Why not spend the extra $300 and get the X-T1. Actually...I think 2-years from now...Fuji will have the body that finally works well without quirks and a good, "available" lens selection. They are getting better all the time!!!!!!
Richard Franiec: I was about to order the X-T1 but now I rather wait for the porcupine foreskin covered version. Leica's paper edition does not appeal to me anymore.
I guess that it is about time to create new segment of cameras clearly dedicated for fashion freaks, not photographers. DPR - be the first, surely, others will follow.
Thomas and trekkeruss...let's get this right...people with no sense of fashion wear beige..there sofa is beige, their walls are beige, their clothes are beige, etc...gray is too cool...and tones of that is what makes a B&W photograph. LOL! I like to have a little fun with cameras and anything else...so color or white bodies with black and silver tones are fine with me.... I have a white Oly E-PL6 that I imported from Hong Kong , and I made a B&W grip for it and picked up a black leather half case, too. Looks great and is very tactile in the hand!
Infared: hey...this camera sounds good on paper...but when I click on the "original" files all I see in the image samples up above are a bunch of smeared, unsharp jpegs. What gives?
I don't think so. Hopefully the RAW files are worth looking at?
hey...this camera sounds good on paper...but when I click on the "original" files all I see in the image samples up above are a bunch of smeared, unsharp jpegs. What gives?
zakka: Here are some pictures I took comparing it with the mark 1. You can add them in the article if you wish, although this is smartphone quality pictures...http://reho.st/preview/self/2cad2366ea58bda387ccd180d9320e6f3c836eb8.jpg
Let's face it: it's more or less the same size as the original one (and given the lens it's a small miracle).And here is an example of the bokeh you can expect from that big boy at full zoom and 3.9 aperture (poor quality picture but they caught me while I was trying to wifi uplaod the pictures from the camera to the smartphone...)
PS: I have them in higher resolution if you wish... (taken with a google nexus 5)
What is Canon thinking...I guess just the mindless, zombie upraders will buy this camera....Buy an entry-level MFT camera and you can:Have a smaller cameraHave better performance and IQSpend less moneyThis camera w/VF is just silly at this point in time, no?
Raist3d: Umm the Sigma press release here seems misleading:
"In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality."
Sigma, this is no longer true. You are not capturing full color for every pixel and you do need to interpolate at least for the resolution you cite. I guess in a stretch this is still true even if it's not really.
Perhaps we should wait until we see how the new model actually performs before jumping to any conclusions. Sigma seems to be doing a LOT right lately.
Habemus_Canon: "Rugged Looking" means "won't be mistaken for a woman's purse" so that a guy can feel comfortable carrying it.
No, Tom Waits face is rugged looking...this bag looks like a woman's autumn purse.
It's not a messenger bag...it a camera case...and a planin one at that. :-)
BobORama: I, for one, cannot wait till the Hasselblad Maserati's come out: Carbon fiber composite draped over a Kia Soul.
Hopefully the can find a better name for it than the Ghibli! :-)
PaulDavis: Man it comes with its own case! What a bargain. Looks like there is extra space in the case too for my royal crown! Awesome.
Is the RC for loosening up the models?
OK...since it costs $1000, but at least it performs.... (don't own a Sony Camera)Now c'mon Sigma...get that Art Series 50mm out for my 5D3 and slay all three of the Canon lame offerings!!!!!!! Can't wait.
OK...so I am reading the CAF Predictive AF..blah..blah..blah...(which is cool...don't get me wrong)...but...Can anyone tell me how responsive the AF is in Low LIght????
I do not think that this man's career should suffer...there is no change in the relevance of the image...Anyone would have to be insane to want to be a photojournalist these days...too stressful...too much competition...too little pay!!! Life is too short for me to try to compete with free cell phone photos!!!! :-)
Joel Benford: If very shallow focus was my great interest in life, MFT is not the system I'd buy into. So I'm not really sure who this is for.
Maybe it's for people who don't do shallow focus much, but when they need it they need it bad?
Are there people like that?
Or is for people who like a Leica badge...
@gainstam....I am a still photographer and I agree with you...I want the AF and the IS is a plus even though I use Olympus bodies..for my E-PL6 the lens IS will be better than the body IS. I will not buy the lens at this price...but in a year from now there will be sales and discounts that may make it more attractive.The lens is overpriced.@JoelBenford...If you are a decent photographer you can squeeze a really good low DOF shot out of your MFT system..you just have to know what you are doing and make the right lens and distance from subject choice...With FF it is a lot easier(true dat)...but then you have to lug the beasts around..which I avoid these days more and more...FF does have its place...but with most images being viewed electronically...it certainly isn't the "be-all-end-all" any more.
Infared: These images show me NOTHING about the lens???? LOL?Check the images at Camera Labs...they slow off the "f/1.2" wonderfully ......but not artfully.
Andy..it is just my opinion...The Nocticron (name ref: darkness) is a WAAAAAAAAAAAY expensive lens. & most of the manufacturing costs to justify the whopping $1600 price tag (actually the lens should be about $1200 IMO)are the large glass elements (the # of them:14!) to create f/1.2 and the IS, (you can throw in the 9 aperture blades, too). This lens is capable of "extremely shallow DOF with amazing bokeh...that is the whole point. OK.. these photos here on DPR look like a bunch of snap shots to me that do not show-off the abilities of the Nocti... They could all have basically been taken with the Oly 45 f/1.8. There would not be that much difference...check out these images over at Camera Labshttp://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Leica_DG_Nocticron_42-5mm_f1-2_H-NS043EThey really show what the lens is capable of. It is still overpriced, but it does some REALLY nice rendering with AF and exhibits REALLY shallow DOF. The review photos should exhibit these qualities clearly.
itsastickup: A step in the right direction. But until there's an f1 normal, it's no bokeh, no buy, mun.
The lack of OOF backgrounds is the only reason that I don't look at these small sensor cameras.
And sure, you can get a tiny bit of OOF background even with the 25mm, but what I seek at a minimum is what I get at 50/2 using my FF cameras (or 35/1.4 on APS-C). And there are plenty like me.
These photos do a poor job of showing the strength's off of the lens. MFT is a great SMALL camera system to complement a FF system...not replace it. When ever I can' I grab my small kit. It gets the job done, and is really fun to shoot wit and get great results. If I think the work is more important or I may need large prints I grab the beasts! :-)
These images show me NOTHING about the lens???? LOL?Check the images at Camera Labs...they slow off the "f/1.2" wonderfully ......but not artfully.
peevee1: DPR wrote: "The E-P5 is the first Olympus to include Wi-Fi"
This is not true, there were at least SH-50 and E-PL6 before it.
Dylthedog...incorrect. I imported an E-PL6. There is no Wi-Fi...same thing as E-PL5...some were bundled with Wi-Fi SD card..(not mine)...I also have the E-P5...I believe that that is the first MFT offering from Oly with Wi-Fi.
Infared: I absolutely LOVE my E-P5. Just an amazing camera. (Mine is in for repair right now as the main dial was not changing info on every click...). I have no shutter shock issue that I can find, tho. Tested in all the modes, shutter speeds with MANY lenses...cannot observe the phenomenon. I believe this may be a manufacturing or a batch issue....many posters here are not having the issue (but I do believe there is an issue.)I think Olympus needs to be responsible to its loyal customers and issue a statement (or fix?), regarding this situation and also the shearing off of the lens mounts on the new 12-40mm Pro lens. BOTH of these situations are widely documented on the web...especially this open discussion about the shutter shock issue here throughout DPR's review of the camera. C'mon Olympus...step up!
FYI..I do keep my camera set to the I-IS1 setting, which is standard full-time 5-axis IS. I totally avoid the Panoramic auto detect mode out of paranoia from reading about this "issue".