Panasonic Lumix GX1 Digital Camera Review$949.99
Effects, Filters, and Scene modes
About two dozen preset scene modes and picture effects come loaded onto the GX1. The effects, called Creative Control, are a relatively new feature for Panasonic cameras. There are fewer scene presets here than there tend to be on Panasonic point-and-shoots. It's also missing an in-camera high-dynamic range (HDR) mode (though the bracket shooting mode is quite good) and any kind of sweep panorama or panorama-assist feature.
On-Screen Level Guide
One of the most helpful upgrades over previous G-series cameras is the GX1's on-screen level guide—not really hardware, though it's powered by an accelerometer. By default, it's assigned to the virtual Fn3 button. Using a simple line system, it indicates the X-Y orientation as well as the pitch. It can be turned on or off at the user's preference.