Summary: Good Buy if you can buy it for a cheaper price This particular camera ( Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds) is some what expensive for a old model camera . None the less even though this camera is a old model it is still a great camera to own due to all its extra features that most...
Excerpt: there is a big difference between the original cam witout firmware 1.4 and with it. I've got 2 items one with old program and one newer with firmware 1.4. the quality difference will be enormous: cam with firmware 1.4 much more sharper ++phantastic big viewfinder ++the better kit lens 14-45 is still...
Excerpt: I purchased this camera at Heathrow airport in June 2009 and have never regretted it. Having dithered for several years over stepping into the DSLR owner's world, I couldn't quite take the leap. It was a size thing. Then Panasonic changed the game !
Superb combo, excellent image quality and features
Bron "Bron", Amazon
7 February 2012
Summary: Even though this camera is several years old, it is still a fine system. While looking at some later models, I ran across a good deal on a G1 and, after investigating further, found it had a lot of appeal. The excellent EVF, great kit lens, and overall image quality sold me.
Summary: I already owned the GF1 (a great camera) with the pancake lens (zoom with your feet). I wanted the the Panasonic 14-45 lens to add versatility to my GF1. Through research I found that the newer version of the 14-45 lens is not as good as the one that came with the G1 (and is superior to the lens...
Summary: Having such a great camera as the Lumix 8x optical zoom, this good looking Lumix G1 should have been my next, instead of the Canon Power Shot SX20/15 that i bought to replace my expired Nikon Coolpix P100 2003. I should have known better.
Summary: I love this digital camera. It really does produce SLR quality photos in a smaller, lighter body, with smaller lenses. The build feels very solid, and it's comfortable to handle, although due to the small size I find that I'm sometimes pressing buttons by mistake.
Summary: Have only had the camera a month so have a lot to learn as I changed from a very simple Lumix. Am using the automatic feature while I'm studying the instruction booklet to be able to manually do what I want and more.
Summary: I bought this as an alternative to the larger bulkier DSLR cameras. Was not really looking for a micro 4/3 type camera just one that was a step above point and shoot and without the annoying heft of the rest of the DSLR market. I found the perfect camera with the DMC-G1. It is built rock solid.