Summary: I LOVE my Lumix DMC-G2 camera! Was trying to find a slimmer camera for the beach so I won't worry about my nice camera getting ruined by the salt and sand. Got this camera online late last year (Oct 2012#. Have taken it skiing many times and been very pleased with the slimness and durability. We took it to the beach for the first time on 3/24-3/30/2013. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations.