fransams: The compactness of the body makes no sense when compared to the size of the lenses.If you want a pocketable (zoom-)lens, you need a smaller sensor. Plenty of them for sale, but not so good.But why should you want a pocketable body when you need a bag for the lens(es)?Considering the size of the m4/3 lenses I have no problem with an EP-L1 or G3 body.This is not necessarily a camera with an identity crisis, but it could sell very well to people with such a problem.
Don't worry. There are many larger cameras available.
CAcreeks: Any idea why FNAC tested the E-PM1 to autofocus much faster than the E-P3? I don't understand how the lowest price m43 can be faster than many DSLRs.http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/editorial/labo/reflex-10-2011.pdf
Because it is a fine camera.
D R C: I still don't understand this small body big lens thing!
It is all about having options. You can use big lenses OR small lenses. Compacts with fixed lenses do not not offer this.
jorepuusa: ...cameras get updates and new colors, but pictures that amateurs take are the same as they were in 70´s 80´90´etc.Flowers in a vase, out of focus picture of our cat, dad´s new car hilites blown..etc etc.Lot´s of opinions about the sensor and ergonomics and then...the same poor pictures with no visual idea. And mister Sonycanikolyfuj smiles.
Yes, true, but does it matter? No.What matters is that many hobbyists can make good use of this technological progress.
They forgot the most important question: Q: "Do you need more megapixels?"A: "No!!!"
dark goob: This test is simply flawed.
Look here, the S100 looks just fine in the background of the image. That's no surprise, because that's where it's focused:
Of course on the "default" positions (wristwatch etc.) the S100 looks soft. Duh, it's out of focus!
Goob, I don't think the test is flawed - the guys surely know how to focus a P&S. I guess they focused on the white cross in the middle. At F4.5 the whole scene should be sharp and clear. Still, the front is out of focus, as you can see on the card board ramp with the fine lines. I think the focusing mechanism is faulty (maybe a software bug).The lens also suffers from low contrast: Look at the top of the paper clips, they are on the focus plane, but are very "foggy".
Canon simply should have kept the same lens and sensor resolution. The much improved ISO and JPG performance would have made an even greater little camera than the S95. Damn marketing!
Hm - I guess the best thing about the S100 is...... that the price of the S95 will drop.
I really do not understand Canon: Why 12 MP and more zoom? Although the JPG engine was improved, the paperclips are a misty, blurry mess.
Excellent shot of a wonderful model! Perfect skin tones and depth.
How did you keep your hands from shaking at this sight? :-)
HowaboutRAW: Great, when can we download these RAWs?
Also why is the entire DPReview website no longer viewable with Firefox 3.6 (yes, still supported)? Nothing has changed about my connection or settings, so DPReview has done something to mess up.
Download works with Firefox7 on my system.Why do you use such an old Version?
larrytusaz: Is this why someone I know is trying to sell an E-PL1 kit (WITH the 14-42) for only $240 and hasn't been able to move it? I'd been considering it as a "portable alternative" to my two D5000 bodies, I'd probably just use the 14-42 anyway, at that price you can't beat it. I'd hate to be buying into a brand that may not exist in 2-3 years, though.
Don't buy it, or you'll soon have the problem of getting rid of two D5000s. :-)
Noogy: The bottomline with this whole interchangeable lens lot is first off - the promised "DSLR-like" image quality has not been met, despite iterations and reiterations by Pana, Oly and Sony (though Sony seems to have the edge on image quality among the three with its latest NEX rendition).
Second, I agree that Pana has fallen short of expectations with the GX1 and the GF3. I was in fact seriously considering to replace my wife's NEX-5 with the new GF-series camera, anticipating it would be the game-changer that the GF1 was. I am disappointed.
Noogy, what IQ are you missing? Sony uses the same sensor also in some of their SLRs a.f.a.i.k.Oly and Pana offer lenses that beat most of the SLR league, esp. the kit lenses.
Except for very high ISO, differences on sensor level are negligible. It is the glass that counts.
SF Photo Gal: Still no wireless TTL flash?
@Knight Palm: I guess the lady does not only mean slave mode, but also remote control of the slave (e.g. intensity). I don't think that the XZ-1 can do this, but I have no FL-50R for trying.
arhmatic: Funny to see dpreview having the side by side with Sony nex 7. But in my mind there is no contest. Clear win by Sony. And it's hard to understand what takes so long to came up with a decent mirrorless enthusiast camera that does not look like a toy. Sony nex 7 it is, still. Panasonic just cannot compete.
You might be right when you only look at the camera body. Counting the (more important) lenses, makes Panasonic the winner in my eyes.
tkpenalty: Is it just me or are panasonic carrying the m43 platform themselves these days?
@Menneisyys: I think many here would be fine with 12MP, if usable ISO went up 1 or 2 steps.Besides, for an "outdated" sensor its pictures look still excellent.
FrankyChing: 相機還未上市，firmware 就已經可以更新，看來廠家對這相機有點重視。
Very funny stick figures you have there. :-)
Chaitanya S: LOL. This is absolutely ridiculous.
magnumgf: Why can't they make things right from day 1? If I buy a camera I expect to use it. Not spend my time trolling the interent for firmware updates...
Simple answer @ magnumgf: Because it is too expensive.The earlier a product is launched, the more revenues you'll get.The software only needs to be "good enough" for release.
Patches or even enhancements can follow later. As long as updates follow quickly, I can accept this strategy.
Vlad S: I really want Samsung to succeed, especially appreciating how they try to create lenses driven by enthusiasts needs, but their sensors really seem to be a step behind even the smaller micro 4/3.
Samsung should cut down the megapixels. What's the point of 20 MP?Most buyers would prefer 12-14MP with less noise.
lacro: Excuse my ignorance, I wonder if it could it take 2 or more pictures in the same frame? I'm from the analog times, and I can't seem to get many digital concepts yet, and I'm also eager to try HDR Bracketing Mode. As soon as I can, I will get my X10.
Meanwhile, my wish for the following X10 version, would be to improve her specs even further, like e.g. 1. A 24-120 mm, f 1.8 ~ 2.4 fixed zoom lens,2. An even bigger sensor,3. A viewfinder full of information,4. A wider shutter speed range w/o restrictions,5. A better resolution and quality LCD (Amoled+ maybe?),6. Include a std UV filter and regular carrying case (avoid the mandatory optionals),7. A more usable menu, and still, 8. a general overall smaller size (while keeping her aesthetics).
8 contradicts 1 and 2.1, 3 and 6 will make it much more expensive.
So your wishes probably won't come true. Sorry. ;-)
munro harrap: Its just a digicam like a g Powershot Canon. Dont be deceived that it in any way resembles the x100 which is APS-C or recent Sony offerings. It'll be noisy, slow in operation and a waste of money. In 2003 they were OK. Now, forget it, grow up and buy a camera with a decent-sized sensor. Street photography requires lack of shutter lag. You have to be very quick. None of these cameras are. You need less than 0.050 millisecs delay.
Do you have any idea how far someone can move in that time at normal walking speed close to the camera? Well, even that is not fast enough
I guess, someone else needs to grow up and realize that different people have different needs.