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!!!
Team Yeti: What, no built-in viewfinder? *Yawn*
Canon, and Nikon for that matter, appear to be willing to ride their DSLR lineup out to the bitter end. Why not slap an EVF in a Rebel or Dxxxx and just call it a day? With their lens, flash, and accessory lineup it would be an easy way to retain their dedicated customer base. It's a fine line between waiting too long and taking advantage of their strategic position.
Somebody, quick, ask RIM / Blackberry how that worked out for them. :-)
They already do!!
jst13: Nice set up with Pana15, Oly 25 and 45. perfect image Quality in a way nobody else can deliver in such a small package. Never used a flash for the last i guess 5 years. 1.7 lenses and there is not need for a flash. Also with the pana 14-140 it is a small superzoomer with much better image Qualitiy than FZ1000 or RX10 and much smaller. And you can use the fast primes.......My normal day set upGm5 with 14-140G7 with 100-300GM1 with one the the primes....or in any other combination in a small bag under 2 KG with 3 Bodys and 5 lenses...is there anything else i need??
With `much better` image Qualitiy than FZ1000 you say!`WRONG` look at the comparison chart above and compare the FZ1000 and you will see that the FZ1000 actually `beats` it in J-Peg image quality, and runs a near identical score for raw files, dynamic range of FZ1000 is also ahead of the GM5!!!
Pat Cullinan Jr: What's that thing sticking out the back? The viewfinder? Does it have to stick out so far? Oh, wait, it helps keep one's oily nose off the LCD.
Are the added points worth the added $300?
I still like the longer reach of the FZ1000 and its pic quality is superb for me, i will wait till the FZ1000mk2 comes out and see its specs, i certainly would not discount Panasonic!
Nikguy: Please stop calling the Rx10 an enthusiasts camera. Rent one go on a shoot like a grandsons baseball game or a wedding inside a church with no flash to be used. This camera fits the moment either video or stills. It' the best travel etc. camera I've ever had. And now Sony has made it better. I guess I'm enthusiastic about it!
brownie314, Dont think i would agree with you there!!
Allen Yang: I used to like Panasonic, but the skintone of indoor portraits and high ISO noise were hideous! I took a picture of my aunt in a restaurant and showed her the pic. What a horrible mistake, she almost killed me! Her face looked sort of purple in that picture. By the way, the camera I used back then was a Panasonic LX3.
Allen Yang Did ya make sure ya color balance was set right? did ya have it set on automatic? did ya read the manual? if not, learn how to `use and control` a camera, hope this helps ya in ya photography!!!
Boss of Sony: Finally, an affordable interchangeable lens camera that does 4K video!
Boss of Sony Now be carefull, it being a Panasonic, remember it might feel in your hands that its just going to fall to pieces, right?
Felice62: I am quite happy with my g6 and I am not attracted by the 4k capabilities of the g7. What is the margin the g7 has over the g6 in terms of image quality in the range of sensitivity between 1600 and 3200 ISO with its new sensor? If it achieves 1 stop better performance it might appeal me. Else I'll keep my g6.
The G6 is a superb camera, and `very` highly underrated, i had a Canon 60D and thereafter purchased the G6, within 3 days later the 60D was in auction on E-Bay, the G6 trounced it, and i am convinced that in good light and lower Iso the G6 could match, if not beat the 60D`s picture quality, i loved it and i will never decry it in any form or manner i had the fab 14-140 MK-II zoom lens on it, and for me that was all i needed, however, along came the FZ1000 with its (i am sure its a Sony) 1" sensor and great pic quality, along with its stunning features, and after handling one in Jessops cameras, my mind was made up and i purchased it there and then, sold reluctantly my g6 kit, do i love the FZ1000-G6? you bet i do, i am a `big` fan of Panasonic video/still cameras, and have been using their gear, especially video cameras since 1987, i am 61 now and will buy Panasonic till my day comes, and they can bury or cremate my last Pana camera with me. lololololo
Owen: I'd never buy that, it doesn't even say G7 on the front, how will I ever know which camera I'm using?People on the street will keep asking me "What camera is that?" I can't deal with all those questions.
EcoPix: Two questions:1. Can this do simultaneous stills and video, as can some GH cameras and the Nikon Vs? I mean, making a full res stills capture at the appropriate shutter speed (pressing the shutter release) while videoing, without affecting the video.
2. Will this have the mad internal noise of the FX1000? An external mic on a bracket still picks up that noise, and is apparent when intercutting the audio with other cameras.
All I want is a single body I can shoot good quality stills and vid with at the same time in low light.
Whats all this nonsense about mad internal noise on the FZ1000?? yes some models had noise, yes, some were quite loud, `BUT` `not all` models were afflicted with `mad noise` i cant hear anything from mine unless i put my ear next to this minute noise, outside my video recordings are great, any noise is drowned out with ambiance, i guess i was lucky with mine, and i don't need to use any external microphones whatsoever, the FZ200 i had previously, `did` have quite noticeable noise from the same area, however, outside ambiance drowned most of it away also, i think this noise problem is a bit over-hyped by calling it `mad noise` that seems like a mad comment, sorry!!
Boss of Sony: I hope this has better build quality than the FZ1000, because when I tried the FZ1000 in the shop, it felt like it was going to fall apart in my hands. $1000 doesn't seem to buy very good build quality nowadays.
to heck whether its made of metal or P/Carbonate, if it does whats stated on the box, `GREAT`. Metal, plastic, plastic, metal, blah, blah, blinkin blahhh plenty `plastic` Sonys too Boss!!
Mister J: I've been shooting with Panas since ditching my Nikons several years ago.
Zero snob appeal perhaps, but 4/3 portability better, plus the rotating LCD and excellent video are killer features for me.
Build may be plasticky, but in my experience the cams are tough as they come.
To heck whether its made of metal or P/Carbonate, if it does whats stated on the box, `GREAT`
bluevellet: Budget EM5II without weather-sealing and IBIS but with 4K instead.
Good to have choices.
I think this will out sell the EM5II because i foresee the Indy film makers who cant afford the GH4 going for the G7, pity the EM5II has basic video and no 4K or i might have been interested in it!!
Caerolle: Nice little camera! If it doesn't have the awful EVF from the GX7, I would be interested.
Nice to see the hands holding the product have nice nails this time, lol!
The FZ1000 practically has the GH4 viewfinder, and its superb, i cant see the as you say `awful` viewfinder from the GX7 being fitted to the G7!!
Mirfak: 20 comments so far and all positive. How is this even possible? :-) I guess that all of the naysayers are still asleep. Wake up boys!
Wheres that Panasonic naysayer Francis (carve em up) Carver????
garyknrd: If Panasonic would come out with a 300mm F/4 lens. I would be all over this. Great machine, but the micro 4/3 does not have the tele's I want yet.
Be patient, like all things, that lens will one day come!!
Bhima78: Loving that 4K Burst mode.
That 4K PHOTO mode sounds like fun.
I have it on my FZ1000, and its simply superb!!!
azlover: Too big. I need a smaller P&S with built in 35-90/2.8 lens and a new sensor that falls somewhere in between 1" - 4/3.
LX-100 won't quite cut it because it needs to be a little smaller, and it needs to be 90/2.8 at the long end for people portraits. And I prefer Sony technology, as well.
Well stop `Trolling` here and go to one of ya beloved Sony forums instead, byeeee!!!
Mirfak: General quesion for users. If for technical reasons you had to choose between IBIS and all of the 4K functionality, which would you pick?
4K for me definately!!!!