Photographing from the hip isn't easy, but with the G5 it's not that hard either. The swivel screen can help but you'll look very awkward looking down on the camera all the time. This means that most of the time you'll be shooting while you stroll around. Many photos come out tilted or blurred and in the end the keepers are a small fraction but you get some nice ones. when shooting from the hip the only thing I'd like to have would be a radio remote controlled camera. This would mean that I'd keep my hands in my coat pockets and shoot away. Also I found that the G5, although very quiet, doesn't go fully unnoticed, mainly because the lens extends when shooting.