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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-GF1C-K

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12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor/ F1.7/20mm Fixed Focus Lens/ Built-In Flash/ My Color Mode/ iA Mode/ Face Recognition/ AF Tracking/ Intelligent Scene Selector/ MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)/ Venus Engine HD/ Dust Reduction System/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model DMCGF1CK

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Features:

  • Versatile Functions and Superb Images. Uncompromising Performance in the World's Smallest, Lightest System Camera
    The GF1 adopts the Micro Four Thirds System standard, which was developed as an extended version of the Four Thirds System standard for digital camera systems. By using this standard and developing a camera body that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit, LUMIX® was able to achieve a dramatic reduction in both size and weight compared with conventional digital SLR cameras, to create a new-generation system camera that features Full-time Live View, high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF, HD movie recording, and more. The GF1 is small enough to take anywhere yet sophisticated enough to take you as far into photography and movies as you want to go
  • 12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor: Higher Image Quality, Lower Power Consumption
    The 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the GF1 offers the best of both worlds the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. This sensor is also advantageous for photo and movie recording with its high S/N, thanks to a new circuit structure that is unaffected by the noise generated in each of the circuits. It results in clear images even when taken at high ISO sensitivity
  • Ultra-Portable Pancake Lens: LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH
    This bright F1.7/20mm (35mm camera equivalent: 40mm) fixed focus lens makes it easier to take bright photos with soft focus in dimly lit conditions without a flash. Its compact, easy-to-carry size is also ideal for capturing everyday scenes and snapshots. *This lens uses a lens drive system to enable a compact and bright F1.7. As a result of this, operating sounds are recorded when auto-focusing during motion picture recording
  • Extended HD Movie Recording with SLR Quality
    The hybrid GF1 lets you take both high-quality photos and HD movies. You can shoot breathtaking HD (1280 — 720) movies in AVCHD Lite format (MPEG-4/H.264) backed by the high sound quality of Dolby Digital Creator. And you can record for a longer time without running out of memory because AVCHD Lite stores data more efficiently than Motion JPEG while maintaining stunning image clarity and detail. A dedicated "movie record" button on the top lets you instantly start recording movies while shooting photos, so you don't miss a second of the action
  • A Built-In Flash in a Stylish Body
    Some compact size cameras reduce weight by not including a built-in flash. With the GF1, the built-in flash is concealed inside the body and out of sight. A single touch pops the flash up for easy shooting anytime you want. You can also adjust the light intensity in the range of ±2 EV at 1/3 EV steps to match your subject
  • My Color Mode Puts You in Control of Your Colors
    Naturally you want your photos to be unique. My Color mode on the GF1 lets you control each and every photo with eight unique preset modes in all, including a colorful Expressive mode, a soft and moody Pure mode, and a Custom mode that lets you adjust the color, brightness, and saturation just the way you want them. You can dramatically change the images of even familiar subjects to express your own creativity
  • The Soft Focus of Peripheral Defocus Mode Lets You Achieve Professional Results
    The GF1 automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area you positioned while gently defocusing the foreground and background to emphasize the subject. You don't have to change the aperture yourself to take photos with the highly attractive soft focus effect of an SLR camera
  • iA Mode Helps Prevent Shooting Mistakes in a Variety of Situations
    Select iA mode, and the GF1 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies described below that make it easy to capture beautiful, clear shots
    • Face Recognition
      This function recognizes the faces of subjects that have been registered in the camera and displays the names of up to three people. The GF1 then optimizes the focus and brightness of the registered faces. *Turn Face Recognition item ON and register the person with a full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance
    • AF Tracking
      Once you've focused on a subject, AF Tracking keeps the subject in focus even if it moves until you press the shutter release
    • Intelligent Exposure
      The camera can correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash
    • Intelligent Scene Selector
      The camera automatically selects whichever of five Scene modes – Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, and Macro best suits the situation
    • Face Detection AF/AE
      The camera detects when there are faces in the frame and adjusts the focus and exposure to capture them properly. This allows you to shoot beautiful portraits without any hassle
    • Intelligent ISO Control
      If the subject moves as you snap the shot, the camera automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to help prevent subject blur
    • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
      Gyrosensors built into the lens detect hand-shake and an O.I.S. shifts to compensate. Assisting you in getting those clear, beautiful, blur-free photos
      • *Some functions in iA mode will not be available depending on the lens that is mounted
  • Produce Original HD Movies
    Unlike most other cameras, the GF1 allows the use of My Color mode and Scene mode to record HD movies. And Motion Picture P mode lets you change the aperture for more creative HD movie recording
  • iA Mode: Beautiful HD Movies with Point-and-Shoot Ease
    Select iA mode, and the GF1 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies listed below that make it easy to capture beautiful HD movies
  • Full-time Live View: See How the Image Will Turn Out Before You Shoot
    The GF1's Full-time Live View lets you see in the LCD how adjusting the exposure, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the shot. This makes it easier to capture a special shot or particular kind of image without shooting again and again
  • Let the Exposure Meter Guide You
    The on-screen meter display indicates the degree of aperture and shutter speed that can be changed within a suitable exposure range. The range in which appropriate exposure is not possible is shown in red, so you can intuitively grasp the corresponding aperture and shutter speed combinations
  • Take Advantage of Leica and Four Thirds Lenses
    More than 20 available Leica M/R lenses or 30 Four Thirds lenses can be used with the Micro Four Thirds System standard GF1, simply by mounting a separately purchased lens adaptor
  • An Optional Live View Finder Mounts to the Hot Shoe
    You can equip the GF1 with an optional 202,000-dot equivalent Live View Finder (LVF) featuring a magnification of approximately 1.04x (0.52x*) and 100% field of view. Because it displays the same information as the LCD, it is effectively used in situations where the LCD is difficult to see, such as under bright sunlight. The LVF is also handy for low-angle shots because it can be tilted vertically from 0 to 90 degrees. *35 mm camera equivalent
  • The High-Speed, High-Performance Venus Engine HD
    The Venus Engine HD incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, the two CPUs of the Venus Engine HD allow long-time movie recording in AVCHD Lite format while maintaining low power consumption. And the Venus Engine HD features HDMI output too
  • Dust Reduction System Protects the Image Sensor
    If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you're changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in photos. The GF1 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles. This keeps the image sensor clean at all times and eliminates the need for cumbersome maintenance procedures
  • HD Photos and HD Movies with VIERA Link Networking
    The GF1 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital image and sound signals. Just connect the camera to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (optional). It's also easy to enjoy slideshows in which both photos and movies are played according to the recorded timeline. If you have a VIERA TV, you can control the camera's playback functions with VIERA's remote control unit
  • Easy HD Image Viewing with the SD Card Slot
    Simply take the SDHC/SD Memory Card from the GF1 and slip it into the card slot of a Panasonic VIERA or Blu-ray Disc™ player, and you're ready to view HD images. For even greater impact and entertainment fun, you can add background music and image effects to your image slideshows. *To play movies recorded in the Motion JPEG format, you need the included AV cable
  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition Makes Photo and Movie Editing Easy
    AVCHD Lite movies can be transferred to a PC from an SDHC/SD Memory Card or via the USB cable to view or edit them. You can also make a DVD disc from AVCHD Lite files by converting them to MPEG-2. The software makes it easy and fun to edit or organize a collection of photos. It features a Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the photos stored in your PC and lets you sort them by face. Also, photos shot with My Color mode can be categorized and viewed by style. The sophisticated interface allows you to enjoy emotion-packed slideshows with a variety of effects and music. And motion images can be directly uploaded to YouTubeâ„¢. •YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc
  • SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE Adjusts RAW Images Any Way You Want Them
    The GF1 records original image data in RAW file format, which allows images to be developed according to your intention. A number of highly advanced functions can be applied to these RAW images by using the SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE software utility, with its unique combination of high resolution and extraordinary color separation

Specifications:

  • Sensor (effective resolution): 12.1-megapixel Live MOS
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 100 - ISO 3,200
  • Focal-length multiplier: 2x
  • Continuous shooting: 3.0 fps unlimited JPEG/7 raw
  • Viewfinder: Optional Electronic
  • Autofocus: 23-area contrast AF
  • Metering: 144 zone
  • Shutter: 60-1/4000 sec; bulb to 4 minutes
  • Flash: Yes
  • LCD: 3-inch fixed 460,000 dots
  • Video (max resolution at 30fps): 1280x720 AVCHD Lite or Motion JPEG MOV
  • Battery life (CIPA rating): 350 shots

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.8"
  • Width: 4.7"
  • Depth: 1.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10.3 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.8"
Width (inches)4.7"
Depth (inches)1.4"
Optical Zoom3.2 x
Built-In FlashYes
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec, 10sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack
  

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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good in low light (6)
  • Nice body color (5)
  • Short lag time (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Large clear LCD (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (6)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Low light (5)
    • Video (4)
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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my Panasonic Lumix GF1

    By JT

    from South Burlington, VT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast lens
    • Good in Low Light
    • GREAT PICTURE QUALITY
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I carry this camera with me pretty much everywhere I go. It's a pocket-able pro level camera. The pancake lens is great.

      Service and delivery comments:

      My camera was delivered on time. The web site is user-friendly. I am extremely satisfied with the online service. Also, the price is the lowest on the internet.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing camera

      By PSR

      from San Francisco

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Light camera, good lens, easy to use

        By Cathbad

        from Lowell, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        The first thing you realize is weight. Compared to my DSLR it is very light. Even if you use the larger lens it is still quite light. The LCD screen is better in bright light then many others and it very sharp, but you may want the viewfinder. It is light and easy to use.
        The video does a nice job. The audio is not stereo. It creates AVCHD Lite videos. It will play on your computer, but probably not on your DVD player.
        There are a number of inexpensive programs that will convert it to a standard file that your DVD player will play.
        If you have 4/3rd lenses the adapter works fine, but you will have to do manual focus.

        One annoyance is that you have to get an expensive SD card. Because it has vide0 and also the ability to do bursts, the card has to be fast. A minimum of class 6.

        I'm quite happy with it.

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        5.0

        An amazing camera

        By love life

        from Edinburg, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          This is a beautiful camera. You will enjoy it!

          Service and delivery comments:

          We had to wait until the manufacturer produced more cameras, but it was well worth the wait. Customer service was great.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Step-Up From Point and Shoot

          By tycham85

          from Herndon, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            This lens is great for low light indoor photography. I was taking pictures of my daughter at night in a room lit with just incandescent bulbs at ISO 400 and no flash. They came out great. The shutter speed was a bit slower, so it she jerked around as I took the shot, there was a blur. It's great for snapping a few shots before she realizes daddy has the camera out. With the flash, it's harder to be as incognito.

            The video is great too. The auto focus is slower than on dedicated camcorders, but it is nice to have. The dedicated video button makes it easy to get videos on the fly, and allows you to focus on what you want to capture instead of hunting for the icon on the mode dial.

            The menus are pretty comprehensive, and the C1 and C2 settings are easily customizable. The mode dial rarely leaves C1. The button layout is amazing too. It's easy to make rapid changes by pressing the parameter you want to change on the d-pad then scrolling the wheel with your thumb. I would argue that the dial should be on the left so you can press the parameters with your right thumb and change the value with the dial with your left thumb, but oh well. My thumb has just gotten more flexible.

            The screen is bright and colorful, and doesn't get too choppy in low light. I was amazed when I first turned the camera on and saw the refresh rate. There is no lag between what you see and what is shown on the LCD. Using other cameras now and then really highlights how great the screen is.

            The lenses are great and I ended up buying both kit lenses, and I feel like that completes the system for me. I might add the telephoto, but honestly, the versatility of the "pancake" lens is amazing. It takes great low light pictures, and amazing landscape shots. It keeps the camera size down as well. Then there's the 14-45mm lens. When house-hunting, I take it along and am always amazed at how much that 28mm equivalent lens captures. It almost feels like fish-eye without the pincushion. The aperture is a little small on the zoom lens, but the wide open "pancake" screws on quite easily when you need a larger aperture.

            As if you cannot already tell, I love this camera. I was very torn between this and one of the offerings from C**** or N****, but I am glad I decided on this one. My wife, who has only used point and shoots, and shies away from dSLRs, loves it, and is comfortable using it. My wife and I aren't the only admirers though; my father-in-law owns a N**** D3 and went nuts when he saw this thing. He said he wanted one and that he was jealous, even though he owns (arguably) the best full frame sensor camera made.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The not so touristy camera

            By Marlon the future licensed architect

            from washington, dc

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I love the fact that it is compact in the sense that a dSLR will NOT fit in your jacket pocket. This camera with the 20 mm kit lens will fit most generous jacket pockets. Even though the LCD screen is really great, I suggest the viewfinder if you are shooting in bright sunlight as it may be difficult to sense exposure on the LCD. I will be purchasing a zoom lens in the near future to complement the pancake lens.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not what I had hoped for

              By Kimmie

              from Temecula, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good sized screen
              • Nice Features and Settings

              Cons

              • LCD grainy blurry
              • Needs a viewfinder
              • Shutter Lag

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Photos

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I thought I would love this camera but I was very disappointed with it. For the price, the lcd screen should be much better or if they can't fix the lcd screen then put in a built in viewfinder. The lcd screen is very grainy and blurry, makes it almost impossible to manually focus. Maybe I just got a lemon. Also, it cannot compete with a dslr with it's shutter lag. Panasonic has a great idea with the camera but they need to do some more work on it. [...]

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Think Rangefinder!

              By neighhoma

              from Newington, CT

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Excellent in Low Light
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good sized screen
              • Great Fast Lens
              • Great Pop-up Flash
              • Great Resolution
              • Nice Features and Settings

              Cons

              • Hunts in Low Light
              • Mildly Underexposes
              • No Built-In EVF

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Photos
              • Home
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              This is a great camera. I always wanted to get a camera that is portable, rangefinder size. Of course, this is not a rangefinder by definition, but it sure feels like one. I love how you can change the lenses. Micro 4/3 sensor resolution is excellent given the size of the camera. This camera is definitely a must-have for a companion to your bulky DSLR system :).

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              Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

              Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-GF1C Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

              UPC Code: 037988263851
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