I love my GF1 a little more each day. I was able to get down nice and low for this shot thanks to the electronic viewfinder, that can angle up at 90º. Even if I had taken shot this using the main LCD–which grants some level of leeway when it comes to shooting angles–I still would’ve had to position myself awkwardly to get the capture.
The shallow depth of field for a small camera is pretty good. What f-stop did you shoot at? I’ve been checking the GF1 and E-P2 for a travel camera. Tired of lugging heavy equipment around the world. I’ll keep checking back for your reviews. So far the GF1 has rated great. Overall do you feel the reviews online are pretty accurate?
Shot this at f/1.7 and I love the DoF I can get from this camera. My LX3 had virtually no DoF, which had its advantages in some cases but for the most part I missed it. Honestly, I think the E-P2 sounds like a stronger camera. It has a better EVF, has in-camera stabilization, and slightly better high-ISO performance. The GF1 has quicker AF, but only by a slight margin. Panasonic’s main success is how great the 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens performs, and since you can use the lens on the E-P2, you’re better off getting the E-P2 14-42mm kit with EVF and adding the 20mm 1.7 after the fact.
Do you get the typical point and shoot pause when pressing the shutter release? Or is it instant? They G10 has a pause and it bothers me.
Nope, it’s pretty much instantaneous. And even though it has no mirror, it still makes a satisfying click when the shutter blades open and close.