Not sure if this has been mentioned previously, but I'll add my findings here. I was wondering what the heck was bothering me about Panasonic's image output...I then realized Panasonic images output with lots of color noise, even at low ISOs. I tend to prefer less color noise in my images. I'm a Photoshop user, but this adjustment will apply in either raw or jpeg format (using photo software of choice). This particular adjustment was done on a Panasonic G3 jpeg file. In Photoshop, I went into filter > noise > reduce noise, I then zero'ed all setting except for the reduce color noise option which I set to 50%. To my eye the image looks much cleaner. Before: After: Hope this helps anyone looking to clean up their files a bit.