One of the failings of the little GF1 is that the body is too smooth when your hands are moist. I haven't dropped it yet, and less likely to now with this leatherette skin.
Covers up a few of the many decals on the body too...
Yeah I'm a Volvo driver
Put them in your hand (or the eventual recipients) and see how they get on with the control layout. This is more important than the marginal differences between the actual cameras.
Can't suggest anything better for the money either. You get a lot of megapixels for a couple of hundred bucks these days don't you?
not with skin like mine, or Tanks...
Something to keep in mind: With the current USD rate you might be better off buying from places like B&H or Adorama in the US. Some prices are better in the US than in HK. Some worse. Both way better than Aus pricing.
Example: Nikon 16-35mm f/4 prices in AUD
AU price at DCW: $1799
HK price @ APM in HK: $1215
US price @ B&H in US: $1040
And Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 prices
AU price at DCW: $3239
HK price: $2090
US price @ B&H: $2160
Last edited by dkr; 11-03-2010 at 06:04 AM.
If warranty bothers you Canon Australia will only honour warranty on bodies bought in Australia from authorised resellers (ie. not Digital Rev).
AFAIK lenses carry international warranty, so buy from wherever you like.