5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It is what it is,
This review is from: Panasonic DMW-LVF2 External Live View Finder for DMC-GX1, DMC-LX7 Cameras (Black) (Electronics)
Color, hi-res LVF for the GX1. If you use a DLSR, just get this. Trying to compose/chimp from an LCD screen is annoying and borderline frustrating to anyone used to a mirrored camera.
All LCD menu features are also controlled from the LVF. Oddly, accessing the playback menu bumps you to the LCD panel and you will have to hit the LCD/LVF toggle switch to get back.
The screen is a bit dim, but its brightness can be adjusted through the camera menu. It also swivels to allow composing of tough ground-level shots.
One downside is that it makes the GX1 even larger, but that is relative to anyone used to lugging around a DSLR. The other is that you can't mount a flashgun to the camera with the LVF in place.
Look around and get it on sale, many retailers offer it for 159.