Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Panasonic DMC-GX1 is a digital SLR camera
that will accept interchangeable lenses with the Micro Four Thirds mount. The camera kit comes
with the LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/Power O.I.S. lens (H-PS14042).
The DMC-GX1 records
images onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is compatible with
SD cards from 8 MB to 2 GB, SDHC
cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB. For recording
movies, cards with a "Class 6" or higher speed class are recommended.
Note: The camera comes with no memory cards, and does not have
built-in internal memory.
14-42mm Lens: This camera kit comes with the LUMIX G X Vario
PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/Power O.I.S. lens. The lens has a power zoom lever on
the barrel. You can press the lever toward W (wide angle) or T (telephoto) for
zooming in and out. It also has a power lever on the barrel for manual focusing. The lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. Its 14-42mm focal length is
equivalent to 28mm to 84mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing distance is
0.66' from 14 to 20mm focal length, and 0.99' to infinity from 21mm focal length
to infinity. The GX1 can accept other Lumix lenses with the Micro Four
Extended Tele Conversion/Digital Zoom: The 14-42mm focal length of
the supplied lens gives it an optical zoom of approximately 3x. The camera's
Extended Tele Conversion can increase the zoom by a maximum of 2x when taking still
images and 3.6x when recording movies. The digital zoom can be set to 2x or 4x
in the menu.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
4/3" (17.3mm x 13mm) Live MOS image sensor with approximately
16.68-million total pixels and 16-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records
still images in JPEG and RAW formats. The camera can also record HD movies
(1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720) in AVCHD and MP4, as well as Standard Definition
movies (640 x 480) in MP4. These movies can be played back on your HDTV using
HDMI or on non-HDTVs using an optional AV cable.
Image Quality: You can set the image quality as follows:
- Fine: Low compression; gives priority to picture quality
- Standard: High compression; gives priority to the number of
- RAW: Uncompressed; must be processed on a PC
- RAW + Standard: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the
camera takes a standard equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
- RAW + Fine: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the
camera takes a fine equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
- MPO: 3D photo (requires use of optional 3D lens)
- MPO + Fine: In addition to the 3D image, the camera
takes a fine equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
- MPO + Standard: In addition to the 3D image, the camera
takes a standard equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
You can change the resolution and
compression settings to suit the purpose of the image you're about to shoot.
You can choose from the
following resolutions for still images:
|4:3 Aspect Ratio
||3:2 Aspect Ratio
||16:9 Aspect Ratio
||1:1 Aspect Ratio
|4592 x 3448
3232 x 2424
2272 x 1704
|4576 x 3056
3232 x 2160
2272 x 1520
|4576 x 2576
3232 x 1824
1920 x 1080
|3424 x 3424
2416 x 2416
1712 x 1712
3D Photos: The GX1 is capable of taking 3D photos when the
optional H-FT012 3D lens (item #
133HFT012). You can record 3D photos in 4:3 (1824 x 1368), 16:9 (1824 x
1024), 3:2 (1824 x 1024), or 1:1 (1712 x 1712) aspect ratios. In addition, the
camera can record a 2D JPEG image in fine or standard image quality along with
the 3D image. A 3D image can only be played back on a 3D compatible TV. You can
connect the camera directly to the TV via HDMI cable, or insert an SD card
containing 3D images into the 3D compatible TV.
Motion Pictures: In addition, you can shoot motion pictures
in AVCHD in 16:9 aspect ratio, and MP4 in
16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, at the following resolutions and frame rates:
- FSH: 1920 x 1080 (60i recording, 17 Mbps)
- SH: 1280 x 720 (60p recording, 17 Mbps)
- FHD: 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
- HD: 1280 x 720, 30 fps
- VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps
Optical Image Stabilizer:
O.I.S. technology helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement
that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots. Gyrosensors
built into the lens detect hand-shake, and the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate,
to give you clear blur-free shots. You can
turn on the O.I.S. in the
shooting menu, by choosing from the following modes:
- Normal: Vertical and horizontal shake are compensated
- Panning: Camera shake is corrected for up/down
movements; ideal for panning
- Off: Stabilizer does not work. This can only be
selected when using a lens without the O.I.S. switch
Battery: The GX1 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(DMW-BLD10PP). When used with the supplied 14-42mm lens, you get approximately
155 minutes of recording time, or
about 310 images. When recording movies, the actual recordable time (including
starting/stopping, and turning on/off) is approximately 70 minutes. Playback time
using the LCD monitor is approximately 250 minutes. The battery takes
approximately 120 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A93B battery
charger. You can also operate the camera on standard household current when the
optional DMW-DCC9 DC cable is used with the optional DMW-AC8 AC adapter.
Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The DMC-GX1 has a 3" TFT color
touch panel LCD monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots. It has
approximately 100% field of view. Touch settings include Touch Screen, Touch
Tab, Touch Zoom, and Touch AF. The camera also has an input for an Optional Live Viewfinder
Microphone: The DMC-GX1 has a built-in stereo microphone on
the top of the camera. It is used to record audio when shooting movies, or
adding audio to still images already recording. Wind noise can be reduced when
recording by using the Wind Cut feature. There is no input for an optional
Pop-up Flash: The GX1 has a pop-up flash with a range of
approximately 3.29' to 22.4' when the supplied 14-42mm lens is used. An optional
external flash, such as the DMW-FL360 (133FL360), can be attached to the
camera's hot shoe. Available flash modes
- Auto: The flash is automatically activated when the recording
conditions make it necessary.
- Auto/Red-eye Reduction: A pre-flash is activated before the main
flash to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
- Forced Flash On: The flash is activated every time regardless of
the recording conditions.
- Forced Flash On/Red-eye Reduction: The flash is activated every
time with a pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Slow Sync: When taking pictures against a dark background
landscape, this feature will slow the shutter speed when the flash is
activated to make the background appear brighter.
- Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Same as Slow Sync, but with
pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Forced Flash Off: Flash is not activated regardless of the
Recording Modes: Using the top-mounted mode dial, you can choose from the following
- Intelligent Auto: the camera sets the most appropriate
settings to match the subject and recording conditions. Recommended for
- Program AE: the camera
automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the
brightness of the subject
- Aperture-priority AE: the
shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set
- Shutter-priority AE: the
aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set
- Manual Exposure: the
exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed, which are
- Custom Modes (C1, C2): allows you to take pictures with
previously selected settings
- Scene Modes: Allows you to take pictures using a setting that
matches the scene being recorded: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery,
Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night Scenery,
Illuminations, Baby1/Baby2, Pet, Party, and Sunset
- Creative Control Mode: Allows you to take pictures
while checking the image effect: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key,
Sepia, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, or Miniature Effect.
Note: With the mode dial in any of the above positions, you can
immediately switch to record motion pictures by pressing the red Motion
Picture button on the top panel.
Self Timer: The self timer is
useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still
images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
You can also set the self timer to take 3 pictures after a 10 second delay. The
second and third picture are taken in two second intervals after the first.
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -5 EV to +5 EV (-3 EV to +3 EV for motion pictures) in 1/3-step increments.
Auto Bracket: In this mode, a maximum of 7 pictures are
automatically recorded by each press of the shutter button according to the
compensation range of the exposure. You can choose from the following:
- Settings: Single or burst
- Steps: 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV
- Number of pictures: 3, 5, or 7
- Sequences: [0 / - / +] or [- / 0 / +]
Burst Mode: In the Burst Mode, pictures are taken
continuously while the shutter button is pressed:
||Pictures per second
||Maximum Number of Frames
|Super High Speed
||Capacity of card
||Capacity of card
||Capacity of card
* At Super High Speed, the picture size is fixed to Small
at all aspects.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Daylight: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Cloudy: for recording
under a cloudy or shaded area sky
- Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade on a bright day
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- Flash: for taking a
picture with flash only
- White Set 1, 2: for using a stored white
balance setting taken manually
- Preset Color Temperature: for using a preset color
- Fine Adjustment: you can finely adjust the white
balance toward Amber, Blue, Green, or Magenta
- White Balance Bracketing: The bracket setting is based
on the adjustment values for the WB Fine Adjustment. Three pictures with
different colors are automatically recorded when the shutter button is
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the
ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark
places. When setting to Auto, the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted from
ISO160 to ISO1600 according to the brightness. In the intelligent ISO setting,
the camera will automatically set the optimal ISO sensitivity, according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness.
In the Preset ISO mode, you can select a setting between 160 and 12800 in 1 EV
or 1/3 EV increments.
You can select from the following metering modes:
- Multiple: camera measures
the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the
whole screen automatically
- Center Weighted: used to
focus on the subject on the center of the screen and measure the whole
- Spot: camera measures the
subject in the spot metering target
Focus Modes: You can select one of the following focusing
- AFS (Auto Focus Single): Focus set automatically when shutter
button is pressed halfway, and remains fixed while pressed halfway.
- AFF (Auto Focus Flexible): Same as AFS, except that if the
subject moves while the button is pressed halfway, the focus is corrected to
match the movement automatically.
- AFC (Auto Focus Continuous): While the shutter button is pressed
halfway, focusing is constantly performed to match the movement of the
subject. Subject movement is predicted.
- MF (Manual Focus): You can focus manually by pressing the
lever on the lens in one direction or the other.
Auto Focus Modes:
When one of the Auto Focus modes is selected, you can also apply the following:
- Face Detection: Camera automatically detects a person's face,
adjusting the exposure and focus to fit the face, regardless of what portion
of the picture it is in. (maximum of 15 areas)
- AF Tracking (Dynamic Tracking): Focus and exposure can
be adjusted to a specified subject. Focus and exposure will follow the
subject, even if it moves.
- 23-area Focusing: Up to 23 points for each AF area can
be focused. This is effective when the subject isn't in the center of the
- 1-area Focusing: Camera
focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen. Position and
size of AF area can be changed.
Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion.
You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You
can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording
date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with
the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or
enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move
the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in
the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. Auto Review lets
you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1 second, 3 seconds, 5 seconds,
This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in
cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once
an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image. You can set up
to 100 pictures to be resized at one time.
This function lets you crop unnecessary parts of the recorded picture. Motion
pictures, pictures with audio, pictures with text stamps, and RAW images
(include RAW + Standard and RAW + Fine) cannot be cropped.
Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
HDMI: The GX1 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting the
camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. A mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI cable is
necessary to connect the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. If connected to a VIERA Link-compatible Panasonic TV, you can control the camera using the TV's
remote control. The unit is compatible with VIERA Link Ver. 5.
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device using the supplied
Remote/Mic: A 2.5mm sub-mini jack is provided for use with
an optional remote control. With the optional DMW-RSL1 remote shutter release
you can avoid camera shake when using a tripod, and allows you to to keep the
shutter pressed fully when taking pictures in the Bulb or Burst mode.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 7.0 HD Edition (Windows XP/Vista/7 only): This
software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the
acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures,
add effects, and load AVCHD movies to burn to DVD. Compatible with:
- Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or SP1
- Windows Vista (32-bit) or SP1/SP2
- Windows XP (32-bit) or SP2/SP3
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE: This is software to edit RAW format images.
Using RAW files recorded on this camera allows images to be edited with a higher
quality and saved in a format (JPEG, TIFF) that can be displayed on a PC.
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP; Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6,
Super LoiLoScope 30 Day Full Trial Version: Super LoiLoScope is a
video editing software that draws out the full power of your PC. You can
incorporate your music, picture, and video files to create videos to share with
friends and family by burning it to a DVD, uploading it to websites, or simply
share your videos via email. Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, or