I like it but compared to some of the other cameras ...
19 October 2014
Summary: I like it but compared to some of the other cameras out there, it's not the best photo for your value. It is super tiny and better than any point and shoot. But without a super fast zoom lens, I just use my f/2.8 kit prime lens and it works well. No complaints, just buyer's remorse considering the other cameras on the market.
The kit lens sucks, but I bought it knowing I wouldn't use ...
Tina R., Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: The kit lens sucks, but I bought it knowing I wouldn't use the lens that came with it. The biggest downside is there is no view finder or shoe mount to add an external view finder. If you can afford a slightly better Lumix with a view finder/shoe mount, then go for that one because it's hard to focus the lens from the screen on a bright day. These nuances aside, I like the pictures it produces.
Summary: Great camera! I actually got this to get used to a Panasonic and to check out some micro 4/3 lenses. I thought I would sell it once I had run some tests but I ended up really liking this camera!
It was described as 'very good' condition, but due ...
28 July 2014
Summary: It was described as 'very good' condition, but due to visible wear of the screen, a scratch on the bottom side and a piece of the label missing near the opening for the tripod I would say that it is in merely 'good' condition.
Summary: This was a good camera when it was released but if you are currently (2014) on the market for an entry into micro 4/3 don't even think about getting a 12mp camera. The most recent sensors are far superior in dynamic range, color rendition, and high oak performance. I would also recommend Olympus over Panasonic for the bodies. Look at the epm2 (or the pricier epm5) if you are looking at entry level but do yourself a favor and go right up to an OMD.
Summary: I love the camera but the 14-mm kit lens produces only sub-par photos. To get the most out of the camera, get yourself the 45-150-mm zoom lens, which is very good, and the 20-mm (1.7f-stop) prime lens (and, of course, others should you want them). I use the 20-mm lens all the time, especially at night, when I carry the camera through cities for night photography.
Summary: I already have the smallest DSLR in the Panasonic Lumix G3, but this is even smaller. Combine it with a pancake lens or as I did with the much more reasonable priced Sigma 30mm 1:2.8 lens and it easily fits inside a jacket pocket. I have been surprised at how bright the touch control LCD screen is even in daylight which has always steered me away from a camera without a viewfinder. The camera also has some nice features such as Defocus and night Scenery mode.