The DMC-GM1 does not compromise on image quality, even with its remarkably compact body. It achieves this by incorporating the large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, together with the high-performance Venus Engine. 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.
The Art of LUMIX
Despite its high functional performance for ultimate picture quality, the new DMC-GM1 boasts an outstandingly compact profile which is made possible by a lot of ingenious inventions for downsizing. Every exterior part is exquisitely designed to detail, giving the camera a sleek, stylish look and feel. The DMC-GM1 - the camera that turns the moments in life into "Art".
Unwire Your Creativity with Wi-Fi®
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.
Ultimate Picture Quality Goes Beyond Expectation
The DMC-GM1 boasts not just an outstandingly compact profile but its high functional performance for ultimate picture quality. The large 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with less noise. The Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems which helps produce clear, smooth images especially for the nighttime scenery. The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO25600.
Fast and Accurate AF
All cameras of LUMIX G, and DMC-GM1 adopt Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase Difference System AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially when shooting with bright lenses with 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 minimise the time to focus. The DMC-GM1 realises the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps in 16.00-megapixel and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter.
Low Light AF
The Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in settings such as moonlight, even without AF assist lamp. It further enhances the performance to work in -4EV lower lit situations, which is as dark as a starry sky with no other light source.
For more practical control over focusing, the DMC-GM1 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. You can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the colour can also be changed according to the colour of the shooting scene during live view. You can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.
The usability of Pinpoint AF is improved by allowing you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement by 0.1x step. Picture-in-picture display is available and the magnification ratio of in-frame picture is selectable from 3x to 6x seamlessly, which enables you to set precise focus on the target point while seeing the whole image composition.
The One-shot AF enables using AF even in MF mode by just pressing the Fn (Function) button* to set rough focus on the subject and you can go back to MF just to adjust precise focus.
*AF lock function needs to be assigned in advance.
1920 x 1080i Full-HD Video Recording in AVCHD / MP4
The DMC-GM1 records smooth, high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 50i (50 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 which is made possible by the improvement of sensor sensitivity, sharpness and clarity are improved in motion images, too.
* 25 fps in MP4 recording
Creative Video Mode
The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting aperture and shutter speed.
Time Lapse Shot
Leave the camera to record stationary observation of subjects such as flowers coming into bloom or scudding clouds. The series of consequent images can later be combined to produce a time lapse video.
Stop Motion Animation
The Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appear as if it is moving by itself.
Light Weight, Durable Magnesium Alloy Frame
A light weight, durable magnesium alloy frame brings ruggedness to the compact size to provide flexible shooting.
Uncompromising Design Throughout
The DMC-GM1 comes equipped with superbly designed parts including aluminum dial, button, and lever or high quality artificial leather grip. The combination with the newly released digital interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032) makes a perfect match and satisfies trend-sensitive users wanting that compact and stylish look.
The DMC-GM1 also allows attachment of the Hand Grip DMW-HGR1 (sold separately for K kit) to enhance strength of gripping.
3.0-inch Monitor with Touch-control System
The touch-control system integrated in the 3.0-inch large approx. 1036K-dot high resolution monitor immediately lets you to set focus on the subject by just touching it on the screen - and you can even release the shutter.
Despite its ultra compact profile, the DMC-GM1 integrates built-in flash (GN5.6 ISO200･m / GN4.0 ISO100･m) which is very useful for daily snapshots.
This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shoot-assisting functions including new Intelligent Handheld Night Shot and iHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range) in addition to AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot generates a glamorous night scenery even without using a tripod.
The iA Plus mode lets you adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
Remote Shooting /
With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilise a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom*, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
* With LUMIX G Power Zoom Lens H-PS14042 or H-PS45175.
It is possible to tag the location information to the image by utilising the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone / tablet.
You can instantly upload and share your images on a SNS (Social Networking Service) using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.
The Instant Transfer function allows the camera to transfer photo data to designated electronic devices automatically whenever the shutter is released.
The DMC-GM1 comes with the popular Creative Control mode of 22 filter effects featuring new Rough Monochrome*, Silky Monochrome* and Monochrome in addition to the 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 in an image by just tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.
SILKYPIX ® for High Quality Development from RAW
The DMC-GM1 complies with image recording in RAW. 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 setting can be produced sharply with minimum noise. This software also enables high quality JPEG processing, that lets you adjust images in 16 bit data and re-develop it into JPEG with minimum deterioration of image quality.
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