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Has any one seen any rumours of a Panny DMC G3 replacement, a G5 perhaps?
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There's several rumours on several websites that there are some announcements due through June to September. These are supposed to be the full announcement of the 35-100mm Panasonic X lens, the G5 and the GH3.
The G5 is favoured to come first, maybe later this month, then the lens and GH3 will probably/hopefully be announced in time for Photokina in September.
But, these are all just rumours, so who knows for sure? Interesting year for CSC cameras though.
Oh, Gawd. Will I ever be comfortable buying a CSC and not worry about the 'latest and greatest' being round the corner??
Just as the DSLR market stabilises the CSC takes its place.
They do knock them out pretty quick
What I`ve found with the GF and G series is that with each new addition they loose a bit of functionality, ie the GF has lost its hot shoe and the G has lost a lot of its buttons and switches since the G2.
I thought the DSLR's were replaced more often than the CSC's Sony being the most active.
It seems that each new Panny is relying more and more on touch screen rather than buttons.
In a way they are dictating the road map rather than listening to photographers needs.
I quite like touch screen control [G3] but please not at the expense of direct path buttons.
I need some adjustment while up at the eye because taking it down to rub the touch screen between shots is not my idea of easy to use.
I have found an excellent facility offered by the touch screen on my current device.............
..................... the OFF switch!
Quote: In a way they are dictating the road map rather than listening to photographers needs
There more interested in the mass consumer market so it makes sense.
Hi, am currently using a G2 and love it! Deliberately chose this one over the G3 as I prefered the layout and the grip was reduced on the G3 (more likely to drop it being butter fingers )
It is a matter of personal preference and maybe I'm a bit stuck in the buttons era!
The G3 should have had a G2 body and similar controls. It looks like the G5 [if thats its designation] looks to have a more 'grippy' looking body with a semi forward facing shutter release button.
I am dreading my GF1 packing up...........
60k+ and counting
Quote: The G3 should have had a G2 body and similar controls
No it got stripped loosing controls.
The GX1 is a move back to a 'serious' to full control options. It is slightly smaller and the EVF is optional but the camera itself if pretty impressive.
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