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 purchased an external flash that later on and it helps tremendously. Videographer, beware of this product. Panasonic is falsely adding the 24p information to their product specs.
Lens moves around red spot when zoming Any comments?
10 December 2010
Summary: I have a new GH1 with 10x 14-140 zoom. The lens is properly installed with the two red dots aligned. Whenever I zoom in or out, the lens rotates a tiny distance left or right when the zoom reaches its end and pushes the lens. I can see and feel the lens move very little around the red dot marks. It is probably 1 mm or 1/2 mm. Is this normal? It produces a little sound. Can anyone help or answer if it is normal. Can it get more loose with time and use?
Summary: When I bought the GH1 I had the G1 and thought that IQ was going to be much better (plus the video capability that the G1 does not have). After taking many pictures with it and comparing them against the G1 I concluded that the only two advantages over the G1 were: better handling of high ISO and video. However, I found it hard to justify the extra $$$. Today the GH1 body can be found for a little over $500 but I think the G3 is a much better deal.
Summary: Without elaborating too much I'll just say I was mostly disappointed. Primarily I was annoyed at the sloppy lens mount which twisted/clicked everytime I zoomed...Started out at about 1/32" play and increased to 1/16"...Then I started receiving lens connection errors... The autofocus was back focusing and even manually adjusting for that the resolution was just average for a $1500 camera...Even in RAW..
Summary: Das "Wunderwerk" der Panasonic-Ingenieure fiel mir in der Fachpresse aus zwei Gründen auf: 1. Es bietet die Bildqualität und gestalterische, fotografische Freiheit einer Spiegelreflexkamera! 2. Es bietet die Möglichkeit, hochwertige Videos aufzunehmen. Ebenfalls mit viel gestalterischer Freiheit! Nach Lieferung der Lumix war ich zunächst sehr begeistert: den elektronischen Sucher lernte ich wegen seiner Größe und Anzeigemöglichkeiten schnell schätzen.