Estimated Street Price: $749 (with 12-32mm compact zoom)
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GM1 is, as of this writing, the new claimant to smallest interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera, edging out the Pentax Q7 and Q10 by about a tenth of an inch in all three dimensions. Yet the GM1 contains a much larger Micro Four Thirds image sensor—the same very good 16-megapixel Live MOS unit used in Panasonic’s premium DMC-GX7.
Despite the diminutive 3.9×2.2×1.2-inch dimensions, the GM1 features a standard Micro Four Thirds lens mount and can use all MFT lenses. A new and especially compact 12-32mm kit zoom was introduced with the camera. The GM1 also makes room for a 3.0-inch touch-screen monitor and a pop-up flash unit. (There’s no EVF or hot-shoe, however.)
Inside, the GM1 features Wi-Fi, with one-touch connection, and with the free downloadable Panasonic Image App, you can operate the camera remotely via your smartphone or tablet, instantly transfer images and videos to your smart device, geotag images, share them and even broadcast them in real time.
The GM1 can shoot still images at 5 fps (4 fps with continuous Light Speed AF) and up to 40 fps using the electronic shutter (top speed of 1/16000 sec.). It can do 1080 full HD video at 60i, 30p and 24p and 720 HD at 60p, with touch AF and special effects. The camera can also produce time-lapse videos and stop-motion animations.
A magnesium-alloy frame provides lightweight strength (the camera body weighs just 6.1 ounces without battery or memory card). The provided lithium-ion battery comes with a charger and is good for around 230 shots between charges. Files are stored on SD/SDHC/SDXC media.
STANDOUT FEATURE: To date, the most compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera.
1.You can select single-shot AF, continuous AF or manual focus just by rotating this dial.
2.The mode dial makes it easy to select shooting modes.
3.The very compact G Vario 12-32mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 kit zoom was designed for the tiny camera and features MEGA O.I.S. optical image stabilization.