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Panasonic GX2 wish list :))

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Bhupinder2002, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Guys :smile:
    I bought GX1 and its a wonderful little fella but there is something still to be desired ..I wish Panny listens to us and give us more feature packed GX2.
    So share your wish list please.
    1) OMD sensor
    2) Inbuilt VF
    3) IBIS
    4) Rotating screen
    5) Better video mode with manual controls ( main reason for me not keeping GX1)
    6) Shutter speed of 1/6000

    Share yours please.
  2. chicaboo

    chicaboo Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 7, 2012
    Logan, QLD, Australia
    Hi Bhup,

    I don't see most of those things happening, except 5 and 6. But, perhaps Panasonic will introduce an EVF on the side like Sony and Fuji? Pansonic seem to like to draw the boundaries between their GF, GX, G and GH line of cameras, and most of what you're asking for crosses into the GH feature set.

    I would like to add ISO100, MF focus peaking, and no more shutter vibration.
  3. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    1) Price at intro that's reasonable and will not be cut in half in 6 months.
  4. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    > Wider range of variable adjustment for the internal JPEG processing
    > Inputting EXIF data for manual lenses
    They should be able to do those without the need of new hardware

    These are personal
    > Switch the Fn1 and Q.Menu button position.
    > Change the power switch back to how it is in GF1
  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Built in nd filter!!! All the body controls of the gf1, and an evf.
    typed on my phone, sorry.
  6. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Sony OMD sensor seems unlikely. Far more likely to get a slight bump to the tweaked GH2 sensor found in the G5. It wouldn't make sense to have any less for a premium model.

    IBIS won't be seen in a panasonic.

    But maybe an EVF..I would lust for.
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    ^if you look on the xe1 thread I posted a link to a patent panasonic filed for a range finder style body with flash, evf, and ibs.

    typed on my phone, sorry.
  8. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    how about a better photographer behind it?!? :biggrin:
  9. Donsantos

    Donsantos Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    Too late. Fuji beat them to the punch. I already pre-ordered the fuji x-e1 with kit lens. I'm also eagerly awaiting the 23mm 1.4 for the fuji.
  10. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    That camera pretty much exists; it's called the E-M5. =P
  11. zuzullo

    zuzullo Mu-43 Regular


    What if it look like this:

    SPECS: http://thingsnstuffs.blogspot.com/

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  12. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    How about price at intro that is reasonable and still will be cut in half in 6 months...:) ?

    But my list would mainly be EVF and tilt screen (no swivel please). I would pick such a camera up in an instant, whether that is a Panasonic or Olympus...
  13. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Realistically if they wish to compete with the Sony / Fugi competition

    1. EVF built in on the side.
    2. Built in flash
    3. Few more dedicated buttons. Better dials for primary and secondary functions of each dedicated mode.
    4. Interchangable grip options.
    5. Tilting LCD
    6. Compatible RC flash function with Oly flash units.

    Not expected, but would be nice

    1. ISO 50 or 80
    2. Built in ND filter

    Slightly bigger size is fine. Body only price sno more than Nex6.
  14. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    If this picture is correct the GX2 competes with the G5 and probably will have an higher price level since it has a better body and controls.
    Since Panasonic has now two sensors the G5 and the GH3 I assume that it might get the GH3 sensor minus the video capabilities in order to put it in between the G5 and the GH3.
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  15. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    I'd like to see the GX line or Pen Modle be aimed at the enthusiast/pro still photographer, as I feel the GH cuts a bit much in order to appeal to the video/stills hybrid photog.

    - Built in left side EVF (rangefinder-esque, even if it means a slightly smaller screen)
    - Weather sealed.
    - Lower base ISO, 50-100 please! (built in ND?)
    - Higher flash sync speed. 1/250-500
    - Wireless flash system
    - Gh3's wifi/smart phone integration.
    - Roughly the same form/size as the GX1, given some wiggle room for the built-in EVF

    I'd be willing to pay well over $1k if Oly or Pany could make this happen.

    P.S. an optional battery grip would be nice, but not a deal breaker.
  16. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I think the direction Panasonic has taken with the GH3 leaves room for a fully-featured compact model to be introduced. So, as a GX2 it'd want the following...

    - Same form and size as the GX1.
    - Weathersealed
    - Top-left EVF
    - Multi-aspect sensor
    - 1/8000" shutter
    - Tilt screen
    - Release with a weathersealed sealed 20/f1.7 MkII
    - Sub-$1000 body-only
  17. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    Oooh... look... A camera with two shutter releases.

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  18. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Just like the OM-D with accessory grip. :biggrin:

    And the OM-D actually exists, unlike this photo chop.

    If Panny had a shutter capable of 1/8000th, they would certainly have used it on their top of the line GH3. Multi-aspect sensor is interesting. Some are saying the GH3 did away with it, some are saying it has one, just not the firmware to support it. Time will tell.
  19. zuzullo

    zuzullo Mu-43 Regular

    Contant preview issue

    We could be friends again if Panasonic:

    Makes the [Constant Preview] function available in A-mode, S-mode and P-mode.
  20. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Really only 2 things that would interest me at this point:

    1) Built-in EVF
    2) Electronic shutter with no ISO limits

    Oh, an upgraded sensor and processing would be nice, but the most important thing is that the camera be small and quiet. Small is hard if you have to keep the LVF-2 plugged in, and quiet is possible only when the mechanical shutter can be disabled. The G5 seems to have figured 2) out, but unfortunately it's big and you can't use the electronic shutter above ISO 1600.

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