More than a compact camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF rivals SLR cameras. Offering a 12.1-megapixel resolution, it hosts the 4/3 type MOS Sensor from the Micro Four-Third standard, thus drastically reducing the overall size and weight of the camera. Yet one of the biggest advantages the Micro Four-Third System has over other compact camera is the ability to mount over 50 different lenses from three different manufactures.
Now more than ever, consumers are slave to the “more bang for your buck” mentality, so compact camera companies are going high-end. Gone are the days when resolution, face recognition and image stabilization were enough to seduce the customer. I mean, most cellular phones out there boast these capabilities. Instead of focusing on these outdated features, compact cameras are stepping up their game. Nikon did it with built-in GPS support, Casio did it with high-speed video, and now the latest Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 has done it as well.