GX7 Unboxing

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GX7 Unboxing
11 months ago

Got a final 1.0 firmware GX7 earlier today and did a quick unboxing. Posting lots of shots now on my Google + feed BTW.

GX7 Unboxing

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In reply to G Sciorio, 11 months ago

I'd love to see some ISO125 and 200 shots showing off the GX7's dynamic range.

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In reply to G Sciorio, 11 months ago

You did a crummy job on this video. Interesting to see pamphlets, plastic bags and then finally a 10 second look at the camera. Playing with the extended eye cup was horrible. Im waiting for you to post that the eye cup is torn and blame it on Panasonic. Post back if you do a better version.

Ps that chair looks like my grandmothers chair

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In reply to lmtfa, 11 months ago

"unboxing"

Definitive proof, were such proof needed, that there is absolutely no hope for the future of humanity.

Roy

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In reply to SeeRoy, 11 months ago

It's sad isn't it? Time for a spoof unboxing for a USB cable or something.

(One of the reasons I'm buying a GX7 is to create a spoof but using a human. Will post here when done.)

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In reply to MrTaikitso, 11 months ago

I don't get why you guys are so negative towards his post? Yes, we all know he is a marketing tool by Panasonic and some of his posts here are skewed. But unboxing video shows the contents of the retail package, which is exactly what he did. It's not a preview or review. Cut the guy some slack.

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In reply to SeeRoy, 11 months ago

Definitive proof, were such proof needed, that there is absolutely no hope for the future of humanity.

Because we get excited over someone taking stuff out of a box?

No doubt that lmtfa's post is inflammatory, but I do sympathise with the gist behind it. Whatever do we get out of these "unboxing" videos, if not a glimpse at the actual product.

I for one have never been able to get my head around the fascination of seeing warranty cards and standard USB cables being taken out of a box.

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There is something weird with unboxing. This is firs time I see Panasonic box with lens already attached to the camera. Did Panasonic try to shave off the box body cap and lens rear cap?

The only dark thought that explain this phenomena: it was a second unboxing of the camera.

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it would have been embarrassing if anything would have been wrong in a video made by a Panasonic "brand ambassador". like that time Windows threw up a BSOD when Bill Gates plugged in a scanner during a presentation.

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I am eagerly awaiting the cat photos.

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In reply to CameraCarl, 11 months ago

Ok. But not nearly as good as your excellent FL600r unboxing video.

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s_grins wrote:

There is something weird with unboxing. This is firs time I see Panasonic box with lens already attached to the camera. Did Panasonic try to shave off the box body cap and lens rear cap?

The only dark thought that explain this phenomena: it was a second unboxing of the camera.

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Well, the GF6 certainly comes this way too (I know that for certain since I have one).  It's an unfortunate trend started by Sony with their NEX line - they've been doing it since the first NEX model - apparently it's catching on with other manufacturers as a way of saving money and space with the packaging.

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Roy van der Woning wrote:

Definitive proof, were such proof needed, that there is absolutely no hope for the future of humanity.

Because we get excited over someone taking stuff out of a box?

No doubt that lmtfa's post is inflammatory, but I do sympathise with the gist behind it. Whatever do we get out of these "unboxing" videos, if not a glimpse at the actual product.

I for one have never been able to get my head around the fascination of seeing warranty cards and standard USB cables being taken out of a box.

I found it useful because it answered one question I had: I'd wondered whether the 14-42 II supplied with the GX7 would have the plastic or the metal mount (answer: plastic, as with the GF6).

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There is something weird with unboxing. This is firs time I see Panasonic box with lens already attached to the camera. Did Panasonic try to shave off the box body cap and lens rear cap?

I just purchased a GF6 and mine came with the lens already attached, there was also no body cap or rear lens cap in the box. Although it did include the lens hood, which other manufacturers do not.

I will say, devil's advocate, that when I purchased my SLR kit and that came with a body cap/rear lens cap, I literally just screwed the rear lens cap into the body cap, and left them in the camera box indefinitely (they're still there now). When you buy an additional lens that comes with an additional rear lens cap which you then use on the lens you took off.

So while it could be considered irritating, Panasonic are "right" in that that body cap/rear lens cap is unneeded, as long as all of their individual lenses come with the rear lens cap included and that you never plan on reselling your camera "body only."

PS - I strongly suspect they did this to make it a little harder for people to split the kits and sell them separately at a profit. For example you could buy a GF6 for £300, then sell the lens "new" on eBay for £150, and the camera for £200 "body only." Make a nice tidy £50 profit.

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Manip16 wrote:

There is something weird with unboxing. This is firs time I see Panasonic box with lens already attached to the camera. Did Panasonic try to shave off the box body cap and lens rear cap?

I just purchased a GF6 and mine came with the lens already attached, there was also no body cap or rear lens cap in the box. Although it did include the lens hood, which other manufacturers do not.

I will say, devil's advocate, that when I purchased my SLR and that came with a body cap/rear lens cap, I literally just screwed the rear lens cap into the body cap, and left them in the camera box. When you buy an additional lens that comes with an additional rear lens cap which you then use on the lens you took off.

So while it could be considered irritating, Panasonic are "right" in that that body cap/rear lens cap is unneeded, as long as all of their individual lenses come with the rear lens cap included and that you never plan on reselling your camera "body only."

I just bought a new EPM2 kit with a 14-42 IIr lens, and if it came without lens caps or body cap, I would have shipped it right back for "parts missing".

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I just bought a new EPM2 kit with a 14-42 IIr lens, and if it came without lens caps or body cap, I would have shipped it right back for "parts missing".

And that is your prerogative. But would you ever actually use them? Most people keep a lens mounted to their camera for that camera's entire lifetime.

Plus the caps are £2.5 on Amazon. So if you want them then by all means order some. I'd prefer to pay £5 less for my camera than have caps I'll never use.

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herebefore wrote:

I just bought a new EPM2 kit with a 14-42 IIr lens, and if it came without lens caps or body cap, I would have shipped it right back for "parts missing".

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Well, if an Olympus kit came without them, they WOULD be missing and it would be unsatisfactory, since the body and lens are packaged separately within the box (Olympus have only gone as far as using that rather cheap push-on rear lens cap in place of the nice, original bayonet one, of course).  But now Panasonic's gone for the idea of packaging the camera with the lens already mounted on it, including the caps would be a bit fiddly, I suppose they could argue!

At least they include the hood, though, as others have mentioned.  Wish Olympus did (they used to with Four Thirds lenses but never have with Micro Four Thirds).

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Unboxing cats? You mean, like the wrapped cat in NL's Christmas Vacation?
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If I remember correctly, that cat used up all of its nine lives rather quickly.

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Actually, I used the caps all of the time and keep a pair in my bag.
In reply to Manip16, 11 months ago

This is because I often carry more than one body, and perhaps I'm switching my lenses off and on just one body for part of the shoot - for example when I realize that I'll just be shooting video for awhile. This happened at a shoot last week at a big stadium performance when I learned that I wouldn't be using my OM-D, but had the lenses for my GH3 lined up on the table in front of me, so I could alternate.

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In reply to s_grins, 11 months ago

A camera body cap is very useful.  Although some people always have a lens attached many people keep a body without lens attached.  For example, when I travel I usually carry a backup body.  It has no lens attached, but has a body cap.  A body without lens attached is not a rare or unusual thing.

It is pretty surprising, if what is posted here is correct, that Panasonic for their new high end, expensive GX7 has been so cheap that they don't provide something very basic like a plastic body cap.  On their $1000 body they saved themselves, what, $0.03?

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