Surprise and beauty lie hidden in our daily lives. Advanced functions are refined and condensed to express them. With a sophisticated design that stimulates your creativity. The moment you pick it up, life becomes art. LUMIX GM
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.
Despite its high functional performance for ultimate picture quality, the new DMC-GM1 boasts outstandingly compact profile which is made possible by a lot of ingenious inventions for downsizing. Every exterior part is decently designed to details, giving the camera sleek, stylish look and feel. It gives you more luxury experience than a camera can do once it belongs to you. The DMC-GM1 - the camera that turns the moments in life into "Art".
The DMC-GM1 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. All these flexible shooting / browsing / sharing style are made possible with the DMC-GM1 and the Panasonic's dedicated application software “Panasonic Image App” for iOS / Android smartphones / tablets.
The DMC-GM1 boasts not just its 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 image especially for the nighttime scenery. The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO25600.
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 in shooting with bright lens with small F value. The DMC-GM1 features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fast-moving subject clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The DMC-GM1 realizes the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps in 16.00-megapixel and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter.
The Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in 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 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 color can also be changed according to the color 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.
The DMC-GM1 records smooth, high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (60 Hz) / 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. * 30 fps (NTSC area) / 25 fps (PAL area) in MP4 recording
The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting aperture and shutter speed.
Leave the camera to record stationary observation of subjects such as flowers coming into bloom or scudding cloud. The series of consequent images can be combined in a camera to produce a time lapse video.
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.
A light weight, durable magnesium alloy frame brings ruggedness to the compact size to provide flexible shooting.
The DMC-GM1 comes equipped with decently designed parts including aluminum dial, button, and lever or high quality artificial leather grip. Especially 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 perfect match which even satisfies trend-sensitive users to carry around stylishly. On the other hand, the DMC-GM1 allows attachment of Hand Grip DMW-HGR1 (sold separately for K kit) to enhance strength of gripping.
The touch-control system integrated in the 3.0-inch large approx.1036K-dot high resolution monitor immediately lets you to set focus to 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 enough useful for daily snapshots.
This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppress emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist 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.
With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize 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 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 the designated electronic devices automatically whenever 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 Color, 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.
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 to adjust images in 16 bit data and re-develop it into JPEG with minimum deterioration of image quality. • SILKYPIX®; It is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.