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Panasonic GX1

Well I’m here sharing my thoughts on the Panasonic GX1. Why just now? Yes it took me a while to get this. This was a natural path upgrade from the coveted Panasonic GF1, my first Micro 4/3s camera. My upgrade was halted a bit because I had the Panasonic G3 which performed very good for me. I didn’t really feel the need for a second body yet. But for an important upcoming travel photography, two bodies will be important for me, hence I really had this in my roadmap for a 2nd Micro 4/3s body somewhere along the way. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was really an enticing option to get, it was well received in the Micro 4/3s community. I had to let go of that option, why? The cost was a bit way out of the range. And what finally sealed me the deal with a GX1 body? The prices have gone down by around 40% lower than the prevailing market prices 6 months ago. This I didn’t want to let it pass. Finally, finally, I got it! YEAH! It is really solid body. What should Panasonic must have done to the GF2 and GF3 is on the GX1. The GF2 and GF3 models left a lot of photographers (including me) a bit frustrated by the upgrades Panasonic did to these 2 bodies, stripping most of the control set features and ergonomics. Now, with the GX1, Panasonic finally listened. It’s a good sign. And I really kind of miss the GF1, this makes me feel right at home. With improved sensor that can handle better high ISOs, better dynamic range, more responsive, better ergonomics and handling, more controls, etc… I think we got a winner here. I love it, and intend to keep this side by side with the G3.

So where shall we go from here? The adventure goes on…

 

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/800, ISO 160, Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm 1.7

 

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/2, 1/50, ISO 800, Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm 1.7

 

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/800, ISO 800, Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm 1.7

 

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Imperial Palace Hotel (Cebu, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/400, ISO 160, Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm 1.7

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