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Canon...your DSLRs are so boring. The G7 X compact is a step in the right direction. You should get the same team who designed the G7 X to add some excitement to your DSLRs. Look at what Panasonic is doing. The LX100 with a large sensor and fast zoom in a small package. The GM5 with a large sensor and m43 mount in a teeny tiny body with EVF and wifi.
Any word on IBIS?
Wow! They squeezed in a EVF and hotshoe! Also the hard to use control dial has been moved and hopefully improved.
I think people with drones and other RC hobbiests might like these cameras. What Sony really needs to do is provide an API to allow people to write their own apps to control the camera. That would open up many other possible uses for this camera.
Ruy Penalva: Avoid. I bought a Mark IV to my a7s, and AF does not function at all. Horrible and amateur support if we can call that of support. A guy named Alex try to deceive you as being an specialist. No way to access adapter function (green & advanced). Pricey.
Did you check to see if AF is supported for the lenses you're using? There's a list of lenses with minimum firmware version on their website.
No flashing LEDs in the grip???? Come on Olympus...all the cool camera companies are doing it!
Wasn't this camera in one of the Back to the Future movies? ;) If they want to make this camera really unique, the LEDs should be user replaceable with colors of his/her choice and there should be a way to control them via a programming language like Python or C.
Fuji needs to realize they don't operate in a vacuum with no other competitors. On the horizon is the LX8 and a rumored fixed lens m43 camera. The X30 is higher and thicker than the GX7 body. The biggest disappointment for most people is that it uses the old sensor. To get people to hand over $600, they need to improve the sensor.
Mark B UK: I would like to see someone, ideally Olympus, launch a tough compact that shoots RAW files. How hard can it be?
Nikon 1 AW1?
I guess HD means 4K video?
Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.
Problem with the RX100 is that you only get f1.8 at the wide end. Also I find the image stabilization to not be as effective as Panasonic's OIS.
Canada only gets the black one. I want the orange model. Please Panasonic...make it available here.
Why are people saying it's $10 for life?
Read the FAQ: "When you purchase directly from Adobe, the cost of an annual membership will not go up during the first 12 months of your membership. It is possible that the cost of the month-to-month membership will increase, but if it does, you will be notified and given the opportunity to cancel."
Terms:"After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."
Current price of the offering would mean if they upped the price to $25 a month, then that's the current price of the offering.
This might explain all these mysterious phone calls telling me I've won a cruise...
Robert Eckerlin: For experts, this is probably a silly question. But for me it is an important question.
If comparing the image quality (including colors, contrast and dynamic range) - of the Olympus Stylus 1 and - of of my NIKON D5000 (or of a D5300) with my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200 mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR II Lensewill there be big differences? I ask the question because the Olympus Stylus 1 is substantially lighter than the combination of my Nikon Camera and my lense ... at my age, this makes a difference.
Notice, that I nearly never print my photos - just displaying them on my PC Monitor and on the TV Monitor.
Depends if you like to shoot a lot of low light photos. For that the Nikon will beat the Stylus 1. If you shoot mostly daylight, the difference would not be that big.
tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?
>what does cropping mean, other than cropping off light?
Yes. But the lens is being used on a crop sensor...not a FF sensor. So if a m43 camera with a f1.4 lens and a FF camera with a f1.4 lens were point at the same subject the sensors in each camera would see the level of brightness on the subject.
Does crop factor really affect light gathering? I mean I can see it affect DoF and obviously FoV, but light gathering? I'd think that if you put a light meter behind the PL 25mm f1.4 and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 pointed at the same light source, you'd get the same reading.
Kwick1: I honestly don't get it - why make a new camera that's almost as big as a DSLR, and then put SLOW, expensive lenses in front of it? The weakness of the NEX line has always been the lenses, and it would appear that this continues with the FE line. Why would anyone buy this when you could get much faster lenses, with great quality, for half the price?
The A7 is smaller than the E-M1 and is nearly the same size as the E-M5. That's pretty amazing considering it houses a FF sensor. I agree the lenses are expensive though.
babalu: Samsung has just outwitted this gadget with their latest "Galaxy Gear" smartwatch .
They squeezed a 18MP 10X optical zoom camera into a watch?! This I gotta see!
Whether these cameras will be come successful remains to be seen. There are cameras out there that have wifi and NFC and have iOS/Android apps for them. Most notably, the Canon Powershot N, which is pretty small. I'm afraid that these lens cameras would most likely be used by...."creepy" people to take photos of other people without them noticing since it doesn't look like a camera. Other uses I can think of...health inspectors, law enforcement, house inspectors because the lens is small enough to get into really cramped places. Someone will need to come out with a stick mount or a flexible goose neck type mount for it.