Shadowblade wrote in post #13195845
I'm looking closely at the G3, together with the 7-14mm f/4 lens (equivalent angle of view and depth of field as 14-28mm f/8 on full-frame).
What's it like with regards to ergonomics? I presume there are two control wheels, e.g. for aperture and exposure compensation in AV mode. What about rapid adjustment of ISO, white balance, etc.? Control of focus point while looking through the viewfinder? (The touchscreen AF in live view mode can only be a good thing).
I've got the 7-14mm, you have to watch the perspective at 7mm, although this can be corrected in pp.
I found the GH2 to be quite small and the G3 is even smaller, so I'm using a hand strap.
The GH2 has one control wheel, in AV you rotate it to change the apeture and press the wheel in to select exposure compensation and rotate it to select -/+ 5 stops
iso,and wb are one button on the control pad, so is flash exposure compensation, there are three customisable function buttons and a quick menu button etc.
you can also select all the settings via the touch pad
what you see on the lcd is what you see in the viewfinder as well
The 4 af modes, single spot (which is expandable), multi-focus points, follow focus and face recognition are selectable via a twist nob, then you can use the touch screen to select the focus point and move it around/enlarge it, select the multi-focus points groups, select the follow focus subject (locks onto the subject so when you recompose it is still focusing on original subject, also good for tracking), there is even a touch shutter, just touch the screen on the subject you want to focus on and it will take a picture with that subject in focus (great for video to change focus). The face recognition and follow focus modes can enabled by the shutter button half press.
What I really like is I can see the histogram in the viewfinder or on the lcd before the shot is taken unlike normal DSLR
Bottom line it has a better interface than the 5dm2
here is the back of the camera showing the touch screen in the different modes (note the histogram)
the size comparion