Re: Panasonic unveils its new G2 and G10 models early
Maybe panasonic bodies should have IS, but allow a lens OIS override, so that large teles can get supplemental IS at the cost of a few grams.
For me IS is not as much a deal killer as missing the EAL-button and dial on the EPL1, or lens incompatibilities.
For me EP1 was a 1/2 baked 1st gen time-to-market gadget, forcing an early EP-2 out, and still it's flawed: no built in flash, overpriced, incomplete marketing. I think Olympus is overstretched and it shows in the products, good stuff but with absurd flaws liike epl1 having the flash, showing maybe a ressource/schedule/feature constraint matrix pushing features out.
Panasonic's lineup seem more coherent, or maybe the features they dropped is less visible, like lens AF compatibility.
Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.