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Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!

Do you have suggestions for improving Panasonic's cameras? Let us know and we will pass your suggestions on to Panasonic's top brass

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Just recently there was a FTU forum thread discussing the point that the new Lumix GX1 doesn't have an option to switch the LCD display off. The only way this can be achieved is by using the optional electronic viewfinder. It's odd because the GX1's predecessor, the GF1, did have an option to switch the screen off. We contacted Panasonic's product planners in Japan and, unsurprisingly, they were very interested to hear about our opinions on this matter. Panasonic is always asking us to for our opinions and ideas so that they can improve their designs in the future. Although not promising anything, we were told that they will see what can be done concerning the LCD display on/off option for the GX1 via a future firmware update.

Fundamentally, Panasonic's customers are a vital source of valuable information with which Panasonic can produce better and better designs. They welcome your feedback. So let's do something about it. I will be meeting some influential Panasonic personnel from Japan in a few weeks time. I would like to bring with me a document filled with your suggestions for tweaking existing camera models, fixing bugs, and for requests to add features to future models.

You can do this in two ways. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please email me via admin@fourthirds-user.com, or you can post your thoughts in the forum thread that is linked to this article (see below).

Olympus fans, don't feel left out; we'll do a similar exercise for you later this year.

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Four Thirds User editorial team Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
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Ian Re: L1 exposure bracket speed-up?
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martink Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
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Ian Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
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hard as snails Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
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Ian Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
I ought to add that if there is anything particularly nice and impressive about some aspect of the d... (more)

cnit Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
1. I bought the G2 over the G3 a month ago, despite having to go for a camera with an older technolo... (more)

tonyheps Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
I think it's time for a metal body to make the GH3 more suitable for the kind of use my GH2 has been... (more)

RobertD Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Yes for chunky hands or rather just the thumb position on the rear of the camera! There is not enoug... (more)

classicus46 Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Hi, I own a gh1 since it was available 3 years ago, pleased with it but I am ready to move to... ... (more)

pete barnard Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
How can I switch off the auto-shut down on the time exposure (4 mins I believe) so that I am free to... (more)

pete barnard Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Panasonic Lumix G2. Want to know how to over-ride this camera's annoying insistence on switching to ... (more)

Kurt Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Wi-Fi, wireless remote, faster.... (more)

whatapicture Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
A great camera could be made even better by re introducing the eye sensor [its a pain in the butt no... (more)

RobertD Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
In the setup menu - isn't there a Sleep mode Off setting? Rob... (more)

derekmjenkins Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
I am a GH1 owner with 14-140mm and 20mm lenses and here is my list. - Orientation Sensor - Abili... (more)

derekmjenkins Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Here is a second motion for GPS geo tagging and built in ND filter... (more)

Ian Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
There are some great pointers in this thread - keep them coming. Don't forget to mention particular ... (more)

whatapicture Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
As I said its a great camera that could be made even better, but I suspect there is only so much mor... (more)

Kiwi Paul Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
For the G3...l. Enable optional "auto ISO" in manual mode (like Olympus do), currently you have to ... (more)

classicus46 List of 16 Suggestions for Panasonic GH future camera
As I said in previous post I own a GH1 since it came out... and find it great, will change for some ... (more)

derekmjenkins Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
GH1 owner Things to maintain - metal mounts - articulating screens - dedicated video record butt... (more)

classicus46 Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
All approved, derekmjenkins :):):)... (more)

t_andersen Firmware for GF1
I have a GF1 and use it with the 14-140 mm lens for landscape photography when hiking. The scenes ha... (more)

t_andersen Firmware for GF1
I have a GF1 and use it with the 14-140 mm lens for landscape photography when hiking. The scenes ha... (more)

Fred L Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
I'd like a real successor to the G2. The G3 was huge disappointment to me. 1) Give back the physical... (more)

addieleman Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Just as the GH2 was a great upgrade for the G1 (which I still use), I hope an upcoming GH3 will be a... (more)

nrdlnd Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
I have the GH2 and 2,5/14, 1,7/20, 14-45, 14-140, 100-300, 2,8/45. I also have the Oly E-P2 and the ... (more)

whatapicture Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
If you look through the EVF on the Sony A65/77 its so good its almost like looking through an OVF. P... (more)

Ian Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Maybe, maybe not. I definitely think the Sony EVF is better but it's not a deal-breaker. The Olym... (more)

Graham Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
One thing I would very much like to see return to camera design is the lens axis control ring. Ther... (more)

whatapicture Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Do you mean something like the I Function ring on the Samsung NX lenses.... (more)

Ian Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Yes I think Graham means something like i-Function, or an aperture ring as on Panasonic Leica Four T... (more)

1948Kustom Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
Add a swiveling screen as per G3 to the GX1, plus wireless flash control and a real optical viewfind... (more)

whatapicture Re: Suggestions for Panasonic? Let's hear them!
There have been so many suggestions too numerous to mention, but could a list be made of the suggest... (more)