Conclusion: This camera has a serious defect when used with the remote shutter release.
Pros: This camera has a serious defect when used with the remote shutter release.
Cons: When held at some angles, this camera prints a green stripe on images when the remote shutter release is used. This does not happen when pressing the shutter manually, but occurs with both Panasonic and other remotes. Because of this it is not usable. Panasonic offers no explanation. The problem is repeatable and affects both JPEG and RAW images.
Summary: Initially enjoyed camera. After 11 months camera screen seal appeared to be defective. Returned under warrantee and it was fixed. Ten months later same exact problem - obviously a model defect. Sent in for inspection and was told they would be glad to fix it for $287.50. Refused to acknowledge any defect in the camera or a "defect" in their repair! Would think Panasonic would be eager to replace raather than keep a defective camera out in the public.
I made the wrong choice (Thanks for leading me on Panasonic)
28 July 2012
Summary: I purchased the DMC-GF2 before it was even available anywhere, with great anticipation I was expecting a quality camera that would fulfill my hobby needs for 5 years. Unfortunately I was wrong. In less then a year the DMC-GX1 arrived and the camera I wanted to love so much became obsolete overnight. All the hype and promises turned out to be a gimmick.
Summary: Don't buy this product. If you want to get a good camera, buy Single-lens reflex camera of Nikon or Canon. If you want to by a convinent camera, get sony, sumsung or olympus. This product was trying to do in between, but doing worse than either. The pictures are a little better than a chip camera, but much worse than a Single-lens reflex camera. The main problem was the design of this camera. The body is too small, that you could only hold with fingers.
Summary: First time I sent my camera to their warranty system with complete process but they just return it to me without tell me anythings. And the second time I sent it again , they just ask me pay as $325 to fix that and I brought it just spent totally $330. including shipping fee I should spend more than how much I brought it. And even their servicer didn't tell the detail why should I pay that money and just ask me pay or their return it again, that's really makes me angry.
Summary: This is the least user-friendly camera I have ever owned. Apparently no zoom unless you buy the bigger lens, but the operating instructions are so hard to understand, who knows? Total waste of money. It's sitting on my shelf in favor of my old Cannon Elph.
Summary: i have a vain girlfriend who uses no brain. she wanted me to buy this cam for her, and I did even tho i knew nothing about high tech cams. after buying this thing, we realized that the only way to zoom in and out was to use the digital zoom options, which only has 2x and 4x. wtf? there gotta be a much easier way to zoom in and out! for $700, come on man! And, prior to buying it, i asked one of my friends who is a semi-pro photographer.