Their conclusion: It’s hard to find any significant faults to the Panasonic. Sure, the image quality isn’t on the same level as larger-sensored DSLRs from Canon and Nikon; however, thedoesn’t slouch in the able-to-produce-great-images department. Theis a great prosumer step-up from point and shoot cameras – and delivers near the same level simple user experience. Thealso excels as a dual-purpose photo and video shooter. If you are looking to replace two cameras with one, the GX1 will get you there with certain form factor and zoom range limitations (as compared to a dedicated camcorder).
In the end, the compact size, speed and image quality deliver enough for most photo enthusiasts. It’s in the same vein of Sony’s excellent/on all fronts. Those wanting more out of a camera need to consider stepping up to a larger and more expensive option.