Lumix GX1 arrived today - lens was bulkier than expected

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Lumix GX1 arrived today - lens was bulkier than expected
Sep 8, 2012

The brand new US warranty GX1 arrived today. I can't complain about the $400.00 I paid. Just a bit confused by the lens. Unlike the slim sleek looking 14-42 I once saw in a showroom, this camera has a longer bulkier 14-42. The showroom lens had manual focus, the one does not. Considering I have seen the body sell for this much I am not complaining. But I would like to understand the lens situation. The lens is still unopened. I need to consider some option:
1) Keep it as I learn the camera.
2) Sell it now before opening. If I do I would welcome replacement suggestions.

3) Sell it with the GF2 that I just listed. I accidentally won a GF2 because I did not expect to win the new GX1 with just a $425.00 bid.

Suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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