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tenchtamer
29-05-2009, 15:41
Just saw an ad on tv for this 'revolutionary' camera. Thought to myself that looks like a tidy bit of kit so I looked up a review etc. which confirmed my positive first impressions. I am wondering if anyone out there has got one and what your feelings are about its suitability as a fishing camera ?

tenchhauler
29-05-2009, 18:36
Does it have a revolving screen and remote for self takes?

pob
29-05-2009, 18:40
i not got 1 but like you was well impresed with it on tv ad looked up on panasonic web site

very nice bit of kit im sure it has a flip around screen but not sure about remote but it does do video as well as still shots so could simply take a frame still when you upload it all

only thing that put me off a bit was the price
i know most slr are around the same but i simply couldnt afford that sort of cash yet

Olly1
29-05-2009, 19:02
I have a Lumix DMC FZ 20 and although it is 'out of date' now it was the predecessor of this one. Have had no problems with it - piccs are fine but no remote or adjustable screen.

I also watched their promotional video - sounds great - 1/2 normal camera & 1/2 SLR.

Ginster
29-05-2009, 19:08
I liked the lookof it on TV also. Read the reviews but no mention of a remote

tenchtamer
29-05-2009, 19:49
Defo got a flip screen which was the first thing that caught my eye having previously owned a canon G6 which also has a flip screen. Not sure about a remote but having struggled with the canon's remote I came to the conclusion that a bulb release is probably better. I also like the look o the G1's compact design.
The FZ 20 is an earlier camera from panasonic but cannot really be calleda predecessor to the G1 as the G1 is new technology.

goldenbollox
29-05-2009, 20:23
Just got hold of a DMC TZ5 (28mm Lens!) and absolutely love the thing! Best compact I have used by far! No flip screen, but not had it for fishing really! If the one above is just as good as my new one, then it will be a very good bit of kit!

demon
30-05-2009, 16:25
The G1 is totally different to the TZ20 and 25 in that they are bridge cameras with compact sensors while the G1 has a much bigger sensor. If you just plan on having fun with your camera the compact superzooms are great , especially with the ability to shot film. I would then recommend the cannon SX1 which has the flip screen, 20* zoom, infared remote and HD 1080I video !

If you just want a point and shoot and are only planning on a few self takes and scenic shots the G1 is a bit much really. The G1 is a DSLR so most of your money is spent on the ability to shoot at higher ISO's and have a bit more control.

One thing regading remotes, the G1 has a wired remote, much easier to use than than infared as you dont have to have line of sight between remote and camera, handy when you have a fish in your hand.

I have ordered a G1 today but it is for a bit of amat; photography rather than self takes!

WIll let you know how it gets on.

KWB
30-05-2009, 16:37
I was tempted to get one when it was released last year, it's a good camera but it doesn't really offer much improvement over a decent full size SLR - the main appeal is the size.

Don't get me wrong it's capable of great pics, Micro four thirds will be a popular format so prices should fall significantly in the next year.

I've had a Lumix LX3 for a year now and it's superb, and very compact.

Panander
31-05-2009, 08:07
One thing regading remotes, the G1 has a wired remote,

Is that an optional extra or does it come as standard?

tenchtamer
31-05-2009, 13:35
Think it's an option. I looked on a site that lists what you get in the box the kit comes in and there is no mention of remote lead.

demon
31-05-2009, 18:10
It does not come with one as standard. You have three choices as an extra-

1) Panasonic own brand wired remote for 70! or Hong Kong copy for 20.

2) Non- Panasonic IR remote for 25. Having used an IR remote before I would stay well away.

3) Non-Panasonic radio remote for 30.

I still think any DSLR is a bit over the top for self takes. If you are just going to set the camera to full auto I think you may as well save the and get a Superzoom camera with the advantage of having video or the recommended G5/6 compacts.

shane24
01-06-2009, 16:20
The G1 is totally different to the TZ20 and 25 in that they are bridge cameras with compact sensors while the G1 has a much bigger sensor. If you just plan on having fun with your camera the compact superzooms are great , especially with the ability to shot film. I would then recommend the cannon SX1 which has the flip screen, 20* zoom, infared remote and HD 1080I video !

If you just want a point and shoot and are only planning on a few self takes and scenic shots the G1 is a bit much really. The G1 is a DSLR so most of your money is spent on the ability to shoot at higher ISO's and have a bit more control.

One thing regading remotes, the G1 has a wired remote, much easier to use than than infared as you dont have to have line of sight between remote and camera, handy when you have a fish in your hand.

I have ordered a G1 today but it is for a bit of amat; photography rather than self takes!

WIll let you know how it gets on.

The G1 is not a DSLR as it has not got any Mirrors! It works in exactly the same way as a normal compact digital but you have the option of the Micro 4/3 lens'. If you want a DSLR why not get the Nikon D60 or Canon EOS 1000 which are DSLR's

Olly1
01-06-2009, 18:56
As said a much newer version with new technology of a Panasonic FZ 20 - or the current FZ28 - neither with interchangeable lenses.

The Bailiff
27-11-2009, 14:00
Demon,

Now you have had the G1 for a while, can you advise on how you have found it?

i am looking to upgrade from a compact camera, but want a small DSLR. I appreciate this is not a DSLR!, but completely new technology.

Reviews posted everywhere appear to be favourable.

But, I would rather hear the opinion of an angler rather than a camera buff.

Also do you have bothe lense kits ?

comments greatly appreciated before I part with me cash!

demon
30-11-2009, 14:43
I rate it as the best toy I have ever purchased and I get better with it every day.

I purchased with the kit lens and recently spent 250 on the 45-200mm , bl00dy fantastic.

pottsville
30-11-2009, 23:04
mine should be arriving tomorrow....cant wait !

t p
01-12-2009, 14:02
hi demon
any chance of putting a few pics on here that you,ve taken with the g1 .very interested in this camera .am tossing up between an eos 500d and the g1 but like the flip screen on the g1.
cheers tp

pottsville
01-12-2009, 15:44
I will post a pic that i took this morning on my new one later on

demon
01-12-2009, 17:29
http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=1193353#post1193353

Can chuck a few more on later when I get home

pottsville
01-12-2009, 19:09
here are a couple of early testers using the G1, liking it so far !

http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af133/pottsvillespics/?action=view&current=P1010012.jpg

http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af133/pottsvillespics/?action=view&current=P1010014.jpg

demon
01-12-2009, 22:27
All of these are straight from the camera, the only changes I have made is to crop some pictures.
I have selected some standard pics shot in Auto mode, nothing fancy but shows how it deals with a point and shoot situ.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000174.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000238.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000173.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000214.jpg

demon
01-12-2009, 22:30
Some fireworks

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000500.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000495.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000652.jpg

demon
01-12-2009, 22:33
Golf

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000481.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000479.jpg

demon
01-12-2009, 22:42
Some shots taken in Berlin during the recent celebrations

The palace of the republic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000686.jpg

Reinstag

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000739.jpg

This shot was taken from approx a mile away using a 200mm lens

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000714.jpg

The roof of the Sony centre

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/d4rr3n/P1000786.jpg

pottsville
01-12-2009, 23:17
Good pics sir

t p
02-12-2009, 08:47
cheers for the pics people.it looks like it does a very good job.do you think the results are as good as youd get on a dslr?loving the fire and fireworks shots.

nick29
02-12-2009, 09:36
hi demon
any chance of putting a few pics on here that you,ve taken with the g1 .very interested in this camera .am tossing up between an eos 500d and the g1 but like the flip screen on the g1.
cheers tp

Mobile phone not good enough any more Dal.