I have noted the same. It is mainly due to the lens being a "slow" lens. At focal length 14 mm (equivalent to 28 on full frame cameras), the lens only opens at f3.6, and at 42 mm (equivalent of 84 mm) lens only opens at f5.6 which is small leading to very dark images. I have solved those issues by buying low cost led video lights. You should then expect objects nearer to be well lit while those far from the light will be considerably dim though.
Hope this helps.
The answer is yes it can. The camera comes with AV cable and has a port for an HDMI cable which one would have to purchase. The camera comes with an USB cable to connect the camera directly to your PC.
In a few days, I'll have both the GX1 and the G3. Then I'll know more. I bought my GX1 a couple of weeks ago and just took it and my GH1 on a seven-day river trip in Utah. Between photographing and rowing the raft, I managed quite a few photos with both these cameras, but I haven't looked at 'em yet. Anyway, I came home wishing I had two such highly regarded cameras with the three-generations better, 16 MB, sensor. Plus, I really, really missed the swivel LCD that I love on my GH1! My opinion of eye level finders is low, and I hope I never squint into a peephole again for as long as I live! But I know that bright sun may dictate a different choice, and it's there if needed. That internal image processing is reported to be much better also made the G3 attractive.
So.... Today I ordered the G3 body while it was on sale. I don't know what I'll do with my GH1, but I'll have the G3 and the GX1. Why have multiple cameras? I have several m4/3 lenses, but I really detest changing lenses on a digital camera lest a speck of dust get onto the sensor. On the river, I kept my Olympus 9-14 mm lens on my GX1 and my 45-140 mm lens on my GH1. The latter lens will probably end up on my new G3, and my GH1 will end up who knows where? Probably with my 14-42 lens on it. I believe I'm moving ahead.
I don't have that model, but is it the info you see while you're reviewing or playing back on the lcd? Try pressing and re-pressing the display button if that's what's happening. My G1 has several different displays available for review, but I don't have video.
To keep it simple, the difference between the three camera are as follows. The G1 is a great camera but it does not shoot video. The G2 (CR Best Buy) does shoot video, but it has a cheaper camera lens then the G1, which affects picture quality. The G3 is has it all, including the high price tag.