Andrew from EosHD (Click here) reviewed the one camera my postman will finally bring me today…the Panasonic GM1! :)
His focus is on the GM1 video quality and his conclusions are quite surprising:
The GM1 is a surprise in low light. At ISO 3200 the GH3 has a lot of brown noise crawling over the image and detail begins to smudge. The GM1 here outperforms the GH3 with a much cleaner image with less noise and richer colour. It’s actually on par with the best Super 35mm cameras for video like the Nikon D5200 for low light. But it resolves more fine detail than the Nikon and has more features, despite being the size of a compact camera.
It’s precisely as a genuine compact camera where the GM1 impresses.
I will test my GM1 today. I know the E-M1, the GH3 and many other camera got a lot more attention by reviewers and testers. But I think the GM1 is the camera of the year 2013. Simply because at the end it does exactly what I always needed. Deliver me a top quality Image and Video quality performance in a real pocketable size.