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Is choosing a white color for the G3 a smart or bold move?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Photorx12, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Photorx12

    Photorx12 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2011
    I've been going back and forth on which color my next panasonic will be.

    I really like the white, but don't know much about the material they use to paint the camera. Anybody with a GF1 or GF2 in white can tell me if the color turns yellowish of dirty after a while or is it durable? thanx
     
  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    First thing ever...

    This has to be the first thing ever that no one has an opinion on....

    Alan
     
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  3. Lauzers

    Lauzers Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Jan 6, 2011
    white is elagantly professional, out of norm and says alot about yourself. I think you have nailed the keyword, 'bold'. it is bold and it is a stand out.

    consider this:

    Nissin Digital Flash: Di466 for Four Thirds Introduction

    flash made for white cams, paired together looks fantastic.

    it is not a wrong move for sure.
     
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  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    It is pearlescent automotive quality paint. My GF1 is still gorgeous after daily carry for 6+ months.

    It's awesome
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I have many cameras right now (too many my wife says), but none of them white. I need to do something about that. _If you love the way it looks.....buy it. You'll use it with pride. If you;re unsure.....pass on it. You'll feel like you're on display and be too nervous to bring it out.
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Pink is the only color you should choose.
     
  7. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    685
    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Might as well distinguish it from the hordes of black dslrs out there.

    Too bad its not an electric guitar, like say a stratocaster. Your concerns with it
    yellowing would probably increase it's Value.:tongue:
     
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Are you effeminate?
    If so, white will be a great choice.
    You might even get a higher resale value if you later sell it.
    Panasonic are foolish for not producing matching kit lenses.
     
  9. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Depends how often you want to clean it?

    White looks stella when you first get it. Looks slightly less good when you've shot 10,000 frames :/
     
  10. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    White could be better

    Actually there may be a technical advantage to using a white camera. It's a well know fact that as an image sensor warms up, it can produce more noise. The pixel refresh option that many Panasonic cameras have is suggested to be used after the camera has been in use for 10-15 minutes. If you take two containers, one black and one white, and measure their internal temperature after they were in direct sunlight you will see up to a 20 degree difference - black will be much warmer. I also recall that three chip broadcast cameras used solid state Peltier device to cool the blue CCD which generated the most noise as the camera got warmer.

    I don't think there is any visual difference, but at higher ISO's it might be an interesting test.
     
  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    However a black camera used indoors will cool itself faster than the white ... :)
     
  12. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    True

    Good point.
     
  13. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Oh Baby. This board cracks me up. Now were into thermodynamics! LOL.

    The OP wanted to know how well the white finish would hold up over time...

    This'll teach him to carefully phrase his question in the future :biggrin:

    This place is really unlike any other.

    Alan
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Where are the photos ? Come on white camera owners.......let's see how they're holding up. I think they're dead sexy......especially if they're wrapped up in some brown leather.
     
  15. White GF1s are particularly drool-worthy.
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    That's what I'm talkin' about. I certainly don't need anymore cameras, but if one of those were to come up for sale.........
     
  17. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    One? How about two?
     
  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Especially with silver/chrome lenses!
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Oh my God......my heart.....help......must look away.
     
  20. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Bold? If you've gotta ask....

    FWIW, my wife owns a red Pentax K-x. Quite a conversation starter. Don't buy a non-black camera if you don't like people.

    Regarding wear, I don't know, but with the pace of progress these days I'd imagine you'd replace the camera long before the finish wore off...