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DMC-GF1 Micro System Digital Camera


LUMIX G Micro System - Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

High Image Quality with 12.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor & Venus Engine HD

HD Movie AVCHD Lite & Motion Picture P Mode

My Colour Mode

iA Mode with Face Recognition

LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH. Based on Micro Four Thirds System Standard


LUMIX G Micro System Digital Camera GF1 - The World’s Smallest, Lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera with Artistic Flat Design


By using the Micro Four Thirds System standard and developing a camera body that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit, the DMC-GF1 was able to achieve the worlds smallest, lightest body as a system camera with a built-in flash. It also features classical, but new artistic flat design. This new-generation system camera features Full-Time Live View, high-speed Contrast AF, HD movie recording, and more. It is small enough to take anywhere, yet sophisticated enough to take you as far into photography and movies as you want to go.


The DMC-GF1s 4/3-type Live MOS sensor with 12.1-megapixel gives you the high image quality. It also adds a high-speed readout for HD movie recording. The Dust Reduction System helps maintain image quality by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the sensor. An image processing LSI, Venus Engine HD, incorporates two CPUs. This does not only boost image-processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, it allows long-time movie recording in AVCHD Lite while maintaining low power consumption.


The DMC-GF1 can record HD movie of 720P in AVCHD Lite with high sound quality of Dolby Digital Creator. Motion JPEG format is also available (1,280 x 720 pixels). Just press the Motion Picture Button, and shooting begins. In the Motion Picture P Mode, the aperture can be adjusted easily. The iA Mode can also be activated in motion picture recording. When the DMC-GF1 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TVs remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with greater convenience.


The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot LCD gives you a Full-time Live View of what youre shooting, with approx. 100% field of view. In addition, versatile creative functions are possible with the DMC-GF1. My Colour Mode makes it easy to customize colour effects to match your preference. The Peripherical Defocus Mode automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area while gently defocusing to emphasize the subject. The iA Mode, featuring Face Recognition function, serves as a combination of functions that makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos.


The bright F1.7/20mm (35mm camera equivalent: 40mm) fixed focus lens, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, produces bright photos with a dramatic soft focus even in dimly lit locations. 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.



Camera Type            Digital interchangeable lens system camera

Recording media   SD memory card, SDHC memory card

Image sensor size       17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)

Mount  Micro Four Thirds mount


Type    Live MOS Sensor

Total pixels            13.1 Megapixels

Camera effective pixels            12.1 Megapixels

Colour filter            Primary colour filter

Dust reduction system            Supersonic wave filter


Recording file format  Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible / Still Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21) + QuickTime / Motion Image: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG

Aspect ratio            4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

File size (Pixels)

Still Image            [4:3] 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S) / [3:2] 4000 x 2672(L), 2816 x 1880(M), 2048 x 1360(S) / [16:9] 4000 x 2248(L), 2816 x 1584(M), 1920 x 1080(S) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)

Motion Image            Motion JPEG / [4:3] QVGA: 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA: 640 x 480, 30fps / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480, 30fps / [HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps / AVCHD Lite / NTSC: [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30fps)(SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps) / PAL: [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25fps)(SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps)

Continuous recordable time (Motion images)            AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 210 min with H-H020 / Approx. 170 min with H-FS014045 / Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 210 min with H-H020 / Approx. 170 min with H-FS014045

Actual recordable time (Motion images)            AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 110 min with H-H020 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS014045 / Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 110 min with H-H020 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS014045


Image quality            RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard

Colour space            sRGB, Adobe RGB


Type            Contrast AF system

Focusing mode            AFS/AFC/MF

AF mode            Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing

AF detective range    EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)

AF assist lamp            yes

AF lock            AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode

Others  Pre AF(Quick AF/Continuous AF),AF+MF, MF Assist(5x, 10x)


Light metering system  144-zone multi-pattern sensing system

Light metering mode            Intelligent Multiple/Centre Weighted/Spot

Metering range            EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)

Exposure mode            Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

ISO sensitivity            Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO

Exposure compensation            1/3EV Step ±3EV

AE lock            AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed

AE bracket            3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV


White balance            Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Colour temperature setting

White balance adjustment            Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias

Colour temperature setting   2500-10000K in 100K

White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis


Type    Focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed            Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)

Self timer            2sec / 10sec / 10sec, 3 images

Remote control            Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)


Movie SCN mode            Portrait/Soft Skin/Scenery/Architecture/Sports/Flower/Food/Objects/Low Light/Party/Sunset / (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode or other related mode.)

Still Image SCN mode            Portrait/Soft Skin/Scenery/Architecture/Sports/Peripheral Defocus/Flower/Food/Objects/Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Baby 1,2/Pet/Party/Sunset


Burst speed            3 frames/sec (High speed) or 2 frames/sec (Low speed)

Number of recordable images  7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)


Type    TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO 100 ·m), Built-in Pop-up

Built-in flash (Mode)            Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

X-Sync (Synchronization) speed            less than 1/160 second

Flash output adjustment            1/3EV Step ±2EV

Flash synchronization            1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.

Hot shoe            TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)


Type    Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD

Monitor size            3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle

Pixels   460K dots

Filed of view            Approx. 100%

Monitor adjustment            Brightness (7 levels), Colour (7levels)

LCD mode            Off / Auto Power LCD / Power LCD

OSD language            Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish


Digital zoom            2x, 4x

Extra optical zoom    Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)

Other functions            Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram


Colour            Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant

Black and white            Standard / Dynamic / Smooth

Others  My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film


Playback mode            Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow, Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/AVCHD Lite/Motion JPEG/Category/Favourite), / Title Edit, Text Stamp, Resize, Trimming, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Print Set, Protect, Audio Dubbing


Protection            Single / Multi or Cancel

Erase    Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite


Print            PictBridge compatible Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable )


HDMI            miniHDMI TypeC Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) Audio: Dolby® Digital Creator

USB     USB 2.0 High Speed

Speaker            YES

Audio video output            Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.

External microphone terminal            NO

Built-in microphone            Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High

Remote            f2.5mm.



Battery ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1250mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)

Battery life            Still Images CIPA Standard : Approx. 380 images(LCD) with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH. Motion Images Approx. 210 minutes (LCD) Recording time capacity in AVCHD SH mode

Dimensions [mm]

Width   119.0

Height  71.0

depth    36.3

Weight            Approx. 285g / 10.05 oz (Body only)

Operating Condition

Operating temperature            0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)

Operating humidity            10% to 80%

Standard Accessories

Software            PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE / USB Driver

Standard accessories            Battery Charger/AC Adapter, Battery Pack, Body Cap, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM

Interchangeable Lens-1

Lens Construction            7 elements in 5 groups (2 Aspherical lenses)

Mount  Micro Four Thirds mount

Optical Image Stabilizer            No

Focal Length            f=20mm (35mm camera equivalent 40mm)

Aperture Type            7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm

Aperture            F1.7

Minimum Aperture            F16

Closest Focusing Distance            0.2m / 0.66ft

Maximum magnification            Approx. 0.13x / 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent)

Diagonal Angle of View            57°


Filter Size            f46mm / 1.81 in

Max. Diameter            f63mm / 2.48 in

Overall Length            Approx. 25.5mm / 1.00 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)

Weight [g]            Approx. 100g

Weight [oz]            3.53oz

Standard Accessory            Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag

Further Specifications

MY COLOR MODE            Expressive/Retro/Pure/Elegant/Monochrome/Dynamic Art/Silhouette/Custom (Colour/Brightness/Saturation/ adjustable)