Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1
16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Sensor; Retro design; Reinforced metallic alloy body; Wi-Fi connectivity for instant online sharing; Manual modes; 1080/30p/60i video; Optical Image Stabilization; 12-32mm kit lens; Compact (body weights about 7.2 ounces); 4 fps burst mode; RAW; Li-ion battery rated at 230 shots
The smallest Micro Four Thirds camera yet, the size of the GM1 rivals that of one of our favorite compacts, the Sony RX100 II. While the GM1 is tiny, it seems to make the right sacrifices, keeping a large sensor and adding a touchscreen for the controls that just couldn't fit on the small body. Of course, the small size comes at a cost, mainly in the limits of the mechanical shutter and the $750 price tag. The mechanical shutter can only be used at speeds up to 1/500, the electronic one is used beyond that, which is quieter but limits the use of flash. Regardless, the GM1 still looks to be an excellent camera, particularly for those who are looking for a little camera with big image quality.