This Snapshots book will teach owners how to take great shots using their new Panasonic GX7 or GM1 camera. Users learn how to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Featuring beautiful images; clear design; and a friendly knowledgeable voice, everything in the book is in service of creating a great image.
Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer Rob Knight carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end of chapter assignments. The book will also include coverage of shooting video. Both the GX7 and GM1, which have the same sensor and are similar in operation, will be covered.
Significant new features: 16MP Live MOS sensor In-body image stabilization (works with any lens) Front and rear control dials Flip-up, 1024 x 768 pixel (2.3M dot equivalent) electronic viewfinder 3-inch tilting LCD 3-level focus peaking 1080 video at 60p/60i/24p in MP4 or AVCHD format Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Magnesium-alloy frame 1/8000 second max shutter speed, 1/320th flash sync speed Highlight and shadow curve adjustments Built-in pop-up flash
The Pansonic GX7 is now available for MSRP $999 (body only). The Panasonic GM1 is now available for MSRP $749 (with kit lens)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I pre-ordered this some time ago and was very excited when it finally got here yesterday. I gave it a cursory read through last night, and have to say that I am somewhat disappointed. I was really hoping it would go into depth on the features and functions of my new GX7, similar to Alexander White's excellent Guide to the LX5. Instead, it is essentially a photography course during which the author includes some instruction on using the functions of the camera for a particular purpose, i.e., settings for landscape or portrait photography. Or he discusses a concept such as ISO and tells us how to set the ISO on the camera. There is good general photography instruction, but that is not why I bought this book - there are numerous excellent books for that information. Admittedly, there were a few instances in which he did point out features that I didn't pick up from the camera manual. However, in many instances it seemed to me that he oversimplified and approached his subject almost as...
I was disappointed in this book, especially as all the Chapter headings were about Sony NEX -6 cameras...poor edit job...which goes to the formulaic, they forgot to substitute GX7 for NEX. I am pretty sure the book has been replicated several time using the formula substituting specific camera names and features to go over general digital photography.
As for the mediocre part, this book could have been a lot better had it really spent more time on the advantages and disadvantages of the GX7 and more than summary usage of some of the very unique features of this camera. it is clear that a lot of pictures were not even taken with micro four thirds equipment, which I suppose is OK since he is just illustrating basic points on depth of field, etc.
This is really a basic digital photography book. For people that do not know anything about photography, and happen to have bought a GX7, this is a decent resource. The book has a series of exercises that everyone should...
There are two types of people who would buy this book: 1) someone who doesn't want to download and print the 370 page 'Advanced Owner's Manual" for the DMC-GX7. That's me! Easier to buy a book like I did for my Olympus Pen. Unfortunately the book looks like it was rapidly put together, not proof-read, and does not do a good job exploring the menus of this excellent, but complex advanced camera. Read the on-screen owner's guide and print only the stuff you need in the field. 2) The other person who should buy this book is a High School Freshman who is about to take his/her first photo course called "Photography 101." That student probably has a rich Aunt who gave him/her a State of the Art camera (worth big $$$$) as 'starter' device. Bottom Line: If you know how to charge a battery, lenses are made of optical glass, or use a wide angle lens in tight places--you don't need to waste your money If you are a teacher wanting a book which also provides 'Homework assignments','...
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