My biggest complaint is about exposure. Why did they went for an individual exposure? It makes like a "bubble" picture!With same exposure for all subsensors, they may be less DR but a far better looking result imho.Then I also clearly see an optical resolution limit (don't know if it's the main lens or the sublenses), but I think this can be improved too...
cheenachatze: Why do they charge so much for this "Power Zoom" lens? Every $100 camera has "Power Zoom" lens. These small lenses require less material to make, and it's not like Panasonic has amazing manufacturing technologies that are light years ahead of Canon, Nikon etc., so why are they charging such prices for their lenses? Panasonic 20mm F1.7 retails as much as Canon 50mm F1.4. How do they justify that?
Development costs. ExclusivityThese lenses have whole new optical formulas, while Canon's 50mm have at least 50 years...The "power zoom" is the only one on the market.Panasonic is a real, serious lens manufacturer, don't understimate them.
GoCUBuffs: Looks like it lost image stabilization from gf3? Seemed to be a nice additional feature on the prime lenses that don't come w/ stabilization built in.
NO panasonic camera has in-camera stabilization.It's always in the lens!
patchfree: Similar to Pana GX1 but GX1 has a smaller size, included the lens. So no real choice: GX1.
half? 4/3 sensor is 13mm high, APS-C is 15,7mm, just 20% more...
What's the advantage over SD? Larger capacity?
Jun2: Pany needs to give us f/2.8 standard zoom lens instead of another body that doesn't offer anything new.
m4/3 prime lenses are very good, bright and inexpensive!Very bright zooms will always be expensive, so it's a small market, of mostly professionnals, and professionnals don't use m4/3...
Noogy: The bottomline with this whole interchangeable lens lot is first off - the promised "DSLR-like" image quality has not been met, despite iterations and reiterations by Pana, Oly and Sony (though Sony seems to have the edge on image quality among the three with its latest NEX rendition).
Second, I agree that Pana has fallen short of expectations with the GX1 and the GF3. I was in fact seriously considering to replace my wife's NEX-5 with the new GF-series camera, anticipating it would be the game-changer that the GF1 was. I am disappointed.
It depends what you call a "DSLR-like IQ"...Oly's interchangeable lens cameras have an IQ very similar to Oly's DSLR.Of course, you can't compare with a 5DII or a D3X!
Ah great news!This GX1 is exactly what I waited for the (so disappointing) GF3.As a EP1 user, now I may switch to pany...I just LOVE this GX1, it's exactly what I need!
Unfortunately, no macro...