Well I was able to take good pictures with this GH1 and the kit lens 14-140mm. One thing I don’t like is the digital grain you can see in the night pictures.
All pictures (resized) are rough from the GH1 except the clouds, contrast was adjusted by curves in Photoshop. I really love the possibility to choose between different shooting format: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1, the focus assist in manual mode, choosing OUR white balance, MEGA O.I.S. stabilizer, articulated LCD… I love it. I’m waiting for my Canon FD adapter to have a little more fun.
Now, how the GH1 can handle visual effects? Here are 2 quick shaky matchmoving tests:
Shot at 14mm, 1280/720 50p AVCHD full manual. The result is quite good, even with little jello resulting from rolling shutter.
With stable footage, glide cam, steadycam it will be nicer.