Excerpt: I am new to the mirrors systems, and I am still getting used to it. I noticed there is a slight lag when taking photos from what you see on the LCD to real-time display compared to a DSLR. But overall, the quality of the photos that come out of the G2 is excellent. Vibrant colors, visually good dynamic range, and mobile.
Excerpt: Owning a Nikon D80 DSLR. I've gotten used the fast response of the mirrored systems. I decided to get a backup camera that also did video. On a budget, I decided to purchase the Lumix G2 my first mirrorless camera. I was skeptical about the quality of a mirrorless DSLR, but to my surprise the quality of the photos turned out great, crisp, clear, and detailed.
Summary: The specs this camera offers are directly comparable to a D90. However, this camera offers the same or close to the same level of performance at roughly half the cost, with the lens included(Note: I would highly recommend watching ebay listings to get one of these at a bargain price, I paid $225 with the bundled 14-42mm lens and you can find something similar if you're willing to watch for a bit). If you are looking at moving over to M-4/3 this is a great place to start.
Summary: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-G2-Interchangeable-14-42mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B003AOAXL4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1379866563&sr=1-1&keywords=dmc-g2 from this point forward, photography is simply electronic imaging. capture clean images with G2. 14MP, electronic view finder, touch LCD, auto focus, many control buttons on top side of camera.
Summary: This is the third micro four-thirds camera I've purchased since switching over from Nikon DX-sensor DSLRs, and I think it's the best I've used yet. Both of my previous camera (A Lumix DMC-GF1 and an Olympus E-PL1) were finderless, like most modern point-and-shoots. All composition was done through the back panel display. That's fine for indoor use and outdoors in the shade, but impossible in sunlight- everything gets washed out.
Summary: Not in production any longer, but I'm buying up as many of these cameras from the interwebs as possible for my business. It functions as a reliable and consistent camera for MOST uses. Down side is low-light photo taking capabilities. Pluses are its flexibility from full-on Auto to Manual. (No 'B' or bulb setting is a bit of a drag though). Only 12.1 megapixels, but has not been a problem.
Summary: I am writing this review and rating the camera low to warn anyone buying this product about the horrible customer service from Panasonic. We purchased this camera and I actually liked the camera, but 14 months later the shutter broke on the camera (this is what will open up to allow a person to take a picture).
Summary: Bought this used for $400+. I'm no pro, or amateur - just a guy sick and tired of point-and-shoots. Pros: You can get lens adapters, to fit other lenses (Canon, Nikon, etc) Size is fantastic. I literally have used this on bicycle rides, strapped around my shoulder on my back. "Intelligent Auto" button is a life-saver. I showed my wife how to use that, and now she can take good photos all the time.