Not for lack of quality.
Catch them in stock, but some nice values including SL1, which I'd almost recommend over this:
Gesture: $425 TOPS.
Wow. Thanks for pointing that out.
Panasonic is creating the modern enthusiast camera: great balance of sensor, size, ergonomics, technology.
Gesture: This is the future of enthusiast cameras. Panasonic understands EVF, being the first to create the "digital Nikon FM" so many were crying for yet didn't appreciate what they had once it was created (As with Samsung NX10, NX20 ...), as well as the wonderful integral corner EVFs on compact cameras.
Just like my Nikon P60!!!!!
I was speaking to form factor. But very good points and a shame how manufacturers do that to this day. Another example, perhaps, Canon EOS-M.
Some folks get things. Some don't. The Panasonic G, like the last and most compact generation of film SLRs was compact, great ergonomics, excellent layout and EVF in place of mirror and prism. Those who've had a Samsung NX10, NX20, etc, would understand. Discrete, compact, easy to palm, agile cameras. I read many a time on this web site-give me something like a digital version of the Nikon FM, thus the analogy.
Sigma is on a roll.
This is the future of enthusiast cameras. Panasonic understands EVF, being the first to create the "digital Nikon FM" so many were crying for yet didn't appreciate what they had once it was created (As with Samsung NX10, NX20 ...), as well as the wonderful integral corner EVFs on compact cameras.
I still think this "flagship" model should also draw people to the APS-C models.
AmateurMike: I'm intrigued by the catch-in-focus. Is there any camera out there that has a similar feature, except allows choosing a focus point/area on a touchscreen?
The Pentax DSLR is a thoughtful camera. Maybe, the Subaru of cameras. Practical. Good value for price. The Green button and Trap Focus: nice touches.
belle100: I have doubt that this will work for Canon lenses because it is printed clearly "DESIGNATED SIGMA LENSES ONLY" on the adapter.Perhaps Sigma can make a different version that will do with Canon lenses and charge a much high price. And yet, make another version and charge even higher for those Nikonese.
Canon mount, made by Sigma lenses. Also, seems like a bit of a trial balloon. If this goes over, maybe others. But as indicated the Sigma lens mount is much like the Canon. Either Canon didn't object, a royalty is paid or no infringements.
Better idea. When you buy a device, you get at least card that assured to handle the highest "load" that camera can perform/sustain.
Nice photos. Good read.
Option 3 Canon and Nikon: figure out to incorporate some of the advantages of the EVF or LCD into the hallowed optical viewfinder.
Olympus has enough taste that a special edition like this doesn't upset (Leica? Hasselblad?). Wonder when the 20 MP sensor will go into more Olympus models besides that new Pen-F. Micor four thirds: solid progress with a lot of choice between Olympus and Panasonic. Wish that APS-C mirrorless could have evolved similarly.
Sharp. Sharp. Sharp.
MeganV: There's some great and interesting engineering here, but none of it is going to stop this market's demise.
Every single one costs at least as much as an iPhone 6 / Plus / Samsung S7; some of them more than twice as much. Mainstream consumer audiences won't see any value proposition, there.
And for that photography-enthusiast niche who might: why pick a 1" compact when you could have an interchangeable lens m4/3 or APS-C kit that's not much (if at all) larger for about the same price?
Apple has 800 employees devoted to engineering the iPhone's camera. 800! There's all kinds of credible talk that the next smartphone round (iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, etc.) will feature "Light Camera" (https://light.co) -style multiple-lens configurations for high resolution, optical zoom, big-sensor depth of field, etc. At that market's current clip, I'd worry that every single design on this page is already an antique.
Sadly so. But the industry is going out on a high; just some incredible cameras from Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Sigma, even Canon and Nikon.