Hi guys and girls, Just wanted to share with you my bad experience of trying to buy a decent GX1, and also asking for your help. My story. Right before the New Year's Eve I ordered my first GX1. Received it in a week. Two days later discovered a blurred spot on the LCD display (attached pictures). Looked like the film in the middle of the screen was undone/unglued and crystals were floating freely under the film. If pressed with a finger the spot would change its shape. I thought it was a factory defect. Sent t back. Ordered a new one. Received it today and was totally disappointed! Same thing again but even worse - the spot is bigger. In both cases the spot was visible very good in artificial light under a shallow angle, and barely visible in a day light. The spot doesn't seem to affect the image quality when LCD is on, but IT IS THERE. My questions: does anyone of GX1 users here have the same issue on your cameras? Do any other Panasonic micro 4/3 camera users have this on their LCDs? Is it an issue at all? My thought - factory defective batch. PS: I went to Best Buy today and checked their G3's - they all had perfectly fine LCDs The first GX1 The second one UPDATE: Happy end! Couple of weeks after I created this thread I was contacted by Panasonic USA Senior Product Engineer (I should say that he would have contacted me much earlier if had an email in my profile). He was very interested in the issue I described, asked me a lot of questions about the issue and how it could be seen/detected. Then he contacted Adorama, asked them to send him the GX1 I returned so he could see the issue himself. Finally, he sent the camera to Japan so the manufacturer could inspect the camera. Here is the reply received directly from Japan: "What this customer has notified us about is known as a Newton ring. The gap between upper and lower transparent electrodes are thin and not a constant thickness.The interference fringes of light caused by the gap is the Newton ring. This Newton ring condition is known as a common occurrence with touch panels. There is no quality issue with DMC-GX1, and this is within the specification expectation." I am very glad it is not a factory defect of a quality issue!