Panasonic LUMIX GF1 to be released November 4

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    The GF2 is a restyled, slimmer version of the predecessor model GF1.
    Apparently, it shares the same 12 MP sensor as the Panasonic LUMIX G2.

    Some advance details here:
    http://www.43rumors.com/

    Official release will be at 06:00 GMT on November 4, 2010.
     
    Bruce, Nov 3, 2010
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    charles Guest


    Word is that Rich doesn't like it.
     
    charles, Nov 4, 2010
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    I must admit I don't like it either. I have been using a GF1 which
    has a lot of appeal to serious shooters. The GF2 has been dumbed down
    and is now more suited to people trading up from a compact P&S:

    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonicdmcgf2/
     
    Bruce, Nov 4, 2010
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  4. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    Nothing wrong with that. Panasonic are going for the same market as
    Sony with the NEX series. It's a big market. It just isn't for me.

    Nor for Rich - he'll be here before too long, spitting feathers. ;-)

    I replaced my GF1 with a Nikon P7000 last week and I also have a
    backup - a Canon PowerShot G9. So I won't be shedding any tears over
    the inadequacies of the GF2.
     
    Bruce, Nov 4, 2010
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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    It's clearly not for me either, and I already have small fingers.

    Rarely has there been such a dramatic repositioning in the market - in
    this case, it has moved as far away from my needs as it can get.

    I didn't know there was a GF2 coming when I traded my GF1 for a Nikon
    P7000, but it would have made me even more comfortable about my
    decision. Still, Panasonic is not foolish; it has probably aimed the
    GF2 more accurately at the company's s target market than the GF1.
     
    Bruce, Nov 4, 2010
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