G3 In The (Light)House
|The First HDR|
|My new camera, the G3. Note, not my hands.|
Another very cool feature, a first for Panasonic cameras, I think, is the use of an electronic shutter which can shoot at up to twenty frames per second for about two seconds. I'm not sure if the two second limitation is due to the camera or the SD card. The downside in this model is that the photos are reduced to 4MP, but as I don't do burst shots often I'm ok with that. The dynamic range is also greatly improved over the GF2. With a +/- of 3EV on the GF2 the G3 has +/- of 5EV which makes for a greater depth of tonality. A tweak in the bracket software now allows me to shoot of 7 shots at +/-1EV for my HDR brackets making it quicker and more to my liking. I wish I could assign where I want brackets taken, but this works.
Annoyances. There are some. Such as when reviewing photos the screen that constantly pops up at the beginning telling me how to scroll through photos. I can't get rid of it permanently (that I know of) and I can't dismiss it. Though there are multiple custom settings I can't seem to program anything that includes a change in the drive (brackets, burst, timer, etc.) which is kind of annoying.
Now about the shot. It's a seven(!) shot HDR. And if it wasn't for that annoying handraid running right down the middle I'd make it into a holiday card.