I think in his wish list, he quite often mentions Olympus as a positive example.Said that this company is not as successful as I think it deserves to be.
NoMirror99: Ok Canon guys, I come in peace. What am I missing? At these prices you could get a Sony a6000. Why on earth would someone want one of these instead? I really don't get it.
@nomirrorNot everybody wants a large system cam with changeable lenses.
Zephir 750: Well, the umpteenth firmware update and this obviously means we won't get to see the E-M1 Mk II with a better performing sensor till......who knows when.
Zephir, are you sure that YOU are already good enough for that "old" sensor?
Congrats, Mr Schmitt!You have found the ultimate way of wasting time and skills.You knew this before, right? Right???
rfsIII: I hope that your hand model realizes that she should be expensing her manicures. Every hand model I've ever worked with has been reimbursed for having her nails done before a shoot and accounting has never kicked it back.
You don't realize that this is not a hand model. She simply is a colleague from the office. It also is no commercial shooting in a studio for glossy adverts.So you should adjust your level of expectation accordingly.
JackM: Only a fool would buy this camera
@JackM:So, judging by your comment, you already ordered one, right?
mrcultureshock: I know esthetics are of little importance vs the performance, but this is an ugly little compact camera. Nikon should copy what Panasonic is doing with styling and 4K capabilities.
I disagree. I think that for the first time Nikon created decent styling for the 1 series.
I don't know any camera that is uglier than the V2.
nicolaiecostel: Having used a friend's J1 and tried out another friend's V1,I must say that the 1 series from Nikon might me the most underrated camera system ever.
I bet most people dismissing the 1 system on this website have never even tried one.
I sold my V1 after half a year. IQ was not the problem, but handling was. Control elements and firmware were purposely dumbed down to a level that I could not stand. The current model is surely better, but Nikon probably lost me forever.
2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?
Because most modern designs look like a bar of soap and lack buttons.
@DPREVIEW:Please stop spreading small bits of information all over the place with these annoying "slide shows". Constant clicking forward and scrolling up and down for reading the subtitles is a huge p.i.t.a!
lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.
Lacikuss, these lenses do not in the slightest defeat the purpose of m43 as there already are many small and light-weight lenses for the system.These here simply are specialized for video rigs.I really do not understand your constant objection against m43. If APSC is best for you, so be it. Others prefer m43 for different reasons.
Yes, video may do the trick. Auto focus systems are quite bad at tracking a specific target.If they can put this into phones and specialized consumer video cameras, I see a real marketing chance for them.
LukeDuciel: "He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."
why i cannot see the logic?
Badi, how many of these stabilized lenses can really resolve 40 or 50 mp?I still believe his statements more than yours. :-)
Luke, I think he means that you can achieve 16mp handheld with IBIS, but not 40mp without IBIS.So for 40mp you always need a tripod, no matter what camera you use. But for 16mp you can use a stabilized camera like OMD.I also guess that IBIS for a 40mp sensor is currently not possible, but we'll see what Sony does with the 7R.2.
ProfHankD: "Sensor manufacturers have concentrated mostly on providing high ISO settings that are not often used, he said, and had neglected low settings in their favor, but Olympus hopes this will change very soon."
As QEs go up, it gets harder to have a big enough place to dump all that charge. The problem as I see it is sensors trying to use the same integration time for all pixels. For example, why not have a bright pixel sampled multiple times, and then averaged (digitally), during an exposure long enough to get detail in the dark pixels? I've been doing a better variant of this in my research: http://aggregate.org/DIT/ei20140205.pdf
Sounds interesting, Hank. Are you in contact with sensor manufacturers about this idea?How much better is your result compared to a multiple exposure that is integrated afterwards?
Thanks for this enjoyable interview!You asked the right questions and Mr. Kataoka gave honest sounding and down to earth answers.
Must have been a lot of fun talking to him.
They should take fourthirds format - would greatly reduce the bulk!
Dave Oddie: Two converter lenses required to extend the range? Doesn't his defeat the object of this type of camera?
" Doesn't his defeat the object(ive) of this type of camera?"
No, how could it?It just ads some options for its users.
Great improvement for an already great little camera.Thanks, Olympus!
WetCoast: 1" sensor, please. No more 2/3", 1/1.7" or 1/2.3"... :)
No, thanks!Size of Stylus 1 is just fine and also i.q.Buy something else, if you think you need 1 inch.