Mark Peters : November 12th 2009 - 14:45 CET
Panasonic Lumix GF1 receives a DIWA Gold Award
DIWA Award for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a organization of collaborating websites, honors the Panasonic GF1 with a DIWA Gold Award. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations on more than 200 different criteria carried out by DIWA members. The Panasonic Lumix GF1 features a stylish design and a high-quality finishing touch. The camera is based on the Micro Four Thirds System, as a result of which the dimensions of the GF1 are kept strikingly small. The extremely compact Micro Four Thirds lenses fit the Panasonic Lumix GF1 perfectly. Its 12.1 Megapixels of resolution and the optimized ISO sensitivities make the GF1 a proper alternative to a DSLR.|
Panasonic Lumix Camera Award
The Panasonic DMC-GF1 is a versatile camera; it can record both still shots and motion pictures in high quality AVCHD Lite. The GF1 stands out thanks to its fast and intelligent auto-focus detection system, which guarantees optimal focus. The Panasonic Lumix GF1 provides a variety of auto functions to ensure the best picture in all circumstances. The powerful functionality of the Panasonic Lumix GF1 combined with superior quality, convinces to be honored with a DIWA Gold Award.
DIWA Gold Award for Panasonic Lumix GF1
Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, concludes: "Our test results show that Panasonic has equipped the Venus Engine processor in the Panasonic Lumix GF1 with exceptionally clever algorithms, delivering outstanding performance in virtually all respects. Combined with the qualities of the high speed and compact size Lumix G 20 mm f/1.7 lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 masters most shooting conditions with excellence".
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals for various product categories.
DIWA Test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each category of product. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error or a hidden bias from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.
Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards in all product categories.
DIWA Awards members
• Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
• Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
• Hungary: www.fotovilag.hu
• Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
• Norway: www.digit.no
• Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
• Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
• Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
• United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com
DIWA Awards multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, with links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. Unbiased test results by DxO Analyzer of the image quality are available at: www.diwa-labs.com. For more information about DIWA, please visit our website: www.diwa-awards.com.