Summary: I have owned ths Lumix G5 KK since May 2013. I do not wish to compete, complain, or take exception to other reviewers. Just my observation. Backstory: not a professional or even skilled amateur. I own the following in addition to this: Canon S100, Canon SX 210, Sony Alpha Nex F3 and several others a bit older. This machine works, delivers and if thoughtfully set up with kit or custom lens does the work.
One of my favorite cameras coming from a go pro novice.
Techy Owl "Blaine Miller", Amazon
10 November 2013
Summary: This is my second camera I've ever bought. I've always just used my phone to take pictures and then I decided to buy a go pro hero 3 silver which was very fun to fly up in the air with a quad copter. I saw this as a deal of the day and at 100 dollars off it seemed totally worth it. from what I was seeing online it look tiny compared to a regular dslr like my mothers eos cannon 30d.
Summary: This camera is the perfect size for my 18 yr old granddaughter who is an amateur photographer. It offered her functionality without being bigger and heavier. Also came with lens a really good price.
Summary: What a great camera!!!!! I'm not a camera expert but this is perfect for me. It has a lot of features that I have fun working with and enough that I can grow into. It also has interchangeable lenses which was a must and doesn't feel like I have a Sherman tank around my neck. Overall, I would recommend this camera to my friends and am looking forward to some new lenses!
Summary: As I write this review Oct 2013, I have to say that this camera is one of the BEST DEALS anywhere for the quality, functions and versitility of any camera out there. Although I love the portability and convenience, I was tired of looking at bad, grainy, washed out photos and videos from my phone and my multiple point and shoots over the past few years. However, I did not know if I would want to spend $1000 for a DLSR and did not want to carry around a heavy bulky camera.
Summary: I kept buying inexpensive cameras which kept breaking or failed to take decent pictures. This camera cost more than I'd usually spend, but I love it. It's easy to use and takes wonderful pictures. I know it can do a lot more than I've yet done with it, but as I learn more about it, I'm sure I'll do more. Meanwhile, I'm thoroughly enjoying using it.
Summary: They say there are two times of great joy in a boat-owner's life: when he buys his boat, and when he sells it. Perhaps the same can be said of photographers. Some eight or nine years ago I bought a Canon 10D, and subsequently upgraded to a Canon 40D over time. This past summer I did a road trip around Oregon with a Tamrac photo pack in the back of the car stuffed with the 40D and lots of lenses.