I applaud Pana for realizing that size advantage is what makes u4/3 tick, I have been disagreeing with their G-models, but the GF line seems on the right track to me. One point is that I wish they didn't sacrifice manual controls(dials/knobs/switches) for compactness, many believe it's not a trade off.
Good job on this one.
06m1r3m86: Still haven't seen a MILC that appeals to me. I love my Canon 350D, but it's getting old and I want to replace it, but I haven't seen a MILC that I really feel can do the job. These things are popular, but I really feel that a camera like the Sony SLT-A55 is the best combination of size and features. This appeals to me even less than most MILCs do.
Also 350D user here, I don't know if I could do without the monochrome LCD and real durable battery life(no live-view). Can't bring myself to change it.
fransams: Quote from image-resource:
"Though we had received permission in advance to shoot and post a small set of our laboratory sample shots reduced to half-size, we received notice after publication that Pentax wanted the images removed."
Why tell me why....
Why do you think ;)
Make such a cute-looking retro camera, and then place a 2/3'' sensor. And make the user actually buy lenses for such a small sensor. The flash looks like it has a mechanical life span of five launches. I could easily forgive lack of integrated VF. Oh, and pay 800 dollars by the way. No, thanks.