Glen K Wells: Hope this new camera has properly solved the shutter lens blur issues that affected GX7 (to a lesser degree). Again who do they ask when they say to potential consumers "what do you want in the next GX camera?"
I cannot imagine anyone saying " Well drop the built in flash coz nobody ever uses it!!! and then don't even put one in the box to get people to buy it on top of the £1000 camera price"Really?!?Do they even ask people on future models or are all the designers locked up without contact to the outside world?
I hope your info is right (mine was only anecdotal).
No, I was referring to their high end models like GX7 not selling that well, despite having higher R&D costs to the cheaper models.
I'm pretty sure this camera is *primarily* the result of them listening to their customers. Make no mistake; if it doesn't sell well this will be the last time.
Yes a flash can be useful but most street photography enthusiasts would rather a lower price.
xlynx9: Does anyone know the native aspect ratio of the EVF? I ask because the GX7 sounded good on paper, but the 16:9 aspect ratio effectively made the EVF tiny compared to others of the same magnification.
Thanks you guys!
disraeli demon: Finally! FINALLY! A rangefinder-style body with a fully-articulated screen! I've been waiting for that since they introduced the GF-1!
Nice to see Panasonic sticking with this form-factor for their "serious" camera bodies. Not so sure about the size increase, but I'll wait to handle one before commenting.
Once thing on price: generally, the price of Panasonic bodies has settled to something far more reasonable after a year or so. Wait a bit, and you get a much better deal.
Something I learned in my 6 years of using m43, is the systems strength is it's small lenses, and body size isn't important. In fact, the larger bodies can "feel" lighter as they don't want to tip forward with a larger lens attached.
onlooker: Wait, this thing is nearly 100g heavier than G7? What is this obsession of camera manufacturers with making ergonomically-sized cameras unnecessarily heavy? Why, do they think we wouldn't buy it if it didn't weight our jacket down like a brick in the pocket? Plastic is your friend. Quit this pretense that one is buying a camera for life. Digital cameras are have a built-in obsolescence, and the plastic body will certainly outlast the rest.
There are premium plastics too.
Does anyone know the native aspect ratio of the EVF? I ask because the GX7 sounded good on paper, but the 16:9 aspect ratio effectively made the EVF tiny compared to others of the same magnification.
the zoom feature seems a bit obvious. But then I realised Instagram can't zoom at all.
This is the most interesting news I've seen here in years.
rishi o': Apple's biggest mistake here is not clarifying if Photos will have an equivalent or greater feature set as Aperture so we can know how to move forward. The whole statement about photographers being able to store all their photos on iCloud is extremely ignorant. How do I feel about it all? How many cuss words are allowed on this forum?
Marketing announcements are never vague by accident. They didn't clarify because the answer will be no. Just like the switch to Apple Maps or Final Cut Pro X, it will be half-assed for them, and painful for users.
rfclark: One reason this didn't crash and burn like a lot of our early military test rockets is that this rocket is built with private money!The engineers made sure they knew what they were doing before they lit the fuse!
Some Soviets were imprisoned when they were perceived to have screwed up. In many cases, their friends & colleagues were killed by failed launches. There was plenty of incentive.
Your premise you can't be fired from a public sector job for screwing up is also completely false. You have no idea what you're talking about.
Rawmeister: Hard to believe anybody would shoot anything with film.Oh well - some people still listen to vinyl on turntables too.People will be people.
I've had a lot of fun with film, and it has improved my skills a lot, skills I can apply to digital.
Anyone serious about improving their digital photography should own a film camera and take it out now and then.
Cheng Bao: Since when digital photography review drops 'digital' from name?
It is digital, just the digital part (the scanner) is sold separately.
A real innovation would be automatic lens caps like many compacts have, but I guess it's kind of complicated to do.
Lonnie Janzen: or... You could just put it in your pocket.
hey, don't let the hipsters ruin skinny jeans for the rest of us. the pockets on them work just fine :-)
Gesture: Real photogs don't use UV filters, lens caps, neck straps or wrist straps. They do use lens hoods.
Real photographers don't use cameras. They merely observe the scene then vomit a perfect reconstruction directly onto high quality paper.
sh10453: So many innocent lives have been lost, so many widows, so many orphans, so many destroyed homes, ...
The more killing, and the more destruction, the more profits for our (civilized) Western weapons manufacturers, and the more ego satisfaction to our corrupt politicians.
Photojournalism in war zones is an extremely dangerous business, but it brings to us the sad and ugly face of war.
What a sad ending for this woman!!
May all of those who innocently lost their lives be resting in peace.
Both sides really need some visionary leaders who can see above this primitive tit-for-tat attitude and begin to focus on giving and generating good will.
ybizzle: This is truly an act of robbery. Samsung stole the Fuji XF-1 design and made into an interchangeable lens mount. What they couldn't steal was the feeling of holding a magnificent photographic tool with a manual zoom twist lens. The XF-1 along with higher end X cameras take us back to pure photography. Think Leica M6 Titanium if you have the tan XF-1. Truly a masterpiece in design with image quality to match!
It's not really that similar to XF-1. Mainly the trim, which are both inspired by film-era cameras.
Peter Bendheim: I can't help it but I have a strong dislike for Samsung - they are the copycats of the tech world - copied the iPad, iPhone, and they have a camera that is remarkably similar to the NEX range. Now a knock off of the Panasonic GM1..They might make ok household appliances, but I'm sure never going to trust my picture taking experiences to them.Design thieves, that's for sure.
If you're talking styling, it does appear NEX like. But let's also not forget the Samsung NX pre-dates the Sony NEX, and Samsung was the first to do mirrorless APS-C.
67gtonr: The M is Considerably larger than the GM1 in only one aspect and that is sensor size, and this M2 is even smaller than the M!
in terms of body:sensor size it might be better.