Summary: NIce lightweight kit lens that has the image stabilazation built in. I have tried this one and the Olympus 14 42 (old and newer R) and like this one better. It is a bit bigger but having the stabilization in the lens is worth it to me, since I use both Olympus and Panasonic cameras.
Crisp and detailed photos indoor and out; great color accuracy, video takes some getting use to.
9 February 2013
Summary: I have been playing with this lens on a Lumix DMC-G3K camera I recently purchased. I have been extremely pleased with the photos I have been getting. Especially indoors. I have an Olympus E-volt 410 and various high end point and shoot. I have never gotten better, more accurate indoor photos.
Summary: I have both Panasonic and Olympus Micro 4/3rds cameras, and consequently two 14-42mm lenses- this one, and the similar Olympus 14-42mm Zukio, which costs about 50% more than the Lumix. Both are intended to be kit lenses, supplied as part of an entry-level Micro 4/3rds camera package.
Summary: I must admit, I shopped cheap for this lens. I found an Olympus Pen E-PL1 with the Zuiko 14-42mm kit lens included on Amazon Warehouse deals. I have a Canon dSLR Rebel T3i, but was wanting to go down with size and weight for certain occasions.