Panasonic m4/3

Panasonic was first to announce a m4/3 camera in 2008, with the DSLR-like G1 camera. Since then, Panasonic has been spawning multiple variations on the DSLR-style (GH1, G2, GH2, G3, GH3, G5, G6) as well as a more compact EVF-less style (GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, and GX1). 

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Panasonic G1

The original Panasonic m4/3 camera, this model was the first of the DSLR-like models, which substitute an electronic viewfinder (EVF) for the mirror/prism optical viewfinder of a traditional DSLR.

  • Sensor: 12mp Panasonic CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop)
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images: 4000 x 3000 JPEG or 12-bit raw maximum, 3 fps max 
  • Video:  none
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-1600 (3200 via boost), AUTO ISO
  • Focus: ? point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 460k dot swivel LCD, built-in EVF (0.7x magnification)
  • Flash: pop-up flash included (7m ISO 100 GN), hot shoe, 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional ?
  • Other Notable Features: 
  • Cards: SD, MMC, SDHC
  • Battery: DMW-BLB13
  • Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" (124 x 84 x 45mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 13 ounces (360g)
  • Colors: Black, Red, Blue
  • Price: no longer available
  • Firmware: current version 1.5 (May 2010)
  • Announced: Sep 2008 (discontinued)


Panasonic G2

Panasonic G3

Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6

Panasonic G10

Panasonic GH1

Panasonic GH2

Panasonic GH3

Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GF1

Panasonic GF2

Panasonic GF3

Panasonic GF5

Panasonic GF6

Panasonic GX1

Panasonic GX7

Panasonic GM1


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