Hey gang, I just thought I would share my initial impressions of the GX1. Pros: - snappy quick AF, even in dim lighting [hello AF-assist lamp!]. - quality construction, good feel/resistance to buttons/dials. - clean JPG files, good AWB even with CPL filter attached. - LVF2 is brilliant, snug fit in hotshoe, rigid hinge & clips shut. - grip is OK, very similar to the E-PL1, better with half case. - touch screen is very responsive, hasn't reacted to my nose. - seems to choose faster shutter speed over higher ISO. - improved dynamic range, more detail in shadows, still noisy. - pop-up flash has good range, but tends to underexpose. Cons: - thumb grip is smooth, would've preferred textured finish. - etched buttons hard to read at times, will learn over time. - 1/160 flash sync is locked for auto flashes, unlike E-PL1. - UI has no Olympus SCP equivalent, will learn over time. - FL28 and FL-36R tend to underexpose, but not consistent. - iA seems to soften details with aggressive NR in low light? The only thing I'm really not crazy about is the external flash performance. Just like the pop-up flash, they tend to underexpose, but not consistently so. I tried a Panasonic FL-28 [auto aperture] and Olympus FL-36R [FP-TTL], and I couldn't get any form of consistency. Panasonic have locked the hotshoe flash sync to 1/160, even for auto flashes. It's not a deal breaker and can be worked around, but if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to volunteer them! 1-0 to Will Crockett, hey? The JPG files look fine to me. The AWB is more true to life than my E-PL1 is or E-620 was. Even with a CPL filter on the 25/1.4, it didn't bother the AWB. Occasionally I will see a cool image in shaded areas, but it's a step up from what I'm used to. RAW files might have a bit better highlight recovery than the EPL1, not quite sure yet. I played around a bit with iA, but I think I will stick to A and M mode and just PP RAW in LR. However, I haven't looked at the dynamic range option, but it's something I'd like to check out. If it's anything like the E-PL1, it will just reduce contrast and produce flat images. Currently I'm using -1 NR and +1 Sharpness, but I might bump up the contrast or saturation +1, too. I've installed the SilkyPix software, but I haven't given it a go yet. I used to use Olympus IB for a long time before moving over to LR 4.1, but I definitely want to see what the included software can do in comparison. It's unlikely I will ever use the other software for organising and movies. The LVF2 is fantastic! It's an ugly thing, but dam it works well. The hinge and clipping it into place is just so reassuring - unlike the VF-2 which is somewhat loose [I have two, this is how they are]. The EVF gives such a smooth, noise free preview. The VF-2 in live-view under-saturates and gets noisy when you use a fast prime in bright conditions, but is just as good as the LVF2 in preview or playback modes. [*edit - after further testing, the framerate on the LVF2 drops off in low light*] In closing, I'm really happy with the GX1. I miss Olympus SCP, but learning the Panasonic UI is all part of the experience. External flash performance is the only real let-down, but it should be fine for static subjects. Maybe I've been spoiled by the E-PL1's unlockable auto flash sync and consistent exposure? All in all, this makes a nice walk-about camera and backup unit for something bigger. But I might have to go back to the Nissin Di466 or a Metz to get the flash performance I want. Gav.