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Love your proposal, and this is something Panasonic should have done with the G3 or the GH2 for sure. I just do not understand why they have continously resisted re-packaging their psudo DSLRs into a rangefinder style form factor.The new GX1 is such a big disappointment and i am sure they are loosing a group of users who desire a high end rangefinder style camera to SONY and the NEX7.I love my GH2 but do not always want a DSLR look when travelling. If the GX1 comes with a tilt screen and a view finder, just like the GH2, I would have jumped on it. Now it is just another Ho hum body with not much more to offer than the GF1 or the EP3. You seemed to have posted similar proposals to both Panasonic and Canon, you may want to make the post to Olympus as well.
Of course Sony already has the answer, in the form of the NEX7......
jschlarb: Did Ashton Kutcher pick those colors?
Maybe Ashton was the DESIGNER!
As a long time NIKON fan for more than 30 years, I must say I am deeply disappointed. Nikon reallyndropped the ball on this one. They have the perfect opportunity to lead the mirror less market with an APSC sensor camera to compliment their existing SLR line...and I emphasize compliment, not compete, as Sony did with their NEX line and the E mount. Going to all that trouble to create another sensor format does nothing for the consumer except create more confusion and additional hardware that will be difficult for 3rd party suppliers and lens manufacturers to support. Wouldn't it be great if the new Nikons are APSC, sharing the E mount? ....Just think of all the nice Zeiss glass that may be available. Don't get me wrong, I think both Nikon V models are beautifully designed, but they will be no match against the new Sony NEX5 and NEX7....Sony listened, and gave consumers what they want..I bet the waiting list will be long. Nikon, are you listening?
Joe Ogiba: Go look at the 22.5mm to 810mm equiv. lens on the Nikon P500 36x Superzoom that has the same size sensor then look at the Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens for NEX Cameras 11x 27-300mm (35mm equivalent) zoom then you will see why this makes sense.
There is nothing wrong with a 1/2.3 sensor. I have one on my $300 Lumix point and shoot and it takes great pictures and videos in good light. It has a 14x "Leica designed" lens that retracts into a tidy pockatable size. It made a perfect package for a point and shoot to compliment my SLRs. To put interchangable lenses on a 1/2.3 sensor? For god's sake, WHY? What possible advantage would this have over a point and shoot, without all that extra stuff to carry?
zamorac: Well, I suppose it's good to have a breath of fresh air on market, but at 800$ pricetag this is ridiculous.
It is even more ridiculous that it sports a finger nail sized sensor!Pentax...what are you guys thinking?
John Cal: The look grows on you, Leica..ish. If it had Leica on the tag everyone would be marveling at the miniature brilliance and style of this new system. Let's wait and see the image quality before we burn Pentax at stake. This may be a winner lets wait and see.
Neither will Olympus and Sony, what kind of a dimm wit would try to sell a 2/3 sensor camera for $800. It is a niche market product for sure...no likely to generate a waiting list like the x100 or the Gh2