Lately, pocket camera again rocked the competition in the market. Brunt small size camera with lens features that can be changed (or familiarly called CSC, Compact System Camera) seem unbearable as more vendors are trying their luck in this type of product. Now as one of the pioneers of CSC, Panasonic did not remain silent and the latest launches, named Panasonic Lumix GX1.
What are the advantages of Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera? Here is a review that quotes from Yahoo!.
If you follow or even have a camera MFT (Micro Four Thirds) from Panasonic GF series before, like the GF1, GF2 or GF3, the GX1 GF1 arguably closer in terms of design.
Lumix GF3 is designed as a small MFT camera and practically incorporated into a handbag, but the GX1 is slightly different. The economic factor is very highlighted here and given also increased quite a lot. Impact, GX1 size larger than the GF3 but also more comfortable grip. The quality of design is also very good, even the best for the camera size.
Row of function keys that adorn the back have the right size. For the layout of the menu, including easily controlled. There are two menus, the Quick Menu to access the various functions of photography that frequently used settings such as ISO, white balance, image resolution, metering and others. As for the menu button in the center to manage all aspects of photography and the camera.
Including adequate quality screen, with a resolution of 460 thousand sharp point. The screen is bright enough and remain comfortable viewing when used under sun rays.
Features and performance
Besides already equipped manual shooting options, it turns out quite a lot of automatic features that delight in the GX1. You can experiment with a variety of interesting photographic effects that fall into the “Creative Control”. There are several effects that can be explored further, such as Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Toy and Miniature. The results are interesting, but still not as much and creative competitors.
For color, there are features of Photo Style. You can adjust the settings of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction, and then save it so easy to use later.
In addition to the regular shutter button, you can also record images directly by touching the screen. This is useful if you want to take a candid.
Another feature that is facilitated by the touch screen Touch AF. Combined with Face Detection, you just touch the face of the subject to be photographed and the camera will try to lock the focus on those faces. In order to work, the camera should be able to see the eyes, nose, and mouth. If there are multiple faces, the face closest to be prioritized.
In light conditions, you can take pictures quickly and almost without pause. Autofocus performance is also good, not much different from a DSLR camera in good light conditions. However, in conditions somewhat dim light or in subjects who lack contrast, slow autofocus performance although still managed to find its focus.
For shooting fast action, GX1 captures 4 photos in one second. Even if Live View is turned off, you can record 20 pictures per second. Unfortunately, the maximum resolution supported is JPEG 4MP. Battery life is pretty standard, about 300-350 images, depending on whether you use a flash or not.
Lumix GX1 is also quite ideal for amateur photographers who want a cool camera and high quality for everyday purposes.