Tom has organized a photography walk around the City of London. This proved a great opportunity to take my new GF1 out for a spin. It performed excellently and I never missed a shot or had to wait for the camera to focus.
After I made some changes to the JPG settings the image quality straight out of camera improved and now reminds me of the GRD I and LC1 character. Even at high ISO where there is quite a bit of noise, the pictures look very good and crisp.
Here are the settings I made:
1. For color I started with the Dynamic film mode and made the following changes:
Contrast +1 (+2 at times), Sharpness +1, Saturation 0, NR -2
For this I also use the Cloudy WB setting since this gives the best colors outdoors.
2. For b&w I started again with the Dynamic b&w mode and use now:
Contrast +2, Sharpness +1 and NR -2 again.
Just as a disclaimer, I like high contrast images and am not concerned with either a high dynamic range nor do I like or want noise free images. This could help explain my choice in settings.
After today, I think my dream camera would be the GF1 electronics and m4/3 mount in a GXR body with the excellent Ricoh UI.
All pictures aside from one are JPGs from the GF1, the other is a JPG from the GXR.