Panasonic's DMC-GF1 is based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard, which means it has features similar to those of a digital SLR, but in a more compact size. The Micro Four Thirds standard allows for interchangeable lenses, but eliminates the need for the mirrors found in SLRs.
At a Glance
Generic Company Place Holder Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless CameraPCWorld Rating
With a compact frame, a pop-up flash, interchangeable lenses, HD video-shooting capabilities, and simple-but-versatile controls, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is an excellent alternative to an entry-level DSLR.
- Great learning tool and/or DSLR replacement
- Compact size for an interchangeable-lens camera
- No optical viewfinder
- Not as many lens options as a full DSLR
- Image exposure is a bit dark