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Panasonic GX1 coming soon....apparently!!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Got this sent. Don't know how true it is????

    Design is very similar to GF1 with some “touch” of LC1.
    It has the same 16 Megapixel G3 sensor.
    New image processing engine and ISO12800.
    The fastest AF of all Panasonic cameras: 0.09 seconds AF!
    Electronic Level
    920,000 dots touchscreen LCD (non tiltable!!!)
    LVF2 external viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots. (no Built-in EVF)
    Color: black, silver.
    Camera will be first released on japanese market on November 25. A couple of weeks later in Europe and than US.

    43 Rumors | Blog | (FT5) GX1 coming on November 8! With G3 sensor + specs leaked!

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    GX1 coming on November 8th - specs included

    Regards,
    The E-P1.net - The Original Micro Four Thirds Community Team.

    Possible fake image!
    Lumix-GX1.
     
  2. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    The specs sound good, but if it is essentially a GF1 style body, why does it need a new series designation?
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I'm guessing it's all to do with the 'X' series of lenses. It sounds like it's more of a 'Pro' camera than the GF series and maybe even the G series?? The 'X' series of lenses are now out so they probably see it as necessary to have a body to go with it. I hope it's more retro cool like the Pens than oddball like the G3.
     
  4. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    I saw that image before and I forgot which forum it originated from, but it's a fake. It appears most of the pics those rumors sites post are fakes originating from asian forums.
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I'm not surprised. Would be nice if it looked more retro though. They need something stylish.
     
  6. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

    299
    Sep 19, 2010
    Probably too much to hope that it has

    sealed/WR build - as none of the X-series lenses released so far have that protection.
    Cant really call it pro without sealing - and that is exactly what a carry-everywhere-at-all-times camera system should offer!
     
  7. PerspectaStudio

    PerspectaStudio SC Rookie

    15
    Oct 21, 2011
    Georgia, USA
  8. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    I believe the LC1 was their template. There was a discussion somewhere, where the picture description was translated into whatever asian language the site was in.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    622
    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    I want it simply because it looks like my old Digilux 2, (Leica version of an L1). Very cool. Thanks for the information. Too bad they can't do better than a 3.5/5.6 kit zoom.
    Another thought - this looks "ripe" for a Leica rebrand too. Gotta' wonder.
    . . . David
     
  10. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    You mean "the Leica version of the LC1". The L1 and Digilux 3 were different cams altogether.

    Second, once again, it's a fake sourced from an Asian forum.
     
  11. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    622
    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Thank you for the correction. I had a Digilux 2 and although very limited in the higher ISO range, it was an exception camera. Had a Digilux 1 and 3 too but that's a different story. :wink:
    . . . David
     
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  12. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    You got me so excited until I read no integrated VF. So the wait continues. But either Panasonic or Olympus will do it the sooner or later and with the new excellent mft primes it will be a great compact system.
     
  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I was reading some of the comments at 43rumors.com and I was amazed by some of them. What I get from many of the comments is that people won't buy it if it doesn't have a tiltable LCD and a built in EVF. Then there are a few who don't want either and think it will be great. I keep asking the question on various forums. How can either Olympus or Panasonic be profitable or be successful with micro-four thirds if some of the user base can't agree on what it wants?
     
  14. PerspectaStudio

    PerspectaStudio SC Rookie

    15
    Oct 21, 2011
    Georgia, USA
    Exactly. The L1 was what I owned. It was known as the LC1, L1, L1K... it was $1400+ when it first came out and was 7.5 megapixels. The raw quality was good and the 14-50 2.8 Leica Lens was nice.

    That Leica lens was great but the camera was a bit more like a brick and hard to hold. It was one of the only cameras at the time that had a classic design with all the manual controls. Again, the bounce flash was superb. Press the flash button once and it popped straight up for bounce then press it again and it fell forward into the standard flash position. Why hasn't that caught on? It was awesome.
     
  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    The G3 has a swivel screen and decent EVF plus it's small, I just don't understand why people who want an EVF don't just buy the G3!
     
  16. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I think folks want something like a NEX 7. No hump, no added thickness.