Summary: Purchased at a Henry's Auction for around $128.00 Canadian, this little camera does not disappoint. The only drawbacks are the lack of video and the questionable viewfinder quality but that is it.
Summary: I have a Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot, so I decided to purchase this as "the next step up." I love how this camera takes portraits and macro shots; I believe this is where the Lumix as a brand really excels.
Great camera..Pair it with F1.7 Panasonic lens for an amazing treat
Amit Jain, Amazon
12 February 2011
Summary: I have had this camera for a few months and I absolutely love the results I have been getting with f1.7 lens. The kit lens is good but the f1.7 lens is out of this world. I love the build, it feels very solid and sturdy. The articulating LCD is awesome. EVF is okay.
Summary: First of all, I got my G1 for $380.00 from Amazon's Warehouse Deals, in brand new condition, so I cannot complain too much. A mini-DSLR-like camera for $70 less than the price I paid for my LX3 compact a little over a year ago.
Summary: This is my very first dslr or rather micro 4/3 camera. I'm happy with it. I knew there wasn't going to be a movie mode. Don't care for it. I have a Panasonic Zs1 and I am very please with the build of the camera and quality of my pictures, but the point and shoot was too much automatic.
Summary: Keeping it brief, the G-1 still is capable of producting pictures as good as entry level DSLRs in and around its price range. With the 14-45mm lens it is just about as good as the G-2 with its new 14-42mm lens..
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix G1 is almost an excellent camera, but its shortcomings make it just very good. If you're moving up from a compact without interchangeable lenses, you will most likely be happy. On the other hand, if your main camera is a DSLR, as mine is, the G1 leaves something to be desired.
Summary: This camera packs a powerful punch in a small package. I like the mirrorless viewfinder better than SLR versions as it allows me to preview the impact of my exposure settings. Underexposed images preview as dark and overexposed preview as washed out. Ergonomically, this camera is well engineered.
Summary: Jumping into DSLR photography can be a big step for anyone used to a compact or bridge camera, even if they've been working with photography for years. The Panasonic Lumix G1 offers some great qualities for those taking their first dive into the waters of the DSLR ocean.