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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
Panasonic DMC-GF2W Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Digital Camera with 14-42 mm lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w 14-140mm Lens  12 1MP  SD SDHC Card Slot
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w/14-45mm Lens
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Release Date
Jun 2012
Nov 2010
Mar 2010
Jun 2009
Nov 2008
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, 3D Digital Camera
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
2.0 x
2.0 x
Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
13.1 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Live MOS
Live MOS
Live MOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.6 mm
21.6 mm
21.6 mm

  • The hardest thing about recommending this camera is to know which configuration makes sense. The 14-42mm HD lens -- also called PZ for "power zoom" -- makes for the most convenient, compact kit. But it's also a fairly middling lens, especially given that you're paying more for the package. The cheaper kit with the standard 14-42mm lens is probably the best deal, but then the camera loses its size advantage. In some ways, that the problem with all of these entry-level ILCs, though.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 represents a positive step forward for the now consumer-focused GF-series. With the GX-1 satisfying the needs of prosumers, the GF5 is free to concentrate on wooing compact step-up users, and it does a great job of persuading them to invest in what is undoubtedly a faster, fuller-featured system that ultimately delivers better image quality, in a form factor that won't intimidate or confuse.


  • The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality. It's one of the only cameras that is truly (jacket) pocketable and portable enough to be carried around on a daily basis, while still managing to offer fantastic image quality and a solid feature set.

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    Overall, I had a great time with the little Panasonic GF2. Although it doesn't quite catch up to that of Sony's aggressively styled NEX-5, the Panasonic GF2's new body is noticeably more compact than that of the GF1. It's extremely nimble and compact -- still a little too large to slip into a pair of slacks without looking like you have a camera in your pocket (I did get looks), but the design has never been more sportcoat or jacket-friendly.


  • Though we still really like Panasonic's GF series, there are several trade-offs to take into account before you buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Its raw-format images look extremely good, but JPEG shooters looking for best-possible photo quality may get frustrated by image artifacts.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 might be the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market, but it's not the best compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy.

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    It will serve the needs of the enthusiast photographer and the consumer shooter looking for a high quality, yet light weight digital photography solution, whose accessories and lenses will fit in the smallest of camera bags.


  • Although the photos look a hair noisier and overprocessed compared with many competitors, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 has a lot to recommend about it--including a flip-and-twist touch-screen and speedy

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    - It was very convenient to have the viewfinder activate automatically whenever I brought it to eye level.
    - Ergonomics and Controls The DMC-G2 is very well-balanced, with a deep right-side handgrip.

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    - Taking the Panasonic GH1 out for a stroll really made me appreciate its small size and versatility.
    - Printed output finalizes the impression that the Panasonic GH1 is an excellent digital camera, as it easily outputs 13x19-inch prints from JPEGs and 20x30-inch prints from RAW files.
    - Optical quality is surprising.


  • If you're willing to pay a premium to be on the cutting edge of digital photography and video, and as long as you don't shoot sports or in dark venues, then you'll likely love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1. But if you're simply attracted by the not-to-be-underestimated flexibility of interchangeable lenses with autofocus and depth-of-field control for video, wait for the price to fall a few hundred bucks.


  • You can find less-expensive D-SLRs that take better photos in any lighting condition, but the Panasonic DMC-GH1 is the only one that both is easy to use and offers a full-featured HD camcorder.

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    - The adapter is quite easy to use, just attach it to the lens and then attach the combination to the camera.

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    - Flip the power switch and the DMC-G1 is ready to go in a fraction of a second.
    - It's pretty slick, and really gives you a point-and-shoot experience on an interchangeable lens camera.
    - The door over the battery compartment is sturdy, and has a locking mechanism.
    - Low light focusing was quite good, with focus times staying below one second in most cases.
    - Photo quality was very good.


  • - I'm sure that the compromise that gives the DMC-G1 its smaller size and lower weight, at the expense of some capabilities, will be okay with some people, but considering the $800 price tag, I'm not impressed.


Top 5 panasonic slr camera:

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
  2. Panasonic DMC-GF2W Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Digital Camera with 14-42 mm lens
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w 14-140mm Lens 12 1MP SD SDHC Card Slot
  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w/14-45mm Lens