The most fragile part of this robust camera is the HDMI port. If you use the HDMI maybe you already experienced, first hand, the repair nightmare. You know it's a major issue when Panasonic doesn't have the part in stock because of the volume of repairs!
It happened to me and I decided to do something about it.
First, I think the prices of Cages and accessories has gotten out of control. Has anyone else noticed that as the camera prices have gone down, the accessories have sky-rocketed? And what about the weight? Our nice small lightweight system becomes a BRICK with most of these cage accessories.
The 3DGuy has a solution. This 3D Printed Cage will save you HDMI AND keep your beautiful light camera, light!
The important stuff:
Light but strong
easy access to the battery
Easy access to the memory card
Two cold shoes for mounting other accessories
* Top handle also available on Shapeways.
* Rail and tripod mount coming soon.