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Miron09: Leica produces luxury items (Rockwell names it "jewellery"). One should not underestimate the difficulty of doing this. Please remember how miserably other manufacturers failed, trying to copy the recipe (Hasselblad). Knowing too many disappointed Leica camera owners (since the 70s !) and their troubles with shoddy production quality, I´d never buy a Leica body. Still I respect their business model and their lens designs.As a Olympus user, I really like the Nocticron and the old FT Panaleica 25mm. Outstanding lenses. I reckon they were made by Panasonic, but I don´t care. The quality is fantastic.
Oh, man that is good, "recycled German U boat"!
I wish I would have thought of that!
m 4/3 could do something like this except add NFC so your cell phone becomes the screen when you need it.
honeyiscool: I'm starting to be really annoyed with Panasonic. Why would you introduce all these amazing new features for video and then not give us firmware to use it fully? I have a GH4 and I love a lot of things it does, but honestly, I hate the form factor. I want a smaller camera. But I also want 50 Mbps for 1080p, I want IBIS, I want longer than 30 minute per take. I want all these things, and GX80 is capable of everything (don't NEED mic input, though I do wish for it), except they decided to cripple it software-wise. With the GX8 being relatively new (and also being kind of gigantic, not what I'm looking for) and G and GH series being not the form factor I'm looking for (because my GH4 is doing well), it looks like Panasonic is just not going to make the camera I want, even though they have all the hardware already in this camera. Why.
I suspect it is the processor.
WhiteBeard: I have yet to understand Panasonic's "logic" in opting to sell the G85 - or the G7, in Canada anyway - only as a kit. Many of us who entered earlier into µ4/3 and resisted so far to the bulk and price of the GX8 would be glad to add the GX85 as a second body or as a replacement; why force us to buy a lens we don't need just to make e-bay happy?
In about six months it will be available body only.
This is almost the ideal m4/3 camera. It looks to be about the size of an E-p5 but they managed to squeeze in an EVF. Very impressive.
Olympus could top this by shrinking the LCD back to a 4:3 ratio thus making the camera a bit smaller. Then, it would be perfect.
So is CX dead?
Who buys this camera?
justmeMN: $1,699 for body-only. Mirrorless enthusiasts say that mirrorless cameras cost less to manufacture than DSLRs, but that doesn't seem to be reflected in their prices.
nunatak: perils of the marketplace ... and the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS DPreview was teasing us with at that Samsung junket in Hawaii ... never even got the chance to be continued, less discontinued.
I wonder what Samsung knows that we don't?
Ben Stonewall: Shamsung - here today, gone tomorrow, gadget manufacturer.Last year cameras, this year talking refrigerators, next year talking toasters.
Is that good?
How many different ways can you spell, "D.E.A.D."?
tedolf: It's huge.
I am talking about the fact that compared to this it is compact.
A GM-5 is compact. This is huge.
VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.
That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!
What does, "keepers of photography" mean?
The thing is huge.
It is bigger than a Leica M9!
Jefftan: why don't make the 18-50mm lens available for the Nikon 1 system?
@mmartel- whatever you do don't say that on the Nikon 1 forum. It will surely get you banned.
Take it from me.
Whitesands: I would really like for Olympus to come out with an APSC......Anyone else?
Nobody prints those sizes. Other than 4" x 6", you can't even find those frame sizes here in the U.S.
Drareg Ajerap: I luv the wide and the normal zooms but getting the two would be a little over a thousand US$. Maybe I'd be more tempted with the wide. As for now I find them a little pricy save if one puts a premium on portability.
They call that the Nikon 1 don't they?