Isn't it weird that the X-T10 and the a6000 both scored 80%, but the Fuji got a silver award and the Sony got a gold for the exact same score?
ThePhilips: I do not understand the "built-in flash" whiners. It might have mattered on the GX7, but GX8 is larger. You lose nothing of the portability or size by adding a pocketable external flash (Nissin i40, Mecablitz 26, Olympus FL-LM2).
Otherwise, I have used the built-in flash on my GX7 probably 3 times in all time I own it (and I bought right after the release). Larger built-in EVF totally worth the "sacrifice".
Actually I don't like complaining (you can see I'm not a big commenter around here), I like cameras that are the best they can be. It just gets frustrating when someone gets SO CLOSE, but not quite, as often happens. I also probably wouldn't care if the GX7 wasn't such a great camera that I've been anticipating the update with a lot of hope. At least I can go look at the OLY OMDs and plan to take my Pana lenses with me...
ofquiet: Wait, they made the camera bigger and more expensive, but removed a piece of necessary hardware (built-in flash)??? At this point it's less of a 4/3s and more of a mini dslr, which is redundant.
No one cares THAT much that the teeny tiny viewfinder now has better resolution, but people who want a small(ish) carry-around camera MIGHT care that they have to lug around a flash now. Major fail. This was the big complaint I heard from people who were into the LX100, at first...
The GX7 was an excellent camera (although with unreliable focus) and Panasonic had a great platform to build on. Too bad they shot off their big toe in the process.
I use the GX7 with fast primes, but that doesn't look the same as using a flash, especially if you use it to bounce off the ceiling. I understand the idea of maxing out you lowlight capabilities, but it is not a replacement for a flash, as they don't look at all the same. That's all. So sad that I thought I had finally found a 4/3s system to invest in and now I'm back looking at that Sony rx100 again...
Wait, they made the camera bigger and more expensive, but removed a piece of necessary hardware (built-in flash)??? At this point it's less of a 4/3s and more of a mini dslr, which is redundant.
Because if you don't use a flash then no one else should need to either? Now that's something to not understand.
A pocket Llama. Cause you never know...
How do you offer a fixed lens $1200 camera WITHOUT image stabilization? Or are you just saving that for the x100s2?
I wonder who will step in to fill this void first, Gimp or Google?
That's an award-winning image? Really?
Yep, this just happened to me last month, while I was in the middle of a month-long bike trip in the mountains. Canon fail.