at the risk of being obvious, lenses do work and using them to be capturing less of the scene will always mean that even a basic digicam will beat a high end phone on telephoto. Two years ago I compared my 2009 Nokia E72 to a panasonic digicam. At wide the results are better for the Nokia, but it was clear that I wouldn't even waste my time with zooming.
Marty4650: "The AF-on button is now easier to press, and the hand grip is better" just about sums it up.
Why did they bother with so many very minor improvements?
This is a very slightly better camera than a D4, but provides very little reason to upgrade from one. The probably should have waited two more years so they might have some more significant improvements to offer.
> "Why did they bother with so many very minor improvements?"because the sheep fuss around over meaningless stuff not knowing whats better till they're told, meanwhile the goat is headed for the water hole because it knows where it is ... the sheep follow it
Quick question. You say "During live view (before a half-press of the shutter button),"
what other view does the GH have?
So, seems Panasonic had the formula RIT from the start. No "faux prism" comments now ...
err:"but enters the market with only one lens designed to fit it without tipping over. "
what about the 14mm or the 20mm or even the Oly 17mm all are shorter than this zoom...
perhaps you should re think this and review your review...
Tomee21: But why 15mm? Why not 12? Or at least 14? Those would make more sense to me than a 30mm equivalent.
as you just observed about the 14mm, Panasonic already makes a lens that fits that range, its the 20mm ;-)
great stuff. Of course if you didn't put so much clutter on your site in the first place it would load fine on a mobile in low bandwidth.
but its nice to see an alternative happening :-)
adhemar: Long, long ago dPreview made camera reviews. Now they make previews. To-morrow they'll do rumors.
Meet you in the basement.
by the time you get there they'll be gone
"The E-M5 has an eye-sensor to switch automatically between EVF and rear-screen use - something the G3 sorely lacks."
well personally I often turn it off ... when trying to get the camera close to my shirt when shooting from the chest for stability the screen always cuts out
drives me nuts
So sure, say its not there, but don't use "sorely" because not *every* user wants it. Too often jurno's have no clear idea of operation outside their own little view and shove their perspectives out there like they are the word of God