Ok, so I shipped the X-T20 to the new owner yesterday. And today I picked up a new camera, because you know... I am not a normal person who can go few months without buying a new camera.
So here it is. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80.
Back to Micro Four Thirds, so no need for new lenses, at least for now. First thoughts? It's not the prettiest camera I owned. I think it might be the ugliest actually. But it definitely feels really good in hand. The grip is simply fantastic.
Build quality isn't the best. Some parts feel cheap, especially the plastic around the various slots. But it doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart. It is a weather-proof body so it has to be well assembled.
The ergonomics are really good. It just felt intuitive to use it. Instead of trying to be a freaking avant-garde (khm, khm, X-T20) G80 feels like it was made to make taking photos easier. All the slots are in just the right places. Nothing will be blocked by quick release plates. I can switch batteries or SD cards without taking the camera off the tripod.
That's it for now. I haven't had a chance to take a lot of photos with it. Lots of work today. And the battery wasn't charged, obviously. So I will be back with more thoughts on the G80 tomorrow.
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