Livin' la Vida Loca
Shibainu Denzel: Leica SL copied a boxy mirrorless body design from Sony A7 series! 😅
And Sony copied the design from Panasonic.
forpetessake: It means that Panasonic FF is coming soon!
Very very much doubt it.Panasonic would be crazy to try and market a FF (24x36mm) sensored camera. To do so would undermine their MFT cameras, plus they would have to come out with a whole new line of lenses (unless you think Panasonic FF users would be willing to buy the Leica lenses).
Well I see the trolls are out in force today. I am also willing to bet that 99+% of the naysayers couldn't afford this camera anyway.
Not to worry folks, it's a Leica, aimed at and for those that can appreciate Leica, and like the opening blurb says, have high credit limits.
I always thought it was only a matter of time before this happened. It is because of a few irresponsible idiots that such government actions become necessary.
Perhaps they will name this DRM crippled, I mean enabled, JPG format as JPG-2015, and leave the venerable JPG format alone.
That way we can ignore the new format, just as we have ignored JPG-2000.
danieljcox: I wonder how many of you so called photographers, who are against DRM, have actually made your living by way of selling your photography. I'm guessing few if any. If you did depend on selling rights to your images you would understand that something has to be done for professional photographers to get paid for their work. Just like the music industry has done. Your answers are to just give up, it won't work? Spineless with lack of vision comes to mind over this issue.
DRM does not work. Period.Just ask the MPAA and RIA.
Clyde Thomas: DRM for JPG from EFF...?
Does the CIA, FBI, and NSA know about this?
Some people seem to have a reading comprehension problem.
Digitalis32: I Nominate the EFF for a Darwin award.
How many publishers have used DRM in the area of gaming,cinema,audio - only to realize how easy it is to circumvent.
Better read the article again. It is the JPG committee that is pushing this, not the EFF. The EFF is actually against it. And rightly so.
Silly idea. If implemented, how long do you think it would be before a JPG-DRM removal tool appeared?
Just look how effective DRM has been with DVDs, BluRay disks and MP3s.
adengappasami: Excellent concept..Exorbitant pricing. But even the apple iphone costs 700 dollars for that matter :)
LOL, so you did. My bad. Must have had a senior moment.
At least we agree the price is too high.
$1700 is excellent pricing?If they hope to sell them in any quantity, the price needs to be under $500. Well under.
Rule #1: NEVER buy version 1.0 of anything. At $1700 a pop, that seems like a very good rule to obey.
When it goes for well under $500, I will think about it.
Did I miss something, or is it the 1980's again?
Lightcapture: Finally v-log is out of beta and... wait what, you have to pay for it?!
Asking me to PAY for a firmware upgrade is leaving a very sour taste in my mouth.
Miki Nemeth: A major drawback of all m43 cameras is that in video mode while recording, the screen or EVF cannot be switched to magnified mode. No touch-to-magnify in any m43 cameras :-( while recording a movie. Focus peaking nearly unusably slow or totally missing when in magnified mode. Have these been fixed with the GX8?
Miki, your GX7 must be defective. I find focus peaking very effective, and works in magnified mode too.
Samuel Dilworth: It would be interesting if DPReview would spend a few words explaining WHY the GX8 is so big compared to the GX7, despite the removal of the flash (itself not a problem for me), etc. Maybe Panasonic USA can help.
The GX7 is itself hardly tiny. Is the GX8 bigger chiefly because some people want bigger cameras, or is it bigger for technical reasons that can’t be easily circumvented? Clearly the viewfinder is bigger, but that doesn’t account for much.
It is what it is and I don’t write off the camera, but it sure is beefier than I expected.
About time they put a decent grip on it. The poor grip is one of the weak points of the GX7.
Philly: Will someone at dpreview please put an Oly 12-60mm lens on this camera and tell us about the AF performance. Thanks! :)
Yes, indeed. I would like to know too. The 12-60 performs quite well on the GX7, but AF is not nearly as fast as native <FT lenses.
Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!
Tik, not everybody thinks razor thin DoF is the be all and end all of photography. As Edgar said, some people prefer MORE Dof, rather than less.
h2k: "Despite the larger body, the GX8 doesn't have room for the built-in pop-up flash that its predecessor offered. It does have room for built-in Wi-Fi with NFC to make connection easier for compatible devices."--Here, i'd like to have read if a small external flash is provided at least.
The announcement said the flash was an optional accessory.
GodSpeaks: Film cameras?Did I miss a memo, or something?
'We', as in 'the world', migrated in droves from film to digital around the turn of the century. Personally, I stopped shooting film sometime between 2000 and 2002.