The DMC-GM1 does not compromise on image quality, even with its remarkably compact body. It achieves this by incorporating a large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, together with the high-performance Venus Engine. The high-precision, high-speed AF also helps to capture even the most fleeting moments. All of this makes it an ideal camera for someone who truly cares about both image quality and style.
Despite its high performance capabilities for ultimate picture quality, the new DMC-GM1 boasts an outstanding compact profile which is made possible by a lot of ingenious inventions for downsizing. Every exterior function and part has been designed to give the camera a sleek, stylish look. The luxurious feel of the camera provides joy of ownership. The DMC-GM1 - the camera that turns life's moments into "Art".
The DMC-GM1 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. All these flexible shooting / browsing / sharing styles are made possible with the DMC-GM1 and Panasonic's dedicated application software “Panasonic Image App” for iOS / Android smartphones / tablets.
The DMC-GM1 boasts not just an outstandingly compact profile, but it is highly functional in performance and picture quality. The large 16.0 Mpx Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with less noise. Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems which helps produce clear, smooth images especially in low light situations. In addition, you can capture images of fast moving subjects without blur using the 1/16,000 second shutter speed.
All cameras in the LUMIX G series including the DMC-GM1 adopt Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase Difference System AF, Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially when shooting with a bright lens that has a small F value.
The DMC-GM1 features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even fast-moving subjects clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The DMC-GM1 realizes a high speed burst shooting at 5 fps in 16.0 Mpx and max. 40 fps using the electronic shutter.
Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in situations such as moonlight, even without the AF assist lamp. It works in -4 EV lower light situations, such as dark or starry skies with no other light source.
For more practical control over focusing, the DMC-GM1 incorporates the Focus Peaking function that displays the optimal focus in MF and AF+MF mode. You can precisely focus the camera while monitoring the subject in live view. Focus peaking can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the colour can also be changed according to the colour of the shooting scene. You can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.
Pinpoint AF is improved by allowing you to set magnification from 3x to 10x, in increments of 0.1x step. Picture-in-picture display is available and the magnification ratio of in-frame picture is selectable from 3x to 6x seamlessly, enabling you to set precise focus on the target area while seeing the whole image composition.
One-shot AF enables the photographer to use AF even in MF mode simply by pressing the Fn (Function) button* to set a rough focus on the subject. The user can then switch back to MF to adjust precise focus.
*AF lock function needs to be assigned in advance.
The DMC-GM1 records smooth, high-resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (60 Hz) videos in AVCHD or MP4* (MPEG-4 / H.264) format*. The DMC-GM1 also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the footage. In addition, the P / A / S / M mode also lets you enjoy expressive video recording. Thanks to optimum pixel-mix technology, made possible by improvements to sensor sensitivity, sharpness and clarity are improved in motion images too. * 30 fps (NTSC) in MP4 recording
The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting aperture and shutter speed.
You can set the recording start time, the recording interval, the number of pictures and automatically record subjects such as animals and plants as time elapses. The series of sequential images can be combined in the camera to produce a time lapse video.
The Stop Motion Animation function enables the production of stop motion (stop frame) video on the camera with pictures that were sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect gives the illusion of the object moving by itself.
The lightweight, durable magnesium alloy frame combines ruggedness with compact size to provide flexible shooting.
The DMC-GM1 has been re-engineered to combine function with style. From the high quality faux leather texture of the grip to the well positioned dials and buttons, the camera is a pleasure to own and use. The newly released digital interchangeable lens [LUMIX G VARIO 12-32 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032)], makes it a perfect match with the compact body. Even trend-sensitive users will love to carry this stylish piece. Also, you can attach the External Hand Grip for ease of use [(DMW-HGR1 - sold separately for K kit)].
The touch control system integrated in the 3.0-inch large high resolution monitor [approx. 1036K dot], immediately lets you to set focus on the subject simply by touching the screen. The camera also allows you to take photos via the touch screen.
Despite its ultra compact profile, the DMC-GM1 integrates a built-in flash (GN5.6 ISO200･m / GN4.0 ISO100･m) which is helpful for daily snapshots.
This mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sounds off (AF, operation), while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode allows users take beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including iHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range), AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control.
The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot generates blur free night scenery shots even without the use of a tripod. And, the iA+ Mode lets you adjust the defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
Using a smartphone / tablet, you can control shutter release, zoom*, focus, shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation.
* With LUMIX G Power Zoom Lens H-PS14042 or H-PS45175.
It is possible to tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone / tablet.
You can instantly upload and share your images on an SNS (Social Networking Service) using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.
The Instant Transfer function allows the camera to transfer the photo data to a designated electronic device automatically whenever the shutter is released.
The DMC-GM1 comes with the popular Creative Control mode of 22 filter effects. New filters include Rough Monochrome*, Silky Monochrome* and Monochrome, in addition to conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Soft Focus*, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Colour, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect, Star Filter*, Miniature Effect, Old Days, Sunshine*, Bleach Bypass, Toy Pop and Fantasy mode. Effect parameter of each mode is also adjustable. * For photo only.
Clear Retouch makes it possible to erase unwanted objects or figures on an image by tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.
The DMC-GM1 complies with image recording in RAW data. The bundled software SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE allows dramatically higher quality image development from RAW to JPEG. Even the images shot at high ISO settings can be produced sharply with minimum noise. This software also enables high quality JPEG processing, enabling you to adjust images in 16 bit data and re-develop it into JPEG with minimum deterioration of image quality. ･ SILKYPIX®is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.