Enjoyed these very much, although am puzzled. We all know that the world was in black and white until after the war.
Quite heavy for the size. Not cheap either - lots of more able less expensive competitors, particularly in M4/3rds.
Biological_Viewfinder: Because of this website, I have purchased several Panasonic cameras over the years. But I've come to the conclusion that there has never been a top-notch Panasonic anything, ever.-The Sony isn't perfect, but I'd rather pay $1300 for the Sony Rx10 and have a camera that produces output that I can enjoy, than pay $800 for a Panasonic that I won't even use because the output is lacking.-Once again, let me remind you that I've purchased several cameras from Panasonic over the years. *NONE OF THEM* produced images that were useful to me. I've owned the Nikon D800e and others. I was *NEVER* happy with any Panasonic product. My biggest complaint is the ugly, chunky noise and horrible low-light capabilities.
I have been amused by Biological_Viewfinders's categorical statements condemning everything Panasonic. We all have subjective experiences, and mine of Panasonic cameras have been very good - my GF1 still delivers and my GX7 amazes - but while I prefer to buy Panasonic products to Sony ones subjectively I could not possibly say that all Sony products are terrible and all Panasonic ones great.
We need a bit of distance and empirical analysis for any given product. As it happens, Consumer Reports thought my Panasonic TV was the best out there at the time for picture quality.
Perhaps the Panasonic/Olympus m4/3rds system is more revolutionary than Sony's, with not only relatively small and light cameras, but also relatively small and light lenses.
Different photographers will have different goals and visions, and therefore need different equipment. But my m4/3rds system suits me and my photography very well. To each his or her own.
Where is the G7?F.
No problem with my Panasonic products. My GF1, G1, and Gx7 have been fine.
I prefer Panasonic products over Sony ones in general. My TV is terrific.
Interesting camera - or might have been when I was moving from P&S. Not light though.
FrankS009: The photo of the body and lens looks like it was taken with a wide to ultrawide lens, so the image is distorted and makes it difficult to gauge the scale of the lens on the camera. Haven't found the lens specs yet.
North American prices for the kit are something I haven't seen yet either.
GM1 is 1.2 inches thick. 15mm is 1.42 inches thick. Total 2.62 "
Found the specs. A little less than one and a half times as wide as the 20mm. 1.42 inches. And about the same weight.F.
AndreSJ: I'm I the only person confused about the actual market that the GM1 is aimed at?? I know its quality is great and I'm a fan of the product but it seems to be aimed at a very small market of people.
The price is high due to it having the same sensor as the GX-7 and it seems like all the lenses being dedicated for it are just as highly priced (yes great quality).
My question is who (if your spending the amount of money that you would have to) wants a camera that small??
I agree. A great blog. Might Klein have used something even wider?
The photo of the body and lens looks like it was taken with a wide to ultrawide lens, so the image is distorted and makes it difficult to gauge the scale of the lens on the camera. Haven't found the lens specs yet.
digiart: I hope this unboxing thing doesn't become a regular "event" on DPR!
Looking at a freaking box being opened! What's the value of that? IMHO it's a wast of homepage space and bandwidth...
That's a big box!
steveh0607: This camera is loaded with great technology. If Nikon joined the 4/3 group they would own that market. The 1 strategy doesn't make sense to me.
M 4/3rds is a unique cross brand system with different sized bodies that shares not only sensor size but lenses. Nikon has always lived in a proprietary world -its own body, its own lenses - as has Canon. To join m4/3rds, although the m4/3rds sensor and lens size hits the sweet spot, would be an enormous challenge to Nikon corporate thinking. It might compete well.
Speaking of late reviews, what about the Panasonic G6? It was introduced a year ago, and has not had a full review yet. Perhaps DPR is waiting for its replacement.
The G6 weights half of the D610, has an articulated screen, and its lenses are half the size and weight too. There is a purpose for every camera, but the difference between full frame and micro-4/3rds IQ is getting small enough that for practical purposes most people don't need to spend the extra money or lug the extra weight. The revolution has truly taken place.
Great building - floating I assume.
Love those old Citroen wagons. Always wanted one. Too rust prone for the east.
Love those Beavers!
That photo is funnyF.
I wonder what the G7 will be like, and whether Panasonic will introduce a new enthusiast stills camera between the G7 and the GHK4. Will a new GF camera play that role? My guess is that Panasonic still has a card or two up their sleeves.
The link above is a interview from the BBC1 “Imagine” series. It's truly fascinating and also has great music from Alex Baranowski. And be sure to check out his early work it's amazing. If anybody interested in watching it, just remember to click in the box where it says "continue as a free user".
Look forward to that one.F.
Although not a medical specialist, I wonder whether he has suffered post traumatic syndrome from his experiences, and I hope that he is getting the appropriate treatment. If soldiers can suffer it, why not he who has suffered so many wars? Within photography, he seems to be using landscape to gain some peace. I wish him well.