I need some info from people used to handling Panasonic cameras. I just purchased a GF3, new but it was the last one in stock and I'm hoping I don't have to go through the hassle of returning it. I checked it carefully for scratches on the body, dead/stuck pixels on the lcd, shutter speed, lens and everything seemed fine at the store. I had a few hours to shoot with it afterwards, 255 images up until the new batteries died. So far, no issues with IQ or sensor problems showing up. One thing I noticed at home that I didn't at the shop or during the few hours I had to shoot with it was a little misalignment in the external panel things. The camera body is white and there is a panel that goes across both sides and the top of the camera that is grey. There are three or four separate bits on the side, top of the camera and on top of the flash made to look like one piece. On one of the sides where the side and top panel connect, there seems to be a slight misalignment. I've checked pics of other GF3's online and they don't have the same misaligned panel. Being my first Panasonic in a long time and first Pana 4/3's, I'm not sure if things like this are common. I certainly didn't expect it from something Made In Japan. I'm hoping it's more of a quality control issue than a sign it's been previously mishandled and then repaired or maybe even tampered with. I tried forcing the panels into place getting them to line up but it didn't work. They seem set in place so that rules out anything I did in the short time I've had it, resulting in the misalignment. Other things I noticed is that the side panels seem to be the ones that are off, compared to the lines on the body, also they have these holes for the screws. On the misaligned ones, the screws don't seem totally centered. I'm thinking about loosening the screws myself to see if that would loosen the panel enough for me to move it but it may also be held in place with some kind of glue or adhesive. EDIT: Mods - I have asked the same question on an ongoing thread I currently have about the color and styling of the camera. I have put up a new one about a specific question for the same camera in an attempt to get more info. Hopefully this isn't seen as a voilation of the posting rules. If so, please go ahead and delete or merge the threads.