Boasting a 16-millon-pixel-sensor, interchangeable lenses and Wi-Fi in a palm-sized body, is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 the perfect balance between image quality and pocketability? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review – Time-lapse

The Time Lapse Shot mode instantly caught my eye when I first flicked through the GM1’s specification list.

Most cameras don’t have such a mode, so I was keen to see it in action. Essentially, the time-lapse mode makes use of a built-in intervalometer, which enables the user to shoot a sequence of images at intervals of between 1sec and 99mins 99secs, adjustable in 1sec increments. The number of shots can also be set to between 1 and 9,999.

Once images have been captured, they are stored sequentially in a folder on the camera. These images can then be imported into programs such as Adobe After Effect, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premier or QuickTime Pro, and made into a video composition. I set up my time-lapse sequence to take 240 shots at 2sec intervals, which took 8mins. I then compiled the images into a 24fps composition, which gave me 10secs of footage. The final result was a video showing 8mins of time elapsing in just 10secs in real time, made entirely from photos. This is a great tool for making dynamic landscape pictures with moving clouds, or for capturing other active scenes.

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Time-lapse
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Metering
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - The competition
  11. 11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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