ccl2003: Is it true that the G X Vario PZ 14-42mm lens is not that good especially on max zoom? I read somewhere that max zoom produces blurry shots. I'm seriously considering the GX1 and to be honest I have no intention of changing the lens because it will function as my daily point and shoot cam. I'm hesitating in getting a Canon 550D or 600D due to their size and I'm after the GX1 due to its size, weight and performance.
Any inputs will definitely be appreciated. Thanks!
Also consider max aperture at the telephoto end, compared with the fast 45/1.8.
a practical man: There are images of the function buttons appearing to show rub wear at:
Cant sy for sure, but that does not look like wear to me.
Looks nice, but there are clickings heard from the Auto Focusing (I presume) in the videos people have put up on Youtube for example..
a practical man: The GX1 appeared to be ticking all the right boxes for me and I was on the point of purchase. However, I have just noticed that a number of web images of the camera show what appears to be considerable wear to the silver finish on quite a few of the function buttons on the rear panel, rendering them cosmetically very scruffy.I don't know if these are pre-production examples, but I would certainly be disappointed if my shiny new camera looked the same after a couple of months' use....Has anyone else noticed this?
Nope, maybe it's just on the preproduction models.. any links?
patchfree: When we got a review on dpreview?!
The GX2 will be already out when this review will appear...
I cant wait! Also the G1X would be nice, to be able to compare them side-by-side.
I thought i read somewhere Canon claimed that there would be no zoom noise recorded om the audio-track.. video one has very loud zooming noise.. shame.. I hope there is not AF-noisea s well.. I hope they can fix it!
realsand: Nice pictures! Which will give the best indoors shots without flash? - G1X or GX1..?
Thanks but isn't the G1x's lens 'slower', so that the iso advantage is lost in the end?
Nice pictures! Which will give the best indoors shots without flash? - G1X or GX1..?
realsand: What is the click I can distinctly hear after four seconds of the first video? Is it the AF ?!?! Please say it is not........
Acutally, I think it is when the zoom-out starts.. :(That will be a pain if it clicks every time ome zooms..
I wonder if the gx1 is any better in this respect.. I will do a lot of filming of the kids indoors and I dont want camera-sounds on my audiotrack.. more research tbd..
What is the click I can distinctly hear after four seconds of the first video? Is it the AF ?!?! Please say it is not........
Jan_Shim: Yes I do have a burning question and it's none other than the minimum focusing distance ... (cross posted as follows from comments left at Preview page)
I shoot with two 5D Mark IIs professionally and for everything else I use the G11. Essentially two very important considerations: the flip out LCD and the 1 cm macro capability (excellent feature for food photography). The G1X with all the other great features has compromised this with a focusing distance of 20cm (according to Dpreview Specs). The G1X quickly went from "high exciting" to a big let down for me.
Question: Does the bigger sensor result in a magnification at such that at 20cm, it's (by any chance?) equivalent to 1cm on the G11/12?
Please test if there is any clicking or other noise from the zoom or autofocus in a recorded video!
When recording for example a conversation indoors with no other backgroud noise and zooming and making the autofocus refocus. I would really like a sample video! I have heard af-clicking and zoom-noise noise in videos from several other cameras...