Best of the Best Holiday 2014: One Chance – Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Best of the Best Holiday 2014: One Chance – Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1


This interchangeable-lens camera, designed with micro technology, gives you the speed and high image quality unattainable from a smartphone. And its reinforced body assures lasting durability. A large image sensor and a micro-size, image-stabilized 12–32mm lens let you preserve the moment with hybrid photography—a combination of high-quality images and Full HD video.

The compact DMC-GM1 boasts not just an iconic and fashionable profile but also high functional performance with a large, 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. The GM1 is built to provide the perfect balance of style and photographic hybrid performance on the go—with outstanding image quality. It delivers a modern hybrid approach to image capture with both smooth, crisp Full HD movies and dynamic photos, and all with the press of a button.

Panasonic packed the very latest imaging technology into the camera’s rugged metallic alloy frame. Not only does the GM1 easily fit into your pocket, but a host of interchangeable micro lenses make your creative options nearly limitless.

Ideal for perfectionists and enthusiast photographers alike, the GM1 offers a choice of full manual control or intelligent assistance for worry-free shooting, as well as creative functions like 22 filter effects, time-lapse shot and stop-motion animation. A 3.0-inch, touch-screen LCD makes it easy to frame the perfect shot, set the focus, and even trigger the shutter with one touch. And its intelligent auto modes provide ease-of-use while creating high-quality images unmatched by those of a smartphone.

When discretion is demanded, the camera’s silent shutter permits you to quietly capture images at concerts or exhibitions where photographs are not allowed to be taken due to distracting “clicks.”

With the GM1, you’ll never miss that fleeting moment, because it’s engineered for speed and mobility. Its light-speed autofocus system means it will be ready and waiting to capture that perfect photo opportunity with stunning accuracy. Low-light autofocus will also provide outstanding speed in extremely dim light conditions, so it will continue to capture your memories when there are only the stars and streetlights to rely on for lighting.

In addition, Wi-Fi connectivity enables the GM1 to connect with smartphones and tablets, to post high-quality images and remarkable video online as soon as they’ve been taken. Coupled with the free Panasonic Image app, which is available for Android and iOS operating systems, wireless connectivity also enables remote shooting. This allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to act as a remote control for the GM1—perfect for taking group shots or in situations where it isn’t practical to shoot directly from your camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 retails for $599.99, including a 12–32mm lens.