creative photography made simple

Panasonic’s range of LUMIX G micro system cameras provide the perfect option if you’re looking to improve the quality of your photography without having to use a large, complicated and heavy DSLR camera. The LUMIX GX1’s 16.0-megapixel image sensor is far larger than those found in point-and shoot cameras, while the intuitive automatic shooting modes, including touch Auto Focus (AF), and the full range of advanced features mean you can easily capture your world as you see it.

Speed to match your busy lifestyle

For exceptional photography on the go, speed is of the essence. A high-speed and extremely precise AF lets you capture all moments you want to remember without missing a thing. At 0.09 seconds, the GX1 has the fastest AF speed among Compact System Cameras , while the Burst Shooting speed of up to 20 Frames per Second means you can get the perfect shot of even a fast-moving object.

Designed to give you more

Barnaby Sykes, Product Manager, for LUMIX G, Panasonic UK comments: “High quality photography is no longer limited to the professionals. With our LUMIX G range, we were the first in the segment of Compact System Cameras, revolutionising the market with small, lightweight and stylish cameras that enable the incredible shots that are normally reserved for heavier and larger DSLRs. The LUMIX GX1 is the next step in this process. Alongside our wide range of LUMIX G lenses for every occasion, the LUMIX GX1 puts ultra-stylish photography in the palm of your hand.”

The perfect fit

Panasonic’s LUMIX G range is available with the world’s widest line-up of dedicated Compact System Camera lenses to choose from with 14 interchangeable lenses, making sure that with the LUMIX GX1 you have the set-up to capture every moment. These include Panasonic’s new pancake lens sized 14-42mm X Zoom lens, part of it new range of ultra-compact electronic power zoom ‘X’ lenses, which makes the perfect fit for high quality photography in your pocket.

Key features

Exceptional image quality: With a 16.0-megapixel Live MOS Four Thirds Sensor and the high-end image processor Venus Engine, the LUMIX GX1 provides the exceptional image quality and low-light sensitivity at up to ISO 12800.

Stylish, ultra-compact and lightweight: With a unique luxurious design, the LUMIX GX1 is designed to become part of your everyday style, whilst being lightweight and small enough to your companion wherever you go.

Assisting your creativity: Behind the beautifully classic chassis, the LUMIX GX1 hides the simple, intuitive controls and advanced functions to help you get more from your photography. The camera puts you in control, allowing you to assign your own settings to the two external buttons and two menus in the software tab for quick and easy use. With pinpoint AF in just 0.09 seconds, the GX1 lets you take perfect photography on the go with ease. AF modes include multiple-area AF, Face Detection, and AF Tracking, which allows the LUMIX GX1 to lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves. Meanwhile the integrated flash will let you take the perfect shots, whatever the light level. You can even take 3D photos with the special digital interchangeable lens that makes 3D photo shooting possible.

The control to help make the most of every shot: The LUMIX GX1’s intuitive touch screen lets you have full control over your photos. Focus and defocus can be set immediately to the subject or to the background, with just one touch of the large LCD screen, while Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+) functions let you take professional-level shots, even if you’re a beginner or need to shoot at a moment’s notice.

Capture your memories with Full HD Movie capability: The quality advances of the LUMIX GX1 are not restricted to still photos. The 16.0-megapixel sensor means the camera can record in Full HD AVCHD 1920 x 1080, 50i, with stereo sound, producing professional movie quality with minimal noise. With long recording times, instant access controls, an advanced AF system and LUMIX G lenses specifically designed for movie shooting, the LUMIX GX1 will allow you to capture the perfect movies with ease. The AVCHD format also provides the best in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for viewing.

The LUMIX GX1 will be available in the following versions:

• LUMIX GX1 – Body only (Mid December)
• LUMIX GX1K – with the H-FS014042 lens (Mid December)
• LUMIX GX1X – with the H-PS14042 lens (Mid January)

Learn more about the LUMIX GX1

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Member Comments

  1. mruku posted a comment on 7 November 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Looks nice. Good to see Panasonic have gone back to the GF1 design and added the dials back in. Obviously, we need to see a bit more of it, but I expect I’ll be impressed.
    No viewfinder, though. Does that mean Panasonic will be updating the LVF to something with a usable resolution? And if/when they do, will they make sure it’s backward compatible with the GF1 & 2?

    And if you’re giving any of them away, I’d like to bagsy one in black. Ta.

  2. idl posted a comment on 7 November 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I have a G3 myself and prefer a viewfinder built in. Can’t really see the great advantage over G3 here, but must admit it looks great. Very much like my Contax G1. Would love an optical viefinder on it though. That would blow almost everyone else away. Very happy with the system, my full format has become very stationary. Keep working.

  3. fulllumen posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 7:33 am

    Another lost opportunity by Panasonic, no wonder their camera sales are down 6%. GX1 is a lovely looking camera with potentially great performance but where is the built in viewfinder?

    Yet again there isn’t one. Sony NEX get it so why oh why doesn’t Panasonic? What we are all waiting for is a G camera that not only looks like a classic rangefinder camera but has a viewfinder to match.

    A hybrid optical/digital finder similar to the Fuji X100 would be perfect. I really like my GH2 and use it a lot but hate the fact it has been designed to look like a pretend SLR. The viewfinder needs moving to the left like on my Zeiss Ikon ZM rangefinder film camera.

    So can we have a GH3 or a GX2 or whatever that has a built in viewfinder in the right place please, like the Sony NEX 7? Please, please, please Panasonic. It would make your lovely G System just about perfect.

  4. thehandyandy posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 9:55 am

    this blog shows the GX1 with an LVF2.

    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/11/07/panasonic-unveils-the-lumix-gx1-for-serious-shooters-and-gf1-lovers/

    The question is is it better than the LVF1 and if it is will it work with the GF1/2?

  5. mruku posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 10:12 am

    Hooray for LVF2 then, but how come it’s available to appear on a blog but not on Panasonic’s own Lumix site?
    Mental.
    Come on Panasonic. We’re all here because we love our Lumix cameras. We want them to be the best they can be. Stop holding out on us.

  6. thehandyandy posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Just looked at the system chart and the LVF2 is not compatable with the GF2 🙁

    http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx1/optional_accessories.html

    scroll down for the system chart link (on the left)

  7. mruku posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Well that just tops off my day really. I expect I’ll stub my toe later too 🙁

  8. gsmith2 posted a comment on 8 November 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Glad to see the GF1 like design, and the rubber handgrip is a big plus.

    I like the new 16MP sensor, but as I once commented in the forum on my wish list M4/3 camera, where is the optical/hybrid viewfinder?.

    When you add the newly launched add on viewfinder, the camera becomes bulky and an awkward shape to carry about, makking it less portable than the G3.

    I guess i will have to keep using the GH2 and my trusty GF1 until this is remedied.

  9. aleo posted a comment on 25 November 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Good replacement for the GF1, and it has a new EVF with same quality of the built in on the G and GH cameras

    Well done Panasonic Lumix

  10. monty77uk posted a comment on 23 April 2012 at 5:25 pm

    GX1 doesn’t compare to the NEX7 though really does it? The NEX is £500 dearer! Personally for me the lack of a decent resolution display and articulation is more disappointing. I’m on the fence right now. I don’t want the NEX, the menus are silly, the package too large and the lens choices are poor.

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