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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Iloca View Post
    I agree it's a little bit ugly but I will say this, it's certainly not menu drive, look at all the direct control buttons and a front command dial. Ok it's a pity they hadn't made it like a minature DMC-L1 rather than a DMC-L10 (I think thats the right models)

    It doesn't appear to be much smaller than the E-420 but at that size even small differences can be significant. It's much better than the E-420 with regard to control layout IMO.

    I could be tempted, I like the red one

    This is much, much better than I was expecting, definately not a point & shoot. I'll be following this one very closely
    The front adjustment wheel is particularly nice as it's a toggle switch too - press it to swap between shutter and aperture modes

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Yeah, I've just noticed that while it has a front command dial it doesn't have a rear one (I just assumed it had) Dual function command dial, what does it feel like, how likely is it that you would activate it by accident?

    TBH I don't much like the sound of it.

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Iloca View Post
    Yeah, I've just noticed that while it has a front command dial it doesn't have a rear one (I just assumed it had) Dual function command dial, what does it feel like, how likely is it that you would activate it by accident?

    TBH I don't much like the sound of it.
    I feel it works brilliantly. I never need to move both aperture and shutter at the same time, so it becomes very intuitive. One pet hate I have about the L10 is that I'm for ever bumping the rear dial as it sticks out. The single front dial with dual action is an ideal alternative. It's not easy to accidentally click the wheel.

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Might be ok then although I have my E-3 set up as follows.

    Aperture Priority - Rear Dial Aperture, Front Dial Exp Comp
    Shutter Priority - Front Dial Shutter Speed, Rear Dial Exp Comp
    Manual - Front Dial Shutter Speed, Rear Dial Aperture

    I'm not a fan of dual function controls, the 3 buttons on the L/H shoulder of the E-3 being a prime example, possibly it's worst feature IMO.

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Not sure if this link has been posted.

    The Lumix G1 Homepage (Flash Site)

    http://panasonic.net/pavc/lumix/syst...gms/index.html

    The G1 isn't short on Technology

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Is there a price hint? (If one is posted I've clean missed it it.)

    Steve

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post
    Is there a price hint?
    750 euro including kit lens.

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Sounds expensive to me !

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    I've just noticed that the lenses announced by Panasonic are not Leica branded - any Leica involvement here any more ?

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    Re: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds DMC-G1 baby previewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Sounds expensive to me !
    It makes business sense to start with a fully-specified (=rather expensive) model and then intruduce cheaper models later. This way, the customers that can afford it (the early adopters) will buy the expensive model and those that can't will buy the cheaper model when it comes out.
    Last edited by Stuttaton; 12th September 2008 at 12:48 PM. Reason: typo

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