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.
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: 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 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.
Great camera for the money (and can be hacked to 24+ mb/s for video)
7 August 2011
Summary: I love the results of video with this thing..and with ptool (personal-view.com), it can be hacked to more than the standard of 17mb/s data rate, which gives excellent sharpness detail in video. Honestly i dont really use it for regular photos, but the ones I took were nice.
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.