Summary: I have been extremely unhappy with this product, have had a string of problems dealing with Panasonic, and was told I had voided the service warranty forcing a wrong size USB cable into the camera, which we all know is not possible.
Summary: Here is what I hate most about Panasonic Cameras (this one is not my first). They force the display on while transferring via USB and drain the battery. Samsung for instance actually CHARGES the camera every time you plug the USB in. The ease of use is next. So I can set Aperture, Shutter, Exposure but they are on a Dial. So I set Aperture to 6 and want to set shutter speed?
Summary: I will not bore you with a big technical review.. My first impression is, the images are just wonderful. That said, the LCD panel is too dim to focus outdoors without an aid of some sort. I found the LCD accessory finder too dim outdoors for critical focus in the manual focus mode, or with lenses adapted too this camera that can not be used in auto focus mode.. SO beware. A optical viewfinder would be a great thing on what would otherwise be really a perfect camera.
Summary: This is the short review I wish I had read before I purchased this camera. After shooting both stills & video, side by side, with other cameras ( contracted projects), this camera is clearly way OVER priced for the performance it delivers! Additionally, Panasonic is essentially lying to claim the camera can deliver 60p video. The Gf1 can NOT export 60p in any shape or fashion as a data file to a computer.
Cons: Lacks 60p videoediting, Noisy At High ISO, No Viewfinder, Poor In Low Light, Short Battery Life
Summary: Hi, I can't wait to give myself a holiday gift - GF1 with 20mm f1.7. After using for a week during thanksgiving, I have to return it for a serious issue, but I'm surprised I'm the only one ever reported. the picture taken during sunlight, the picture occasionally totally over-exposed, washed out... I ended up having 2 consecutive pictures with the same ISO, shutter speed and aperture, one is great looking, the other is totally washed out..
Summary: I purchased my GF1 from Amazon in November 2009, I have been a working photographer for several years, and the purchase was to replace a Canon G10 which had served me exceptionally well. The GF1 itself is simply a gem, its low light capability is at least 3 stops better than the G10, and while not as compact offers greater flexibility. It has been my in the bag take everywhere camera since purchase for the moments that a large SLR are just to cumbersome.