New Panasonic M43 camera with fixed lens and rangefinder-style viewfinder [43rumors]

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It's not interchangeable lens though, just a compact with a decent sized sensor on it - probably called the LX4

Will be a fine carry about though if you don't have a :43: already
 

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Will be a fine carry about though if you don't have a :43: already
Will also be a fine carry-about if you do have a m4/3 already. I don't take my GH1 everywhere I go, but I would something compact like this. I agree that such a camera wouldn't appeal to GF-1/E-PEN users who already have a compact m4/3 body.
 

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I'm surprised nobody other than Sigma has come out with a large-sensor point-and-shoot...I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see Panasonic do it.
 

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Hmm, that might be just the thing to replace my ageing LX-2 as an even smaller carry around camera than my EP-1. Much as I love the LX-2's tiny size and image quality in good light it really can't get anywhere near the EP-1 in poor light or as far as depth of field control goes (important for my personal style of photography), nor is it as flexible of course, having a fixed lens.

However there are a few situations where I will still use it in preference to the EP-1 - mainly at parties / social events where I want something tiny I can just stick in a handbag, and when I'm out walking (backpacking) when every gram that I don't have to carry about counts! :wink: If a camera like this can remedy the image quality and depth of field issues but be no bigger than an LX-2, I could certainly see it becoming a backup to my EP-1 or even as a main camera for those occasional situations when even an EP-1 is too big :wink:
 

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fingers crossed it'll have proper rangefinder styling that we've all been craving - if it does I'll be the first to pre order mine, and if a Leica branded one really does come out and looks very similar to a Leica M camera i might even spend more for the red dot...

Hope it comes with the also rumored newer sensor which I posted about elsewhere in the forums.
 

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I wouldn't mind such camera without any zoom
- Fast 80-100 mm prime with larger sensor

Of course next to my LX3
 

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Potentially the GF2 will have a build-in EVF (with exchangable lenses, higher price, but also more flexible)
- Question, is EVF good enough for you (I prefer OVF)
 

Brian Mosley

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Hi Joep,

I'd have no problem with EVF if it could be made near continuous... perhaps the electronic global shutter will make this more feasible.

As it is, I think the VF-2 is a good implementation - I like being able to switch it between bodies or keep it in a pocket for wide angle photography.

Cheers

Brian
 

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I like the potential application of a mirrorless camera to also record 5 images before pushing the shutter!!!
[credits should not go to me, but I don't know any more where I read this idea]
 

Brian Mosley

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I believe the Casio F1 had that feature.

From the dpreview preview.
Don’t miss that crucial moment, Prerecord Still Images, using ultra-high speed burst function
Users can record images not just at the instant they press the shutter button, but before! Continuously recording at up to 60 images per second, a maximum of 60 images can be saved in the camera’s own buffer memory even before the shutter button is depressed. Even if users press the shutter a little late, they will still be able to catch that vital moment.
Cheers

Brian
 

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Thanks Brian
- In some way it kind of kills the challenge of catching the right moment, but if you are used to the continuos burst mode of better DSLR (and select 1 out of 100) then this is just a small step for mankind, but a hudge leap some individuals. Imagine burst mode application with film, or this prerecord functionality?!?!
- Fortunately still framing, focus and all other settings should be OK to get a real good picture, so I think it will especially be handy for family shots.
 
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