mpgxsvcd: Focus Peaking will be added to the GH3 in a firmware update when the G6 is released.
and how long will that take!? Good luck.
DRNottage: The back on the stupid thing is ALL touch screen- impossible to hold. AND overpriced. They can keep it.
What is the point of having good specs if it's impractical to use? Take a look at the OMD, MOST bought the additional grip so they can hold it much better. No matter how good a specs is, if it's not practical to use then it is useless.
OneGuy: I have GF1 w/20mm 1.7 and I like it very much. Got a polarizing filter that makes the lens very dark (and very cool). I have no cover/bag for it because I don't want to hide any of it (and so far it's holding up well).
I am not looking for another lens but for another body to go with the 20mm lens. I routinely get high quality 30x40 cm (usually family) prints and that to me is the wow factor. Looking to upgrade means getting 40x60 high quality prints (again, routinely). GX1 didn't do it, mainly because I did not read anything about large format printing. I was ready to go with GF5 but it isn't available as body-only. I am tickled by Oly OMD EM5 but my eyes roll at 1k body-only price.
So here comes GF6. Hope springs eternal. Nice curve. One down, few to go.
I don't think one guy knows what he's talking about. gf6 uses the same sensor as GX1 but uses diff. processor.
Aleo Veuliah: This camera is better than I though at a first sight.
For those who like it small and with good IQ and lot's of features it is really good.
I am waiting to see what Panasonic Lumix have done with the G6, it will be launched later this month.
smaller? it's a bit thicker than the e-pl5 and e-pl5 uses the omd sensor and this uses the gx1 sensor. e-pl5 is much better in everyway except wifi and nfc
mrsfixit: I'm looking to upgrade from a Canon G11. The Sony NEX-6 interests me, but now so does this camera.It has a tilting screen and built-in flash, those are the 2 things I can't live without. I really could give a hoot about GPS or a hot shoe, I just want something better than my aging G11...
nex 6 is much better in everyway. do not overthink.
yabokkie: so they will still need another version with a flash shoe?
a pop-up takes more room and makes the camera bulky.
a pop-up also gives an impression the camera is light challenged.
the nex-6 is thinner than gf6 and e-pl6 and has a flash, VF and APSC sensor, so what are you saying?
Look at the lx7, has a flash ad hotshoe.
Andrew Booth: I have a GX1 and like it, although I find the sensor dynamic range noticeably poor.
Disappointing that Panasonic continue to use this same sensor for another year - even though they have better ones available (and Olympus has much better sensors).
^^^ yet the e-pl5 has OMD sensor.
vroger1: Another Kiddie Camera in the GF Line. The GF1 was great- the GX1 even better- this???? Let's wait for the GX2!
nonsense!GF1 has the controls and the was suppose to be mass market? The gf1 looks like gx1 and gx1 is FROM gf1.GF6 has a mode dial, so it does not make sense. As of right now, panasonic is very confuse, even they said that during their announcement few months ago.
Tim Woodward: It seems like Panasonic simply don't have the micro technology Sony can muster, no built in EVF, no retractable rear screen - or maybe they are leaving these for the G series now? But then that lost it's AE lock button in favour of what - a movie rec button - what is all this madness about bloody movies!? I am a stills photographer, if I want movies I will go buy one of the dedicated movie cameras - which are mostly way cheaper than a stills camera with movie options! It's a great looking camera in the traditional way, and looks like it sits in the hand lovely - but it's too late and things have moved on. What a shame Panny have the lenses and Sony have the cameras! Ain't it always the way :0)
the problem is that Panasonic cater this camera to the enthusiast and experienced photographers. So tim is right to complain.
frosti7: Its a G3 witought EVF and tilt LCD? and this is considered the “X” pro line?just take the entry level cameras, make them worse, and sell it as PRO line?
Who runs that company?
try living in california where the sun is gazing on you.
Vlad S: releasing a rangefinder style body with a built-in viewfinder would essentially kill the G3 that was only released a few months ago. Panasonic would be stupid to do that. Based on that I don't think we can expect a viewfinder similar to NEX before next summer.
I don't think it would. NEX line is also competing with sony alpha's line. Both can use adapters and both have aps-c sensors. So what's the problem?
ChrisKramer1: I hope the dynamic range will be better than the GF1 and that Panasonic will be able to lighten the shadow areas the same way Nikon does with their Active D Lighting system. That said, Panasonic seem the only company to really nail the "small system with DSLR-like quality" idea. The Sony NEX 5n may have superior image quality but I find its design totally unusable (ultra small body and huge lenses? I can only imagine what Kenny Everett would have said). I don't see any appeal in the NEX-7 because its size is in DSLR territory. And I find the Olympus M43 competition not as well designed - too thin and poorer build quality. So I would like to get the GX1 with a viewfinder and 25mm. But I won't because I don't have the money :-D
From what i remember this si the first Panasonic that has a metal chassis. Make the L1 had it. And in case you didn't know. Sony is working on pancake lenses for NEX line. As you can tell from the pix, the GX1 is same size as NEX7 which has aps-c sensor.
mauro paillex: Buy an fx100 Fuji.Best Viewfinder ever seen in a compact camera! A true photographer needs a viewfinder. Cameras like gx1 and similar are toys!
Ever live in california where the sun is always gazing upon you? I dare you to look at an LCD during the peak hour of sun.
If you compare them sizewise please add an external viewfinder to the Panny, otherwise you compare apples to oranges.
They're right to do it. Note that samsung and sony has APS-C sensor. Why can't panasonic make the body smaller as their sensor is smaller than APS-c!? If it's possible then why not!? BODY wise, it is fair to compare.
xpanded: So Panasonic takes the same route as Sony. Launching an EVF that is not backwards compatible. Shame on you.
Olympus manage their EVF connection to be future proof from the beginning of the E-P2 and the rest of the EPL series. Why couldn't panasonic? So it is technically possible to foresee the future.
Nope. NEx 3 and 5 never had the EVF connection in the first time, but the GF1 and lx5 had it. Sony Sony gets a pass
Franka T.L.: The GX1 in itself might not be that bad a camera, but the price and the hardware tells. Panasonic is out again with just re-iterating the same thing again. Yes, its more an effort to get those who are waiting for the real GF-1 replacement to buy , but withoput the effort really needed for truely making something NEW. The new EVF that will not work with older bodies, like the X lens do, is another hard to excuse of plotted and planed obsolesce.
I can hardly get myself excited with this in the light of the NEX-7 + NEX-5N combo. Now it will have to be seen how that 16MP sensor actually perform on RAW in the real world.
^^^ Well Olympus managed to have a high resolution EVF and they have two EVF out and both compatible with current connection.
Jun2: Pany needs to give us f/2.8 standard zoom lens instead of another body that doesn't offer anything new.
Id rather have them gives us f 2.0. Every user should not depend on high ISO. We need faster lenses at a reasonable price. Also remember the sensor is smaller than aps-c
jalywol: I don't know why everyone is so down on this camera. I would really like to have a small M43 that has all the buttons and controls on the body, has a 3" screen, and has a nice small form factor but with a good grip...oh, and a 16MP current generatiuon sensor.
I was thinking of getting the GF3 for my carry with camera, but that 12MP sensor was not what I wanted anymore, and the GX1 has what I need. So, I pre-ordered one, and will see what the DPR samples look like (if they are bad, I will cancel, if good, I will keep it on order...). Fortunately, I do not need the kit lens, and have some doubts about the 14-42X lens (it sounds like it might have some kinks that need to be worked out), so I ordered the body only.
Time will tell, but you know, this is not a plastic camera (like the G3), and it does have a smaller form factor (without the built-in EVF or flip screen) and tons more direct controls.....And if the external EVF is the same as the one on the G3, then I will be happy.
Ummm it is made of plastic. Panasonic did not confirm if the chassy is metal. So the material is exactly like the G3. Why are people so down? Well if you been a long time micro 4/3 user.then you would have expected better. The design is exactly like the Panasonic LX5. The new viewfinder is not compatible with past GF series. it ruins the system by not making it compatible.