why would anyone want something like this? the swirl bokeh looks gimmicky and I would never want that in my images. But hey, if you are into that kind of stuff...
dark goob: All my DX lenses will crop on this camera! My 10.5 fisheye will only get a part of the pixels...! When will they finally make a camera that will be full-frame with my DX lenses?! I'm tired of waiting
wow... dumbest post of the year.
Another pathetic point and shoot from nikon.
You would haveto be seriously stupid to pay $180 for this junk. It should be priced at 69.99
Michael S.: Actually it does look like as
a) almost all posters here are too young to remember or
b) have already forgotten what Olympus claimed as the introduced the 4/3 system long time ago.
I have been there - as Olympus EUROPE introduced, marketed the at that time new and 100% digital 4/3 system with the upcoming E1.
The two sentences that fell and have always been repeated by the presenters have been:
1) "5 Megapixels are enough..."2) "We will have smaller, lighter and cheaper lenses than our competitors".
Without a doubt - both clamis have failed.
But other than the super tele realm, what other advantage does 4/3 provide?
Are the lenses any smaller or chepaer than their FX counter parts? Does the sensor performance equal their FX or even APC counter part with no degradation in performance due to high pixel density?
I mean, other than the super tele advatage gained by the 2x crop factor, what other advantages are there???
On the other hand, look at M43 and their lenses, espeically the 12-35 and 35-100. Those lenses and the M43 system makes sense, but 4/3 is a last minute dying effort from Olympus to try to salvage something from their failed investment into 43.
SUPERHOKIE: Whats the point? 4/3 lenses are NOT any smalller or cheaper than full frame lenses. Who in their right mind would get this supposed Pro body and a 12-35 vs a 5d3 and a 35-70? Yeah the 12-35 will give you one more stop in brightness but loses a stop in DOF. With FX sensors F2.8 on a fx sensor will destroy F2 on this new pro body in noise anyways. So what is the point again? Not every product that comes out of japan is gods gift to earth. Look at suzuki and mitsubishi, two brands that are dying in the US.
if you are talking about normal f5.6 slow 300mm lenses, there are pletny of othe choices outside 4/3. Canon and Nikon all make f5.6 300mm lenses for cheap prices. On a APS body 300mm will be 450mm. If you need 600mm FOV, then just crop little bit. Speaking of crop factor tele, a Nikon V1 will give you even more crop zoom than any 4/3 system for a whole lot less money. An even the Olympus 300mm f2.8 is only a 600mm lens BECAUSE it is a cropped view on a 4/3 sensro anyways. There is nothing wrong with cropping a little to get 600mm on APS sensor. Either way, traditional 4/3 is a dying breed and you'd have to be pretty stupid to buy into it.
The world is somewhat little bigger than the utlra long 600mm and longer market. Overall, the system makes little sense. Micro 4/3 makes a whole lot of sense, but not the traditional 4/3 wtih it's riduculously big and expensive lenses. Just because it gains an advantage in one area (super telephoto), does not mean it's a smart system.
I meant 24-70
Whats the point? 4/3 lenses are NOT any smalller or cheaper than full frame lenses. Who in their right mind would get this supposed Pro body and a 12-35 vs a 5d3 and a 35-70? Yeah the 12-35 will give you one more stop in brightness but loses a stop in DOF. With FX sensors F2.8 on a fx sensor will destroy F2 on this new pro body in noise anyways. So what is the point again? Not every product that comes out of japan is gods gift to earth. Look at suzuki and mitsubishi, two brands that are dying in the US.
Why couldn't they have used a wider lens?? a 90mm lens as the only lens?? that doesn't make too much sense, unless they want to do a stitch panorama of the martian landscape
LOL yup it get's uglier and uglier. They should just keep the GH2 design
who would buy a SD1 for $7000???? bunch of morons.
For a nominal price increase, i'd take these more durable cards any day than a Sandisk or a Lexar. I've had more than a fair share of sandisk SD cards fail on me.