G5 curiosity has gotten the better of me....

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP jalywol Veteran Member • Posts: 8,825
Re: G5 curiosity has gotten the better of me....

micksh6 wrote:

jalywol wrote:

Trevor Carpenter wrote:

Welcome to the club, you may find it a fun experience

Well, I really loved my GH2, so I am hoping this will be an improved, small, version of it.  (I was hoping they would have put the G5/GH2 sensor in the GF6, but they did not, so this seemed like the best option for the second body for me).

Best option if you disregard Olympus, that is. See, if you decide to stick with Panasonic and want the best m4/3 sensor you have to buy a huge Hulk's camera, which GH3 is, Panasonic won't give you any other option.

G5 may be a good enough camera but it's still DSLR-sized camera, Panasonic won't let you to have the same image quality in GF form factor. If you though about freedom of choice - forget about it, you chose your brand.

I am a happy owner of E-PL5 and I don't even know what to think about people seriously considering GF6 with image quality similar to GX1 but without hot shoe and for a price similar to E-PL5.

I'm looking forward to it!

I'm not:) But I'm sure you will enjoy it and you will be able to take great photos with it. Human's ability to adapt to various constraints can make wonders.

Tried the EPL5.....could not see the LCD (too small for my presbyopic eyesight),  found the grip uncomfortable, and kept hitting the mode dial inadvertently. Plus, since I need an EVF, I prefer to have one attached to the camera, since it takes up less space that way than an add-on (when you leave it on all the time).  It just wasn't the right camera for me, so I sent it back.  G5, by the way, is NOT a big camera..it's not a heck of a lot different in size than the EPL1, although it has a better grip. (The GH3 isn't gigantic either, by the way, but it's not diminutive.  It's not the Hulk's camera...not by a LONG shot.)

I am glad you are happy with your EPL5, but honestly, it's not the right camera for everyone, especially if you prefer a decent sized LCD.  I'm just glad that there are two companies and lots of choices now in the format, so a lot of people can be happy with their options.


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