This was a great line of cameras for light travel for serious people.I have a feeling they will to the same with GX series. If so, I jump panasonic ship.I don't have time for goofy cameras. Olympus has shown some convictions so far.
Panasonic should go back to make just microwave oven and kitchen appliances.
"Easy to accidentally rotate focus/zoom ring"
Yes. Of course! There should be a locking mechanism that doesn't allow focusing or zooming without you having left index finger in your left ear, and your right big toe in your left pants pocket in order to use the function.
cjcampbell: Hysterical. People want drones banned in national parks because drones destroy the illusion that they are all alone in one of the most crowded places on earth.
Really, if you want a 'natural' experience, everyone should be forced to walk in from 20 miles out dressed in only a loincloth made from animal skins and carrying nothing more than a stick. All the roads, trails, lodges, concessionaires, and other signs of human activity would be erased. Knock yourself out. Be sure your last will and testament are up to date before you go.
Seriously, I suspect that this rule will be about as well enforced as the one prohibiting base jumpers.
"...everyone should be forced to walk in from 20 miles out dressed in only a loincloth made from animal skins and carrying nothing more than a stick. All the roads, trails, lodges, concessionaires, and other signs of human activity would be erased. ..."
Excellent idea. Thanks for suggesting it.
Johno23: This Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has pretty good features! It will definately please any buyer out there. However there is a newer model out which has not yet been released and is now available for preorder!It is definately worth the wait with superb features like 4K video and new auto focus technology.Check out the review! :) http://1stdigitalcamerasreviews.blogspot.com.au/
And how these models are in the same class???
Little and Fierce: Does the LCD screen tilt all the way up (or down) for a self-portrait mode like the GF6?
Jogger: Although there is a lot of hype on this forum for this camera, the fact is that m43 is a non-player in the cine market. Others such as Sony and Canon have long released dedicated S35 and FF cine cameras (C100, FS700, F55, F65, etc). This market is dominated by S35 cameras. Whereas, the only m43 cine camera, the Pana AG100 never took off. The m43 mount BMP is even more of a compromise, and after the hype, its fading away.
So the reason you dont see these specs on Sony/Canons is that they dont need to... they are already catering to this market, but, you wont see the F55, F5, etc mentioned on here.
You need to run in a hurry and tell these people they are on a non-starter track:
oh, price you ask: 100K
Paul Guba: Not sure why Fuji built this camera. There other cameras fit a niche however the competition is way more with full DSLR. With many more lens available to you with other systems I wonder why? If I own a current x camera do I buy a DSLR like camera? Nice as it maybe I wonder why Fuji would want to compete with Sony, Nikon, Canon here.
Yes, that is puzzling. But then again, photo industry always have been one of the examples of how companies shoot themselves in the foot.
Red G8R: Of the three latest mirrorless cameras, EM1, A7/R, and the XT1, the XT1 appeals to me the most and as soon as it's available, I'll be trying it and most likely buying it.
For some reason anything that looks like yesteryear's contraption sells these days. That's how!
Timmbits: I'm puzzled as to why there is marked difference in sharpness and contrast between the Oly omdem5 and the Pan gx7 test images. They do test with the same lens, right? Why would the Oly be sharper then? I'm not sure I get it - same sensor size, same bayer pattern, both have olpf... I see nothing to explain the softness of the gx7 other than bad focus?
ps: Merry Christmas everyone!
I don't think everyone sees this "marked" difference. But, if you are in the market, why don't you go to a store and try both cameras for yourself, see what your experience is. These reviews here are no longer reliable or objective.
JJ Rodin: EOSHD said the video was essentially superior to the GH3 by a small margin, and only short of the BMCC/PPCC in rendering shadows. So equal or better than GH3 which we all know is only inferior to 5DIII & BMCC/PCC is a solid statement for its video.
So either DPR or EOSHD are not judging well.
The GM1 sensor is a new Panasonic built one, unlike the Sony sensor in GH3, some believe the GM1 foretells what to be expected for GH4 but full 4k video, &/or full sensor scans downcasting! Likely just good 4k video.
Good that Pan did not cripple GM1 like many other cam makers likely would! Good price considering.
I don't know about the sensor. But I heard they are using a Mastercraft screwdriver to tighten the bottom screws...
Naveed Akhtar: GM1 and GX7 if you compare it here in RAW, shows they are essentially the same sensor, no visible difference at all. But if you look at silly DxoMark score there is a visible difference. Any ideas?
For me it comes to what form factor does the job. IQ of these things in real life are so close that "what model" becomes irrelevant. I print on epson 3880 and am 100% satisfied with, M9, gx7. d700, coolscan 5000, and for super light trips LX7 gets the job done. I really don't wonder about models and brands anymore. Now, it's like kind of Velvia/Kodachrome era. If the pics aren't good, it is you! stop blaming the photo lab for bad exposures and the extra toe in the corner....
jamesm1291: As an owner of the DF, I was was amazed by how much it resembled an attempt to damn with faint praise. Then I saw the rating and saw the reviewer had to concede the excellent performance of this camera in the face of his prejudices. I began seriously taking photos in the 50's through a series of Pentax, Canon and Nikon film SLR's. The DF harkens back to these days and I am unashamedly in love with it. Unlike the opinion the reviewer, I find this camera feels quite solid and substantial. It also has wonderful creative capabilities and provides logical access to them. No other DSLR can surpass it in the excellence of its images. It cries for prime lenses, not zooms.
If you are a lover of fine craftsmanship, appreciate the old days when the photographer controlled the camera and not the other way around, want the finest available image quality and are into walk around street photography and stunning portraiture, this camera shines. The price is high, but the rewards are great.
"...why should I bother to go back in time..."
YOU, don't have to go anywhere..buy what pleases you.
Maverick_: Why punish Nikon for stepping out and producing a beautiful retro camera.
It's not like they abandoned their normal model range.
They just paid homage to the classics. Red Dot does it every day. Auto and motorcycle companies do this rather often too. Nothing wrong with it.
And of course the internals are from a current model, did you expect they create a whole new product just to sell a handful for those with a sense of nostalgia?
As a non-Nikon fan, I think Nikon should actually be praised for thinking out of the box for just one model. Nice concept!
"...or computer operating systems..."
I'm sorry, did you say you miss Windows 3, or VISTA :-)
I don't care too much about this retro look, even though it looks good.
What I like is the performance and the smaller size than D4. I never cared for D800 as good as that camera is, I don't need to fill my drives twice as fast.
RichRMA: Americans won't like this one. They tend to buy cameras on a weight to dollar ratio..
That's why I prefer my Linhof
rurikw: Beautiful minimalist design but can't understand the decision to cripple it by leaving out the hot shoe. Its inclusion would hardly have compromised the design in any way. Don't like fixed screens either but this is one of the few cameras where I can understand that choice.
You want to buy this tiny camera, and carry a bulky external flash along with it?
An external flash that does a decent job will be 4x bigger than the camera itself. You can always use flash with remote trigger if the external flash photography is such a priority. External flash on camera is a lousy position anyway.
kpaddler: Con: Focus mode dial not especially useful
Don't use it then! Nobody forces you.
I don't like the grip on omd EM1, should it be a knock against it???
There others who appreciate it.
I had read the review. And I did not find the point valid there either.
Obviously, panny decided to not to put too many physical control on the camera. The two most important control factors in any camera are exposure and focus controls. This camera has decent exposure contorl, and that focus switch covers the focus control.
I can go on and wish for 5 other things about the interface, but then that would be a very different camera than this design. That is what these reviewers don't understand. You don't wish everything on every camera that you see. And very personal preferences don't make a universal necessity.
And, the reviewers don't even bother to understand the features that the thing does have, yet, they make conclusions. eg. the video quality limitation.
locke_fc: Why the ludicrous 1/50 sync speed, Panasonic? Why???
No it can't be, GX7 has electronic shutter and 1/320 sync. It could be limit of the new stepper motor design??
Capture One just released V7.1.6 with gx7 support
kentwosheds: When the reviewer states he would rather use the rear screen than the viewfinder, he doesn't take into account wearers of reading glasses.To use the screen would mean having to wear glasses, whereas the viewfinder means no specs required.
The reviewer of this camera used review refrigerators at his previous job. It takes a while for a newibie to understand photography....