Regular readers know I am a big fan of the Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless system cameras. My preference usually runs towards Olympus but Panasonic is a player as well. Panasonic is especially notable for their great lenses. I’ve owned and used the Panasonic 20mm/1.7 for years and absolutely love it.
The latest Panasonic bodies are a big improvement over their predecessors. I owned a DMC-G3 and much preferred the Olympus cameras of their time. I have been spending some time lately with the latest model, DMC-G6 and so far am quite impressed with it. I think Olympus is still the picture quality king, but the DMC-G6 pictures are excellent as well and the video performance stands out in its class. In all respects it is a big leap over the G3, and both the G6 and its predecessor the G5 have been highly rated and recommended.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6 is $749 and worth it, but my recent foray into Panasonic LUMIX G cameras has uncovered an excellent deal for anyone who wants to try Micro Four-Thirds, add a second camera body to their Micro Four-Thirds outfit, or get started with an interchangeable lens camera. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5 is on sale for only $399 with 14-42mm kit lens. It you have a Micro Four-Thirds system and want to add a camera body you can buy the G5 body only for $279.
Read up, if you need a camera you won’t go wrong with this.
Panasonic’s LUMIX site: http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/
See pictures at the LUMIX Luminaries photostream.
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