Summary: This took pretty good pictures while it was working, for all of one year and 10 days. It now gives an error message "unable to detect lens, turn camera off then on again". Of course, this does nothing. And of course, the camera is now 10 days out of the one year warranty. AND I see that it is now for sale for $150 less than I paid for it.
Summary: I found this camera useless since all of the images are terribly underexposed right off the bat. I tried multiple modes (A, S, M), and they are all underexposed, especially under low light condition. I had to return it since I do not want to have to manually process each image.
Summary: I received the Lumix DMC GX1 at the end of January 2012. The camera was always kept in a camera bag and treated carefully. I was shocked when I took it out of the bag at the weekend to see that the screen looked like it was disintegrating. I searched online and found out that it is the anti glare screen that is coming away.
Summary: I returned this camera because the instruction disc was not compatible with my iMac. Although that problem was fairly common ten years ago, I have not experienced it in quite some time and everything of that sort now comes with the CDs compatible with both PCs and macs. I then purchased a Nikon SLR, D3100 for just about the same price (on sale) from Amazon and am very pleased since I really wanted a Nikon SLR when I purchased the Panasonic, but had decided I couldn't...
Great camera, when it works. Terrible terrible customer service
Danny J. Page "Danny J Page", Amazon
28 February 2012
Summary: I should get a few things in the open first: I haven't actually gotten to play with the RAW images yet. There's still no RAW codec for OSX yet. I don't know who's fault that is. I do know that the included software is rather pathetic and slow. As in, 10 hours to convert 200 pictures. Something is seriously wrong there. The JPEGS I've played with all look pretty amazing. Given how sensitive the sensor is it's pretty nice.
Summary: The GX1 is a poorly made camera, the flash did not work no matter what I did, in any lighting conditions. The camera photos were not the usual panasonic performance in the photos. Why Panny and other manufactures of what could be great cameras, Put in place a cheap flash, omit a viewfinder etc? After borrowing and using this GX1 I decided I would not purchase this camera.