Patrick Kristiansen: If one needs 40+mp's to crop a pic into something worth watching, one is not taking one's pics right. And 16mp is enough for just about anyone without a very special need. Not many lenses justify a higher resolution either. And not to mention the need for exceedingly high shutterspeed and/or tripods. Nah, super-high resoultion is bonk imo. Can't wait to receive my em1 and 12-40 lens. And can wait even less to try out my OM-lenses on it.
Archiver ... I've sensed that too. I would love to save some money and weight by getting a smaller system, and I watch the APS-C and m4/3 systems hoping to see something worthwhile, but nothing yet comes close to full frame. Especially when you stick an appropriate lens on it. m4/3 lenses have to be 2 full stops faster to match performance of a lens on a FF camera. That makes the lenses bigger, and the overall system size and weights become similar.
I'll stick with my 5DIII. Better performance, better ergonomics, better results.
It's not small enough to be more convenient than my 5DIII, and if you want any shallow DOF you need at least an f/1.4 lens. Aperture f/2.8 is often sufficient on the FF, which can be beautifully thin at f/1.4.
So what use does this m4/3 serve? I would still have to bring the FF to get shallow DOF and low light performance, and I still don't get compact size. I could see m4/3 IF the package was pocketable, but I'd probably still head to the Sony A7, or one of the Fuji APS-C cameras for that.
Can't see the purpose in this one.
StevenE: Sony A7, A7R, .... or this ...
Canikon is so passe ... the future is SonyCan
Y ... they definitely need to get some good lenses out. I'm sticking with Canon until they do. But in the meantime maybe Canon will come out with an answer to the A7 and A7R ... but with better video and zero moire.
Amazing times for both photography and video. Reminds me of the speedy PC advances in the 1990's ... a PC was out of date in 4 to 6 months.
Sony A7, A7R, .... or this ...
StevenE: Wow, a lot of haters here.
These are great images, HDR or no HDR, set-up or no setup. Most of these HDR's are not overdone. I suspect some of the haters are just jealous, and have nothing in their portfolio that could stand next to these.
A photograph can never 100% accurately represent the scene. It is created only after a series of acts all of which change and interpret the scene through the technology, equipment, or judgement of the photographer. That's true whether digital or analog. A purist approach to photography is dead and worthless.
Wow, a lot of haters here.
StevenE: It's micro 4/3, so you can forget about shallow DOF.If that doesn't bother you, then this format could work.Non starter for me, unless it can fit in my pocket.
BTW "white shadow" shallow DOF is absolutely NOT something you look for in macro photography. Shallow DOF is a problem in macro, something photographers have to grapple with, even using focus stacking to increase the DOF.
Anyway, if you are happy with DOF capabilities of m4/3 then go for it. As my trumpet teacher used to say "The quickest way to be happier with your performance is to lower your standards." His point applies here.
Of course you can get shallow dof, but you need wider apertures and you need to get much closer to the subject, which is not always possible.BTW ... I don't expect as much from a camera that I can put in my pocket, but I can put my EOS-M with 22mm f/2 in my pocket, and get pretty shallow DOF.
These m4/3 cameras appeal to some people, fine. Not as a main camera for me. However I would consider one that could fit in my pocket, otherwise no thanks
It's micro 4/3, so you can forget about shallow DOF.If that doesn't bother you, then this format could work.Non starter for me, unless it can fit in my pocket.
chris96326: Focus Peaking (apparently m4/3 lenses only??)Better Grip and button spacingPhase Focus (apparently legacy 4/3 lenses only)More buttons (but in a different arrangement, why?)Keeping the tilt screen -- no lousy swivel, selfies are for amatuers
Looks like a market winner and a great evolution camera on paper. Sample images on this sight are nothing to write home about. I will sit this one out and wait for the GX-7 to ship.
I am more interested in the new lens to compete with Panny's 12-35mm.
Amateurs are the first people to claim that some feature they don't understand is "only for amateurs."
Next up... iPhone users swarm to buy electric toothbrush iPod attachment
SHood: Who would pay $5k for a pin head sensor (1/2.3").
Cinema uses a lot of deep DOF shots too. Shallow DOF is only really needed to create a sense of intimacy, which is quite a lot in film making, but not all of it.
KAMSA: I think it's more for the professional sports guys and photography,.. yet another action cam is out there on the market, however, comes with a name because there are so many unbranded that than can do this but cannot do again that, and then that again though that you can in the gear of discovery channel back see, what they use, but cool !! I think for every application a cam specific is a much better outcome than this but he looks good specs are also not really bad, but for me nothing will.
Translate into English please.
I checked the links for downloads at magic lantern. I did not see any available downloads for the 5DIII . Where is it?
reminds me of the mandelbrot set
When I studied the trumpet my teacher told me "the quickest way to become satisfied with your performance is to lower your standards." The same applies to photography.
I'll keep my 5DIII; the compacts and mirror-less (I've tried a couple) are just not ready yet. I'll carry an EOS-M with 22mm f/2 when photography is secondary and I want something reasonable with me.
forpetessake: 'you can [find people on Instagram] who aren’t professional photographers, but they do the most amazing work. If they can do it, how a professional doesn’t do it is beyond me.'
Why would that be surprising to anybody? It's been always the case that people do much better work as their hobby than as their professionl. One thing is to be compelled from within, the other thing is to be compelled from outside by the desire to make money. Professionals need to learn to do only one thing well -- making maximum amount of money with minimal efforts. All the greatest artists were not the greatest businessmen.
Most of instagram is garbage. This comparison picks a handful of the best pics from millions upon millions of examples of crap and then compares these few with the worst available shots from one professional. how surprising is that?Instagramers accidentally get a good shot and then post it. A good professional gets a great shot on-demand every time.
PS... even a mediocre amateur hockey player will occasionally get the best of a pro
Really nice shot, and from a phone!
HDR, refocussable video and slide shots without a slider.cool stuff in the pipe for later
Pretty damn clever.