b534202: What good is waterproofing to 20m when the AW1 can only go down to 15m?
Duh! Perhaps a future AW2 will be able to go down to 20m.
wetsleet: Have I missed where the spec of the single new feature (the EVF) is listed? This camera launch is, so far as I can see, essentially about adding an EVF to an existing camera. It seems curious therefore not to actually tell us anything about the new feature.
Second paragraph: "The EVF has 921,000 dots and covers 100% of the frame."
B1ackhat: 479.99 GBP = 756.74 USD ... $756 for a 1/2.3" sensor with 5x zoom? Seriously? We already saw this one-trick-pony with the Nikon P300, which is available for 1/3 the price of the XZ-10.
Try *reading* the article.
What about Apple Aperture??
richard cohen: how much bigger than the v1/j1 is it? if it is too big it loses a big reason for ownership imo..i bought my j1 as a higher quality replacement for a p&s when i can't bring my big boy camera...
i welcome the onboard flash, that was the single biggest reason i chose the j1 over the v1. i think the v2 is too expensive however, and believe the market will sort that out in the coming months. you can get a decent dslr with kit lens for this money...
so overall a mixed bag, but if the v2 isn't too big and if it comes down in price i could be interested.
vailmcc: Received an email from Amazon this morning. My X-E1 is supposed to ship sometime between the 2nd and 22nd of October.I ordered the kit, but am unsure if the the 18-55mm is made in Japan or not. If it isn't, I'll cancel the order and purchase the body and 35mm instead. Anyone know anything about this? Thanks!
What difference does it make?
nguyenthanhhieuthanson: why not 20 megapixelwhy not APS-C sensor
@Nikon Man. I don't see much evidence that the Nikon 1 lenses "will get smaller in future" based on this announcement. Unless you're expecting to remove VR from all their lenses?
maxnimo: So they decided to come out with another proprietary lens mount instead of adopting the MFT standard. I wonder if that was the best course of action to take. One thing I know for sure.... I'd have no interest in buying this camera.
@zkz5 No, standards for "every other lens mount in existence" are not published - otherwise you wouldn't get articles like this:http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/sigma-wed-like-to-make-nikon-1-lenses-1069706
keeponkeepingon: Huh? The new lens is not the new kit lens but has almost the same specs (other than size) as the kit lens?
If you look at the nikon J2 page the two pictures are with the new lens, not the kit lens.
VERY misleading (and stupid) nikon!
The new lens also does not have VR.Which is rather unfortunate...
Ranger 9: I own an E-M 5 and am finding this guide very helpful. But the very need for it seems to suggest that Olympus is using customization as a substitute for design.
It's as if someone said, "We can't be bothered to think through all the aspects of our user interface. We'll just dump that job off on the purchaser instead."
To make matters worse, many of the setting procedures seem arbitrary or arcane: turning a feature "on" by setting its "Off" mode to "Off", to choose the particularly silly example of enabling stabilization for continuous bursts.
The E-M 5 feels good in the hand, and it usually can be made to take good pictures eventually, but I still often find myself wondering whether I bought the right camera.
erichK - Sorry, but I have to disagree with you on the OM-D interface; it's a mess! The organisation of the menu system could certainly be better, and many of the options are rather mysterious (probably due to poor wording / use of English).
I do agree with you to a large extent about the manual. However, I think much of the problem is that it (and many other manuals) doesn't describe how to actually *use* the camera, but rather what each individual feature does in isolation.
Criticisms of the menu and manual aside, I love my OM-D. :-)
DonInPgh: More camera reviews, less filler please...
The article is excellent - more like this please DPReview!
rocklobster: Image stabilisation in the viewfinder would be a Godsend after trying to frame shots using an old 200mm tele on my E-PM1. I imagine that with IS built into the lens that this is standard on Panasonic M4/3 cameras - correct?
Vlad S - Just curious... *why* do you use OIS to focus and then turn it off for taking the shot?
djec: "'5-axis' image stabilization system"?!
ffs i hope the rest of the science behind the camera is slightly more intelligent.
I hope the rest of your comments are slightly less snarky.
andywhoa: Because of this review I am convinced there is no X-Pro1 review coming from dpr. Your high-ISO comparisons involve cameras like the NEX-7, but omit the X-Pro1. Why? So you can give the OM-D E-M5 a good high-ISO score? Everyone on the planet knows the NEX-7 and OM-D E-M5 high-ISO capabilities are abysmal compared to the X-Pro1. What are you going to do for the X-Pro1 if you're giving the OM-D E-5 such a good high-ISO score? Nothing because you're not going to review the X-Pro1!
Untwist your knickers, @andywhoa !
ChrisKramer1: We have been here before. It was called 4/3 and this is also 4/3 just smaller (but not by much). Behind all the schnick-schnack lies the same hobbled sensor that blows the highlights worse than a compact. Call it what you like, dress it up how you like. It is nothing but 4/3 and will suffer from the same problems that made that line of cameras a failure.
Who is going to spend 1,200 euros on this when they can have a Pentax K-5 for with a similar body size, clearly more rugged build, better grip, a high-quality optical viewfinder, bigger sensor, massive dynamic range and far more lenses - at a far more reasonable price - for 900 euros?
By the way, when is DP Review going to give us the Samsung NX200 review?
"Flag as idiot".
arndsan: first cutting the mirror box of the SLR to fake a viewfinder camera without viewfinderand now adding a EVF to fake a SLR ... what is going on?
@T3I don't know where you get the patience from...
lesstax: What good is weather sealing for a lens if there is no weather sealed body to go along with it?
Got any other silly questions? ;-)