It's a very sweet looking camera. Pretty nice controls for that size, too. And the best part? It'll be selling for less than $300 within a year, if past Panasonic camera body prices are any indication.
brownie314: This will probably be a great lens. Although Nikon and Canon users already have options in this range and aperture. But I don't think f/4 lenses get the proper attention they deserve. Many photographers poopoo on them because they are not "fast enough". But these f/4 lenses can be made smaller and tougher than the larger f/2.8 companions. And with the ever increasing iso performance of bodies, f/4 is good enough many times. I personally wish Sigma or Tamron (or Tokina) would make a 50-150 f/4 lens for aps-c that is tough and weather sealed. I don't know of any options for a lens like this from anyone (well I don't know much about Pentax, maybe they do). But it could be made much smaller than the big 70-200 f/2.8 lenses most people mount on there aps-c dslrs, just because they don't have an option. And yes I know that there are 70-200 f/4 lenses, but 50mm is a much better place to start for aps-c than 70mm.
Tokina makes (or made) a 50-135/2.8. It is a tank in terms of build. http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/277-tokina-af-50-135mm-f28-at-x-pro-dx-test-report--review
Wake me up when they finally put a 43 sensor in a fixed lens compact.
The smallest I'll go is 1" sensor. The RX100 killed everything underneath that size for me.
gusda9: These people are not original gypsies like I am they are Irish people living in a camp Real gypsys spread from India a thousand years ago They don't even speak the Romani language All of you are very ignorant of the culture of Gypsys We speak a very Distinctive language that is understandable Throughout the world by Other Gypsies Its like seeing any Asian person and saying they are Chinese Really people you need to google stuff up
There are still real gypsies, so there cannot be "new" gypsies. These are hipster young people with empty lives. Kids of lawyers and business people, looking for meaning in their life. They are romantics at best. The world has seen their lot before. Nothing new here.
mcshan: One article about hipsters and another about gypsies. Sad.
Hipster + Gypsy = Hippie. Nothing new under the sun, it's just now with social media accounts.
I like how, when you push down on one side, it takes 2-3 seconds to show you the time. Really cutting edge stuff there!
mpgxsvcd: At base ISO I really couldn't see how this camera had any better image quality than the Olympus OMD. If you stick the excellent Panasonic 20mm F1.7 lens on the Olympus or the upcoming Panasonic GX7 you would have the same image quality(or Better) for about the same price.
The biggest difference is that you could also then have an interchangeable lens camera. I don't think that the X100S is a bad camera. I just think that the fixed lens compact category offers no benefit over an interchangeable lens compact camera.
Inthemist, you need to define why that aps-c sensor is a benefit. Listing a tech spec doesnt automagically make it better.
InTheMist: Fuji and Sigma are putting the big three to shame at the moment.(Full Disclosure: D800 owner)
I think Nikon and Canon's latest releases are very good. Yes, Sigma and Fuji are finding niche's, and Sigma especially looks like a threat (of course, Canon and Nikon could just tweak their AF and make Sigma's life problematic). But Canon and Nikon are still doing well, IMO. Even in mirrorless. They are slow, but their offerings both look good (Nikon 1 series is solid in it's niche, and Canon's M series is set up for a nice vision IF Canon executes with the 70D sensor)
Wish I could get this in the US. Epm2 + 17 is exactly what I'm shopping right now.
jlabate: One of the features that I liked about the original Pens was the option to set different aspect ratios, 1:1 being my favorite. I haven't seen those additional ratios listed in the specs in the new Pens. Do the new noes not have that ability anymore?
They are there
forpetessake: Can't wait to see the sibling rivalries on the m43 forum. Both E-P5 and E-M5 produce religious following, and true believers always zealously fight the infidels from another camp.
An appropriate post for someone with your handle (i.e. forpetessake)
BuckarooBanzai: What's the over/under point on the price point of the body only being $600? I say 1 year from now.
Price drop is the reason I held off the OMD for a while, but surprisingly the price has remained relatively high for Oly. I really think the latest tech in Oly is helping them support their prices. These are not just compact or good cameras any more, they are GREAT cameras. Oh, and the OMD and now EPL5 offer AMAZING control and customization.
WT21: Google is evil.
My response to someone wearing this will be simple. I will not talk to you while you are wearing them, or if they are in sight. Put them away first.
or maybe pull out my camera and start filming them, informing them I'm putting it up on YouTube entitled "Google Tool"
Google is evil.
Spent some time on his site: http://johnnytergo.com/ I think DPR might have in this article the worst of the lot.
I do wonder, though, if these kinds of "in your face" photogs will lead to legislative action against street shooters.
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To be really superficial, I think the name "Cornell Capra" is pretty cool :)
WT21: Don't see any reason to come off my m43 kit based on this. I had the XE1 briefly and returned it. Glad I did. I loved the Fuji handling and styling, but the size, IQ and AF speed of m43 still bests it, IMO. And is a better compliment to my 6D.
@draschan: agreed. I love my EPL5 for size, but I would like a little better manual controls. I teeter on the edge of an OMD (had one before), but as m43 is meant to be my "compact" camera, I keep it small.@HowaboutRAW: I've used just about every m43 camera, and currently have an EPL5. Lenses currently are P14, O17/1.8, PL25 and P100-300 (and also lens cap lens). I have done a few pics at ISO6400, but not many. If I need high ISO, it's usually for action, and that's where the DSLR comes in, because you also need the focus speed. If you need ISO6400 on the Fuji, you are also doing MF, since the Fuji hunts terrible in low light.@ ManuelVilardeMacedo - the EP1 is a great cam. I'm hoping the EP5 has the new sensor and the old EPx aesthetic, though I would also love a shutter speed dial :)
Don't see any reason to come off my m43 kit based on this. I had the XE1 briefly and returned it. Glad I did. I loved the Fuji handling and styling, but the size, IQ and AF speed of m43 still bests it, IMO. And is a better compliment to my 6D.