SeeRoy: There are a lot of exceptionally foolish (even for DPR) comments here about what constitutes "pro" hardware - often dismissing M43 out of hand. I'd suggest that those people who feel this way (who are themselves most unlikely to qualify as "pros" I suspect) take a look at the following site: http://www.russellrutherford.com/. James Russell shoots M43, professionally, extensively. His observations about this format (for both still and video applications) can be found on the LL website (where he posts as bcooter). Here's one thread, comparing the A7 with M43: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=85282.0Personally I like to use M43 with the nice, affordable, excellent, little primes rather than hulking zooms. If I want to use the latter for some reason, I lug the FF Nikon gear: but not very often these days.
HFLM, what backup do you expect? A forum is not a courtroom.He went to buy the A7 but found too many points he didn't like. The blurring was only one of them.He also gives many reasons why he ended up buying an E-M1. I learned a lot from it.
SeeRoy, thanks for posting this very interesting link!E-M1 must be a hell of a camera for professionals.
Pixelpeeping dummies in forums just don't understand this.
Peiasdf: Olympus makes beautiful lenses but why not making it f/2.0? The new Samsung 16-50 f2.0-2.8 looks ugly but is more intriguing as it is faster and covers a bigger sensor.
It wouldn't be useful for most situations. Just read the preview of this lens on imaging resource: dof is often too thin in portraits.
Why carry this monster when you often have to stop down?
kevin_r: How can this be a PRO lens if the largest aperture is only f/2.8?Given the small size of the sensor, from the photos I've seen taken at that f-stop, the DOF is so large it really makes the photos look as if it's been taken with a cheap point and shoot.There's really no distinguishing blur to separate the subject from the distracting background, especially at wider angles of say 50mm or less.
Olympus really should have made these "PRO" lenses start at at least f/2 if not f/1.8. Anything else is just duhhhhh...
You don't sound like a pro, so why do you care about these lenses?
@abort: The FE24-70 surely is a nice lens, but is easily matched by m.Zuiko12-40. The Olympus lens is smaller, lighter and even cheaper.
So dream on, and buy what ever system fits your needs but stop talking badly about other systems you don't understand.
Tripeiro: Why are people trashing this camera based on its sensor size? This camera is very good compromise, a good long zoom lens with a bright constant aperture in a small compact size. If you want a bright constant aperture lens with a long zoom and a 1" sensor you can look at the Sony RX10. The thing is the Sony is double the size, weight and price (and with a shorter zoom). Photographic cameras are a compromise, and the Stylus 1 is a very good one for many people. For me it is a perfect travel camera. These modern small sensors have a very respectable performance if you don`t go past ISO800, which with a bright lens you really don`t have to most of the time.
Exactly. With one inch you gain a little resolution and one stop noise performance but lose portability. Most people here are simply not smart enough to understand this.
Abort, you don't care much about lens quality, do you?Most aps-c lenses are hardly usable at open aperture. Most Sony lenses are mediocre at best. So just forget about your stupid aperture comparisons.
Everlast66: I think it is laughable to call anything associated with the M4/3 system "PRO"!!
Surely there would be one or two enthusiasts, but no normal professional will rely on a M4/3 sensor for their professional work.
Says who, a forum member who has no idea about professional photography?There are already plenty of professionals who switched to mirrorless system. But this would require you to look outside of this forum. Seems to be too big a task for you.
snapa: Olympus is really great at producing extremely expensive lenses. To bad their sensors can not do justice to them. Hopefully the next generation m4/3 sensors will be able to keep up with there lenses. If that ever happens, the m4/3 format will be a formidable one. That is of course, if the prices come down to reasonable prices, which they are not at this time.
The iq difference between m43 and 35mm is already irrelevant for professional use.At the same time, mirrorless systems aremuch more efficient than SLRs, esp. for studio work.Just look up a few videos of professionals who switched to a mirrorless system.
Pixel peepers in forums are simply not able to judge a system from a professional point of view.
Mike FL: For Zoom = F2.8 all the way with small sensor/body, you can get Panasonic FZ200 @$379 as today's price (10-31-2014) while Stylus 1 is about $600 from respectable sellers.
Other than huge price difference, there are PROs and CONs, but FZ200 has much wide (24mm vs 28mm) and longer (600mm vs 300mm) zoom, and SHARPER lens.
Link for FZ200 @$379:http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=PSDMCFZ200K&id=PSDMCFZ200K&l=PLA&gclid=Cj0KEQjw5syiBRCwxPbE6o_MsK4BEiQAUowjppy6E61JOlFAx2gUAglH5L2E7U00PHEkDHpkHabxgUYaAlGC8P8HAQ
Why FZ200 is better choice:http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_STYLUS_1/verdict.shtml
FZ200 is an excellent cam, but quite different from Stylus1.It all depends on what you need.Btw, your judgement seems to be a little too egocentric.
ThatCamFan: *facepalm* olympus not understanding the market apparently, its 1" MINIMUM now.
No, surely not.
Hubertus Bigend: Interesting camera. For one who uses not-too-huge DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for his usual photography and who wants something versatile with significantly less size and weight as a compact camera while expecting some, but not too much compromise in image quality, I come to find 1/1.7" hitting just the sweet spot in sensor size. Actually, that's why I'm still using an Olympus C-70Z the design of which is ten years old: it offers a decent zoom range in a pocketable body, a viewfinder and a RAW option. The only wish I had for the Stylus 1 is to be even smaller. As it is, I find the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (which has probably the same 1/1.7" 12 MP sensor) even more attractive, although its lens only goes up to 200mm equiv. focal length and isn't quite as fast.
The lens on LF1 is not very useful imo. Too dark and too soft for my taste.Once you've tried a constant aperture lens like Stylus1 you don't want anything else. Just zoom without worrying about exposure. Big fun.
tom1234567: As we are in the 21st centaury why do camera manufacturersstill bring out cameras,
" WITH THESE CRAPPY PROCESSORS "
Time the all upped there game!!Tom G
'The', 'there', what?
Although a good idea, I find it rather expensive.
Glen Barrington: I've never used the Stylus, that sort of camera doesn't appeal to me. I'm an E-M10 sort of person. But I can't understand the hateful comments.
1) It's a camera, not the cure for cancer.2) Olympus must see a market for such a camera. It seems to me, they should have a right to pursue any market they choose.3) Its appearance is unlikely to throw anyone out of work or cause economic chaos.4) Don't like it? Then don't buy it.
I can understand statements like "I wish it had. . . ." or "I wouldn't use that camera because . . . " But the anger and hate is odd.
You should try it once. It may feel quite familiar to your E-M10:
mpgxsvcd: This camera doesn't look so great now with the FZ100 and the LX100 for wide angle stuff. I hope Olympus makes a fixed lens 4/3s camera.
You missed the meaning of my sentence.
ogl: All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.
No. Nikon A is no big hit... and surely not because it lacks weather sealimg.
AdamT: What this cam needs is a better quality lens (poor edges at the wide end) , I`d have thought a Stylus-2 would have been launched by now
So that people can complain about even higher prices?Developing a new model every year does not make sense these days.
I don't think so. The cams you mention have almost nothing in common with Stylus1. The Oly has a unique, well rounded combination of features.
Franz Weber: I like the idea of the Stylus 1 concept, but IMHO it has three week spots that can and should be impoved:- wideangle should be extended to 24mm or at least 25mm- IS is rather poor in comparisson to the competition- CA are visible in JPGs due to the use of the outdated Trupic 6 chip
IS works great for me, too.