Gesture: Thanks for posting. Olympus and Panasonic have umpteen M43 models. They could try a similar concept with micro 43 sensor.
Jogger....yes and OMD best camera of 2012....;)
Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?
Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?
It's all marketing, I mean very good marketing...
G Sciorio: AND EOS-M before supporting the GH3 and OMD?!?!
They already support OMD.
Fotogeneticist: Until an EVF has the same refresh rate and dynamic range that matches my eye, it will never replace OVFs for me. What does an EVF give me except for battery drain and shadows you can't see into? And to the poster that said an EVF needs 2MP to out-resolve an OVF, if you out resolve what your eye can see anyways, what good would that do?
..."I take photos in conditions so dark that an EVF wouldn't even be able to display, but that my eye can still discern."...is exactly the opposite...with the EVF you can see much more in dark conditions then OVF.....but of course you never really try the last generation EVF...
D1N0: For the price you can get 3 Samyang's 85mm F1.4. One for your camera, 2 to throw at people who mock you about it.
samyang is at least two time havier and 3 times bigger....and don't have auto focus...
Anfy: IMHO it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n even at 3200 ISO.
@ Reg Natarajannex 5n 699+ 349 for viewfinder= 1048$. OM d=1099........not double price, but the same.Omd is dust and water proof, faster autofocus, ibis....and no OVERHEATING problem...This is a great camera at the right price!
lensberg: Lets face facts... the image quality is impressive... there's absolutely no question about it... But the pinnacle of IQ excellence still remains the Canon G1 X ...
Plus the G1 X's high ISO prowess is about half a stop better than this OM-D E M5 at any setting beyond ISO 3200.
In these OM-D E M5 samples... there is a slight desaturation in the colour sequences... and lack of extremely fine details... and From ISO 6400 the sharpness begins to suffer...
By comparison the G1 X is virtually flawless throughout its sensitivity scale... with just a hint of softening at its highest setting...
...and corner performance of G1X are really poor..
Bellissima!!!!...just preorder....I'm number 27 in the list at my local store here in Italy.
thephotobox: I think the samples look good. I also think Nikon was smart to go with this sensor size. Like they said, this camera is for p&s users. Take my parents for example, they have a DSLR, but they never use it because it's too big. When traveling they want somehting small. And while the body of something like the E-PM1 is tiny, the sensor size still calls for a larger lens. Even more so for the NEX. The Nikon J1's smaller sensor allows for a smaller lens, and that makes a difference. Even from the V1 to the J1, drop the EVF and it's that much more appealing to carry around. People who care about large sensor size have a lot of choices out there. There's no shortage of options. But people who want portability with good results can make use of this camera. Same for FujiX10, decent quality with portability. Let's not forget that the iPhone is the most used camera on flickr.
nikon 10mmf2.8 is bigger and heavier than 14mm f2.5 panasonic, pansonic x lens 14-42mm is smaller than nikon 10-30mm...there's no lens size advantage with nikon system vs MFT.
Reilly Diefenbach: Reilly's ranking at 1600 raw:NexNikonG3Oly trailing badlyWell done, Nikon!
Dear CriticalI,how can you say"...The camera is aimed squarely at soccer mums and dads and people looking for something which can keep up at kids sportsdays, holidays and outings..."and" ...Resolution is far less important than focus tracking, video and simplicity and in this case the Nikon beats everyone"...at that price???If i put a the oly kit zoom I'm sure I'll never see that very bad corner performance...and lack of details.From dcresource:" I think the Nikon 1 cameras don't offer as much bang for the buck as the Olympus E-PL3 or Sony Alpha NEX-5N (both of which are $699). In closing, if you're moving up from a point-and-shoot camera and want the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, then the Nikon J1 is worth considering. More hard core users will probably want to look at one of the other cameras I've listed below."This camera could sell well only for Nikon logo on it...that's what I think.
Reilly need a new pair of glass! ;)do you see the very poor corner performance, the yellow strips, no sharpness and so on...???
Ivanaker: C3 is the best. Oly and Pana are sharper, but that is bcs of the lens. Nikon is better then both oly and pana, a full stop better. and if 35mm 1.4 was put on it it would be the best camera in this comparasition. Good job Nikon, now lets wait for canon.
..sorry but I cant see your link....But from what i see it's impossible see what you said.I see Olympus is better and G3 and Gh2 much better with a 16mp sensor versus 10mp Nikon
yellow stripes across the face is the new art filter from Nikon....;)
...can you show me where do you see a full stop better????"... Oly and Pana are sharper, but that is bcs of the lens..."...yessssMFT have the best lens of all mirrorless system...and u can have best picture, not like Nikon or Sony where the corners ar so soft...
RedFox88: Looks about 1 stop better than Olympus' offerings even though it has a smaller image sensor. Well done Nikon!
...are u serious ??? ;)