I don't get it... why isn't the GXR more popular?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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I don't get it... why isn't the GXR more popular?
Oct 31, 2011

I've spent 2 years trying to find the perfect camera and UI (yes, I know it doesn't exist). I've tried Nikon, Canon, Sony, m43, and Samsung. Samsung is the best out of those.

Then, I got the GXR with P10, while waiting for the M mount. I figured it would let me see if I liked the GXR, and if not, I could cancel the M mount, and just the P10 as a P&S. Well, the UI is fantastic.

It is so good I got the 50mm A12 module. I checked out photos at ISO 800 - virtually no noise and great IQ. ISO 1600 - just a touch of noise (better than the D90 and NX100, and light years ahead of m43). At 1600, it's as good as the Canon 5D (the original, not 5D2).

People complain about the price, but here goes:

1) GXR, 28mm and 50mm is less than the Leica X1, and you can change lenses.
2) GXR and 28 or 50mm is less than the X100, and you can change lenses.

3) GXR with EVF, 28mm, 50mm and M module is $2300. Just $300 more than the X1. It's about s$200 more than NEX7 with M adapter and 24mm 1.8 zeiss

I don't think it's so bad in comparison. What am I missing here?

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