Reilly Diefenbach: "Its Four Thirds sensor is smaller than the APS-C imagers of its Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 70D peers, but we think the difference it makes in real world shooting is hard to spot. You need to put the E-M1 up against a full frame camera to really see a significant difference in image quality."
If the Space Needle shot is any indication, the D7100 thoroughly trounces this good offering from Olympus for subjects wanting lots of intricate detail. It's by no means a difficult call. The bar has been raised and the price of admission lowered.
that pic uses an art filter....idiot
babalu: Sadly, "iPhone" has become synonymous with "smartphone" . There are other phone brands out there that can do this trick (Galaxy S4 for example does it very nicely and with decent highlight management as well), so why not say "smartphone" in the title, and then reveal the brand in the text ? It's not a shame to use an iPhone for a smartphone, quite the contrary, but to trompete out how good a particular brand is, is not exactly the unpartiality that would be expected from a lead DPR staffer , imho...
Um are you comparing Android vs iPhone? Thats like saying Accord vs Toyota... Here is a graph showing developer jobs globally with break down. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/android-vs-ios-jobs_50291530dc248.png&imgrefurl=http://visual.ly/android-vs-ios-jobs&h=1077&w=1280&sz=442&tbnid=kDKmTueS1t4GMM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=107&zoom=1&usg=__Mhyc-1V9H_IB5JAe_WD8A6saa8E=&docid=AF6YC0oFZ1i0CM&sa=X&ei=ehRFUsjVDbil4APO2oDwBg&ved=0CDIQ9QEwAQ
You may sell more devices even when looking at the OS level, but # of devs and profits paid to devs pales in comparison. You can have your shiny new big screen quad core. I will take my 64bit dual core and be able to USE is more. Check Dev #'s, Profits, and web usage. Especially when android makes everything from semi basic - Smart devices. I should hope they sell more... i my self find it sad that globally with handfuls more Mfr's Android only manages a 2x %age gain. but your world we're just livin in it
Raist3d: If this camera went for real nice ergonomics, got rid of the silly wheel in the back which dubs as a four-button controller, and Olympus pushed mecanical dials like shutter speed, etc. it would be great.
But as it is, it looks real promising from the front and real disappointing from the back (again, talking specifically ergonomics and faux-retro looks).
On a side note: I commend them for pushing the shutter speed to 1/8000th and flash sync to 1/320th.
Update: oh I see they really have no wheel controller. Step forward then. Still think they are over thinking the interface, but at least no dial wheel with the four buttons. I rather would have preferred to see four buttons there though.
I have been using 1/320th with me Olympus E-5 and Alien Bees with Paul C Buff Cyber triggers for over 2 years now... Specs say 1/250 i mistakenly set my camera once (clicked the SS wheel vs the Aperture) when i noticed and reviewed pics i was like HMMmmm. Extra 1/3 stop exposure control. NICEeee
How you going to have this new fast glass and only show us 24mm f2.8 how bout some wide open longer FL's?... Most all lenses POP on sharpness between 3.5-7, after which at somepoint diffraction takes over, but wide open is why fast glass is bought.
Portrait with no subject. Just looked up the formal definition of a portrait, and of the two listed at the top this is the loosest interpretation of the 2nd, said to be a representation of someone... It is border line not a portrait...
That being said the artist himself categorized his work best.. This is not a portrait but a digital collage (composite) as he puts it. A portrait is just that a single photograph of a subject, whether you choose to silhouette or light your subject is up to you. But when you mash up 10 photographs plus text it is called graphic design not photography. Photography in this case is a tool in his graphics.
Finally this is art contrary to popular opinion below and it is good, just don't call it what it is not really... a portrait.
Clicking on original links to the WRONG imageit is a night scene of a neon sign.. not the lion presented in the thumbnail here
Momo Vuyisich: I will never consider buying this camera unless the auto exposure bracketing can be extended to at least +/- 2 stops. Makes me wonder if Olympus designers take photos.
7frams 1 stop in between each thats +3 and -3 last time I added that it = 6 stops 3x what you're asking for...
Although these images look good below ISO 800. I see nothing better worth the price tag. I am hoping this is a preproduction model with preprod firmware DP has otherwise my $1700 E-5 gets images this sharp. Again the images look very good at low ISOs so if Sigma work out the higher ISOs (which with this HUGE sensor should not be a problem) the camera will be fantastic. Until then not worth the $$$$$
I am glad to see you lived to post the final result!! :)