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First Images of New Panasonic GX7

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Biro, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Micro Four-Thirds Rumors has posted the first images of the soon-to-be-announced Panasonic GX7:

    (FT5) First image of the new Panasonic GX7! | 43 Rumors

    It pretty much looks like what most of us want it to be. Very nice. Suddenly the Fuji X-M1 and X-E1, and maybe even the Olympus E-P5 don't seem quite as important.
     
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    it looks pretty much like every other camera really.
    Why hasn't it got fins?
    And a big chrome grille.
    And a laser cannon.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    now you're onto something Polly. They really need to differentiate themselves from the competition. Bring on the laser cannon. I'm a bit disappointed with only one dial, but I EXPECT every new camera to disappoint me in some way. I expect it will sell in small, but respectable numbers and then be replaced 8-12 months later by something marginally better and this 1000 Euro body to be available for a few hundred.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    But if many of us wanted a rangerfinder-styled micro four-thirds camera with a built-in viewfinder (an NEX7, NEX 6 or X-E1 for micro four thirds, if you will) then at least we know we can have it - either now or later, when prices fall. We haven't had this up to now. It's been all of these optional, external viewfinders or DSLR form factors.
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No viewfinder...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    You mean you don't want one? It has one.
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I apologise. I see now it has. Still wouldn't want one though ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    what if it had TWO laser cannons and a cupholder?
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That would immediately get Bill to preorder it (he hates that word :wink:)
     
  10. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    But it has AF, focus peaking and IS, unlike the Fujis. I mean real AF. :wink:
     
  11. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Why are you sowing seeds of desire in two forums Steve?!
     
  12. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

    164
    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    Looks interesting... glad to see the integrated EVF. Panny is a bit late to the game with this feature, given where Fuji and Sony have pushed things with the NEX6/7 and XP1/XE1. Of course Oly and Panny have the OMD and G/GH series, but these are more DSLR-like in experience. I hope the sensor is a good one!
     
  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    This IS the Panny I have been waiting for since the GF1!!!!! Looking at the spec and providing this is true then I will deff get one. I hope the on sensor stabilization is for real and the same system as the E-M5! Even if it's not it will be better than nothing. With focus peeking and IS I will be able to use my legacy glass with great effect. Oh JOY JOY JOY!!!!!!:dance2::whoo::yahoo:
     
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Perhaps the first implementation of an integral EVF that still tilts on an ILC; perhaps not quite the second coming.
     
  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    But close! :biggrin:
     
  16. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

    299
    Sep 19, 2010
    Tilt EVF = pain in the neck!

    I don't undertsand what people see in it!:confused:

    Of course this has been available ever since VF2 for the PEN series - just externally. I have had my tilting EVF (the VF3) on my E-P3 for 2 years and the tilt feature is frankly of no value. You have to crane your neck down to get over the camera when it is angled up - not very comfortable and not good ergonomically for holding the camera. It offers no advantage for macro or low down shooting as you have to have still have your head at the eye piece whereas a tilting LCD is a winner because you can do all the fancy angles without having your head next to the camera. IMHO even a fixed LCD offering a good viewing angle gives more comfortable viewing experience and better camera handling than a tilting EVF.

    I think this is one of those things that people think is great until they actually use it.
     
  17. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    In theory, yes. Until you try it in bright sunlight.
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  19. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    ive had tilting external vfs for years on my old, now gone, ep2, and my gxr m mount. i,m not sure why folks like to make statements like tilting is of no use at all. while that is undoubtedly true for some, its utility, like most things, is subjective. personally i find it absolutely indispensable for street shooting because it is so discreet. you are not 'aiming' at and staring down your subject. ive gotten terrific candid shots at a 90 degree angle in close quarters that propriety would have prevented me from even attempting without it.

    personally im pretty stoked that its now being integrated to the camera body, and hope others will follow suit.
     
  20. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Assuming the leaked pictures are correct of course, the tilting EVF looks so logical and easy that I wonder why it hadn't been done before (integral as opposed to clip-on).