Summary: This was my worst experience with this camera. I bought this camera, because I was interested in mirrorless system, specifically micro4/3. After do some test and compare to Fujifilm X-E2 camera, I became very disappointed. Picture quality not accepted. Menu is a mess. Lens, Leica design not sharp, worst than my point and shot Sony DSC WX9 camera. Picture are very noisy, even at low ISO.
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 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...
Summary: bitterly disappointed by this. I had seen great photos taken with the model. What I hadn't realised is the huge distortion the lens produces. If you opt for jpeg pictures this is corrected by the camera, but whatever settings I chose the colours were washed out, had poor contrast and lacked any depth. If I chose raw files then displayed on my laptop in Picasa the results, although often too dark, had much better colour and contrast, but horrible distortion.