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Here is a very detailed review of the camera at Digital Photography Review (DP Review), from Feb/2012:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcgx1

My concern is perhaps silly, depending on your level of experience. The lenses have a limited market and are a bit more expensive than similar items in other mounts. Having invested in lenses for both a Canon and Pentax DSLR, it annoys me that there is not an adapter or a design that considers lens compatibility. However someone without that prior investment would do well to consider this. It is attractive to me, in spite of the lens issue.

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I don't know much about dslr or lenses but I read that camera is the standard for four thirds. would this adaptor work to use other manufacturers lenses?

http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Tamron-Adaptall-Adapter-Cameras/dp/B0054EORJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370970385&sr=8-3&keywords=dmc-gx1+lens+adaptor

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@nfauteux: You need to get an adapter that matches the mount of your lens. For example, if you had a Pentax lens (which pretty much all pentax ever made, except for the Q and older than 1960s, uses the k-mount), you would have to purchase this adapter, http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-Olympus-Panasonic-Cameras/dp/B003EAS5SW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370978648&sr=1-1&keywords=pentax+k-mount+to+panasonic.

The main problems with using adapters is that you lose all control of things like autofocus and aperture control, so you need to mount a lens with an aperture ring unless you want to shoot at it's widest aperture. The other issue is that smaller m4/3 sensors have a crop factor (this camera's is 2X). This means that if you mount a 50mm lens, the actual focal length will be 100mm. This can come in handy if you want an inexpensive long telephoto because a 300mm would turn into a 600mm for significantly less than a 600mm lens.

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@tpscan:
I agree that the sensor is pretty appealing. I have the G1 and this would be a great upgrade. However, I would miss the viewfinder and articulated screen of that camera.
You should be aware that Panasonic put their lens stabilization in the lenses of their m4/3 cameras, not the body.
So, basically you'd be getting a sensor and a touchscreen but no image stabilization, viewfinder, or articulated viewscreen. That's enough for me to pass, and I own the right lenses. I'm really not sure it would be a good purchase if you had to buy an adaptor and lose the autofocus capabilities, too.
Hope that helps.

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@bione: [smile] If I mentioned that my other cameras include a Canon Powershot and a G11, you'll realize I am also a fan of viewfinders and view screens on a stalk. I was trying to call attention to the fact that the Panasonic lenses represent an investment. A photographer just entering the market might find the body a worthy choice. But when you have a bag of lenses, you like having interchangeable bodies.

The compact cameras for me are handy/essential for many snap-&-shoot cases. The best camera is the one you have in your hand or pocket when some images pop up. the 4/3 cameras fit the bill as pocket-ware. Still, I wish I could use hem as a spare back on my other lenses.

FYI -- I love using my old, full-frame 35mm lenses on the DSLR at times. The old 300mm, f4.0 gives great nature pics at long range. The f1.8, 50 mm makes a nice portrait lens and in low light. Manual focus is still a natural step for me.