In this video by MarkusPix, he looks at some of the tiniest ILC micro-four-thirds cameras and shows how well they hold up on his travels when taking some portraits.
In the video, he specifically looks at the Panasonic Lumix GX1 (2012), GX850 (2017), GM1 (2013), GM5 (2014) and uses the M Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens (which he describes as a great portrait lens).
He also uses the Godox Ad200 with the world’s smallest flash trigger – the FlashQ.
Panasonic Lumix GM1 (2013)
He states that the Panasonic Lumix GM1 is one of the smallest and lightest ILC M4/3 cameras in the world. It has no viewfinder, hot shoe or image stabilization. However, the GM1 has a 16mp CMOS sensor, with a shutter speed of up to 1/16,000th, face detection, built-in wireless, built-in flash, video, and time-lapse recording.
Panasonic Lumix GM5 (2014)
Mark also states that the Panasonic Lumix GM5 is one of the smallest and lightest ILC M4/3 cameras in the world. It has similar features to the GM1 but the GM5 has an electronic viewfinder and a flash shoe.
Panasonic Lumix GX1 Black (2012)
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 has a hotshot and can take an optional EVF (you can’t use a flash while using the optional EVF as it connects to the flash hotshoe). It has some similar features as the above cameras, but it also has optical image stabilization and built-in flash. The battery door opens all the time and the menu is confusing.
Panasonic Lumix GX850 (2017)
The Panasonic Lumix GX850 (also known as the GX800 and GF9) has no EVF or hotshoe, but has a tilting screen, better LCD resolution, focus stacking and face detection. The images are very sharp. It also has a built-in flash.
So check out his experiments and see if you think these cameras would make a great (lightweight) travel companion.
Have you used these cameras? Do you agree? What are your thoughts?
Or do you have any cameras you’d add to the list?
Share with us in the comments below.
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