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Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Boid, Apr 5, 2013.
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Photos and Specs Leaked by Review Site
at this point in the game, I have NO idea who buys this camera for nearly $700. It is nearly identical to the last 4 Panasonic (and the compact Olys as well) cameras that can all be had for $300-$400. I think it's a lot better looking than the last couple gf series cameras, but since the gf1 I stopped caring about the gf series.
For that price it should use the GH2/G5 sensor which is a little better in some areas than the one in the GX1 -- assuming the article is correct.
It does seem like a lot of money.
I couldn't agree with you more Luke. Why has Panasonic bothered launching this camera at all? So it has "wireless" capabilities. Big whoop-de-whoop.
I don't this camera is aimed at the likes that loiter in places like this, but rather the general consumer that's taken one too many poor photos with their phone but not ready for a committed relationship (dSLR). In any case, it looks sharper than the jelly beans they've been hawking lately.
But they should aim for us, John, they should! To quote Willy Wonka quoting Arthur O'Shaughnessy: "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
But didn't they split the GF line into consumer (GF) and enthusiast (GX)? Hopefully the GX2 will have the same sensor as the GH3. We can't have all cameras designed for us - we've gotta share!
In either case, most of know better now to wait six months for the inevitable deep discount, which will turn this sow's ear into a silk purse for many.
But if the unwashed masses are willing to pay full retail, good for Panasonic; that just means more $$$ for camera R&D.
I suppose they did at that. I've never followed Panasonic much so I didn't pick up on the naming convention -- I've been too interested in Olympus. But my LX7 has me seeing both sides have their strengths and I'm looking forward to playing with the G5 that's coming to me.
I doubt I will buy another panasonic anything. I often feel tempted until I remember what total arses Panasonic Australia were when I was trying to get a battery charger for my FZ100 (I bought from B&H, not realising that the charger was not just a block on the end of a figure 8 cord, which I have plenty of, in AU config, but a block hardwired to the plugs which of course don't fit AU. I do have an adapter but it was a pain when I wanted to sell it, nobody wanted to buy with the US plug + adapter). Basically, in Australia, they dont stock much in the way of spare bits and pieces. I had to go to ebay (and got one eventually, 2 years later). I wonder how people go if they lose things like that, in Australia.
I suspect that Panasonic probably knows more about what kind of cameras sell than we do. Anyway, this is a decent upgrade when compared with the GF5. Hopefully it means that any future GX2 will also have the tilting screen.
That is SO uninspiring and dull! oh well, will have to wait and see what the GX2 is going to be like at the end of the year.
GF6 - one word: Feh.