Digitall: Expensive. M4/3 at DSLR prices or more..., nice motivation for who think that going to m4/3 would be "cheaper". The new AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1.8G is about $400 less. Just an idea.
the 75mm in m4/3 is equivilent to 150mm, so your off a bit.
Nikon 135mm f2 is $1200. There's a nikon 180mm f2.8 around $800, but not comparable as it's a stop slower.
Now the 75mm 1.8 is looking pretty reasonable, if not a bargin.
I love this! My grandfather wrote a book on outhouses! "The Unflushables: Outhouse, History and Humor".
keepreal: One or two comments suggest this article is useful as a guide to buyers for Christmas. I presume they mean Christmas 2012 because nobody in their right mind would rush into a purchase and hand over a sizeable amount of money in such a rush for this year. Would they?
So, everyone, have a very good festive season and don't act in haste and regret at leisure. Better still if you take your photography seriously, abandon the idea of a mirrorless camera altogether until there is one that is serious and sensibly priced.
I should like so long, already!
don't be a <passive aggressive> hater.... btw Happy Holidays!!
Uaru: What interests me, is how GX1 would compare to Fuji X100.
I got GF1+20mm and loved to take pictures with it, carrying it almost everywhere.
My biggest complaint about GF1 was not very high ISO in comparison with recent cameras. And that is why I got Fuji X100. My biggest challenge is to take pictures in public aquarium. Very dark and not possible to use flash.
That is why originally I got Nikon D700. Nice, but very heavy - sometimes I do not want to travel with it. But it was a must when having plans to visit an aquarium. GF1 was good almost for anything, but not for this…
Fuji X100 was the first small camera to offer a very similar quality to D700 (if not better;-)). This is the camera, which is good enough even for aquarium photograhy. I love the camera and the pictures I take with it.
However, the ergonomics of GF1 is clearly superior. So I might be interested, if the picture quality is good enough...
<not camera related> when I saw your name I wondered if you were named after the fish, or just a coincidence... then you mentioned aquariums! I once kept an uaru, what a wonderful fish! probably one of my all time favorites!
M Aryan: Am I right? Is this camera competing against Sony NEX-5N with about same size and megapixel senor BUT has:1. APS-C size sensor (micro 4/3 for GX1)2. ISO range of 100-25600 (160-12800 for GX1) with really low noise and very good detail on ISO 1600 and above3. Tilt touch LCD (Fix On GX1)4. 920,000 Pix True black or whatever (460,000 on GX1)5. 1080 60p (1080 60i on GX1)6. Build in EyeFi Compatibility (No on GX1)7. 12 m build in flash range (7.6 m on GX1)8. 10 fps full resolution continuous shooting (4.2 fps on GX1)9. Optional OLED EVF with 2.4 megapixel (1.4 Megapixel LCD on GX1)and in defense:1. Hot shoe external flash (some sort of accessory flash on NEX-5N)2. 60 sec Maximum shutter speed (30 on NEX-5N)3. And damn cool and useful pancake(compact) 14-42 mm X series (No on E mount Sony “it is so blamable”)with “SAME PRICE”?In my opinion: with huge disadvantages and few not so important advantages (except one) again at same price, “not acceptable!”
I think you've neglected to compare one facet of these cameras. Looks. Of course we are interested in the end product, the picture, but other factors are important, such as handling and asthetics.
By all accounts the GX1 is a damn good looking camera, classic styling and wonderful proportions. Have you actual seen or held the NEX-x cameras? Designed by robots or something.
Pentax_Prime: Anyone else notice the interviewer doesn't appear to know anything about digital cameras? He's asking generic questions like it's going out of style.
maybe, they're softballs, the suit seems to have memorized the features, but unfortunately doesn't seem overly enthused. To bad, this looks like a terrific camera.
Mtsuoka: Does the GX-1 with x lens support step-zoom?One reason I don't like power zoom is that I will get "lost" and don't know what focal length I was using
gx1 has option to display focal length.
fyi....pics of the new lens mounted on the g3 (and gf3)