Panasonic GX9

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  1. stapo49

    stapo49 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Anyone else using one of these? I picked one up recently as my daughter "borrowed " my Olympus OMD 10 II lol. I seems to have attracted a lot of negative comments on some forums. I would have liked G9 but a bit out of my budget.

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    Sorry meant "it" seems not "I".

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    Go for the G9 its worth every penny.....
     
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    I would have loved to but my budget didnt stretch that far. Also I wanted something smaller for travel. We are off to Europe at end of year. I do a bit of bush walking so also wanted something reasonably light.

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    Honestly curious: what forums and what is the criticism of the GX9?
     
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    One was dpreview. There where other I looked at randomly plus reviews The main gripes seem to be with;

    . Field sequential EVF
    . No weather sealing
    . No audio ports
    . Down grade from G8
    .LCD only tilts and not fully articulated
    . Something about the stabilization and and shutter not being not as good as G9.
    . It's a minor upgrade to GX85

    Etc, etc. You get the picture.


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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    LOL. Yeah, that makes sense from dpreview.

    (Some) people are never satisfied with upgraded cameras, especially those on tech heavy forums.

    I feel like I see this all the time:

    "It should have all these upgraded features that I want, it should smaller than previous versions, it should weigh less, it should be able to be fully submerged in water and capable of being thrown off a cliff, it should be able to levitate to alleviate the need for a tripod, and it should be the exact same as the more expensive new model but it should cost the same as a used older version... oh, but I won't ever use that camera because I have multiple G9's and a couple of Leicas that are my go-to cameras."

    I have no time for those people or comments.
     
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    Nicely put mate. There was even one guy I noticed on a few forums with the same rant about what Panasonic should have done. For a while there I thought perhaps I had made a mistake buying the GX9 but then I just stopped reading the forums lol

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    Good call! Don't let people talk you into thinking you've made a mistake. Go out, take pictures, enjoy the camera.

    It's good to see more and more micro four thirds users on here! I have an Oly EM1.
     
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    I am with you mate! Oly EM1looks great.

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