To me the price is to high!
To me the price is to high!
Just wait for GH2 price!
The price is always relative. Some people say something is overpriced just because they can't afford it. That's not being overpriced, that's being underpaid, or having other priorities in life. Now, something may be overpriced if you can find many similar products for much less... where are the alternatives to the G2 and G10? Well, I can't find similar products to compare with, so I can't say if they are overpriced. They are too different to the other mirrorless models or to most entry DSLRs. Is the Leica M9 overpriced? Compared to what other full frame digital rangefinder? Well, I can't afford a M9, but I can't say it is overpriced.
A camera like the G2 includes what have to be the best EVF to date and a tilting LCD, unlike most entrey DSLRs that still use the same old OVF that's been evolving for five or six decades, and in most cases a fixed LCD. I find it fair to pay more for the Panasonic.
So when you say the price is too high, what are you comparing those cameras to?
I wouldn't say that the G2 is too expensive. After all, I paid the same amount of money one and a half year ago for my G1.
Nonetheless - if you aren't keen on video, I'd still opt for buying the G1.
Okay, it hasn't got video and touchscreen - but apart from that, it's just as good as its successor and it comes with a clearly better (built and picture quality) kit lens. And being the phase-out model you can purchase it at a ridiculously low price. For instance in the Netherlands: De GROOTSTE kamerawinkel van Nederland! Compleet op het gebied van fotografie en video - alle bekende merken voordelig kopen bij Kamera-Express.nl
I at least probably won't buy a new MFT camera until they will equip them with a new, less noisy sensor and/or a quick C-AF on DSLR level. The G1 is a fantastic camera and from my point of view (I don't do videos), all the 'improvements of the G2 are just gimmicks not worth losing the far better 14-45 kit lens of the G1. I still enjoy taking it with me every single day and use it for everything apart from the dog action I shoot with my Olympus E-30 and the fantastic Zuiko SWD lenses.
It's nice to see they are making it a common feature in new models (like in the new LX5 and FZ100), now I only wish to see more models with a multi-aspect ratio sensor ala GH1.
Thinking back: (2000) Nikon D1 $5,000 ... (2001) Kodak DCS660 $15,000 [& that's after the 50% price drop] ... but ... it did produce beautiful files of 6meg but only around 100 ISO ... (2002) brought the DCS760 with slightly better ISO @ $7,500 ... then Kodak seemed to hit a wall... so ... The sequence was: Nikon D100 [$2,000 ?] (remembered as so-so) ... Canon 10D [$2,000 again ?] (a time spent missing some of the Nikkors but nice image files) ... the Canon 1DmII [$5,500 give or take] (offering really nice image files during a time of getting to know the 70-300DO ... but also tiring of the weight) ... & things were changing ... Along came the Canon XTi & XSi [both sub $1,000 with a lens] (offering a light body with fine image files) ... Then a brief time with a Canon S90 showed fine images with a "take everywhere" camera ... & now on to a pair of red Lumix G2's [$800 wit lens] ... looks as though $800 offers a good feature-full kit these days while any less cuts too far into the feature list ... Why complaining $$$
I also believe that G2 must cost $10 or less, but none of sellers believes me, so I have to pay $1000
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