It's a little fatter and weighs more? It might be a better picture taker but I want the same thing just smaller. plus second generation power zoom then I'll be heading off to the shops.
duartix: What a load of BULL!!!:
"We haven't been able to offer it - because of the limits of resources and of the Venus Engine processor"
Who do they think they are fooling?Any camera engine that can do lens correction in FullHD could do Focus Peaking (FP) at the same resolution 10x as fast. FP can be trivially implemented by building a contrast map with a first order filter (like sharpening) and a saturation XOR with the original picture. You don't even need memory bandwidth for that as this is easily done locally.Before anyone calls me on this, I have to say I've put it in terms that any layman understands about 4 years ago: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/32667860
My point is: This is BULL and there is no FP because Panasonic DOESN'T WANT it to be there. They have an upper market to protect. Even the OMD users have already found an artisan path to FP on a camera that has a much less powerful engine.
That or these guys are technically clueless, which I find very hard to believe.
I wouldn't go as far as to say Panasonic don't care what their customers want but it could be argued they don't care as much as the other major brands and for me, this rubbish illustrates exactly their problem. I would have gone Panasonic m43rds, I wanted the most compact system and they were providing it But living in Japan the menu only offers Japanese Unlike Olympus where I could download the English option. Isn't that crazy?
Can't believe the filters have been losing that much light! Real glad that Someone's on to it though.If the intensity of light onto the sensor is doubled I wouldn't be surprised if the end result looks even better than 1 stop particularly under the dimmest lighting conditions.It will gather more light without decreasing DOF which in some curcumstances maybe very desirable so I think this is pretty big. Well done PanI