Panasonic GF2 wishlist

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Panasonic GF2 wishlist
Oct 5, 2009

I've just got my GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 lens. To me, the strongest point is AVCHD video. I think it is the best amongst cameras right now.

As a camera, I can only give it a 6-7 pts out of 10. My other camera is the Nikon D3. ISO 400 noise is like ISO 1600/3200 on the D3.

Here is my wishlist for the next iteration, and maybe some features can be incorporated into the firmware of the GF1:

1. 1920x1080 24p and 30p video capability
2. Stronger/larger built-in flash
3. Swing out LCD (like Canon G10, G11)
4. VGA resolution LCD
5. EVF like GH1 (better resolution)
6. Bigger thumb control dial, like the one on D3/D700 and more positive click

7. Less sensor noise (improvement by 1 stop would be good), Oly EP-1 seems to have less noise
8. Auto ISO in M mode (auto ISO is in every mode, how come not in M?)
9. Built-in stereo mic (like GH1)
10. External jack for higher quality mic (like GH1)

11. Includes IR remote so one can control the complete playback function of the camera. Using the remote for playing back stills/videos on big screen TV

12. Better tonal balance (skin tone doesn't look quite right compared to the D3, but I'm still tweaking)
13. Maybe IS in camera body like Oly.

And finally, we need a high quality 12-60mm IS lens with aperture better than f/4.

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