Keith Martin ha scritto:
> Sometime around 4/1/10 (at 17:44 +0100) Raphaël Jacquot said:
>> technically, with no mirror, it's NOT a DSLR...
> I bit my tongue, thanks for saying it for me. ;-)
> It is a dSL - there's no Reflex, in the SLR sense.
> Does that matter? Well... there are people who
> are happy with digital/electronic viewfinders and
> people who aren't. I'm definitely one of the
> latter. A 640x480px screen cannot be as accurate
> or precise as a purely optical view through a
> traditional pentaprism, and it must have *some*
> impact on battery life too.
> Ah well, different horses for different courses, as the saying goes.
I have bought a Panasonic G1 for Christmas and I am very fond of it. I
mainly shoot mountain landscapes so I must carry the camera on my
shoulders. The G1 and its lenses are really lightweight: you can feel
the difference in the backpack.
About the viewfinder, it is surely different from an SRL one but I like
it. It reminds me of the finder in the old twin lenses Rolleifexes,
looking from the top of the camera: grainy and low resolution. Sorry but
I miss some English words to explain this better.
Anyway, the world through the G1 viewfinder looks uglier than through an
SRL viewfinder. This can seem a bad thing, but the viewfinder is not
designed to look at the world, but to compose the photo. I feel that the
G1 look remembers me that I must compose the photo, not look at the
world outside. I always struggled to look at the image in the finder,
not at the world through it: this helped me at least to keep the horizon
The finder looks also rather large, probably larger than many DSRL cameras.
Of course different people have different tastes, but I think that it is
worth trying that viewfinder.
About battery life, it looks like the battery life is rather long.
Yesterday I hiked with the G1 hanging "naked" from the backpack, and the
temperature was several celsius degrees under zero: the battery lasted
without problems, even in that cold.