In the Words of Buddy the Elf, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! I only have eyes for Panasonic and their lovely Lumix cameras. When I spied the Lumix GM1 my heart fluttered and I knew I was in love.
Clocking on eyes on the Lumix GM1 was something else. It’s new, like brand new and so comes with a whole host of amazing functions, like built-in wifi for instant image sharing (a blogger’s dream). It even has fast AF to capture super quick moments and a Venus Engine to help get amazing snaps even in a dimly lit room (perfect for my evening restaurant photos).
However, I think one of the main reasons for the pull on my heart strings is the sheer prettiness of the Lumix GM1. It cries old-school vintage glamour – just look at that pop-out flash. It oozes style, class, and well, just something a little different. I’ve even seen some people putting a vintage wrist strap on it – totally adorable. Although this camera packs a punch in terms of what it can do, it is compact and light meaning it is the perfect fashion accessory too. You don’t have to worry about lugging a heavy and bulky SLR around with the Lumix GM1.
In the UK it’s currently stocked exclusively at John Lewis. Although the magazine clipping shows it as £629.95, it is listed as £579* online.
A Lumix Loyalist
I’ve been a fan of the Panasonic Lumix cameras since forever. Well, I guess eight or nine years ago when I got my first ever digital camera. I was worried about knowing how to use it, but even on an automatic setting it took the most amazing pictures (especially when compared to my Max Spielman developed prints). In all seriousness though, the ease of use and the great quality had me hooked, and resulted in my friends pining for one too.
A few years later when my original one was well and truly burnt out, I was treated to a newer, shinier version. It was sleek and modern; my ultimate weapon of choice. As expected of the Lumix series, the quality of my shots remained and the effortless functionality impressed.
Sadly my last Lumix had a little accident and is no longer with me. *Sob* For the last few months I have to admit that I’ve been taking all of my snaps with my iPhone, which has actually been okay…until now.
Now I’m dying to borrow someone’s Lumix GM1 so that I can test it out for myself. However, based on my past Lumix experiences I really do have high hopes. Given that my photographs are what you lovely readers have really praised, I’m intrigued to see if it can deliver.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Panasonic Lumix? What’s your camera of choice? X
*As at 22 March 2014