Hands on: Panasonic Lumix GH1 review

In the end we grudgingly gave back the GH1 to Panasonic, impressed with its ease of use and filled with nothing but praise for what it brings to the camera market.

If you are completely non-plussed about having video capabilities on a 'not quite technically speaking' DSLR, then give the GH1 a miss and point your focus to the G1.

Panasonic has been pitching its G1 and GH1 cameras as "Like an SLR only SMLR". At £1,299 the GH1 is an impressive machine perfect for the mid-range camera enthusiast. We only wish the price was also that little bit SMLR.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.