New LUMIX Camera Announcement

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Well thanks Lumix. 11:00 am GMT has come and gone. I am really being teased about this new camera, and hopefully other news.
 

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It hasn't been announced yet but the EVF looks interesting judging by the leaked spec sheet:

3,680k dot equivalent
0,73x magnification (G80/G90 have 0,74x)
20mm eye point (same as G80/G90)

So not very large, but very high resolution. I hope the viewfinder optics are better than the GX7/GX80.
 

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just watched the DP Review and I think it's a waste of time for its stated purpose.

  • AF is weak
  • No IBIS
  • Soft 4K image /w crop thats gets even softer and even more cropped when used with the mandatory E-stabilization which, even at max , is still jerky
  • no headphone jack
  • poor battery life
  • Tinny audio
You can get the much better equipped G85 for $95 less. Yes its bigger But at least its better in nearly every way.
 

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I agree with others saying that it has has the same old sensor, but I do think it is odd that for this mid-level camera they used the 20MP sensor. I mean, for example, Olympus is still using the 16MP sensor for the latest E-M10 and the E-PL10. (Hate to bad-mouth Oly with the latest bombshell delivered today!).
 
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For still photography I think it looks much like what an upgraded GM-5 would be (a GM-7, I guess). It has an EVF, which makes it pretty desirable, I think, as a 2nd body for still photographers. I use the GM-5 for this and wouldn't mind having the extra 4MP (and upgraded) sensor. And the EVF is probably better than the one on the old GM-5 (hard to see how it could be much worse - but it IS a viewfinder - YES!). So I think it looks interesting.
 

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Really like the form factor. It could be a great 2nd body, or daily cam, even for quality work, if only it had one single dial more. As it is it's blogging, possibly streaming cam. Not saying that's a bad decision, I think there's definitely a market for that. There is a large market to be had, and possibly even larger live streaming gaming market. It may sell, and I think it's a good business decision. It's just not what I'd personally look in a cam, or what I'd be comfortable advising to newcomers to photography.
 

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Not something I'd ever even consider buying, tbh.

I'll keep waiting for a possible GX10 and see what that brings to the table.
 

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I think the compactness with the high-resolution viewfinder and bright LCD screen is something unique for this price range. The lack of IBIS and the obvious last minute marketing as a vlogging camera is a real head scratcher.
 

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Well 3 months have passed. A few thousand more photos taken on my GX80, quite a few with prime lenses. Venturing out with the PL15 and P25mm. Both nice and small. But would the P20mm have worked? Re-reading reviews. Looking at new and second hand models. not sure. Looked at the P20mm showcase. Looking good. However, I shall wait for a new GX10 bundled with a mk.3 P20mm f1.7. That could be a killer combo. Waiting....
 

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Well 3 months have passed. A few thousand more photos taken on my GX80, quite a few with prime lenses. Venturing out with the PL15 and P25mm. Both nice and small. But would the P20mm have worked? Re-reading reviews. Looking at new and second hand models. not sure. Looked at the P20mm showcase. Looking good. However, I shall wait for a new GX10 bundled with a mk.3 P20mm f1.7. That could be a killer combo. Waiting....
Since the mk II 20mm lens was nothing more than a materials refresh, you will be waiting a long time for that to happen again. The 20mm isn't getting improved upon any time soon - the pancake size and the image quality are both made possible by the focusing design, which moves the whole optical assembly. Not having a separate focusing element means it's impossible to get the focus speed any faster, and changing that would compromise all the good parts of the lens.
 
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