One fact that's conveniently forgotten by Jeremy and others is the "feature" that Pana set in the G1 to prevent you from taking the photo when the camera "thinks" it isn't in focus. This occurs in autofocus even when the camera is resting on a solid support, and pointing at a still object 20 ft. away. Once you turn that feature off, the trouble starts. Perhaps Jeremy thinks that that's a good feature, but it sure shows design intent. As I said previously, "functioning as designed."