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Perhaps the Gx8 soon......

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by D7k1, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    The Rumors site says that Pany will announce two new cameras this month (FT5). Am excited as this rumored camera is one on my short list.
     
  2. Paul80

    Paul80 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Hope not I cannot afford to replace my GX7 yet

    Got to replace the G6 with the New G7 first before I can spend on a new GX8
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Well you wouldn't have to buy it on day one! :)

    I just got a GX7 this winter so I'm not ready to upgrade yet. But the sooner they announce it, the sooner it can start dropping in price. Maybe in 18 months I can get one for $4-500 off MSRP like I did the GX7. Really the only things I'd want would be higher ISO for video, DFD Autofocus, and a nicer viewfinder that doesn't stick out so much. 4K photo would be nice, but I don't have a 4K monitor so I don't know what I'd do with the video at 4K. I can wait a year or two for those features. The GX7 is still one of the nicest cameras on the market, so I'm not too worried.
     
  4. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

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    A planet called Gaia
  5. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm hoping the GX8 is a bit underwhelming, though I seriously doubt that will be the case. I'm happy with my modest kit built around the E-M5. I don't need the temptation. :)
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
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  7. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Well I've been looking for about six months for a small form 4K camera (would have got the Em5 II if it had 4k) to match with my EP5, I'm in. I hope you can get body only as I want to get a 12-32 with it. This will be my last camera for a while, it with the 12-32mm and my EP5 with the 75-300mm will most likely replace my D7000/D7100 combo for everything but birds on a day to day basis. What a great time to be a photographer.
     
  8. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I'm a bit torn on size. I really like how small and light my GX1 is - the lightweight body makes heavier lenses more manageable. But my GX7 is able to handle the big 500g Olympus 11-22 with surprisingly aplomb, and I don't think the GX1 could do that same. I've also added a hot-shoe thumb grip to both my GX1 and GX7, so that helps handling a lot. I think slightly smaller than the existing GX7 would be nice, as long as it has a nice thumb grip.

    What I'd really, really love would be a flip-out thumb grip that is built into the camera so that I could still use the flash hotshoe. But I've never seen this great design idea implemented on a camera, despite the preponderance of 3rd party thumb grip sales to Fuji, Olympus, Leica, and Panasonic owners. Not that I own a flash, but still...
     
  9. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    A flip-out thumb grip is a cool idea turbfrog.

    I'd prefer the GX7 body over the LX100, all things equal. But I would like to see the eyepiece minimized. That seemingly insignificant detail really annoyed me when I had the 7. No bigger than what we have on the LX100, and I'll trade away the fact that it flips up to make it smaller, if necessary. As long as the screen still flips up.
     
  10. Jon Li

    Jon Li Mu-43 Regular

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    Wud like to see improved IBIS ( 5 Axis ) n articulated LCD screen similar to G7 while 4K video is an expected welcome n pricing similar to what Olympus did with OMD E-M5 Mk.2 . Good video kit lenses to complement the 4K video wud be good to have with GX8 .
     
  11. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Food for thought:
    If you only intend to use the kit lens on it, then you may be better served with the RX100 IV. In m4/3 terms, the RX100 III/IV lens is like a 12-35 2.5-3.8. You'll have almost a stop faster lens on the Sony and the lens will fold into the body for portability. I'd bet the GX8 would launch at $1099, so price isn't far off.
     
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  12. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I also plan on using my Oly 75-300, Pany 14 (+GWC1), Sigma 30, Tamron 90 and Nikon 300mm with tc1.4 7 1.7 only want the 12-32 for run and gun stuff.
     
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  13. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    They better put a bigger viewfinder in. that's really all I ask. I doubt we are getting a new sensor . realistically though , probably same tiny VF and some minor improvements . Panasonic really sucks at minituarizing compared to Sony.
     
  14. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Yeah, the GM1 is gargantuan...
     
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  15. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    You think that 4K video that could be argued to be the best this side of Arri Alexa or Red is really a minor improvement? You sure you did not mean to post this on Dpreview?
     
  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's just an odd comment. GM5 and GM1 stand alone as the miniature cameras to beat. And GF7 is slightly smaller than A5100. GX7 is just a hair taller than the A6000. So pretty much a wash. No idea where that came from.

    Where "sucks at miniaturization" holds true is for Sony's lens division. I'd probably have an A6000 if there were more compact lens options (that didn't suck).
     
  17. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    To me, it's not important. I would rather take the Em1 or Xt 1 viewfinder.
     
  18. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    I meat the viewfinder situation. Sony Nex bodies which are smaller than Gx7 have larger viewfinder. I am always jealous when I compare in a store.
     
  19. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    GX7 actually has a significantly larger viewfinder than the A6000 (1.4x vs .7x), it's just a 16:9 aspect ratio that crops significantly when it displays 4:3 for taking photos. If you are shooting video or 16x9 aspect, it's huge! Even after cropping to 4:3, it would still be .88x in APS-C terms, so 25% bigger than the A6000.

    The NEX-6 and 7 had 1.09x EVF, so that would be bigger than the GX7 in 3:2 mode by about 20%
     
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  20. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I'm afraid you're using slightly different terms, there. Mixing up the crop factors, as it were.

    The GX7 EVF is 1.4x magnification on an M4/3 sensor, so 0.70x FF equivalent.
    The A6000 EVF is 1.07x magnification on an APS-C sensor, also 0.70x FF equivalent.
    The NEX 6 EVF is 1.09x magnification on an APS-C sensor, so 0.73x FF equivalent.

    You are correct though that most of the issue is that the GX7's finder is 16:9 ratio, so in native 4:3 mode it's smaller, so it's only 0.57x.