Timmbits: @DPR: I'm glad to see that you shot these with some other cameras for reference. however, you should add a few more in there, especially a wider selection of the higher-resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax, to keep the readership here happy... the best of each maker for reference in both APS and FF formats.
I think either do what they are doing now, GX7+EP5+5D3+NEX6or publish the tool 1 month later with more cameras
which one do you prefer?I prefer the current approach, at least it helps people/me to pick GX7
Paul Amyes: I was really ready to buy this until I got to no external mic input. Why oh why cripple the camera like this? I like the form factor very much. It was this or the EP5 and both have been crippled badly as a multimedia device. I hope BlackMagic gets its act together and ships as promised and then I'll buy one of the pocket cinemas and an EPL5 for the stills.
I think they leave it for the GH line;it is already good to see FHD @ 60p and manual video controland I agree that you can get an external audio recorder if needed
Too bad that ISO starts with 200, it'd be perfect camera if it starts from ISO 100...
but it is still better than GX1 (ISO 160 x 1/4000) given it has 1/8000 shutter
Well, it has ISO 125, at the expense of DR; you can do this in PP on any ISO 200 based camera, but it is more convenient for the camera to do it for you
IBIS, EVF + titable LCD, silent shutter, dual dial, HDR/Panorama/NFC/Wifi/built-in flash
this camera is the ultimate camera for travel so far!I am getting this!
From Dof prespective; it will act like 85 f/2.4 on 35mm FF
a 6D + 85 f/1.8 will have shallower DofAlso, IQ wise, 6D + 85 f/1.8 @ f/2.4 could be better than this lens
35mm FF still has it's value when shallow Dof is needed
Antonio Rojilla: So more or less a Sony NEX-3N clone with a worse sensor. Way to go Panasonic. The only thing they have is more lenses, but you know, most people buying this camera won't ever bother to put on it anything but the kit lens.
I think - m43 focuses faster than NEX- No 7mm fisheye- SEL55210 w/ TC1.4 => does it has autofocus?
But I do agree Sony closes a lot of gap since the release of 10-16/35/PZ kit
Anyway, OMD is still the best m43 camera and I think even NEX6/7 can't match it
I think the panny 42.5 f/1.2 will be expensive; but I believe canon's 85 f/1.8 is much better than the panny's because of shallower DoF and its pricing
Well, but GX1 + 42.5 is still much smaller and lighter than 6D + 85 f/1.8so it's a trade offfor portrait; FF is still the best systemfor landscape; m43 is the way to go!
I am looking forward for Panasonic to create 20mm f/1.7 II with updated AF performance and a 12mm pancake
armanius: How many slow "normal" zooms do we need for m4/3? This is about 4 from Pany and about 4 from Oly now? Sigh ...
It is a kit lens; panasonic is not going to bundle a olympus kit lens on any G series cameras!
so, there are only 2 kit lenses from panasonicPZ - high end pancakethe new 14-42 - low and kit lens
of course there are 2 more lenses in the same range:14-45 - mid end lens12-35 - high end lens
I actually agree that panasonic should combine 14-42 and 14-45 and offer a cheap but with 14-45 like IQ kit lens
Let's see if the new 14-42 kit is going to make the 14-45 discountinued
It is a kit lens! It is always good to have version II of kit lens as most people will own it, especially beginnerThis is a good upgrade of the existing one- smaller (easy to spot from the picture)- lighter (160g -> 110g, almost 1/3 lighter)- shorter (63mm -> 49mm)- standard 46mm filter size- IF- 12 elements + 1 asph glasses -> 9 elements + 2 asph glasses- Plastic Mount -> Metal mount- Minimum focus: 0.3m -> 0.2m- Color / finishing seem better than the old one
I think it is a good upgrade!!!!
I wonder who is going to spend $1000+ for the 2 new f/2.8 LensesI think it is more reasonable @ $600-$800 for both lenses....after all glasses it need is virtually the same as making f/5.6 lenses in FF
35 f/1.8 is sweet!it seems it is quite light and small (45mm in length only) and it has OSS where the 24mm Zeiss does not have
Price is another factor; $450 is very reasonble
and most importantly, it is all in black; not silver!
I wonder why people would buy Nikon 1 with such a small sensor
NEX is just better
I think this lens is ok; m43 is about portabilityI would prefer getting 45-150 rather than the more bulky 45-200I think panasonic should discontinue 45-200 as it's not good especially in the 150-200 range
I think EOS-M is an entry level modelone should not compare it against OMD/NEX7
You should compare it against GF5 / NEX3F...
Same as 7-14 f/4, you can see the price in JPY is the same:http://panasonic.jp/dc/lens/lumix_g_vario_7-14.htmlhttp://panasonic.jp/dc/lens/lumix_g_x_vario_12-35.html
"newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor"so this is different from G3/GX1's 16M sensor and GF1/2/3's 12M sensor?
The ISO performance would be better than G3/GX1?
Mssimo: 18-55mm lens is perfect for ASTRONOMY...right?
You need a 1200 f/5.8 paired with 2xTC2400mm would be awesome
It is better than G3/GX1, so it is an entirely new sensor?
R Valentino: Nice camera, pretty decent IQ for an APS, but I still don't get the point of these types of cameras.
Teeny, tiny camera, GREAT big lens means it's still going to be hanging from your neck. Once you mount a decent lens on the Nex7 for all practical purposes it's the same size as the A900.
Seriously does half a pound really make that much difference? Sony's own A77 is still a much better all around camera and not much bigger.
If it can't fit in a jacket or cargo pants/shorts pockets you might as well use a real camera :-)
Totally agree; I'd rather pay the same price to get a proper DSLRinstead of paying 2000 USD on NEX7 + 24 f/1.8
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