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    Ground control to Vivek

    Have you received your NX10 yet? Some of us are going crazy waiting for your impressions of the new cam. Inquiring minds need to know...

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Jonathon, Still waiting for the customs to clear it.................................

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Vivek,

    This is the longest customs inspection ever.

    Either you will get a large bill for duty, or none at all.

    Martin

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Martin, Jonathon: The camera kit has landed (finally).

    All the talk that goes around about the LED display is every bit true. Outstanding!

    Pathetic EVF (I am charging the battery...).

    Will not hold a candle to that of G1's.

    The 30/2 is nice. Build quality is better than the Oly-D 17/2.8 (no big surprise) of m4/rds but less than that of the Pana 20/1.7. Flimsy, lightweight plastic with a substantial look. Filter threads are very well placed (better than Pana).

    The 30/2 has CA (as seen on the display, lateral, I suspect). The magnification only works in the center and only 2X (as expounded by elsewhere) and only with the system lens mounted. If there is a firmware (if that is possible at all in this cam) to alleviate this, it would be good.

    Will try to use the cam (if it does not sound very enthusiastic that means that is my initial impression ) and post some pics when I am ready.

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    How is the screen outdoors?

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    The OLED (Organic LED) display is the strongest point of the NX10.

    For an EP1 shooter, it would look heavenly. The best of its kind.

    Did I mention that the EVF is PATHETIC?

    After a while, I found the toggle to find selective area focus. If anyone thinks (like me) that the Panasonic G1's CDAF sucks, then this cam's AF makes it look much better.

    I think I better shut up now because I am toying with the idea of putting it up for sale...

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    Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Do you have any images that we might see?????

    Martin

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Perhaps in a day or two, Martin. I would like to figure out what works best and how to get decent images out of the RAW files.

    I know the default settings for AF suck.

    Just now I figured out how to make the camera work without any lens mounted on it...

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The OLED (Organic LED) display is the strongest point of the NX10.

    For an EP1 shooter, it would look heavenly. The best of its kind.

    Did I mention that the EVF is PATHETIC?

    After a while, I found the toggle to find selective area focus. If anyone thinks (like me) that the Panasonic G1's CDAF sucks, then this cam's AF makes it look much better.

    I think I better shut up now because I am toying with the idea of putting it up for sale...
    Thanks for sharing this with us, especially me a fence sitter and sorry to hear that your initial impressions are poor. I look forward to you future observations and comments.
    Cheers,
    Nick

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    I have just seen the first one for sale over at FM. Didn't take long at all.

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    Quote Originally Posted by ecsh View Post
    I have just seen the first one for sale over at FM. Didn't take long at all.
    Seems as though there's been a change of heart -- it's now withdrawn from sale.

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    Jonathan:

    I looked at FM just after I read ecsh's note yesterday, and couldn't find the for sale item.

    I guess, someone had a change of heart, or made a very quick sake.

    Martin

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    Re: Ground control to Vivek

    One other +ve for the NX10 (other than the OLED screen) is the flash.

    The pop-up exposes accurately with any lens and the flash sync is at 1/180s.

    I will be buying a SF20 (or whatever it is called) soon.

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    Anyway, How is the screen outdoors?

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