blink667: Olympus creates beautiful looking camera bodies, but I never understood why they wouldn't get involved with FF on at least one of their models. It's almost as if they're impervious to market trends.
There is no trend to FF, but a trend to smaller and lighter systems.
Mike FL: If this EM5-2 can really boost the sales by utilizing the IBIS, Sony will soon release a A7-2-MK2 to give you a 100mp image.
Or just release a FW to its A7-2 for 100mp capability.
Yes, this will probably happen. So far, Sony was very successful with copying mirrorless concepts from Olympus! ;-)
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.
munro harrap: You can take good photographs with any camera. You can do it under these controlled lighting conditions with an e5000 nikon digicam- I have done, and you can do it with an Olympus E1 which is only 5MP. The Fujis are OK for snaps- they have good lenses and sensors. But given the choice between an XTI and a full-frame machine from any manufacturer what person who needs to make a living by selling photographs will happily prefer half-frame cameras?
Basically everyone who understands that mirrorless has many advantages and iq is not an issue anymore.
LBJ2: "which offers a fast maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its zoom range"
Applying the crop factor, is this new lens really an equivalent f2.8 "throughout its zoom range" or is it really equivalent to 24-83mm f4.2 ?
Even if you don't agree, we are mostly in the same boat: I subscribe to all the points you just listed. All I want to add is that you don't even have to learn the theory: Just look at the results of different systems that represent your type of photography and pick the system you like best. Nowadays, the difference in IQ is so little in most applications that for most people sensor size - and its theory ;-) - is irrelevant.
"...and therefore it would affect noise levels in the end."I know, but in real-world application, sensor efficiency reduces this effect.My advice: Skip the theory and pick the system that gives you best package of features and IQ that is suitable for YOUR type of photography. Sensor size nowadays has lost a lot of its importance in this respect.And still the useless discussions in forums will continue forever.
Silvarum, like in all these discussions, your points are only valid in theory, as for practical purposes equivalence is also a result of optical performance and sensor efficency.The whole discussion about equivalence is mostly of academic nature and doesn't help for buying decisions
baggy1: So this weighs more & is a lot more expensive than my Nikon 24-85 VR which can sit on an already small & light Nikon d750 which also has the benefit of full frame & mind blowing AF & incredible flash system.I don't get all the Fuji love in.Can someone enlighten me?
Nerd2, because for most people, more dof with fast apertures is welcome with a zoom lens.
BeaverTerror: Perplexed about the lack of OIS, given that the wide angle 10-24mm has it. There is now one less compelling reason to purchase this lens over the much faster primes.
Timmbits, you already know the Samsung is better? If so, go and buy it!
grasscatcher: The ZS50 is beginning to look like the pinnacle of a 30x pocketable. Yes, it has a small sensor, but the camera is SO easy to drop in a pocket and go, and you still have enthusiast-oriented controls, RAW, EVF, etc.
Yes, you get better IQ with larger sensor, but not 30x zoom (cropping can only go so far). Not too many pocketable cameras with larger sensor yet (LX100, RX100x, G7X, GM1/5, V1?...) and definitely none with the zoom capacity.
Looks like the perfect hiking camera...
A good 10x is enough for me. I'd rather recommend Olympus Stylus 1, especially if this is your only camera.
zsedcft: Still a couple of generations from fully baked. OSS is huge, but when it gets a 50MP+ sensor, 2 fast SD slots and autofocus that can keep up with a DSLR, it will be a Nikon Dx00 killer. Card failures are rare, but I just can't afford to loose hundreds of photos because there is no redundancy. Until they fix that, this camera is going to be a hard sell for professionals. Also, why no 4k?
How many of your lenses really give you 50mp on 35mm sensors?Large prints don't need huge mp counts.
sierranvin: Why oh why does Sony so consistently fail to offer a model with all the premium features in ONE ELITE PACKAGE??? What happened to the 36MP sensor from the a7R? Why do they add these nice new features, then drop the sensor back down to 24MP??? Is the Sony corporate culture programmed to always earn a B+, never an A?
sierra:Because only dummies still run the MP-race?
exapixel:How many lenses do you own that really are capable of resolving 36MP?
Absolutic: Well you guys seems to have a preproduction unit. Is AF better with 55FE? What's your first impressions about AF, Dpreview? I am mostly interested in whether single AF acquisition is better. Also low light use, it went from EV 0 on A7 to EV (-1) on A7 II, is it slightly better in low light?? Also, Is shutter sound same as on A7 or quieter?
Absolutic, maybe, you should try a different technique then?
Second card slot, ok, but what kind of professional needs 50MP+?
alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.
#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...
Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.
HowaboutRAW:You misunderstood: It is you, who is insecure. You are so disturbed by this image, that you feel the need to call it "sexualized". There's no need to enjoy this image "privately", as it is totally fine for public viewing.
How many times more are you going to miss the point, that this picture is totally appropriate for this site? You won't succeed in imposing your odd point of view on the visitors of this forum.
"is a highly sexualized image"No, it's not. Maybe, you should ask your wife, if you still feel insecure about it.And don't be afraid, she will not accuse you of looking at soft porn.
HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?
HowaboutRAW:You really seem to have an issue with this from my perspective, but I accept that you have different standards on depicting women.
And btw: There's nothing to defend for me. If I want to look at porn, I simply do it. My wife is smart enough to handle this. ;-)