Practicality and high performance become an attraction a mirrorless camera. That is why the popularity of this camera in the country continues to rise. This is evident from the increasing number of companies are launching mirrorless cameras, including Panasonic. To capture market share mirrorless camera, the Japanese electronics manufacturer directly launch a product that is claimed is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and features. Panasonic introduces Lumix DMC-GM1.
This is the smallest mirrorless camera, which has a micro four-thirds sensor in it. At first glance, maybe people will not think in the GM1 embedded Lumix 16 megapixel sensor is the same as his brother, “Lumix GX7”. With dimensions of 99 x 55 x 30 mm, Lumix GM1 even smaller than some models of high-end compact cameras, and no wider than the palm of an adult hand. The high is also only limited to the diameter of the mounting micro four thirds lens.
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As already mentioned, the main attraction of the Lumix GM1 is relatively small in size, even for standard mirrorless camera though. This forms tiny camera will be obvious when juxtaposed with his brother Lumix GX7 targeting the enthusiast. Although mini sized, Lumix GM1 is equipped with an external control buttons so that the control can be done easily and quickly, unlike the Lumix GF series or entry-level mirrorless camera with many more rely on the touchscreen.
The top panel on the camera, contains exposure mode dial knob, shutter release button which also serves switch on / off, and AF mode selection knob that imbued the function key (Fn) in the middle. Fn key functions can be customized through the camera menu, for example, is set to AE or AF lock. The rear side GM1 Lumix range contains standard controls, including the four-way D-pad surrounded wheel control dial, video record button, playback, delete, and display to bring up the quick menu.
As the micro four-thirds camera, the Lumix GM1 is fully compatible with a range of mirrorless lenses from Panasonic, Olympus also uses the same standard. However, even though the lens mirrorless still too big for this tiny camera. So Panasonic is also developing its own lens designed specifically as a couple kits Lumix GM1, the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f / 3.5-5.6. Field of view equivalent 24-64mm on a full-frame format.
Mega OIS anti-shake feature on the lens 12-32mm help stabilize the image at a low shutter speed. Lumix GM1 itself does not have in-body image stabilization like the Lumix GX7. Panasonic Lumix GM1 also equip with WiFi capability that can be controlled wirelessly through mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. This one feature is required to be present on the current camera made by Panasonic. That is absent is the NFC, but it’s not a big matter because after the connection to the gadget still easy to do.
To restoring Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 to its factory settings, conform to the following instructions:
- First, the camera must be in “record” mode
- Press [Menu/Set] button
- Press [Down] button to select the “SETUP” menu, that is the one with a “spanner” icon.
- Now press the [Right] button
- Press few times [Down] button until you see “RESET” option there
- When you select the RESET, press [Right] button and then select “YES”
- Press [Menu/ Set] button
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