why didnt't you include benro mefoto tripods they are prety good and cheap?
Really interesting technology. if works right the next step would be to make it automatic. and applicable in raw.
But a very interesting first step indeed.
Some of you are critisizing it saying it is not userfriendly and it would not mean anything if it does not save raw. I agree with both comments but the technology gotta start someware. maybe the first device will only work with user imput but the next one will have a matrix meatering thet will automate it. and make it applicable to raw.
I think people should appreciate the thing that is being developped and think about the future potentiall before they critisize it.
concert photographer: Why is it not possible to use most Olympus lenses on Panasonic cameras? (and vice-versa). I thought they did work together since 7 years to achieve this goal?I shot some pictures with the 9-18mm on the GX7: horrible! It simply doesn't WORK. Strange that nobody ever tried to do that before! before replying, please TRY yourself.One issue will be soon the non waterproof tilted viewfinder: five minutes of rain on it in its upwards position and the whole camera is ruined.Marc
I have been using the oly 9-18mm on GX7 and it is my favorite lens. you might have a bad copy.
FrankGr: Has anyone made excellent quality, sharp, very large prints - up to 20x30 inches with the GX7 files? Is it possible with a small sensor ?
And does it have eyepiece diopter adjustment ?
First of all the sensor on GX7 is just a little smaller than AP-C. so it actually is pretty big enough.
Also 16MP is large enough even for much larger prints. I have printed a 150cm x 100cm (59in x 39in) with a 12mp d300 and even though you do not get 300dpi the print was really good.
You do not look at a print that size with a magnifying glass. Also when you print that size the lens becomes much more important. I have also printed a 150cm x 100cm with a D800 even though the print is better with 3 times the pixels the lens was not as sharp.
The GX7 does have a eyepiece diopter adjustment.
So to summerise you can have large prints with GX7 but you also need a good lens with it
atalaya: I have a question about the EVF:
The specs say that it has 1.39 (.70X APS-C equivalent) magnification — and this is the number you use in your graphic that compares the relative sizes of viewfinders. However, unlike the cameras you are comparing it to, the GX7 viewfinder has a 16:9 aspect ratio. 3:2 and 4:3 are crops from this.
The rectangle in your graphic looks to be close to 4:3 in aspect ratio. I am confused. Is the GX7 really .70X when displaying a 4:3 image?
It seemed smaller than that when I tried it.
I really like the form factor and handling of this camera. The M1 is bigger and quite a bit more expensive.
The thing that is giving me pause is the GX7 viewfinder. I have to try really hard to see even a hint of tearing, so this does not bother me. I presume that the $15 eyecup will cure the ambient light problem. But, indoors in the camera store, the GX7 viewfinder image seemed to be smaller and appreciably less "natural" than the M1 viewfinder image.
I have the GX7 and I am wearing glasses.
I have been using it for a while and yes you cannot use the whole view finder. I even chose the version where the shooting info is around the image not on it so the image is cropped even further so I can see it all. That being said I do not care. The resolution of the LVF is high enough that even using the cropped version does still look pretty good. I have no problems with the LVF.
The eye censor is a little bad though. it would have been much better if they put the sensor on the other side. Accidental triggering would be lot less.
I also like the form factor, the price and the looks of the GX7 to M1 and I am pretty happy with my choice.
I have 2 criticisms about this review.
1. it is shorter than any other in-dept review I read on this site. it is one of the major upgrades from Panasonic and it gets 14 pages while Olympus Pen E-P5 is a practically a yearly upgrade and gets 19 pages. I am used to getting more comparisons in this site.
2. The camera is being downgraded for bad in-body stabilization while none other Panasonic had in-body image stabilization before. I prefer in lens stabilization myself and I also like having some stabilization for my Oly 9-18 as well.
ArnfinnP: I've had my GX7 for a week tomorrow, and have stumbled on a rather interesting problem. In semi dark conditions I sometime get a strong stripy pattern in my pictures, especially when shot with a high ISO. An example is here: www.flickr.com/photos/arnfinnp/11131880726/in/pool-228956.... It was shot with an ISO 800 and f2 at 1/200.
These stipes where not there, though there were patterns of light and dark than might have been accentuated. I had the same problem yesterday, when taking pictures indoors during a lecture: Strong stripes that clearly was not there from the beginning. It looks like a moiré problem to me, probably due to the lack of a anti aliasing filter.
Also GX7 Does have an anti aliasing filter.