Fake GX1 designed by our friends from Blog.livedoor
As you know a new Panasonic GX1 camera will be announced on November 8 in Japan. It has not a built-in viewfinder a la [shoplink 25396]NEX-7[/shoplink] and not a brand new sensor (same sensor as the [shoplink 22077 ebay]Panasonic G3[/shoplink]. Two of my top sources had the chance to play with the new Panasonic GX1 camera. After reading your comments on 43rumors they contacted me to say that the camera is actually much better than “your readers do think”.
First: the Panasonic GX1 has a very sexy looking and very high quality body. It’s a camera that feels extremely robust and well in your hands. The quality of the buttons for example is higher than the buttons from the [shoplink 16254 ebay]Panasonic GH2[/shoplink].
Second: Semi-pros that loved the [shoplink 14828]Panasonic GF1[/shoplink] will like the new GX1. It is not a revolution but more a very well thought evolution of the GF1.
Third: The image quality beats every Panasonic camera to date. It has the same G3 sensor but also a new much improved processing engine. One of my soruces said that i his opinion this is the camera with the best image quality to date.
In summary, some of us may be disappointed to know that this is not a [shoplink 25396]NEX-7[/shoplink] competitor with built.in viewfinder. But the sources are pretty sure that you will like the new camera anyway because it’s a real advanced and mature photographic tool.
I should soon get more details about the GX1. Feel free to help em to find rumors on the www. If you get some interesting news drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
P.S.: I asked one of the sources why Panasonic didn’t make a camera with a built-in viewfinder like the [shoplink 26385 ebay]Panasonic LC1 (Click here to see that cam on ebay)[/shoplink]. His opinion is that Panasonic didn’t want to compete against his own [shoplink 22077]Panasonic G3[/shoplink]. If that opinion corrisponds to truth than Panasonic is making a huge mistake (that’s now my personal opinion!).
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