lacikuss: Nice picks!
ryan2007 Oh dear! looks like you must have had a bad copy of the FZ1000, or given the fact that you are too fussy and a pixel peeper at that, i will tell you this, and its a fact, hundreds of ex DSLR luvvies have sold their heavy brick camera gear because after they bought the FZ1000 they found out how it `trounces` most DSLRs in focusing speed features, video quality, and its pic quality is not that far off APS-C, but as i said, it would seem you just purchased a bad copy of the unit, or you were just far too fussy, i would suspect the latter!!!
Chris62: Dissapointed camera - not much better than G5/G6 - next year will be far behind the competition.
I just used the compare mode above, tried the Fz1000 against the G7 and astonishingly, it shows the FZ1000 `beats` the G7 in nearly every respect, even pic quality, except ya cant change lenses on the FZ1000 (obviously)
justmeMN: Small sensor, big price. :-)
(The listed price is body-only.)
BIG things grow out of little things, and why wont you DSLR luvvies get it through ya heads that the 4/3 sensor pic quality wise aint that far behind ya beloved APS-C sensors in fact most modern 4/3 cameras pic/quality looks even better, hell, even pic quality from the RX10/MK2 and FZ1000 in good light can easily match APS-C and their sensors are only 1" theres more `technology` in most modern and some recent older 4/3 cameras than there is on most SLRS, and even in the 1" sensor cameras, Canon/Nikon wayyyy behinddddd in that field!!!!
Tom_A: I find it looks quite a bit like my XE-1.
The latest 4/3 cameras will trounce most good SLRs focus wise/speed period, especially over Canon and Nikon which are wayyyy to slowwwww!!!!
Greynerd: In the UK the G7 is going for £679 and the the GX8 for a stonking £1,149 both with the 14-42. On my part I would save myself a headache trying to figure out the differences and a lot of cash and buy the G7 which is not a lot larger. I really doubt the differences in IQ will be that great. They never are. Sony always like to soak up any sensor improvements with extra pixels if it is a Sony sensor.
Yep agreed, again we are getting ripped off here in the UK, this camera should only cost around £650, hell even the gh4 body only is advertised just now for £1049, but there is an offer on at the moment in which there is £100 refund making it £949, `cheaper` the the GX8 body only!!
Bruce702: After reading previous posts, I AM so glad I purchased the Panasonic FZ-1000 camera. Yes, it has a fixed lens, but the guts seem to have most of what the new G7 claims to have.
I did lots of reading up on 4K video. I almost purchased a Sony 4K video camera, but after reading all the negative reports on their rolling shutter issues, I read that the FZ1000 seems to have less of that problem. Also, using pan effectively, will reduce the effect.
Stills and video are terrific with this camera. Even if someone gave me a G7, I'd still be using the FZ1000!
Hi bruce, i also have the FZ1000, i think its a superb camera, after owning it for 3 days, my Canon 60D was for sale in E-Bay, it may have a 1" sensor, rumour says in many forums that its made by Sony, and boy what a cracker of a sensor it is, (thanks Sony) my 60d pics just were not as sharp or detailed as the FZ1000`s, i was not the only one to state this fact, also the 60D was left gasping at the starting gate feature and performance wise, video wise, its brilliant, i am not a silly pixel peeper, lets face it, if ya print an A4 picture from its 20mp setting ya cannot pixel peep the printed photograph, i know there are camera`s out there better than it, i admit that, but for me personally the FZ1000 is the best camera i have ever owned so far, i love it!
Triggerhappy2: Good decision from the bureaucrats in Brussels. Taking Freedom of Panorama away could have lead to a situation where copyright holders of a building sell their rights exclusively to some company and it would be almost impossible to get permission to publish your photo. Belgium has no FoP and for example SABAM has claimed worldwide copyrights for Atomium which is ridiculous. Also Eiffel tower by night is copyrighted if it's illuminated.
Did anyone see the Petition on .org? i think it had reached around 584,000, thousand signatures the night before the vote, `incredible` i bet that these signatures along with their comments persuaded many of the MP's in to `not` voting along with the `Draconians` eh!!
tompabes2: The names, the names of the 40 who voted against!
I concur tompabe, the gits should be named and shamed, then sent to North Korea, but wait! there would probably be more freedom of Panorama there, and can someone tell me how this Law could have been Policed against the `common persons` and there are `MILLIONS` of them with the good old fashioned `CAMERAPHONES` it would take `years` probably before even half of the citizens would have known about this `stupid dictatorship` law, these fools, i.e. the 40 idiots that wanted this draconian law burdened upon the shoulders of `millions` of people taking photographs, should be ashamed of themselves, if i could have my way, they would be, named, shamed, sacked, and banned for `LIFE` from taking photographs from within the E.U. yup folks, 40 `disgraceful` and `unelected faceless fools!!!!!
Mister J: And quite right too.
But - ridiculously - you still cannot shoot the Eiffel Tower at night.
If this freedom of panorama had been voted against, first it would have been, dont film certain buildings without permission, then later in would come the `FEES` Law, meaning for example, yep you can take a picture of my 35 year old building, `BUT` its gonna cost you £35 quid, if ya want to publish it to facebook or `ANY` photo website, well ermmm! let me see! thats gonna be ``another £60 quid, my fellow photographers thats the `nightmare` that could have faced us, the `GREED` would `NEVER` have stopped, and hey! guys, `THEN` it would have been the faces for MPs etc, they could have used this law to hide their `scandals` eh! plus imagine having to pay a fee to photograph such ugly portraits as theirs, lol
Francis Carver: "Panasonic has just become aware...."
THAT is the whole of the problem. Panasonic, the alleged manufacturer of these cameras, is apparently clueless about this -- until the folks who have shelled out $800 or more for one of these plastic G7 jobs started griping about it.
Let me ask you -- if the serial numbers are "rubbing off" by normal handling of this plasticky thing (Lumix DMC-G7) -- just how long before the whole camera (the plastic body that it is) will start disintegrating in your very own hands?
"Your warranty is validated by the proof of purchase from an official retailer and the serial number clearly appears on the carton’s UPC label. All customers should retain these two documents in addition to registering your camera on the Panasonic web site."
Wow, that means you will have to run a considerably gauntlet before you can convince Panasonic to deal with you and prove to them that both you and your camera are legit.
I'll just wait for something a bit more enduring.
Are you stating Panasonic is the only camera maker that has cameras made with plastic then, F. Carvemup? if so ya really need some lessons pal!
AbrasiveReducer: Its not all bad. Say you pick up a gray market camera and they don't want to honor the warranty. Just give the s/n a "cleaning" and you're good to go.
I remember when cameras, even the cheap ones, had engraved serial numbers. And then they filled in the engraving with paint so you could read the number.
Carver as usual carving em up!! lol.
justmeMN: I suppose some camera owners recklessly fail to keep the cardboard box that their camera came in. Jeez, what's wrong with those people. :-)
Seems there are plenty of `THICK HEAD` comments on here written by `THICK HEADS`!!!!
billbourd: When reporting a lost or stolen item the police [and I believe your insurance company] require a serial number to properly describe it in the NCIC [National Crime Information Center] data base. Without the serial number if an item is recovered there is no reasonable way to prove or show ownership. In my opinion Panasonics response to the problem indicates a total lack of understanding all the issues involved, which go beyond the warranty. And I don't think Panasonic is alone in this "cut costs to keep the shareholders happy" mentality where a robotic engraving a serial number will cost somewhat more.
Well said, they should now provide new metallic type stickers similar to what you get on laptops etc, with anti-fade serials and post out to `ALL` owners of the new cameras, free of charge!!
Maklike Tier: Panasonic really took the ugly stick to this one. Geez.
I dont care how it looks, and if it can perform as good, indeed better than many DSLRs which it probably can, then that's all that matters in my book, geez!
sapporodan: Sigh......I just had a moron at work whine at me going on about how Micro four thirds cameras are rubbish because of the sensor size, his camera is twice the size and has double the aperture and so is better blagh blagh blagh. Now as calm as possible I tried to inform him his Nikon D5500 is an APS-C camera and so he does not have double the sensor size, and aperture does not work like that.
Honestly I don't know why people love to compare M43 to full frame when 90% of the SLR's out there have cropped sensors anyway so the difference is far less the they think!
(Apologies posted 3 times, can't seem to delete!)
sapporodan, you will always have negative comments from the DSLR luvvies, they dont like it when mirrorless cameras that are far more capable than their beloved DSLR`S arrive on the scene, most know they are better, but wont admit to it and would rather bash the mirrorless and micro 4/3 system, Francis Carver is a prime example of this, he just loves to carve mirrorless cameras up, lol.
straylightrun: >Number of external controls make the camera seem more complex than it is
How ironic. People complain that cheaper bodies don't include full manual controls and more physical buttons, but when Panasonic does it in this body, they get criticised for it. Ha!
Why is it in this day and age that on 99% of Canons rebels you have to press and hold an exposure button in before you can turn exposure up or down? and their focus system is horrid, i missed many shots because of that slowwww! exposure and horrid focus system, yet the G7 with its brilliant exposure system(s) and stunning dfd focusing is up against serious competition from Canon rebels, whattttt?? dont make me laugh, these `two` farces alone on the rebels was enough to change me to Pannys systems, sorry Canon, `NO` Contest!!!
quote: `. This puts it up against serious competition from the likes of Canon's EOS 750D/Rebel T6i` ermmm! dont think so, i would put that the other way round!!
olypan: Remember the weeks of hype over the Canon 750/760D. We had pre previews, hands on, preview, review, post review, Canon littering the top of the news page day after day. DPR are dropping the G7 like a bad smell.Oh I'm imagining all this of course?
The G7 kicks the crap out of both these Canons, heck even the G6 could also, seems there has been a bit of the Panasonic micro 4/3 bashing in this review, yet they gave the G6 a great review, but the G7 is miles better, but more negative, duh!!! yet the `Canons are superbly superior, sorry, dont think so, i had a 60D, bought a G6, 3 days later the 60D is on E-Bay, it stood `no chance` against the G6 both in pic quality, video, and features!!
Skrocki: The Canon EOS-M3 is a much better choice with it's 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor and interchangeable lens capability.
Ya will probably see that the 1" sensor is plenty good enough, i had a 60D, bought a FZ1000, 3 days later the 60D and its lenses were in E-Bay, i could hardly tell the difference in pic quality between the two, if anything, the FZ1000`s pic looked better, for me, the FZ1000 is everything i want in a camera, far lighter than slr`s more features, faster focusing, DFD tech, faster frame rate, far superior video options and performance, stereo mics, 4K, incredible viewfinder similar to GH4`s, picture quality in good light kicking the ass of quite a few entry level Canons, nikons, etc, etc, etc the list goes on and on!!!
NYCman530: To me it is ridiculous for a $999 camera or even a $699 camera not to come with a viewfinder! What will they think of next? They can keep it!
Well said Joseph, i will never purchase any camera that does not have some sort of viewfinder, no chance, no way, i have the FZ1000 and its viewfinder is incredible, same as GH4, i cant stand not being able to see the LCD in bright sunlight!!!