Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I've been actively engaged in photography for about 35 years, the past 20 as a professional. I studied photography at the Institute for Contemporary Photography in Tokyo and the International Center of Photography in New York, have photos in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photography in Japan, have taught photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography in New York, co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York, and serve clients around the world. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

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Misleading price comparison. You can get the Eneloops much cheaper by buying more than 4 at a time. Not so with the Laddas.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 12:19 UTC as 43rd comment
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Branko Mitic: That 12-32mm lens is horrible idea. It is 64mm f11. Like compact camera. G7X has f7.6 at 64mm. And you have f7.6 all the way to the 100mm. Same story with wide angle. 24mm f7 vs 24mm f4.9.

Comparing the built-in lens of an advanced compact with the kit lens of an ILC is the path to madness or Perdition. It's also not very relevant. If you don't need interchangeable lenses, the compact will usually win. If you do, it won't.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
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jrg: No flip out swing around rear screen?! No way! What were they thinking?

Fully articulating is very slow and awkward if all you need is tilt.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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Adrian Harris: This downgrade has saved me a lot of money, ... Roll on the GX10.

The gx8 was a professional camera, this gx9 is a toy.

I make a living shooting event work with my three "toy" GX7s. The GX9 is an improvement in almost every way.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:30 UTC
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jeffharris: This POS is no GX8 successor, it's a GX90/95

POS seems overly harsh. I like everything about it except the EVF (unacceptable), and maybe the grip (acceptable).

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
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GodSpeaks: No mic or headphone inputs
No USB 3
No UHS-II
Oversized tilting EVF (deal breaker *for me*)
Pass

OVERsized??? Maybe you mean UNDERsized?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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Volkan007: I was waiting to upgrade my GX8 with GX9 but not for this thing :(

For me, the many upgrades are outweighed by the major EVF downgrade.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:21 UTC
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kpaddler: The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

Yeah, we all want different things. It's a lot of features, with likely improved IQ, in a small package at a good price. But, it's not a successor to the GX8 as a "flagship" RF-style camera. Upgraded GX8 is what I and most of the other "disappointed" posters here wanted.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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Jersey Shore: I wanted an updated GX8 with the new shockless shutter and AF/IBIS improvements. This isn't it. For people like me, who use larger lenses like the PanaLeica 100-400, the choices right now appear to be the G9 or sit out this generation of Panasonic cameras. Right now, I'm inclined to sit this one out.

There's always the G85.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:40 UTC
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Astrotripper: I see Panasonic took recent Olympus downgrading spree to a completely new level. Disappointing.

It's pretty amazing how they persistently keep getting the GX series wrong. EDIT: Well, GX85 is fine, good value for money.

BTW, this camera should be called GX90, because that's what it is. Only it's too expensive for that I guess.

It's actually a really nice camera at a terrific price with the 12-60. Great IQ in a tiny package. A worthy replacement for the GX7 and GX85. However, not a replacement for the GX8. I won't buy simply because of the EVF size. If it had a GX8 or G85 EVF, I'd buy in a New York minute.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:40 UTC
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Androole: I hate to say it because I was really looking forward to the GX9, and new body announcements are always awaited with GASsy anticipation, but...

Panasonic really needs to slow their roll on these constant body announcements.

The extremely close market proximity of the GX85 devalues the GX9, and there's not nearly enough of a feature overhead to justify a new body. The 20MP sensor is nice, but are people really going to upgrade just for that?

They should have left this one in the oven for another year...

I think the GXxx is history.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: It's above the price point of the 3 year old E-M5 mkii but unlike the Olympus it has no Hi Res mode. That's a deal breaker for me as pixel shift is the only way that small sensor can compete with FF and medium format when it concerns non-moving subjects.

Pixel shift is of extremely limited utility, working only under very limited conditions and producing wildly varying results. If you're doing still-lifes in a studio, great. Otherwise, meh.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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kpaddler: The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

This is the proper successor to the GX7 and the response to all those who wailed about the "big beast" size of the GX8.
- small is good
- small controls are tolerable (to me on my GX7)
- the flash is eminently useful as an optical trigger for an off-camera flash
- ports?
- 14 bits not needed, though 12 with e-shutter are good
- a rain sleeve costs $4
I won't buy it, though, because I want a bigger EVF.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:34 UTC

The EVF magnification is the same as the GX7 & GX85, but those both have 16:9 panels that use only a fraction of their area to display 4:3 images. I wonder whether this is a 4:3 panel, in which case images would appear larger. Can DPR clarify?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:31 UTC as 156th comment | 7 replies
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evilmagicnut: I thought by now manufacturers would be ashamed to release a camera in this class with such poor battery life.

My GX7 battery life is just fine. This is undoubtedly better, especially with Panasonic's recent "eco" mode. Most cameras "in this class" fare similarly or worse.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:21 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Ah $%!&. I love my GX7, but I really, really wanted the larger EVF of the GX8. Haven't read enough yet to know what differentiates this from the GX85, which now can be had for $500. Can someone clue me in?
I've already recently replaced one of my three GX7s with a GX85 and another with a GX8. Wondering whether to replace the third with this or another GX8, another GX85, or even a G85. I use three bodies to shoot events.

Androole and BostonC-
Thanks, guys. Yeah, I shoulda known all that, but I had a brain fart. Thanks for clearing the air. IQ and controls better, EVF not. Tilt EVF is nice, but not gotta-have for me. Without an EVF upgrade, there's not enough here for me. Rats!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:20 UTC
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Rich Evans: Panasonic seems to be real desperate to get a hit. It used to be Sony releasing cameras every 3 days. Now Panasonic took the crown.

Lower resolution, tiny sensor, not enough DR, heavier (so much for light Micro Four Thirds) and the customary unreliable Panasonic focus system? GH5 might be a good video camera but the rest is just terrible, spend your money in something better folks.

I call BS on all of the above.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
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Dostoy: This camera might be called a GX9, but it is actually a 20 megapixel GX95.
I can only assume that, by calling it a GX9, Panasonic is saying: "There will be no true successor to the GX8."
And that is disappointing!

thxbb12-
1) Yes, big bummer.
2) Never needed it, and I got a $4 rain sleeve in my bag just in case.
3) Thought I wanted it, now I don't. Flip-only is quicker.
4) Never an issue with my GX7. I shoot all-day events and swap batteries just 2-3 times. Keep spares in my pants pocket or a waist pouch - they're tiny.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
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SystemAgnostic: Oddly, the kit lens is the 12-60 and not the tiny 12-32. I agree with others, I consider this an upgraded GX85. The upgrades are decent: 20 megapixel sensor, better viewfinder, tilting viewfinder. Perhaps the GX8 didn't sell as well as they hoped, or perhaps they still want to release an a high end rangefinder style camera later (smaller G9), just not yet.

How is the EVF better? I really wanna know.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:27 UTC

Ah $%!&. I love my GX7, but I really, really wanted the larger EVF of the GX8. Haven't read enough yet to know what differentiates this from the GX85, which now can be had for $500. Can someone clue me in?
I've already recently replaced one of my three GX7s with a GX85 and another with a GX8. Wondering whether to replace the third with this or another GX8, another GX85, or even a G85. I use three bodies to shoot events.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:26 UTC as 171st comment | 3 replies
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