chj

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The DL24-85 24-85mm equiv. F1.8-2.8. Please tell me that touchscreen flips 180. If so, my perfect camera has finally arrived. (well actually I'd prefer even brighter)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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chj: The extremely poor continuous RAW shooting of the original G7X (a pitiful 1 fps) is what prevented a purchase. Hopefully that has been remedied. But I'm not sure. What is the continuous AUTOFOCUS RAW shooting like? If it's at least 4-5 fps, then I'm going to buy this.

thank you, looks like a purchase

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
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Mike FL: It is sad to see Panasonic is aged and going down.

It was a good camera maker.

BTW, Olympus has Beauty mode for years for all P&S, but not in the newer OMD that I guess Beauty mode is not too popular.

FWIW, below is OMD EM5 Beauty mode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKveWO9spU

It still works just as well as other Panasonic m4/3rds, it just ADDS selfie functions. How does adding functions make it "aged and going down"? Yes Olympus has better IBIS, but Panasonic has better autofocus and is smaller and more portable. I shoot at fast shutter speed, so IBIS is not necessary, I'd much rather have the portability and fast autofocus.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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chj: To Panasonic: My main criticism of the GF7/GF8. Make the iA button re-assignable. It's ridiculous that a camera with so few buttons has one permanently assigned for dummies. If you change this, in my book, you will have made the perfect camera (well I might still ask for weatherproofing).

actually one more criticism, continuous shooting should not be so crippled when using the selfie functions. I'd love to be able to use the fn1 button as a shutter button, but I have turned off ALL of the selfie functions because I still want continous shooting/autofocus when the screen is flipped 180.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: It will probably sell well in its target market. It doesn't seem like a bad little camera. It has the touch screen and the kit lens is compact and fairly sharp. The sensor is pretty good. Nice and compact. AF is probably quick like most Panny cameras. It actually might a nice little street camera.

it is the best street camera

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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makofoto: I don't understand why it doesn't have a wider faster lens ... that auto
corrects for wide angle distortion on faces?

There are excellent wider faster lenses available. It's a m4/3rds camera, so it has an amazing selection of lenses. The kits lens that comes with it is also excellent. You will not find any other lens as portable and as sharp. Like almost ALL kit lenses, the main drawback is it won't perform well in low light.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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maximme: if its all about selfie
then shouldn't it have a selfie friendly shutter button ???

@maximme It does, the fn1 button can be used as a shutter button when the 180 screen is flipped up. which is good if you're right handed. It also has buddy and face shutter features that work well and don't require any shutter button at all. However, I agree with Mike FL, with all this selfie marketing, it should be able to use selfie stick shutter buttons as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

EVF is so overrated, a touchscreen with good autofocus is much better in 95% of situations. You can't get overhead or low shots with an EVF. You can't get candid shots with an EVF, because everyone knows when you're taking a photo. The only time you need an EVF is if you're taking really close, detailed, manual focus, tripod macro shots. Even in situations with bright sunlight behind you, you don't need an EVF. In such situations, your subject is lit with fantastic sunlight. Autofocus won't be a problem. If you can't compose using your imagination in such a situation, well you lack the vision to compose well in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:01 UTC

The extremely poor continuous RAW shooting of the original G7X (a pitiful 1 fps) is what prevented a purchase. Hopefully that has been remedied. But I'm not sure. What is the continuous AUTOFOCUS RAW shooting like? If it's at least 4-5 fps, then I'm going to buy this.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Jote: I thought that after G5X and G9X the G7X would be killed off. Seriously, is there a point to have that many similar cameras in the prosumer compact segment?

IMO opinion there was no point in the g5x and g9x. The G7X was the only one they needed. Now that is has decent RAW continuous shooting, there is no reason to get the others.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:53 UTC

To Panasonic: My main criticism of the GF7/GF8. Make the iA button re-assignable. It's ridiculous that a camera with so few buttons has one permanently assigned for dummies. If you change this, in my book, you will have made the perfect camera (well I might still ask for weatherproofing).

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I knew many at DPR would look down at this camera because of the selfie marketing, but it's an excellent camera. Most likely it does everything your camera can. And since it's a Panasonic it most definitely autofocuses faster than your camera, especially in low light. Also since it's a Panasonic, it is much smaller than your camera. I have the GF7, it improves on the GM1's main flaw by making the control dial stiffer.

On TOP of all that, it is hands down the best selfie camera ever. Selfies get a bad rep because they are usually taken by people that don't know how to take photos. But if you have a photographer AND a subject who both understand how to use light to get the best shot, guess what? You can get great shots.

I don't post a lot of selfies. On the contrary I used to have amazing photos of everyone, EXCEPT ME. The GF7 fixed all that. The GF7 with the Olympus 35mm 1.8 was the perfect travel camera on my last trip.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:45 UTC as 7th comment
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)

no touch screen?! WTF is wrong with you Sony?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 01:51 UTC as 6th comment

This is actually an innovative, useful product. I would carry this with me everywhere, if I could afford it. Now anybody else except Leica has to make it, so it will cost 75% less.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 61st comment

this is the stupidest idea I've ever seen in photography. It just went from "it's a very good camera, considering it's a phone" to "it's a very bad camera, every camera for the same price is better"

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:08 UTC as 12th comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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chj: I tried it in the store. Unfortunately the selfie mode is severely crippled. Continuous shooting is about 1 fps. I was hoping this was the camera to take spontaneous, dynamic, not so posed shots, but unfortunately it's only good for the same kind of (fishface) selfies many other cameras can already take.

Actually I tried it again, the self shot mode can be turned off and you can shoot continuously with the screen flipped 180. It's an excellent camera, went with me everywhere on my last vacation.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 13:57 UTC

Nice, I follow Rinzi on Flickr, he's awesome

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 15th comment

Translation: checking these raw files is just taking too much damn time and money, let's just use the honor system.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:10 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (148 comments in total)

IMO Canon took two different steps in the wrong direction with the G5X and G9X. On paper, many of the features (size, flip touchscreen, bright aperture, etc.) of the G7X were perfect for me. However, after reading the reviews it seemed the RAW burst shooting, lens, and AF were behind the competition. So I had high hopes for Canon's next effort. But it seems they improved none of these shortcomings and instead made a camera that was too big (G5X) and a camera that was too limited (G9X). Canon, just improve the performance of the G7X so it can take full advantage of its features, it will be perfect!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 16th comment
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