W O W !
I don't get how this is a gold award
razorfish: Maybe sales are not what they expected, but the camera itself is fantastic. I was never in doubt, and got it the moment is became available. Fully professional m43 is something I've wanted for years. Compared to professional dslr's, the GH3 is tiny and lenses even more so. The GH3 is for people who think the 5d, a99 and accompanying lenses are too large.
Well, the picture quality isn't that much better. Of course there are some advantages to a larger sensor, and each user must decide whether those advantages outweigh the size and weight penalties.
Maybe sales are not what they expected, but the camera itself is fantastic. I was never in doubt, and got it the moment is became available. Fully professional m43 is something I've wanted for years. Compared to professional dslr's, the GH3 is tiny and lenses even more so. The GH3 is for people who think the 5d, a99 and accompanying lenses are too large.
How sad to see all these fanboys of other brands badmouthing Olympus products. I never see this happening when Canon/Nikon/Sony products are tested. Clearly a four thirds sensor performing well brings out some kind of inferiority complex in these people.
Why are they still clinging to the CF standard for memory, when SD cards have become more than good enough at 1/10th the size? Get rid of this obsolete tech!
We need a constant f2 standard zoom now! It must be done!
Auto iso only goes to 1600?? What's the point then?
The star of the show is clearly the 14-42mm collapsible zoom. Sony's feeble lens offerings are undermining the success of the superior NEX-7. Too bad dpreview chose to use the standard (non-collapsible) zoom in the comparison shots. The collapsible lens would more clearly show how superior m43 is right now.
Pasha001: 85% viewfinder coverage? You get what you pay for.
Wow you people are ignorant. This is not a DSLR! To even achieve an optical viewfinder in such a camera is a serious bonus! You should be happy we're not stuck with a lame electronic one. To have 100% optical viewfinder coverage in a non-DSLR is impossible! If you don't realize that, I seriously question your photographic knowledge.
This makes Sony's 18-55mm look ridiculously large, but Sony is now well ahead in sensors and bodies. Pana/Oly: Get the pro bodies out now!
"...uses an internal zoom mechanism!"
Fantastic. Micro four thirds is going pro!
But we still need a constant f2.8 standard zoom.
The best thing is there's NO F***IN' TOUCH SCREEN! Putting touch screens on these advanced cams is the worst dead end in photo history. Like the GH2, totally let down by this useless and annoying feature.
Seems some guys here (Joseph in particular) are talking down a product they haven't actually tried. I bought one of these when they became available, and I can tell you it's the first time I've experienced a variable ND with no color cast whatsoever. Sharpness drop is only visible on the very best of primes. This is undoubtedly the best variable ND money can buy. I know Heliopan's reputation, so as soon as i heard they were making a variable ND I knew it had to be good. Actually, I never found variable ND filters to be usable until I got this one. Too many compromises in quality. Of course it's expensive, but you have to consider the fact that this filter replaces 4-5 standard ND filters in your bag. I'm always looking for ways to lighten my load, so to me, this is an excellent investment.
There is actually a review at this address:http://philipbloom.net/2011/06/04/the-best-variable-nd-filter-i-have-used/
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