Managed to buy one of these yesterday (last one in shop in London). Took a range of pictures today on a very dull London day and using 400 and 800 ASA and was amazed at the image quality and sharpness - it is on a par with my 7D and there is maybe even more detail in the highlights and low lights at 800ASA. I couldn't tell the difference between the RAW and JPEG at 100% in CS5. Yes I'd like the zoom to go to 135mm and focus closer, yes I'd like a lens cover like on my G9, but the image quality is astonishing on this camera and as soon as I get my leather case for it, it will go everywhere with me!
adam3544: How do I setup this new feature on my camera.Thanks.
could you explain to me what you mean by "press play mode" - I can't find that anywhere on any of the menus and I can't upload the software - any self respecting computer programmer would make the camera automatically detect an update on the SD card and ask if one wanted to down load it would they?? Or am I just displaying my age?
Sounds a great idea - I have just spent 2 hours with my GH2 plugged into the computer and totally failed to get the new fiirmware onto it! There is an error message K:\DCIM unavailable, so being canny I decided to load the update onto the SD card and then put it into the camera - still can't get the new firmware onto the camera!
The process is very poor and as a Canon owner who has never had any trouble updating the firmware for my EOS cameras, I am really put off panasonic by this poorly supported update with instructions that do not work!