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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1KEB-K 16MP Compact System Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Panasonic
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Built-in flash in a sleek, compact, body
  • Superb image quality and performance combined with a premium design
  • 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • High-precision Contrast AF
  • Approx 0.09 seconds ultra-high speed Light Speed AF
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7KEB-K G Series Compact System Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 14-42mm Lens) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7KEB-K G Series Compact System Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 14-42mm Lens) 4.9 out of 5 stars (17)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 24,000 x 15,000 x 10,000 cm ; 499 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: DMC-GX1KEB-K
  • ASIN: B00638QMEG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,330 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Lumix G Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System

Developed in 2008, Micro Four Thirds revolutionised the photographic market. The MFT system removed the reflex mirror and replaced it with a high quality electronic viewfinder that reads the image coming through the lens as it is focussed directly on the image sensor. The mirror-less system allows the sensor to be mounted much closer to the back of the lens, which in turn allows both the camera body and lenses to be smaller and lighter without compromising the image quality.

Large LIVE MOS Image Sensor

The size and type of sensor was a critical part in the development of Lumix G. 8x larger than the sensor used in a typical compact camera, and large enough to capture all the light coming through the lens without bending or distortion. The Micro Four Thirds sensor is almost as large as a Digital SLR APS-C sized sensor, but is designed to match the lens mount aperture perfectly, allowing the light to enter the camera in a straight line.

Supersonic Wave Filter Self Cleaning Sensor System

Dust particles on the image sensor have been a common problem with interchangeable lens cameras. It is important to take care not to allow particles to enter the camera body when swapping lenses. Panasonic have a Supersonic Wave Filter built in to our Lumix G models. The filter sits directly in front of the image sensor, preventing dust particles from adhering to the sensor directly. Every time the camera is powered up, the filter vibrates at such a high frequency that dust particles are literally shaken off.

A Growing Range Of Compatible Interchangeable Lenses

Whatever photo opportunity arises, the growing number of creative lenses available for the Micro Four Thirds System ensures that you won't miss out. Over 30 models from manufacturers such as Olympus, Sigma, Leica and, of course, Panasonic are already available with more being added regularly.

Mount Adaptors Available for Leica M, Leica R and Four Thirds Lenses

The Micro Four Thirds system also supports the range of lenses available for the original Four Thirds standard, by way of the MA1 adaptor ring. Also for Leica enthusiasts, adaptor rings are available for the Leica M and Leica R lenses.

Photo Quality

16MP LIVE MOS Sensor

The 16 Mega Pixel Live MOS sensor delivers a high-speed readout. It not only delivers highly detailed images but also improves signal to noise ratio over our previous sensors by 100% in the ISO3200 range and 200% in the ISO6400 range.

Ultra High Speed 0.09 sec Auto-focus Capability

Our fastest ever auto-focus speed can be obtained when combining this camera with the H-PS14042 power zoom lens. The combination of this lightning fast sensor and lens control means you get the action in focus more of the time.

Even subjects close to the edge of the frame can be chosen as a focus point
Even subjects close to the edge of the frame can be chosen as a focus point
Full Area Focusing

Lumix G cameras can focus across the entire area of the image sensor. Conventional DSLR cameras only allow focus points across a limited area of the picture, but with the full area focus system even subjects close to the edge of the frame can be chosen as a focus point. With Touch-screen focusing also offered on the LCD, this makes it even easier to choose the focus point by just touching the subject on the LCD screen.

Enlarge the focus area up to 10 times
Enlarge the focus area up to 10 times
Manual Focus Assist

A very useful feature when using manual focus is the ability of the camera to display an enlarged focus area of up to 10x normal size in order for you to check the accuracy of the focus point.

The tiniest point on the screen can be chosen for focus
The tiniest point on the screen can be chosen for focus
Pinpoint Accurate AF

Focus accuracy down to a tiny area is possible with Pinpoint Focus mode, enabling focus to be pinpointed to exactly where you need it.

Full HD Video Mode With AVCHD

When shooting video for playback on a Full HD TV, AVCHD offers amazing high quality recording. 50i is supported at FHD 1080 resolution and 50p at HD 720 resolution.

MP4 Video Recording Mode For High Compatibility

Also offered in video record mode is MP4 (H.264) format recording. High Definition video including 1920x1080 can be shot at 25 Progressive frames per second.

Full-time Auto Focus Available during Video Recording

Due to the mirror-less design and Contrast Auto Focus system, auto focussing is continuously available during video recording.

Functionality & Ease of Use

High Resolution 3.0 Inch, Wide Viewing Angle, Touch Screen LCD

The wide viewing angle of the large 3.0 inch, 460,000 pixel LCD offers greater flexibility when getting the camera in position to take the shot. In addition Panasonic have also made it a smart touch screen so that you can enjoy features like Touch Shutter, Touch AF Tracking and Touch Zoom (when Power Zoom lens is fitted).

iA+ allows an element of fine tuning to the focus, colour and brightness settings
iA+ allows an element of fine tuning to the focus, colour and brightness settings
iA (Intelligent Auto) Shooting Mode

iA mode is a feature of all Lumix models and it lets you take the picture without you having to worry about what settings to use. The camera intelligently works out the type of scene that you are trying to capture.

New iA Plus mode

iA+ allows an element of fine tuning to the focus, colour and brightness settings allowing you to easily experiment with the overall look of the shoot before you take the picture.

4.2fps High speed burst shooting with full resolution

Two high-speed burst modes are offered. At full resolution (16MP) it is possible to capture up to 4.2 frames per second. Also when the action is mega fast, there is the option of super high speed which shoots 20 fps at a resolution of 4 Mega Pixels.

Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - Level Gauge

A handy Level Gauge is provided on the display that helps you to correctly align the camera. Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera and displays guide lines on screen to help you hold the camera level.

Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - 4 Function Buttons

The GX1 has up to 4 function button options, two on the body of the camera and two on the LCD screen. Each FN button can be assigned to your favourite feature so that you always have those preferred settings to hand.

Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - Multiple Scene Shooting Guide

To help you learn to shoot like a pro photographer, Panasonic have introduced a scene guide that shows you what your pictures could look like with the correct settings. 23 professionally shot photographic scene examples are pre loaded in the camera. You select the one that you wish to try and emulate and the guide explains how to do it.

8 Creative Effect Filters

Up to 8 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature and Toy Photo.

High quality graphics and customisable GUI
High quality graphics and customisable GUI
New Graphical User Interface With Customisable Settings

A new graphics processor has been added to the Venus Engine that enables high quality graphics for the menu system and allows the menu to be customised by the user with their preferred wallpaper or background image.

This optional viewfinder is easily attached
This optional viewfinder is easily attached
Optional Tilt-able Electronic Live Viewfinder

The GX1 supports an interface for the optional Live View Finder DMW-LVF2. This highly-spec'd electronic viewfinder is easily attached to the hot-shoe connector supplying power for the 1.44M dot display. It offers a 100% field of view and a 1.4x magnification of the image from the sensor. It also usefully tilts through 90 degrees allowing for low angle shooting.

Built-in Pop-up Flash (GN7.6)

Despite the compact body size of the camera, a pop-up flash is provided for those occasions when you need a little extra light. The guide number of 7.6 means the flash will illuminate objects up to approximately 7.6 feet from the camera when using the kit lens.

High Quality Kit Lens Supplied

LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

Supplied as a high quality kit lens, the H-FS014042 is a standard zoom lens offering a zoom length of 3x. Aspherical lenses contribute to the high resolution and performance, making this lens a cut above most other kit lenses.

Product Description

Ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the LUMIX DMC-GX1 features a 16.01 megapixel Live MOS sensor and the powerful Venus Engine image processor which allows low light images to be taken at a 12800 ISO. Equally made for beginners and those looking to have more control of imagery, the GX1 has two automatic shooting modes (iA and iA Plus). Its Light Speed AF (Auto Focus) clocks in at 0.09 seconds; this is accomplished by synchronizing the lens and sensor at 120 frames per second. The GX1 also uses a Contrast AF system, which is 90% accurate at F1.4 versus 60% of the older Phase difference system AF. Next we have AFF Mode (Auto Focus Flexible); meaning, focus locks when the shutter button is half-pressed, but remains active should the subject move.The GX1 captures Full HD video (1920 x 1080 60i or 30p) in Dolby Digital Stereo. The video mode has the option to run full time AF, or Touch AF, which allows "professional rack focus" shots. And, all your shots will be level thanks to the new Level Gauge.The LUMIX DMC-GX1 is designed to work with ALL G-series and Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses or, using an optional adapter, any Four Thirds lens. The G-series currently has 14 lenses, including the power zoom X, standard zoom, telephoto zoom, single focal length, wide angle, fish eye, and a 3D lens. The GX1 also accepts a wide variety of optional accessories, including external flashes, PL filters, ND filters, MC protectors, remote shutters, zoom level, and via the hot shoe, an optional tilt-shift Live View Finder (DMW-LVF2).Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1 Features: 16.01-megapixel Leve MOS sensor Micro Four Thirds lens mount 3.0-inch LCD touch screen (460K dots) 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording (60i or 30p) -- records in AVCHD or MP4 Venus Engine 12800 ISO Contrast AF focus system Full area focusing Light Speed AF AFF mode (AF Flexible) Touch AF Two customizable external buttons Two customizable menu tabs Four cust

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, compact, photographers camera. 10 Jun 2012
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:14-42mm Lens|Verified Purchase
When I say compact I don't mean tiny like the average point and shoot. The camera has a good size to hold onto and has a moderate weight to it. The finish and controls convey a quality product. The body and kit 14-42mm lens easily go into much smaller bag than you would need for even the smallest Nikon with a zoom lens and of course the whole shooting match is a lot lighter. Some parts of the body like the on/off switch and the battery door while substantially made are plastic. This camera has on it all the quick activate buttons for all the major features a photographer needs- ie ISO, WB, Focus area, F or Shutter wheel combined with facility to compensate your exposure value. Also an exposure mode dial on the top and a couple of other buttons which can be assigned to what you like. Mostly the camera is intuitive to get to grips with without reading the somewhat confusing manual. There is also on the back of the camera a quick select function which brings up a list of the other widely used parameters like image quality, size, flash options and other things. All in all everything is close to hand and I quickly got into shooting with this camera. I've used a variety of lenses with this camera and am impressed with the output- the Panasonic/Leica 25mm gives razor sharp images at 1.4, also the 20mm 1.7 and the 14mm 2.5. You do need to familiarize yourself with all the parameters you are going to use on this body as its possible to accidentally 'press' a combination of buttons which will throw a few of your assigned functions out, thus requiring a 'reset' from the screen menu. The body has a touch screen ability but you don't have to use it- the camera works just as well without majoring on the touch screen option. Read more ›
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80 of 85 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but you may want to buy body only instead 19 April 2012
Colour Name:Silver|Size Name:H-PS14042E-S Power Zoom Lens
Although I am going to write this from the perspective of a GF1 owner thinking about the GX1, the points I will make are relevant to anyone thinking about this camera. The GX1 is, at last, a worthy successor to the legendary Panasonic GF1 micro four thirds camera. While being reassuringly familiar to GF1 owners - it looks very similar and feels very solidly built, it offers many upgrades. To start with, there is a new grip on the front of the camera which makes it much easier (and less risky) to hold it one-handed, and it just sits in the hand much better now. The control layout has seen relatively minor tweaks - the key thing is that there are still plenty of controls enabling you to access what you want quickly and efficiently. The main upgrades from the GF1 are fourfold: (1) the 16MP sensor in this camera has far better high ISO performance and lower shadow noise than the 12MP sensor in the GF1, G1,G2, EP-2, etc. Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last - My Perfect Camera! 14 July 2012
Colour Name:Black|Size Name:H-PS14042E-K Power Zoom Lens
I always carry a Nikon D300S whenever I go traveling an most of the time it stays in the hotel safe as it's too big to carry around. Instead I carried a Canon S100 which whilst a great camera I found it was a little slow.

The GX-1 fits the bill, a great camera with some great results and with the power zoom you get 28-90 (35mm equiv) in a really small package.

I have since purchased a few more lenses and the electronic viewfinder (which is great as I need glasses for close work).

Also worth a look are Panasonic's additional wide angle and telephone "converters" which go onto the 14-45 power zoom.

Verdict: I love the GX-1 and whilst it doesn't have all the functionality of the D300S it is still a very capable camera and one I will carry around whilst out and about. I never thought I would say this but the D300S will be left at home now when I go on holiday. I have just ordered another GX-1 so I can have one camera with the 14-45 and the other body can be used with the wide angle or longer 14-175 lens. The best part is that they will both fit in a small bag and will be easy to carry around!

Very happy indeed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super camera 10 Oct 2013
Colour Name:Black|Size Name:Body Only
I previously had a Canon EOS 5D with L-Series lens, but found the size/weight prevented me using it as much as the price should warrant. In the end I sold it and bought a Panasonic GF1, which in turn was replaced with a GX1. I am so glad I switched to micro 4/3! This panasonic is a lovely camera - a classic design, lovely to hold, small enough to slip into a rucksack. The image quality is superb, once you learn how to get the best from it (using the lens sweet spot, accurate focus, etc). I have turned off the touch screen, just because I didn't have time to learn how to use it.... at some point I will learn and switch it back on, but for now I use the buttons for everything.

The price has continued to fall since it was released, and it is now a bargain (considering I paid double and still got value for money!).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice camera, big lens.
Love this camera. It feels good in the hand and has endless control. I find all modern cameras over fussy with way more displays and features than anyone would ever need, but most... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christopher Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
This camera arrived in very good condition. I don't think it had been used much. I use it with my Olympus 9-18mm wide angle lens, & I get very good photos.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. R. A. Walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Great camera awful touch screen
Upgraded from GF1, image quality is amazing and 20mm 1.7 the must have lens. It's just a shame the terrible touchscreen that has a mind of his own. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rbmedia
1.0 out of 5 stars bitterly disappointed
bitterly disappointed by this. I had seen great photos taken with the model. What I hadn't realised is the huge distortion the lens produces. Read more
Published 6 months ago by S. WOODRUFF
4.0 out of 5 stars Refurbished Camera
This is not the first refurbished camera I have bought, but it certainly appears to be the best to date. Read more
Published 9 months ago by P. Farthing
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Camera probably one you will take everywhere
I've owned this camera for a month or so and I also have a GH3 that takes the same lenses. Both are pretty compact compared to my previously owned Canon 7D, but as someone once... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lancelot
5.0 out of 5 stars great user friendly camera
Good quality pics - specially inside. pretty easy to use. generally very happy. has been a good buy so far.
Published 10 months ago by N. Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera
It would get five stars if it had an on/off switch for the touch screen and preferably more consistent touch sensitivity, too. A significant annoyance.
Published 13 months ago by Otto G
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough camera that rewards you with great images!
We have owned a GX1 for about a year and a few months and I have been meaning to write a review for ages! Read more
Published 16 months ago by C. Hamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Pity that pancake lenses are expensive.
I had the more complicated and much larger G2 before this. I changed because the G2 got broken by water (not much water.) And I had expensive lenses left. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ralf Sjaunja
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