GF2 - the end of a short-lived era

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Buchan Grant
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GF2 - the end of a short-lived era
Nov 4, 2010

The new GF2 has nothing that any enthusiast photographer would want. It has reduced control and added point and shoot ease of use. The GF1 was a breakthrough camera and many of us here wanted a GF2 with retained/improved control and improved image quality, hence the almost unanimous disapointment.

Panasonic have gone for the mass-market buck and who can blame them, they're in business to make a profit after all. This isn't Leica we're dealing with here, its a Japanese electronics firm who are interested in making what will sell the most.

To this end I think the rumours of a GP series are very unlikely and sounds like wishful thinking. I reckon the GH2 is the best (IQ-wise) we'll see for a while from panasonic, if I wanted a dinky camera with reasonable IQ and a flash I'd opt for an LX5.

I'll be buying a GH2 body to use with my Leica MF lenses.

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