Any downsides to Pana G1 w/14-45 lens?

Started Jan 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
BigBarney Senior Member • Posts: 2,722
There are two downsides for me

OneGuy wrote:

I recently bought a new GF1 w/20mm pancake and am very happy with it. Now I have an opportunity to buy a new G1 (yes, the original m4/3) and in the four reviews I read there is nothing but prize for the cam.

Except that these reviews are three years old and do not include much of the real world experience. Before I buy the G1 I wonder if there is a downside to them.

Okay, this one is red (and that's okay), but if you had some bad or quirky things happen, please post.

The two downsides of the Panasonic G1 with 14-45mm kit zoom are:

  • it cannot create video.

  • my large hands struggle with the crazy (for me) positioning of the front control dial. Smaller people may not have this problem.

Since I have started using a GH2 the G1 has largely remained on the shelf. You will have no complaints about the quality of the lens and will probably want to use it on your GF1 as well as the G1.

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