Camera Reviews
by Brad Soo on September 13 2009

panasonic lumix gf1 vs slr

I recently attended a media event with Panasonic… which turned out to be a surprise (to me, at least) event unveiling their Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera. Yes, in addition to press releases and speeches by important people, and the usual media affair – they had several live, real, working Panasonic Lumix GF1 models there (in addition to ‘people’ runway models). The camera itself will be available to the masses next month (October)… so meanwhile, here’s a teaser picture of how compact the camera is versus a conventional digital SLR.

On the right is a full-sized mid-range digital SLR with a nice lens slapped on, a 24-70 mm f2.8. On the left, is Panasonic’s Lumix GF1 which is really petite (that’s Panasonic’s new 20 mm pancake lens attached, by the way). Without a lens attached, the Panasonic Lumix GF1 is not much larger than the Lumix LX3 – so it’s understandably why people looking for an interchangeable lens camera that they can easily bring along anywhere are overly-excited about the Lumix GF1 (myself included).

More on the Panasonic Lumix GF1 later this week.

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  1. avi carmi September 17, 2009 Reply

    total impulse, was going to buy the Nikon D5000 when I saw this one. pulled the trigger. not sure if I made the right decision, but I can cancel before it ships…

    Amazon have them for pre-order, two kits one with the 20mm f/1.7 and the other 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 both are only $900

    I got the one with the zoom lens, seemed more practical.


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