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    ** 20 more samples - from a production camera, full res.



    As I used a pre-production G1, I was asked to only reproduce sample images at VGA (640x480) resolution. But even at this size, bandinh would be clearly visible, if present, in the dark areas of the frame, at high ISO. Well, this is ISO 3200, with no post processing...

    And here is an ISO 1600 sample:



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      Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

      Ian

      I like what I see so far, limitations notwithstanding !

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        Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

        These are both ISO 3200 from the G1 (and like the others, from a camera JPEG, with no post processing):




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          Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

          Alas, we have had to give the cameras back this afternoon, but if I get an opportunity, I will try out your suggestion. I do have some other shots on another card that I haven't had a chance a to look at yet - let me fend off the urge to crash out on my hotel bed and have a look...

          Ian
          Founder/editor
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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            Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

            Sorted!

            If that sensor is going in the E3 upgrade, Nikon had better start work on the D300 - fast!

            Seriously, from these examples the new sensor looks most promising. Maybe even AP will like it!

            Gosh, don't we live in exciting times! I'd love to be in Cologne for the next week!
            View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

            John

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              Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              Alas, we have had to give the cameras back this afternoon, but if I get an opportunity, I will try out your suggestion. I do have some other shots on another card that I haven't had a chance a to look at yet - let me fend off the urge to crash out on my hotel bed and have a look...

              Ian
              Ian!!

              You can't go to sleep at a time like this...

              Only kidding, we need you to be fresh and alert for the next week to deliver all the gos and keep us informed!

              It's a hard life!
              View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

              John

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                Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                Originally posted by John Perriment View Post
                Ian!!

                You can't go to sleep at a time like this...

                Only kidding, we need you to be fresh and alert for the next week to deliver all the gos and keep us informed!

                It's a hard life!
                Oh alright - here is another ISO 3200 shot


                As with most of my forum posts, click on the image to see more info in the gallery.

                Ian
                Founder/editor
                Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                  Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                  Yes, I certainly like what I'm seeing! Now you've used the camera a bit, Ian, how are you getting on with the EVF?
                  View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

                  John

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                    Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                    Originally posted by John Perriment View Post
                    Yes, I certainly like what I'm seeing! Now you've used the camera a bit, Ian, how are you getting on with the EVF?
                    I personally like the EVF a lot. It's big, bright, and compared to previous EVFs I have used in bridge cameras, it's very sharp and clear as long as you are viewing a scene with normal brightness.

                    The normal frame rate is 60fps and there is very little detectable lag normally.

                    The EVF does degrade when it gets darker. First of all the frame rate drops, the lag increases, then noise starts to show up, and finally colour disappears as the Venus Engine image processor struggles to maintain the image integrity. But at these low light levels the you would have through an optical finder would be already pretty murky.

                    It's great to have dynamic information overlayed - if you choose - or you can have a clear display.

                    So, overall a big thumbs up from me. The AF is also more responsive than I dared hope.

                    Ian
                    Founder/editor
                    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                    Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                      Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                      Guess I'll have to organise another Four Thirds Day Out, as soon as samples of the new cameras are available!
                      View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

                      John

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                        Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                        These are exciting times!

                        Notwithstanding the limitations imposed upon Ian for posting these G1 images, they do look very promising indeed. I have to say that seeing these pictures of the G1 in somebody's hands has given me a much greater appreciation for how small this camera really is, in spite of the fact that Panasonic has acknowledged that they could have made it smaller still, but chose to follow a more mainstream body format for their first offering.

                        Much as I would personally have liked a smaller more rangedfinder-ish kind of style, I cannot say I blame them at all for sticking with a more conventional design, in spite of which, it looks as if they have succeeded in creating a very stylish little camera indeed.

                        It's exciting that the G1 looks to be shaping up to be a real little gem and it's hopefully just the first in a line of successful concepts that will propel micro Four Thirds to success. I can't wait to read actual reviews and see larger images from production models but Panasonic might have a little photographic revolution on their hands here.

                        Kudos to them for the G1!

                        Gordon

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                        • #13
                          Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                          Very encouraging shots.
                          Now if Oly can come out with a body more to my liking and maybe another prime or two...I'll be sold.
                          Even without Oly, I may end up with m4/3.

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                            Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                            This all looks almost too exciting. I am am still not keen on the first offering from Panasonic but the technology inside appears fabulous. When it makes its way into other offerings I can see my self buying.

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                              Re: A couple of interesting Lumix G1 samples for you

                              The images are fine but say very little, it's dark low light shots that'll indicate how good the performance is. High ISO performance is one thing Low light is a very different kettle of fish.

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