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G3 Replacement

kodachrome 5 683
6 Jun 2012 8:17AM
Has any one seen any rumours of a Panny DMC G3 replacement, a G5 perhaps?

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Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
6 Jun 2012 10:30AM
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.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 2:20PM
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.
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
6 Jun 2012 2:46PM
They do knock them out pretty quick Smile

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.
kodachrome 5 683
6 Jun 2012 4:20PM
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.
Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
6 Jun 2012 4:27PM
I have found an excellent facility offered by the touch screen on my current device.............

..................... the OFF switch! Grin
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
6 Jun 2012 6:21PM

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.
Griff2012 5 363 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 4:55PM
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 Tongue)

It is a matter of personal preference and maybe I'm a bit stuck in the buttons era!
kodachrome 5 683
10 Jul 2012 6:21PM
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.
kaybee 13 5.4k 25 Scotland
10 Jul 2012 6:23PM
I am dreading my GF1 packing up...........
60k+ and counting
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 6:42PM

Quote:The G3 should have had a G2 body and similar controls

No it got stripped loosing controls.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 7:25PM
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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