(FT5) Surprise: The 12-32mm not only is the smallest but also the best standard “cheap” kit zoom!

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On Thursday (October 17) Panasonic will unveil their new little gem, the Panasonic Gm1 ultracompact camera which has about the same size nd thickness as the LF1 compact camera. It will become the smallest MFT camera ever made.

The astonishing thing is that I have been told by trusted sources that the standard 12-32mm kit zoom not only is as thin as the 14mm pancake…it is also the highest built and image quality of all standard kit zooms on the mirrorless market! With standard zoom I mean the cheaper kit zooms like the 14-42mm from Olympus or Panasonic or the Sony 16-50 and so on. The 12-32mm is made of all metal!

I repeat it. This is Panasonic answer to the Sony RX100. Same size, bigger sensor, and interchangeable mount! What do you want more? Oh yeas, maybe a compact f/1.8 Zeiss zoom would be nice :)


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