coyot3: So overpriced. 4/3 should be more cheap.
How? It costs a lot of money to get all of that stuff into such a small package, and Olympus doesn't sell in the giant quantities that Canon and Nikon do.
io_bg: Looks great but it's too expensive for what it is.
GX8 is around $900 now in the US from "reputable dealers".
WordsOfFarewell: Hm, APS-C for $2000? Seems like a tad overpriced even though the other features may seem pretty good. Guess this might make a good weapon for Sports or Press people however. Nothing for me though. Still waiting for a D900.
Even less. Under $1100 at Amazon right now, and probably a lot less than that when periodic specials pop up.
It won't be $2000 for long. Once the initial backlog of pre-orders clears, Nikon will steadily push the price down to $1200 before you know it ..
Looks great! Nikon pulled out the stops on this one.
Costco (US) has a 2-lens Panasonic GF7 kit for $500 that includes a case and high end Panasonic memory card. The two lenses themselves run $500 grey market (and significantly more than that retail). Quite a steal.
All of the cameras reviewed are pretty good for what they are, and are especially tempting considering the prices when you can get a deal on a bundle.
W4YNE 1: I just find it hard to coceive that you are holding a "camera" in your hands worth the price of a small car. Like designer clothes you are paying for something to be different, it won't guarentee you success or better pictures?
Ivan - I thought that medium format cameras came permanently attached to a tripod! ;-)
Sitting Duck Photos: For an M43 camera the GX8 output looks fairly good but the cost vs value continues to be a valid question.
Just wait a year ... ;-)
peterwr: Is it just my cheap laptop screen, or is this (and the raw version) hellishly noisy for 200ISO? I'm seeing some blotchiness on the girl's chin, too, especially in the raw. Very disappointing - I had my hands on this camera a few weeks ago and was seriously considering getting one.
I'll take a look on the Mac later, but so far, it's not looking too good.
definitely noticeable noise there. it is a challenging shot in low light, with the light behind the subject (see the exposure comp). to be fair, this shot will likely print beautifully up to 8x10 size, and the noise is only visible at 100%. but it's not a nikon 810.
The Squire: Like the 42.5.
Just need an LX100-alike body to attach it too plz!
GX7? GM1? GM5? EP5? EPL7? EPM2? GF6? GF7? EM10?
How many options does one need? ;-)
Will Gerrits: Nice review. But where are the reviews of the 4/3 system so we can compare the quality of the lenses in "small" systems : Fuji vs Panasonic/Olympus ???
Yeah, that less-than-2mm difference in an APS sensor is HUGE!!! ;-)
Pretty cool ..
Nice camera. Can't wait 'til it drops to $249.
coroander: Certainly on this site the Olympus OM-D E-M5 shows its popularity. Look at the right panel on this page and under "Top cameras". The OM-D appears second under "Galleries", and 6th under "Challenges". There's no camera released in 2012 that appears higher in either of these two "Top cameras" lists.
Pal2012 - With your incredibly nastiness, you are busily turning people off from Sony Nex. Congratulations. I used to want to get a Nex. Not anymore.
quailoaksphoto: New Poll:
If you were to receive one of these camera's free including choice of lens, which camera would you want and which lens?
Olympus did a splendid job targeting a very popular market, at a good price point for performance, that appeals to a broad market of photographic enthusiast, not just professionals. Somehow I don't think this poll was as much about a camera with it's limitations, as it was about the strengths it has for it's intended application.
I'd choose the most expensive body/lens combo (e.g. M9+f0.95 lens for around $20k), and sell them on ebay, and then buy the camera I'd actually want to use (with enough cash left over to buy flash cubes, film and processing ;-)
I does kind of look like Nikon bought up some Pentax K-01 bodies and re-labeled them...