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Old Dec 9, 2011, 4:14 PM   #11
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G3 costs more though!

Spec says ISO range almost the same as G2

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Old Dec 9, 2011, 4:17 PM   #12
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But you can get better low light ability.
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Old Dec 9, 2011, 9:36 PM   #13
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I started with a Canon 50D and used it for about a year or so but found myself leaving the camera at home all the time because it was too big to lug around. I sold the 50D and bought a GF1. Liked it but the low light and ISO performance was not that great and missed the image quality from a DSLR. I then sold the GF1 and went back to DSLR and got a Nikon D7000. Was quite an upgrade from the 50D and liked it a lot. Used it for almost a year then I find myself using it less and less again because I didn't want to lug it around. Ended up selling the D7000 and bought the Panasonic G3. Image quality and ISO performance seems very good compared to the GF1 and so far it looks like it's something that I can live with, for now lol

The G3 with a 20mm pancake lens is much more discrete than the D7000 with a 35mm prime and now I don't stick out like a sore thumb at social gatherings haha
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G'day Koolpc

Just posting some images from last night into a new thread - I won't hjack your thread, but you might find some things of interest

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Old Dec 10, 2011, 3:03 PM   #15
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They have the same range. But the older sensor does not do well at high iso. Allot more noise pass 800iso.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 7:43 AM   #16
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Keep an eye out for a deal on a GH2 as well... the form factor of the G1 and G2 with the high-ISO performance and resolution of the G3... and the best video ability of them all. While there's been no formal announcement, it looks like the GH2 has been discontinued and retailers have been discounting the camera to make room for its replacement. Typically, the GH2 has been offered with the 14-140mm lens which can be a pricey package. But you'll see it around with the kit 14-42mm lens for a lot less. I saw this package in the $600 range very recently.
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I see this caused quite a stir in the media ...... but a must read for anyone
who is considering a DSLR vs Lumix Micro 4/3 camera

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/0...re-the-future/
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Each system has it's place. There are still allot of things a mirrorless or m4/3 can not do that the dslr does better. I have both, and each has their place as I shoot pretty much everything. But if you are a landscaper or portrait shoot pick and choose which feels better.
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