not sure where you're from but in australia prices of the GF1 (on ebay) have now dropped to below the AUD$700 mark. that includes the 20mm kit lens.Just won an auction for a GF1. I was a bit nervous thinking the value would have dropped heavily after the GF2 announcement. Perhaps it will not... Different camera aimed at a different target, it seems; why not giving a different name to it?
I don't agree that touchscreen is a gimmick. A lot thought that, but then used it. It seems to be a fairly good and useful implementation, especially for video.I think YES to compete with the NEX and the touch screen seems a gimmick
For an advanced user the GF1 is fine the needed adjustment controls are there for the few real adjustments you have to make when in A mode.
I think they build in too many features in menu's now
not sure where you're from but in australia prices of the GF1 (on ebay) have now dropped to below the AUD$700 mark. that includes the 20mm kit lens.
I'm still REALLY hoping for an upgraded viewfinder soon... but I can wait...
Oh and new official firmware for the GF1 that will support full HD videos? That would be sweet
I fully agree that it was a wise move for Panasonic to offer a new entry model that will appeal mostly to people upgrading from P&S cameras, which must be a much wider market than those looking to "downgrade" from DSLRs, and thus a lot more lucrative. The target is obviously the NEX range.I think this was a very good move for Panasonic and good for the MFT system in the long run, albeit disappointing to most enthusiasts. In order for the system to do well, they have to have a base of consumer adoption, and the simplified back panel and smaller size of this camera will help it compete alongside the Sony NEX cameras.
Meanwhile, for those of us who have larger MFT cameras (which is all of us), this camera gives us a more (coat) pocketable option. I don't personally use the mode dial all that often, thought I wish they would have retained the AE lock.