Panasonic exposure compensation?

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OP Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 17,220
I will probably write a user review

My problem seems to be solved, as I expected it would be since the behavior I was experiencing and the wording in the manual seemed to unlikely be the only way to use EC. Turns out after adjusting EC with the rear dial I can ignore the next step of confirming/setting the EC. The EC scale, shutter speed scale, and aperture scale are annoyingly still there, but will disappear when I do anything. Thanks to rashid7 for pointing out that I could skip the confirm/set step and things would work out okay:

So far I am liking this GX7II/GX85 a lot. I have held it at stores in Japan for the last 3 years giving some thought to getting one. Also, I have held the GX7III/GX9 many times. Both are good, but for my use the much lower price and 16mp were fine. By the way, I think the Japanese names are worlds better than the stupid GX85/GX80 and GX9 names.

I had a Panasonic G3 in early 2012 and it was my introduction to m4/3. I got a great deal on the dual lens kit with the 14-42mm and 45-200mm here in Japan so I decided to give m4/3 a try. At the time I was using both Canon and Sony DSLRs. In those days Panasonic had Japanese-only menus here, but I could still use it with some effort. I figured I would not keep it long and then get the E-M5 as soon as it was released.  For the last 3-4 years Panasonic cameras sold here have multiple menu languages.  Hooray!   Sony still sucks in this regard.   I did get the E-M5 6 weeks later and then the G3 served just as a backup body while traveling until I got an E-M10 in January 2015. Basically, I only used the G3 for 6 weeks. After getting the E-M10 with the E-M5 as my backup I gave the G3 + 14-42mm to a relative. In January 2019 I bought a Panasonic TX1/ZS100 and carry it around with me whenever I don't have a larger m4/3 camera. So, you can see I am reasonably familiar with Panasonic cameras and their menus, controls, etc.

Maybe later I will write a GX7II user review after spending more time with it. Probably comparing it to my PEN-F (bought in 2016) and my E-M10II (bought in 2015).

Considering the $269 price I paid for this GX7II though I can say it is probably the best bang for buck camera I have ever owned. Very nice camera. Paying full price would change my evaluation, of course, but jeez, $269! Mine seems almost new.

I want to get more familiar with it and then check out the wakeup from sleep mode. I have tried it and it seems pretty fast, but even my relatively slow PEN-F seems fairly fast when I am sitting in a chair playing with it. It is in real world use on the street and traveling though that I will find out if the GX7II is fast enough.

I only have 1 battery so I bought these 2 batteries and charger today and they will probably be delivered tomorrow:

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