Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 review

Verdict

The GH1 is an exceptional camera, but more than anything it is an exceptional video camera. In terms of still imaging it has some improvements on the previous G1 model, though these are not significant enough on their own to justify the huge price difference.

The GH1 does come with an impressive lens, which does come some way to explain the price increase, and this is a great addition for both still and for video use.



As this review was going to press, Panasonic announced an update to the GH1 and the 14-140mm lens, which is expected to give improvements to the camera's burst rate, video stabilising and other performance issues.

If this is the case it may answer the minor gripes we have - all apart from the price - making this an even better proposition.

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Jon Tarrant

Jon Tarrant

Former professional photographer and photography journalist, Jon has now put his physics degree to good use by becoming a physics teacher. He contributes technical features to WDC and is our primary lens tester, where his science background comes in very handy. He is the author of eight photography books on topics ranging from portraiture and lighting to Understanding Digital Cameras.

Price as reviewed

£1,299.00

Scores

Scores
Features 19/20
Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 14/20
Overall Score 85%

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