Testing my new camera

OK, OK !! I admit, I have bought a new camera! The meaning of “new” is that it’s new to me, it’s a second hand camera that I bought from MPB (great shop if you’re looking for used gear). It’s an 8-year-old model, the LUMIX GM1, a micro four thirds camera that was announced in 2013.

You might wonder why I would buy such an old camera. I think this photo explains it.

Smallest micro four thirds camera I know of
Smallest micro four thirds camera I know of

Yep, this is the smallest micro four thirds camera I know of. What you see on the photo is a 16 megapixel camera with a 12-32 mm zoom (24-64 mm full frame equivalent). I assume I don’t have to tell you that it fits in any standard pocket with room to spare. This is going to be my daily carry for the foreseeable future, it will not be my main camera, but it will be the camera that’s always with me.

So, to the most important question: is an 8-year-old, entry-level micro four thirds camera any good? Well, yesterday I took a walk and tried it out. And as you can see from these images, it’s perfectly acceptable for what I intend to use it for.