To Panasonic: My main criticism of the GF7/GF8. Make the iA button re-assignable. It's ridiculous that a camera with so few buttons has one permanently assigned for dummies. If you change this, in my book, you will have made the perfect camera (well I might still ask for weatherproofing).
I knew many at DPR would look down at this camera because of the selfie marketing, but it's an excellent camera. Most likely it does everything your camera can. And since it's a Panasonic it most definitely autofocuses faster than your camera, especially in low light. Also since it's a Panasonic, it is much smaller than your camera. I have the GF7, it improves on the GM1's main flaw by making the control dial stiffer.
On TOP of all that, it is hands down the best selfie camera ever. Selfies get a bad rep because they are usually taken by people that don't know how to take photos. But if you have a photographer AND a subject who both understand how to use light to get the best shot, guess what? You can get great shots.
I don't post a lot of selfies. On the contrary I used to have amazing photos of everyone, EXCEPT ME. The GF7 fixed all that. The GF7 with the Olympus 35mm 1.8 was the perfect travel camera on my last trip.
no touch screen?! WTF is wrong with you Sony?
This is actually an innovative, useful product. I would carry this with me everywhere, if I could afford it. Now anybody else except Leica has to make it, so it will cost 75% less.
this is the stupidest idea I've ever seen in photography. It just went from "it's a very good camera, considering it's a phone" to "it's a very bad camera, every camera for the same price is better"
chj: I tried it in the store. Unfortunately the selfie mode is severely crippled. Continuous shooting is about 1 fps. I was hoping this was the camera to take spontaneous, dynamic, not so posed shots, but unfortunately it's only good for the same kind of (fishface) selfies many other cameras can already take.
Actually I tried it again, the self shot mode can be turned off and you can shoot continuously with the screen flipped 180. It's an excellent camera, went with me everywhere on my last vacation.
Nice, I follow Rinzi on Flickr, he's awesome
Translation: checking these raw files is just taking too much damn time and money, let's just use the honor system.
IMO Canon took two different steps in the wrong direction with the G5X and G9X. On paper, many of the features (size, flip touchscreen, bright aperture, etc.) of the G7X were perfect for me. However, after reading the reviews it seemed the RAW burst shooting, lens, and AF were behind the competition. So I had high hopes for Canon's next effort. But it seems they improved none of these shortcomings and instead made a camera that was too big (G5X) and a camera that was too limited (G9X). Canon, just improve the performance of the G7X so it can take full advantage of its features, it will be perfect!
some stunning shots, and plenty that made me smile
mclaren777: Nice update, but it probably won't pull me away from Lightroom Mobile, which I find exceptionally useful.
I tried to look it up, but the Adobe website is cryptic. Can you edit RAW files on the iphone with Lightroom mobile?
37 mins? Sorry I can't. Did he acknowledge the existence of touchscreens?
TLD: The Lou Mana episode on the Studio Lighting dot Net podcast is one of the best sources of how to photograph food I have ever come across. I still use some of the little tips and tricks I picked up from that. Regarding this guide,, I was ready to be unimpressed from the image at the top of this page, but after downloading the guide, it has some very nicely lit food images.
glad to hear it, because the photo posted here is really not a good example. Doesn't make me want the food, but it really makes me hate the tablecloth.
chj: love the bar photo
they're all really good, she has a great eye
love the bar photo
chj: Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.
Both sexy professionals, REAL sexy professionals. I have no idea what the photos submitted to this contest are of. Because I've never seen it in real life.
Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.
Thanks for the votes everyone. Thanks to CB for the adorable lollipops.
@DPReviewguy I guess there's more to photos than just sharpness.