Buy it for the EVF and the awesome lens cap!
The RED one'll sell well in Italy : Tifosi will be sticking little horse badges on it! (I would)
Never mind the size : this is Panasonic's FIRST GF (I said it) model with a competitive up-to-date sensor.
Even more little bits of info on the processing side which suggest these A7s and the E-M1 were developed together - orat the very least by teams exchanging a LOT of information.
The camera body is oblong, and the lens is cylindrical : SUE them!Nikon are being right muppets. Doh.
EVF has very similar dot count to the Lumix G10 : is it the same old unit or more like a downsized NEX7 one?
Is that Polaroid she's holding significantly smaller than they used to be?
Do I get a free Hasselblad Looney too?
"which makes the semi-auto Av and Tv modes enjoyable to shoot in."Do Lumix cameras have such mode names?I don't on mine, maybe they're new.Can you fix this or at least explain ... I'm guessing they're Pentax and/or Canon mode names.
So someone already said it sounds like an Evil Robot Space-Baddie?Damnit.
Hey it's got a proper OIS switch!
Who wrote this copy? Sack 'em"pressing the shutter will record and an image"
What has journalism come to? Oh the horror.
"makes surprising discoveries"? Err, no. Obvious, yes.
The sensor development must have cost them millions : and suddenly Canon's full-frame video DSLRs are lower class with respect to autofocus : I sniff a NEW 35mm sensor on the wind...
His girlfriend Jena will be upset!
Mine uses an Olympus e-410 DSLR with kit zoom : just the right size with a good shutter-button position and great Jpegs.
xMichaelx: Even Leica can't make an add-on viewfinder that doesn't look like a ridiculous afterthought.
I'll have you know my Leica (oops, Olympus) VF-2 doesn't look like a ridiculous afterthought my good man!If I stick my Leica (oops, Lumix) Vario 14-45 on the front of my e-pL2 it kinda looks like the new Leica.yippee! £440, granted my high-ISO is crappy, and my sensor is narrower, but...
That lens ... didn't I get one on the front of my G1 all those years ago?;) Half-serious.
PaulChapman: It is not so difficult that a child of 12 can't do it....back in the old days my son, then 11, was building mapping robots using his Lego, an old steam engine and a 48K Spectrum equipped with a robotics package; he was writing the code in Z80 machine language. We were too stingy to let him buy ready made programs. This is the audience for Rasberry Pie/Arduino. Don't knock it....and it is great fun
48k Speccy was awesome ... and my first computer. You could program it straight out of the box. Cost me half of £125 back in the day.What were we talking about?
At this focal length (wide) with a sensible and pedestrian F2.8 I'm sure an OVF will do just great.Nice camera, I hope it becomes common enough to see some second-hand sales next year. yumm.
Surely when he sold his company they got him to sign an agreement to NOT compete with them with a new business?Anyway, TWO founders (count them) with huge foreheads is a great start!I would certainly join this thing if that was my thing.