Summary: I have two GH1 cameras that I use mostly for video, although they take nice photos. Both of my cameras have the 1080/24p hack which is a software trick that can be programmed into the camera to make it even better for video. To use the hack you have to use the movie mode and HD.
Summary: I use it most every day, great pictures and wonderful video's, for a amateur it is well beyond my needs, all the options of a professional camera at a point & shoot price, buy a couple of quality lens and you are good to go, you wont be disappointed.
Summary: Photographers, if you're new to the game or want a simple camera at a low price point that will take nice pictures, this should be in the discussion. Make sure that your sets are nicely lit. Otherwise, they won't expose well at all.
I would recommend this camera to my digital video friends.
25 November 2013
Summary: I was looking for a video camera DLSR OR SLR that could shoot for a (1) hour or more and after reading and researching, this was the only camera that met my needs, both price and recording time. I am happy to say to you it was a wise choice. I leave all the tech explaining for the techs.
Summary: This is an absolutely wonderful camera. I use it more than my AF100 now...just kidding, but I do use it a lot! If you're looking to buy a body alone don't pay more than 500.00 if it's used. Mine was in the box and in mint condition...it looked like it had never been used.
Summary: I use it for family vacations, architecture, grand kid shots, sports, wildlife. The kit lens (14-140) is amazingly competent, but I also have some fine old Canon FD lenses I use with a converter. The video is a special treat for family events. Unqualified recommendation.
Summary: I ordered a used Panasonic DMC-GH1K to go with my other DMC-GH1. I'm a filmmaker and I enjoy having dual camera coverage for my scenes. The camera came in and it was perfect- so perfect in fact that it's indistinguishable from the brand new GH1K that I bought last October.
Do it all camera with potential beyond its years...
Matthias Lambert "Renaisance Dad", Amazon
3 April 2012
Summary: I'll start with I have been shooting with this camera for 3 years off and on. I have shot everything from portraits in a studio, street shooting, sporting events, and family functions. The camera has never let me down and considerint it is 3 year old technology that is a true rarity.
Summary: I purchased a Panasonic Lumix GH1K from Amazon through Angel Seller last May. I live in California and Angel Seller is in Brooklyn, NY. The camera with the 14 to 140mm zoom lens cost over $1370. It was my first experience with an HD capable camera.