This is not a cheep camera. Without the HD video option it’s around £500. And with it it’s around a £1000. Seems to me to be a steep hike in the price but I imagine with decent Panasonic HD video camera fetching around £800, this camera had to find a position in the range.
The quality of the image with both stills and video looks spectacular and the internal and external mic options look pretty competent.
If i had the money I would be picking one up if only to make use of my Leica M series lenses.
If you know anyone at Panasonic who can get me one of these.. I have a cunning plan as to how it can be used in an amazing project.