LFPCPH: Mr. Damien Demolder - please.Please leave prose to Percy Shelley and the like - you are not a new L. J. K. Setright. And please leave the evaluation of design to M.O.M.A and others qualified in that field. And please speak only for yourself rather than telling the rest of us how we make purshacing desitions. Please.
Oh get over yourself.
Papi61: #2, #4, #8 WTF? Those are award-winning photos? Really? Not that the others are masterpieces, incidentally. And how do the creek and trees in #6 and the beach in #10 become "gardens"?
That's funny because I like the colours and the light - #6 has way more colour issues.
If you knew or had ever been to Great Dixter you would understand #2 better. It's one of the finest examples of English garden design. I'm not sure what the beef with the picture is. I think the colours are fantastic and the composition is a true reflection of the style of planting.
PhotoKhan: For quite some time, I've had this uncomfortable feeling that, at 10GBP for a 4-photos block entry, unlimited entries at additional 10GBP for each of those block of 4 and a not very logical multiplication of "categories", IGPOTY exuded a somewhat diddle scent.
The puzzlement provoked by the choice of #2 and #8 as winners of anything related to photography has, in my view, added a definite flowery decay stench to that uneasy feeling.
You see, I really like #2. #6 however just looks like someone got a bit carried away with HDR and the saturation slider.
jtan163: View finder.
Tilting LCD is nice, but...An accessory EVF would be nice.I guess the absence of an EVF is intended to force people like me to move up to the XE-1If that is the case the problem with that strategy is it actually discourages me from buying it.I might just stick with my EM5 instead of taking the risk.Give me an accessory EVF and I might buy one of these to try the X series, and then moce up to the XE or XPro. I'm not likely to ust try those as is.But I might buy one of these more or less on impulse, if it had an EVF. And then I might try and XE or XPro.
But I probably won't find out without an EVF. So they lose me and the opportunity to lure me away from m43.
Otherwise it looks like a nice unit, I assume it can use all X mount lenses including the XFs?
The single command dial is not a problem if you can use the XF lenses, assuming it can be programmed to control shutter.
PS Dig the Lunar like wood grain.
In the UK, price difference for XE1 vs XM1 is £30 (body only). EVF vs Tilt screen and WI FI. An add-on EVF is going to cost you upwards of £200 which then takes the XM1 closer to XPro1 territory.
Whoaaaa, everyone calm down. Just to clarify, I've got this app on my iPad 2. I can load and work with jpegs from my Sony NEX 5N with no trouble (larger than 1600x1600) - layered up and edited 4 images in a project of a snowboarder jumping and worked fine with no lag. I think the pixel limit is output size.
Richard Murdey: For about the same money, you can get a D3x, the SD1, an M9 or a 645D.
If I was ever going to pay that kind of money for a camera, it would be either the 645D or M9.
Yet someone driving, say a Fiat 500 or a MINI also gets a second glance - even a Citroen DS3 does. Three good looking and handling cars. Something doesn't have to be the most expensive just to be both capable and desirable.....Enough of the car analogies.
Everyone keeps saying "wow, those high ISO photos are excellent for a camera with a small sensor". The thing is, you can get cameras like the Nex 5N with a bigger sensor, that is cheaper and gives much better results at much higher ISO levels.Also, everyone is talking about ISO and DOF - what about the colour? Am I the only one who thinks the colours, especially the reds (and in particular on the ketchup bottle) look really washed out? And the WB! All the shots look like they were taken through a blue filter!On its own this might stand up, but next to m4/3 and NEX, this brings too little too late. All the magic tricks it does might be great, but unless the IQ is there it's a bit "fur coat and no knickers".