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On article Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear (118 comments in total)
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Ben Raven: Interesting that virtually every comment, good points or no, is exclusively on the mere fact that DP is even posting this in the first place, and not on the subject of the post -- the coming(?) G5.

So, since I myself have now just commented on the comments instead of the subject. . . mea culpa,
I'll take my own implicit advice and say something about the rumored G5
(Ooooh, I used the "R" word !! But at least I didn't anger the Gods by using the number that shall not be named !!)

To Panasonic, (and all the other manufacturers) --

Three incarnations ago, when I was Matthew Brady, I didn't mind looking at a screen on the back of my view camera, it was all we had.

But in the ensuing lifetimes, including this one:


Get a G3 / G5, period.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 01:03 UTC
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ccl2003: Is the GX-1 a better option than Nikon J1 or V1? How about the G3 since they use the same sensor?

I terms of both lens range and sensor performance, it is.

Yes, G3 has the same sensor, so raw performance is the same, but there are much more to a camera then just the sensor, including ergonomics, controls and so on.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:29 UTC
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akjos: Dpreview misses some vital points. I did have nex 5n extensively, and while IQ may be SLIGHTLY better in high iso, the bulk of lenses plus lack of AF lenses period is what makes m43 stand out. Also i played with gf3 ( which suppose to slower then this GX1 )in best buy today, and i was extremely impressed by AF speed. The most atrocious thing on nex was low light AF performance. Id pick this camera ( and ill do so once i get tax refund) over nex or even new pens ( tried those too ) any day., Im excited, finally dslr quality that fits in the pocket ( with 14, 20, or 14-42x). Even with 100-300 it fits in extremely small shoulder bag. Awesome...

I think he is talking about bulk of lenses, and he is just talking about focus speed of GF3, not sensor, not jpeg, and not your neighbour's dog.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:19 UTC
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ogl: 17/0.95 provides the equivalent DOF really as 35/1.9 (for US$1,500 for manual focus instead of US$200 for AF). Sending its image to a poorer sensor. Absurd.

Whatever the size, if the D800 ISO6400, beat E-M5 ISO1600, I am convinced.

And this is benchmark people should use for equivalence, same size, equivalent F stop, corresponding ISO under the same light situation.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:26 UTC
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delastro: Why buy this for more than 1000 euros when I get a pana g3 for 500 euros: what has this camera more for 500 euros more?

Well, there is a lot more to a camera then the sensor, this is not news, it has been this way ever since we had the first 35mm film camera

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:55 UTC
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ogl: 17/0.95 provides the equivalent DOF really as 35/1.9 (for US$1,500 for manual focus instead of US$200 for AF). Sending its image to a poorer sensor. Absurd.

Well 17/0.95 make 35 F2 is Full Frame performance, except you need 2 stop less ISO for an image with the same exposure.

So assuming you need to use ISO 6400 on your D800, an E-M1 user need only ISO1600.

I would imagine a E-M1 ISO1600 would definitely beat the D800, despite having a lower resolution.

M4/3 achieve it cheaper overall, in a lighter package.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:08 UTC
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thethirdcoast: Good luck shooting macro or telephoto handheld with that tiny grip.

That's what the extra handgrip module is for

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:51 UTC

So some of you guys complaint about the size, some complaint about the speed.

1) this is a kit lens
2) fast lens will be big
3) small lens will be slow
4) Olympus just announced 2 small fast prime 1/2 year ago, name another manufacturer that has another new prime selling since then

And finally, you either get a weathersealed lens first then a weathersealed camera, or the other way round. Either way, you would get one without another for some time before they introduce the other half of the weather sealed system.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 02:20 UTC as 16th comment
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d3xmeister: I hope you all do realize there is no innovation whatsoever. This is just a fisheye lens software corrected. Practically is a P&S lens with a mount.
There are reasons why the ,,big boys,, are sticking with classic lens design. One is uncompromised image quality.

Also, the power zoom is ALWAYS gonna be slower and not that precise compared to mechanical zoom.

Hmmm.... another thing: Do you know the #1 reason why compact cameras aren't very reliable ? You guessed it.......it's lens mechanism failure.

And the last thing........... $400 ?????????????????????

Do you realize nothing you said make sense?

1st, there is nothing fisheye about it.
2nd, it's a big sensor camera.
3rd, the image quality is announced to be better then the previous standard zoom.
4th, there fine if you don't like the zoom, but it has practically for video
5th, based on what fact that you think this would have mechanical failure.

Hater is always gonna hate, even if they've never used the lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2011 at 01:57 UTC
On article Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look (355 comments in total)
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Patman888: I find it quite laughable how the M4/3 crowd puts the size of the lens before everything else. I always thought IQ and ergonomics were the most important. I guess I went to the wrong university.

If size is not an issue, may be you should just get a A77, it's a better camera with better handling and everything else.

Except the viewfinder is in the middle, rather then on the left.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 09:05 UTC
On article Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look (355 comments in total)

It’s somewhat intriguing to me so many people are so hyped up about this. The only thing Sony did, is move the viewfinder to the left of the camera…, and removed the mirror from its SLT lines.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 08:52 UTC as 110th comment | 3 replies
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