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.
Great when shooting RAW in well lit situations. Otherwise...
9 December 2011
Summary: I have mixed feelings about this camera. I traded my E-PL1 for a GH1 because I like the built-in EVF, control dials and the flip LCD. I use it primarily for stills. Despite the higher DxOMark scores of the GH1, I feel like the E-PL1 produces better image quality and greater dynamic range. The GH1 is great for well lit situations, but outdoors, skies tend to get blown out when you expose for the subject.
Summary: I bought my camera without the hack, but immediately hacked it. This camera simply produces amazing video quality for the price. If you can get the 14mm-140mm lense for a decent price, this is a real score for anyone who wants to produce professional quality video.
Summary: I can't give this camera enough love. just buy it, get into it, learn it grow with it, know it entirely, witness the unknown power. Then team it up with it's big brother the GH2. Autobot's transform.
Summary: I recently bought a used one. I rate the value for money as only average based on the new price. It is an excellent camera with many features. One of the neatest is that when you use the EVF (Electronic View Finder)the LCD automatically turns off. The EVF is almost like using the optical view finder of a DSLR.
Summary: Great camera. Small and light. Good camera to replace the regular SLR. Great image quality using the 20mm f1.7 panasonic lens. Better then the hot GF1 especially when used in 3:2 mode iso 10M pixel you stll have 12M pixel. If the handle is a little smaller that will be perfect. O e catch is video has time limit and it will stop on you even you have planty of memory left on the SD card.
Great little camera, video works great with old lenses (with adapters).
18 July 2011
Summary: A great little camera. An excellent starting point for someone interested in DSLR/DIY film-making. Once hacked the sensor gives an amazing image. With the use of adapters for using older lenses, you can kit up a very diverse visual capture device. Add rigging and proper sound and you've got a great setup! The only drawback I've had with the camera is the files it creates.
Summary: I don't need to write a review of this camera, there are plenty around. However, wanted to leave feedback as a 4 star rating (as is at time of writing) is ludicrous. This is one of the best video producing cameras around (with the software hack, to which ALL GH1s are now susceptible). period. in any class. Plenty of reviews out there from experts comparing the video quality to that of the Canon EOS 5D Mk II (the 'gold standard'; body-only $2900 at time of writing)...