Let us be fair to Canon. A lot of people complained about the GX1 lens is not fast enough, not long enough, the body is too big, no full manual control in video etc. Lets us face it, Canon has quadral the size of the sensor from G12 and just bump up the size here and there by a faction of an inch for the body, keep the lens to be f 2.8 at wide end with a 4X zoom range. That is quite an accomplishment in my book. My only corncern (may be complain) is the pricing. $800 is a little bit steep. May be it may drop to $600 street price, after the dust is settled. Just hope the AF is fast enough to beat the LX5 with a better face detection.