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m4/3 panasonic gf1


oneill 7 155 Ireland
24 Aug 2009 2:33AM
does any one on epz,,think that panasonic has a new m4/3 camera,,coming the start of sept,,,

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Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
24 Aug 2009 2:20PM
You may want to browse this site .
oneill 7 155 Ireland
24 Aug 2009 6:54PM
thank you,,cb,,
MattGrayson 8 622 3 England
2 Sep 2009 9:35AM
It's here, I'm in Berlin at the launch now. You can check the news pages for the press release.
Or click me.

First impressions are that it's an E-P1 clone but with slightly more features which are also better. Build quality is good and I love the 20mm pancake lens they've released at the same time.

Photos and hands on preview to follow so keep an eye on the review section too! Smile
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2009 10:33AM
No in-camera IS :-(

If they had included that then it sounds so good with the better AF and the EVF.
MattGrayson 8 622 3 England
2 Sep 2009 1:47PM
They can't really go against their own Mega and Power OIS which are lens based. It would be like Nikon doing a body based IS

The preview is available for your perusal. Enjoy! Smile
Panasonic Lumix DMCGF1 review
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
2 Sep 2009 2:11PM
I have to say that this looks good on paper, and sounds like what I wanted the EP-1 to be. You can turn off the god awful MF "Assist" which means you can compose and focus in a fluid manner whilst using MF, I hope they have some form of focus distance indicator too.

The iso1600 sample over at DPreview look impressive too!
KatieR 11 6.2k 6
2 Sep 2009 2:29PM
I really like the look of it, too. Small, but not too small.

Btw, how do you convert the 4:3 system lenses to 35mm equivalent?
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
2 Sep 2009 2:32PM
4/3 to 35mm is a simple 2x conversion. so the 20mm pancake is equivalent to a 40mm lens.
JamesBurns 7 1.3k 7
2 Sep 2009 2:54PM
It does look nice... What's the RRP?
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
2 Sep 2009 3:02PM
I'd expect it to be somewhere around the same price as the EP-1

DPReview list it as:
UK: 549.99 (body), 783 (with 20mm lens), 14-45mm kit TBA, LVF1 viewfinder: 186 (UK)
KatieR 11 6.2k 6
2 Sep 2009 3:09PM
Presumably there is a bit of an issue with body-lens balance when the body is this small - with the larger zooms, I mean.
JamesBurns 7 1.3k 7
2 Sep 2009 3:13PM
Tell me about it! Wink
KatieR 11 6.2k 6
2 Sep 2009 3:14PM
I think I want one.

And a 7D...
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
3 Sep 2009 11:13AM
There are some sample shots here , with a nice look at the ISO range... very promising indeed!

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