Summary: Pro's -Peak focusing makes using manual focus possible and opens up the possibility of using old lenses with adapters. -Movie 24p mode looks great and you are not limited to 12 or 15 minutes at a time like you are on most DSLRs Con's -Body feels cheap, very plastic. -Buttons and wheels don't click nice. Overall I love the camera but for the amount of money I spent on it I feel like Panasonic could have done a better job with it's construction.
Missing timelapse ability, "nightscape" photo quality doesn't compare to DSLR
Marc Castells, Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: I'm not going to repeat what all the other reviews say: almost DSLR quality but much smaller/lighter/cheaper, great video quality, great for travel, etc, etc... Yes, these things are all true and it's why everyone gets this camera and loves it. I just want to point out a couple of things about the camera that are important to some people and are damn near impossible to find out about without owning the camera. 1.
Summary: I have had my Lumix G6 for several days now, and while it is a fine camera that is generally worthy of the praise it's gotten, I've encountered what I believe is a flaw in its exposure algorithm. Simply put, left on its own, the camera does not expose low light scenes accurately. Let me explain: Do you remember the old days of film photography, when while using color negative film, you thought you had shot a perfect sunset with your human subject in silhouette?
Summary: Love to take this around the town and on outings, when I'm not in my studio shooting products with my cumbersome DSLRs... Fall in love immediately with its size. Pros: Very affordable, find a kit for less than $300 is possible. Beats any compact camera with tiny sensors in this price range.
Excerpt: I got this camera for 1,799 AED (490 USD) from the Panasonic store in Dubai Mall. The 14-42mm lens came free with it, so this was practically a steal! (Camera + 14mm + 14-42mm lenses) The auto white balance is one of the best things about this camera, for some reason it is perfect in every picture I took. Night (Low light) photos are noisy and not that good, but that is to be expected from the 14mm and 14-42mm lenses that came with the camera.
Summary: This was my first camera purchase in over 5 years. At the time of the purchase, I was going on my first trip abroad in a long time, and I wanted a camera that would take quality photos of all the sights. I settled on wanting to buy a mirrorless camera because I wanted something a little more compact. Truth be told, I was under the impression that the camera's lens would not be so large allowing me to keep the camera/lens combo in my pocket. That is not the case.
Summary: I bought the Lumix GF5K new 7 month ago. It has been an easy camera to use and get to know the controls. I use it at least once or twice a month for family/friends pictures or close up indoor low light situations with the 14-42 mm standard lens. The quality is pretty good provided you study and try different controls to take the best pics. However the 14-42 mm lens is really an outdoor lens and for indoor you may need an shorter alternative lens.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Cons: the 14-42 mm lens gets conflict with flash, panasoinc lenses are expensive.
Summary: I mirror the reviews left by others on the amazing photo and video this camera delivers. My major gripe with this camera is the flimsy carry strap that came with it. One would think that after spending $400 in such a splendid device that the strap would be just as worthy. The tiny plastic fasteners quite simply do not hold the strap in place and walking or moving around with the camera about your neck in my experience worms the strap free.