Summary: I'd give this camera four or five stars if that's all I was reviewing. However, the G X Vario PZ 14-42mm kit lens that came with it is a severe disappointment. It has a tendency to cause motion blur, i.e., a double image, and it's very unpredictable. The blurring occurs at fast or slow shutter speeds, not all the time, but invariably on what might be my favorite shots! And on every one of my images, the right side is distinctly sharper than the left side..
Summary: Greetings fellow amazonians I bought this because I wanted to send pictures home to my mom from my adventures on the road as a carney. When I first started using it everything was going well I had pictures of mongo, the rubes that I hussle money from and some of the great landscapes this counrty has. Then I decided to take pictures of my neighbors (they are the bearded lady and the worlds fattest man).
Summary: In my view this camera is greatly over-rated and waaaay too expensive. It's cumbersome to use, has awkward touchscreen controls, and uses a camera-specific lithium battery which is not readily available. And to boot, the images are not a great improvement over a good point-and-shoot. Be extremely careful before springing for one.
Summary: Purchased this camera first in the beginning of this year and returned it right after that - defective LCD screen. Gave it a second try, but experienced the same thing. Will return again. For those who are still thinking about buying one - right after you receive it check the LCD display. Do not turn the camera on. Turn on a regular lamp (not a daylight type) and look on the display under a shallow angle.