kadardr: WE tend to forget that there is a sony nex 7 which is a much better camera ( with the new lenses it IS fact). A bit stealthy though. Pretty against 'profi"??
Even the cleaners couldn't get the stain out!
Adrian Van: I would advise to go to Robin Wong blog and see his initial impressions after seeing this EP5 camera in person and his first review on it. Also he says the VF4 is a fine viewer and large for a reason for the same reason the FF cameras have bright large viewfinders for people to work better (except this is an EVF instead of OVF) The colours match between viewfinder and LCD. Both of them are more colour accurate than previous cameras including the EM5's EVF. Although large, the VF4 is superior to the EVF in EM5. I would imagine that the next EM6 will get the bit more improved rear LCD in next upgrade, but right now it is here in EP5. See Robin Wong's blog.
Of course how important more accurate colour is in EVF and LCD is relative and depends on the photographer's needs as both are usable. The image captured would be similar with same sensor.
Thom (as I predicted) Hikon. Unbiased? Yeah right.
You still whining about Robin Wong after all these years. He has more talent in his little finger than you can imagine. The man has integrity. Look it up.
rallyfan: Did the G5 sell well enough that a DPR test was not deemed necessary by Amazon?
By Barney Britton (2 days ago)I hope so, yeah. I've only used a pre-prod sample, but it's shaping up to be a nice little camera.
LIKEThat comment tells yo everything you need to know about the attitude to non canikon products.
Plastek: Brilliant camera. Puts the point of mirrorless existence in doubt now. Especially when it comes out that APS-C compact with excellent lens is smaller than m4/3 or 1" mirrorless with a lens.
Try to engage brain first in future!
Ropo16: Wow! This is the cutting edge APSC sensor that must be way better than that tiny sensor in the E-M5. However even at 6400 and with a LPF it's very comparable. It may allow for bigger prints, but 16MP is plenty for me.
Err I think he was being sarcastic? Referring to the EM5 being comparable to the D7100.
mumintroll: This camera NEVER can reach picture quality of Merrill DP2 on basic ISO. NEVER. You don't believe? Check this images and compare with RX1.Images are in discussion from Frank.http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sigma_dp1_merrill_review/comments/
I presume you are being ironic and humorous?
Base ISO, the DP2m is pretty much better than any bayer sensored camera if image quality is everything.
The X100 created huge interest from the audience. The RX1 feels like it is being pushed to death by Dpreview, whether we like it or not. OMD was grudgingly glossed over despite huge interest. I expect the next Pentax will be another fly by appraisal too.
Thomasbd: the iso of this camera really sucks.. so why they have to stuck with f2.8!!!!
So many idiots. How many photographic works of art were shot at anything but base iso.
olypan: Drip, drip, drip.......
Drip, drip, drip.......
footlong: Thom Hogan this, Thom Hogan that. Who is this man?
A man who usually starts a sentence with: "as I predicted, back at the dawn of time". He then continues to explain why a non Nikon product is average at best and that if the said company had done things his way (as predicted by him) they would have avoided these problems and could even be mentioned in the same breath as the mighty Nikon.
lensberg: I bet the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 would have achieved the best overall scores... thats probably the reason why DXO never got around to actually reviewing that particular camera...
DXO seems to fabricate a bunch of numbers and then allocate them accordingly... One would image they're the gospel of truth as far as sensor testing goes... At least most other camera review websites provide studio or real world samples to compare side by side whilst formulating a final score...
Hmmm. I can't imagine why. Don't worry Santa Claus will make everything alright.
Vitruvius: What the HECK are you guys talking about the "great IQ?!? You obviosly have NOT actually used the camparison tool and still you blather on in complete ignorance. Do the comparison before speculating how great it is (isn't).
Both the NEX-7 (much older) and the OMD EM5 (much smaller sensor and far fewer pixels) have at least as much detail and far LESS noise than the D5200 at 6400 ISO.
Go ahead, burry your head in the sand. It just makes you look like fools. Either you work for Nikon or you are completely blind.
Perhaps it just looks impresive compared to another Nikon.
Your desperation is clear for all to see.
Valiant Thor: I was due for an upgrade so I purchased the D5200 which I received about 5 days ago. I am using it in my studio for small scale product photography. One very nice feature is that when I upgraded my Nikon Camera Control Pro to the latest version, I can not only capture the photos, but very nice HD video tethered direct to the desktop in Live View mode.
Are you getting kick backs from Nikon? You sound like a cheesy marketing guy. You are also all over these comments like the little boy trying to plug the dam.
GeorgeZ: For most users the EM5 delivers more pleasing photos without pp.For RAW shooters it's a different story. In normal light I'm still happy with my old D50, but when the time comes to buy a new camera I will switch to M43 thanks to Olympus' jpeg magic and the nice lenses available. Nikon shows nothing here that would sway ME to stay with them.
zxaarThe irony of your statement just flew over your head.
DXO is a marketing tool for the highest bidder. Gullible hand wringers like you are it's bread and butter.
You seem to have fallen for the trap of believing what you are told by a company who's interests you know nothing about, rather than your eyes. Remember the ridiculous delay from DXO re the EM5. They seemed panicked by the real results everyone else discovered for THEMSELVES.
Yeah right. I still laugh when i see a NEX. Like a giant milk bottle stuck on an iPhone, with similar optical properties.
By kewlguy (1 hour ago)Agreed, marike6. I used to have both 4/3 and m4/3. Sold them because I still prefer the outputs from my Canon and Nikon. If one needs small mirrorless, NEX is a good start over m4/3.