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Panasonic G100

raist3d

Well-known member
Im hoping that the G9 successor takes a more S1/S1R style design. I guess the fully articulating screens are fine for videocentric models but for photography I want the screen to remain inline with the lens.
Yes, I also highly prefer tilt-LCD and not fully articulated for street work. I want to see if Panasonic does a GX10.

- Ricardo
 

Jorgen Udvang

Subscriber Member
So did anyone get it? Jorgen? :)

- Ricardo
Not yet. The pandemic has reduced my income, so all camera spendings are on hold for the time being. I do still see it as a very likely replacement for my GM5 though, and I need a small camera, so it's on the list. I might need to buy a G95 or G9 before the G100 though, since I'm doing more video production and need something that is more suitable than the GX8 for that.
 

iiiNelson

Well-known member
Not yet. The pandemic has reduced my income, so all camera spendings are on hold for the time being. I do still see it as a very likely replacement for my GM5 though, and I need a small camera, so it's on the list. I might need to buy a G95 or G9 before the G100 though, since I'm doing more video production and need something that is more suitable than the GX8 for that.
Id be on the lookout for a gently used GH5 as well since a lot of people are looking to go full frame and/or Super 35. Might be doable in your budget since they’re selling new for about $1200 in the US. Used they may be close in price to a new G100.
 

Jorgen Udvang

Subscriber Member
Id be on the lookout for a gently used GH5 as well since a lot of people are looking to go full frame and/or Super 35. Might be doable in your budget since they’re selling new for about $1200 in the US. Used they may be close in price to a new G100.
The problem with used GH5 bodies is that they have often been subject to heavy video use. When they come with 1,200 clicks and 6 batteries, you know that it wasn't used for portrait photography :ROTFL:
While the physical wear is typically lower on cameras that have been used mainly for video, it's a question how the heat influences the durability of the electronics.

With prices for new ones going down, that is probably a better bet.
 

iiiNelson

Well-known member
The problem with used GH5 bodies is that they have often been subject to heavy video use. When they come with 1,200 clicks and 6 batteries, you know that it wasn't used for portrait photography :ROTFL:
While the physical wear is typically lower on cameras that have been used mainly for video, it's a question how the heat influences the durability of the electronics.

With prices for new ones going down, that is probably a better bet.
I don’t disagree in general. I think I’m more cases than not - the camera goes mostly unused when there are “1200 clicks and 6 batteries.” I agree that the price of a new camera is low enough to where it makes sense to get a new one or await the next model at this point. It’s rumored that the GH6 should arrive by the fall... I personally may very well go that direction with a 10-25/1.7.

I think a lot of people have big plans for capable cameras but often barely use them as much as intended when the purchase happened... this is even more true with folks that change bodies to every new version. I was just talking to a friend of mine about how my newest Sony body has been with me for just over 5 years now and my oldest FF ones are going on 7 years old... still have a 10+ year old NEX-5 too.
 

raist3d

Well-known member
So I have to say, waiting on EM10 MIV official announcement. It's a bit smaller it seems than Em5 MKIII by a hair, but keeps IBIS to 4.5 stops, the all important (for me) TILT LCD, will have the 20 MP sensor and hopefully, Auto ISO rolls to 25600 (unlike EM5 MKIII and all PDAF Olympus m43rds cameras which Auto ISO can only roll to ISO 6400).

It's ironic, but I may be more interested in this camera than the EM5 mKIII. I need to see how much Olympus cripples is when it's announced next week.

- Ricardo
 

Jorgen Udvang

Subscriber Member
This video plays like an influencer/Lumix ambassador with the dose of strange ;-)
He's an oddball for sure. Darryl Carey has also announced that he will review the G100 within the near future and has already stated that he finds it to be a very useful camera for many other things than vlogging. Although he's also a Panasonic fanboy, he's pretty serious about his testing.
 

Jorgen Udvang

Subscriber Member
There are vintage camera enthusiasts, and then there are camera enthusiasts who are vintage. Great little review of the G100:

 
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