Summary: Great camera when it will become cheaper to rivet lenses makrokolets etc. While prohibitively expensive in Russia. Advantages: Excellent device: the most advanced features, excellent quality for an amateur camera, light weight, nice quiet regular lens 10x, best hd video cameras (not as good as on camcorders).
Summary: The only bad thing this camera has is that GH2 is hackeable too. GH1 is a big surprise, high quality after hack, Mbps, no Canon or Nikon will have better video quality, Gh1 is the chief od DSLR video.
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 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: This review is being written after the hack had been applied. I bought this camera for its post hack video capabilities and have not been disappointed. This camera is a great deal if you are using it for video, especially when you consider that after the hack you get similar if not better results than the canon 5D and 7D costing almost three times as much. The results are all over youtube.
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.
A smaller, lighter and more innovation version of a DSLR.
30 June 2011
Summary: Right now this is great deal on these innovative camera/video hybrids in the new Micro four Thirds format. currently around $400 used or new (body only) it's a steal. Plus now that it's easily hackable you can unlock some powerful video features.