Only the camera head center plate is colored to keep the overall
appearance sober (astronomy is serious stuff, right? :). Currently,
the red and light-blue variants are offered, but we can possibly add
more colors in the future. Still the original all-black design remains
the basic variant.
G2 camera with colored center plate variants
Center plate color variant has absolutely no influence on camera
functionality and performance, the change is purely aesthetic. The
color is visible only as a narrow strip around the camera outer line
in the case of G2 cameras. However, the G3 and G4 cameras are
manufactured with two handles on their back side as they are somewhat
heavier and bulkier. The color center plate is then more visible when
looking from the back side.
G3 camera with colored center plate variants
Because the color piece is the center plate, which in fact acts as
a camera backbone and holds all parts together, it is not possible to
exchange the colored part after the camera is manufactured (or at
least it is not possible to perform the exchange cheap enough to make
it economical — camera has to be completely
disassembled and assembled again, which is very costly operation).
Anybody interested in color variant has to make his or her mind prior