Disclaimer: I am not a troll. I am simply a frustrated (soon to be) ex-G5 user who has lost his will to use his "more-complicated-than-necessary" G5. I have absolutely no intention of hurting anyone's feelings. I have had my G5 for about 3 months now. I have come to the conclusion that it is not for me. I have owned several Panasonic cameras in the past (FZ-50, LX3, TS-1, TS-3) and I have been happy with all of them. Unfortunately I can't say the same about the G5. I have tried to get a sharp picture but it has been impossible. Yes, I have two kit lenses (14-42 and 45-150). I also have the adapter to fit Nikon lenses and I have used several of my classic Nikon manual focus prime lenses without success. These are my problems: - The digital manual provided by Panasonic has to be the worst design I have seen in years. I have experience being frustrated with poorly written, anti-user friendly manuals, but Panasonic takes the cake with this one. A camera with so many (too many) features should at least have an index or a search function. Panasonic lets you click on to a select few items from its table of contents, but you have to scroll through every page in the hopes of finding what your looking for (good luck trying to find out anything about "iDynamic"). Would it really have killed an actual forest had they chosen to print a detailed instruction manual ? Did they really save any money hiring some amateur to do their electronic manual? Was it worth saving a few pennies yet creating a frustrating experience for the end users (namely me)? - It is impossible to get a sharp picture from my G5 (straight out of the camera without the need for PP). The jpegs are soft. They shouldn't be. I get sharper results from my much cheaper Panasonic TS3; the sharpness of my LX3 jpegs really blow my G5 out of the water by a long shot. I have tried adjusting settings including lessening NR, increasing sharpness, etc., but the sharpness of my images pale vastly in comparison to my old LX3. I shouldn't have to shoot RAW to get a sharp jpeg. - The whole argument over how I'm getting soft images because I'm using cheap kit lenses makes no sense to me. Unless these lenses came with petroleum jelly smeared on one of its inside elements, they should be able to produce sharp results at some aperture. I tried all apertures; all the results were soft. I tried shooting with my manual focus Nikon lenses (24mm 2.8 AIS, 35mm 2.0 AIS, 50mm 1.4 AIS, 50mm 1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.5 AIS, etc. ) and the results were the same. I was considering getting another (better?) lens like the Panasonic 20mm, but I am not motivated to spend any more money on this system. - This camera would be perfect if had two things; less features and better IQ. The G5 feels great in my hands; it is the perfect size for the perfect travel/daily use camera. While I know many tech-minded folks like to play with lots of features, I think Panasonic went overboard with the G5. Had they focused (no pun intended) on a simpler camera with less functions/sharper images straight out of the camera it would have been the perfect camera. Again, this goes back to my gripe about the instruction manual. If you are going to make a complicated camera with a zillion functions, why not make a truly detailed instructional manual to go with it? Frustrated folks (like me) won't spend anymore money on future Panasonic products because I don't have the time or energy to decipher a cryptic instruction manual. - WB is also inaccurate. If there is any type of mixed lighting, my G5 produces extreme color differences. That pretty much kills low light shooting for me. - Selecting AF is a slow process. It's not that the G5 is slow to focus; the problem is selecting the focal point. It is equally frustrating to select AF point through rear touch screen than through the viewfinder using the rear selector button. - I really wanted to like the G5. Really, I did. I did my research and decided the G5 was the way to go. I now find myself with a complicated camera which is frustrating to use, impossible to get sharp images. I appreciate all the help everyone here has offered throughout my previous posts. I wish there was some way to get this camera to work the way I had hoped it would. Unfortunately the more I use it the more frustrated I get. At this point I'm debating whether to sell my G5 with its two lenses and Nikon lens adapter or tossing it in a drawer and wait to see if my kids ever develop an interest in using it someday.