LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GF1 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
GF1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Alpha A7 II (Compare) or Canon EOS RP (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GF1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
GF1 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GF1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic GF1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GF1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and AVCHD Lite formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
GF1 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic GF1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 II or Canon EOS RP in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect GF1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GF1 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 380 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 356 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GF1 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GF1 Features Compared to Main Competitors