I really like Frazer's honesty and enthusiasm here. I love how he says “our marketing says it's …”, and how he smirks at that whole “LX7 lens scaled up” marketing stuff.
The line “unfortunately there's no touchscreen on this camera” was particularly surprising and should have been a cue for the interviewer to ask: well, why not? I guess he didn't have had enough sleep, he looks a bit tired. Too bad.
Sad Joe: Unless you HAVE to have the viewfinder this latest Pen is an OM-D KILLER - of course we all know this is the OM-D in all but name. Expected to be some 100's of pounds cheaper I know which I would buy - the whole idea of the format is to enable SMALLER camera/ lens forms - and for most users I would say the new Pen fits the bill. Expect to see the OM-D retail price to begin to fall far and fast - something that up until now it hasn't done....oh and within a few months a MK2 OM-D with a higher MP sensor - shall we call it the OM-D 6 ?
In Germany the price of the OMD has decreased by about 20% since launch. I'd still prefer it over the Pen: It has the EVF built-in and is actually 100€ cheaper than the Pen *without* the add-on EVF (899€ vs. 999€)! I also like the layout more, especially the placement of the on/off switch and the dials. In my opinion the E-P5 would be interesting at 599€; at 999€, it's totally overpriced and superfluous next to the (still almighty) OMD.
Could you explain how you imported the images from the iPad onto the Mac so that the metadata from iPhoto was preserved? I used iPhoto a lot on my last vacation, doing light editing, but mostly hiding images that weren’t good enough (without deleting them). However, when I synched my iPad with Aperture, it was treated as a simple mass storage media and Aperture ignored iPhoto completely. All of the nondestructive edits were lost and flags and favorites were just reset.
I had hoped that Aperture would somehow assimilate iPhoto’s database upon synchronizing, but unfortunately I was wrong. Apparently it works for you, though?