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Panasonic GF1 vs GF2 vs Canon S95

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by yfyf, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Fiance brought a GF2 back from Tokyo for me, feels like a nice successor to the GF1 so far. It has a touchscreen interface for certain things (like focus point) which is kind of clever.
     
  2. Brian SD

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    I played around with the GF2 and it is a pretty nice successor as you say. Only thing I'm not a fan of is the body. I rather like the more retro stylings of the GF1.
     
  3. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    it sounds like a pain to focus
     
  4. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    I have a LX3. Would love a GF1 or GF2. Great cameras.
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    You need to get a Franiec grip on that S95.

    PS: Saw the Armoury feature in this month's Monocle - congrats!
     
  6. Sherman90

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    Fascinating. These are precisely the three cameras on my list.

    I currently own the S95 and am a bit disappointed, to be honest. I feel like I need the step up to a micro 4/3rds, but have been waiting for the GF2 to hit our shores, either for a price drop on the GF1 or for a reason to cop the latest model.

    How does the touchscreen strike you? It's been getting a lot of bad rap from the "real" photographers, but all as a matter of speculation, of course.
     
  7. akatsuki

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    GF1 > GF2 > S95. The GF1 is a bit more of a photographers camera because it has more manual controls. For a P&S, GF2 or S95 would be fine...

    I'd still consider the E-PL1 just for the IBIS personally. The autofocus is a hair slower than the GF1 but is almost as good (older reviews had it slower before firmware updates).
     
  8. Sherman90

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    GF1 > GF2 > S95. The GF1 is a bit more of a photographers camera because it has more manual controls. For a P&S, GF2 or S95 would be fine...

    I'd still consider the E-PL1 just for the IBIS personally. The autofocus is a hair slower than the GF1 but is almost as good (older reviews had it slower before firmware updates).


    The other option, of course, is to wait for this sucker - http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n100920.html

    A lot of people are drooling over it.
     
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    I love my NEX-5.
    I think NEX-5 with the Firmware 3 update (soft keys) makes it a strong contender.
     
  11. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    The other option, of course, is to wait for this sucker - http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n100920.html

    Putting in a pre-order for this at the end of February.

    It will be mine...oh yes. It will be mine.
     
  12. LawrenceMD

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    here's my lumix collection: gf1>lx3>tz5 [​IMG] I've since sold off the lx3. the lx3 was nice because its like a starter camera to learn all about photography. fully automatic or fully manual with all the usual settings like aperture mode/shutter mode/ect. when I got the gf1 the lx3 became redundant. the tz5 is the typical PS, and takes great shots with good light, the best part is that i found the underwater housing for it on eBay for $114. So I decided to keep it as my beach vacation/pool party camera.
     
  13. poorsod

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    I just picked up a GF1 last week and have been playing with it since. I think they are quickly disappearing at the $600 price with the 20 mm lense.
     
  14. inviscid

    inviscid Senior member

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    The other option, of course, is to wait for this sucker - http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n100920.html

    A lot of people are drooling over it.


    Too expensive for what it is.... GF1 + 20mm for $600 new was hard to beat.
     
  15. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    I've been a Lumix man from day one. FX12--->TZ5--->ZS3.

    My new Canon T2i arrived yesterday! [​IMG]
     
  16. Sherman90

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    Went out and picked up the GF1 today. $650 CAD. Not bad considering this badboy sold for over $1k just a few months ago!

    Looking forward to getting to using it to death. I'll miss the s95, though!
     
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    Any recommendations for a second lens for the GF1 (20mm as my first)?
     
  18. pabloj

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    Suggestions for a case for the GF2? I'd love something in hardgraft style, if you know what I mean
    Thanks in advance
     

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