As discussed in my previous post I had a short list of cameras for my travel and walking consisting of
- Panasonic Lumix G3
- Canon G12
- Fuji X10
- Nikon P7100
Well I finally decided on a G3 kit which I hoped to purchase when visiting Focus-on-Imaging show in NEC. In deed Camera World were selling the standard kit for £400. However they were also selling the GX1 for £600 and including the EVF (view finder) at no extra coat. Now this retails for £200-230 and I had dismissed the GX1 as it would have been twice as much as the G3 although the new power zoom lens was very compct and ideal for travel and a metal body.
The EVF is the Mark 2 with 1.44 Megapixels and very clear.
Masses to learn but so far very pleased. It has the keen amateur as its prime user with such controls as
- Mode Dial
- Exposure +- dial
- Manual focus magnifier
- Customisable quick menu and function buttons
- RAW (incidently Apple just updated Lion to support GX1 Raw