I first dabbled in “mirror-less” cameras during my one-year stint in the United Kingdom when I was forced to leave behind my DSLR and lenses due to lack of luggage space. The Micro Four-Thirds (m43) system of choice for me then was the Panasonic Lumix G3, which offered me handling that was similar to the DSLRs I was used to, but without the bulk and weight. Since then, m43 cameras and lenses have advanced even further. In fact, “mirror-less” cameras are increasingly becoming the choice of even professional photographers as improvements have meant that the difference in image quality, although still present, has become less critical. The trade-off in image quality is offset by massive weight reduction — the cameras and lenses are much more compact and lightweight. I have just re-entered the world of m43 photography via the Panasonic Lumix GX7, which offers me good image quality through a compact body with a form factor that is reminiscent of rangefinder systems. I took the camera along for a spin today at Changi Jetty. Check out the Facebook link to this post for my thoughts and comments about this nifty little camera…

Panasonic DMC-GX7 + LUMIX G VARIO 45-200/F4.0-5.6 : f/4.1, 1/1000 sec, 56 mm, ISO 200. Click for location
Category: CandidSaturday, 28 Sep 2013 05:14 pm