Is it design of new GX?

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Questions thread
peevee1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: Is it design of new GX?

Sean Nelson wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

GX7 might be great, but .... useless gimmicks like battery-draining WiFi and tilting EVF for the same high price are not it...

You're making the mistake of thinking that a feature that's not useful to you can't be useful to anyone. That's clearly not the case. WiFi is something I find to be very useful because I'm often mounting the camera somewhere to shoot a video and then controlling it remotely.

Why? How is it better than pressing a button on the camera itself?

(a) because I can't reach the button, and (b) because I want to be able to frame the scene when I can't see the viewfinder. I often mount my camera on a tall pole for high angle shots, and it's WiFi that makes this possible.

OK, you fit into that 0.1%. Or 0.001%. Probably the only one in the world who mounts m43 camera on a tall pole. Definitely you alone did not pay for the R&D costs of the feature.

How many people do you think buy a light compact camera to use it on a tripod controlling it "remotely"...

I'm looking for a fairly compact camera that has WiFi, at least a tilting LCD (fully articulated would be ideal) and good 1080p60 video. The EM-5 fails on two of those counts, but it sounds like this camera could be just what I'm looking for.

60p? Even Blu-ray does not do that, and I haven't seen many complaints that Blue-ray quality video is somehow insufficient even for huge 60"+ displays.

I dislike very much the stroboscopic effect of rapid motion shot at 24p and 30p. I could reduce the shutter speed to make the motion seem smoother, but that comes at the expense of sharpness and clarity.

It only comes at the expense if you stop the video and take a single frame out of it. For VIDEO, there is no downside, 30p at 1/30s is just as good and smooth as 60p at 1/60s. And I bet it is better in low light too (better SNR).

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