You can say what you want about the camera's look, but the really great news is that finally Nikon understood the real problem and upgraded the kit zoom from that pedestrian f/3.5-5.6 to a much more attractive f/1.8-2.4. This by itself makes the camera and system to suddenly become relevant for photographers. Great move!
Hhmm... I'm double checking now and it seems that no, they actually didn't change the kit zoom. My bad.
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manmachine242: ISO3200:NEX5n: 1/800, f87D: 1/640, f9E-M5: 1/800 f6.3
ISO200:NEX5n: 1/50 f87D: 1/40 f9E-M5: 1/50 f6.3G3: 1/80 f6.3
The difference is consistently 2/3 EV.
real sensitivity of E-M5 at ISO200 = ISO125 on 7D, NEX5n, G3real sensitivity of E-M5 at ISO3200 = ISO2000 on 7D, NEX5n
Aparently they changed the lighting for a dimmer one recently. But if you compare to the Panasonic GX1 (same sensor as the G3) you will see same exposure (probably GX1 was shot with the new dimmer light).
ISO 3200:GX1: 1/800s F/6.3E-M5: 1/800s F/6.3
A bit off topic, but in this day of lens announcements is it possible to ask why dpreview stopped reviewing lenses? It's over a year since the last full review was published...
Alberto6674: About the ZS8:
"Essentially a ZS10 but without the GPS, touchscreen and stereo microphone, the ZS8 offers the same core features at a lower price."
I think you forget here the main difference: The ZS8 has a CCD sensor instead of the MOS sensor on the ZS10. This makes the ZS8 have a much better image quality, at a lower price. The ZS10 uses this MOS sensor for being able to record Full HD video, but sacrificing IQ (Unlike Sony, Panasonic still didn't learn how to make MOS sensors that produce the same or less noise than CCD, and this is even more noticeable in these small ones than in 4/3 ones).
Maybe I spoke too fast. Now I saw that in the studio set you can also choose the ZS8 and the IQ is about the same as the ZS10. Very strange. I seem to recall seeing a noticeable difference between both at the time of launch (which is normal having different sensors with different technologies). Hhmm...
About the ZS8: