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Old Aug 4, 2010, 4:40 PM   #1
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Right, my father in law has seen my 450D and likes it but is not too fussy about its size. He likes the idea of the nice lens etc but wants something smaller, not a point and shoot or a powerzoom camera.

So, i mentioned the Panasonic G1 but looking around i also see the G2 and G10.

I thought the G1 would suffice? He doesn't want video capabilities or touch screen.

Is the G1 a worthy buy? He would be using it for taking pics of the grandchildren and landscapes and architecture and some wildlife in the garden (His wife! lol)
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with the panny go with the G2 or G10, that way you can use all 4/3 lenses with the adapter. But if he really want small with good lenses, the oly epl-1 would be a better option. The panny GF1 has the same lens compatibility issue as the G1/
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I have both the G1 & the G2, and if he really doesn't need video, the G1 is a good selection. It may not be quite as small as the Olympus micro 4/3 cameras or the Pany GF1, but the built in electronic viewfinder(EVF) is a gem.

If you need to use standard 4/3 lenses with the 4/3 to micro 4/3 adapter, then get the G2. I use the EVF for focusing manual focus lenses, as it is much easier and more accurate. The EVF on the G10 is not much good, and doesn't help with the focusing much.

The Autofocus in the Panasonics is also way better than the Olympus micro 4/3 cameras. I have an olympus 14-42mm lens, and even that focuses quicker on the Pany cameras, than on Oly.

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The AF issue has been resolve between the panny and oly, when oly came out with that last firmware update. They are honestly about the same, when using the same lens.

But the oly is a better low light camera.
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Ok, so G1 ok but G2 better. What are the main benefits over the G1?
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Well, changed to a G10 now!! Awesome camera.
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To give the g10 better low light ability, since the iso top end should not pass 800. You may want to add the panasonic 20mm 1.7 for shooting in the evening, indoors or at night.
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Very expensive lens though!
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your option are very noise photos or expensive lens in low light. Put the g10 in low light indoor and shoot at 800iso and you will see what I am talking about. I was at the store with my wife yesterday, and we check out the g2 and g10. You drop the light on the camera, it can be a problem without a flash.
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Took some indoors with the daughter and very very good quality.
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