Parkettpolitur: I have a Ricoh GR, so I'm probably not going to buy this. Still, I've been interested in the X-series for quite some time now. Does DxO finally support their RAWs? Will they ever? I only use DxO, so that's been a huge hurdle for me (and one of the main reasons I haven't sold my E-M1 for the superior X-T1).
>it is the reason I stopped purchasing Fuji Products.
Hmm, now that's something to think about.
jorg14: Great camera that serves a niche market.
>Most people do go for something like the X-E2 first.
This sounds very sensible to me.
pacnwhobbyist: I'll bet a re-badged Leica version of this camera comes out and costs twice as much.
They did that with the LX3.
Bjorn_L: Seems like a lovely pocket camera. Something to finally trump the Sony RX100 series. However the "multi-aspect" cropping modes is just stupid. How about using the entire sensor and letting us choose how to crop it ourself? Tossing out 25% of the pixels (or more) by doing what anyone with any photo editing software can do better on their own? It doesn't change the fact that this is the camera with the largest sensor in class (ignoring the APS-C bulky things). But all anyone who wants to trump this camera has to do is make a clone of it without these modes and they can legitimately claim to have a 25% effective larger sensor and a higher resolution as well.Dumbest feature ever.
Yes -- how can they possibly bill this as a 16MP camera?
Paul Kersey Photography: I've always longed for an X100 series camera. The sticky shutter issue and glacially slow focus kept me from the X100 and the next model had better resolution but not enough performance advances from the first (for me). With the T model, I am seeing a camera that is sufficiently seasoned to satisfy me. I am pleased that it didn't roll out at a higher price. Pre-ordering one on this day.
"...do not qualify for manufacturer rebate or warranty programs."
Sounds like "gray market" selling. No?
papa natas: "...horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yam and pitch)..."YAM..(?) Yummy?YAWL...Maybe.From the aerodynamic trilogy: Pitch, Yawl & Roll.
Only thing to do now is run screaming out of the room.
My goodness, the trouble people get into.
You're a funny guy, Papa Natas.
miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...
These work well with the Bagelia camera.
I used Kodak Digital ROC to make it look good. It took almost just one click.
JacquesBalthazar: Beautiful machine! This is indeed a really impressive technological showcase of a tool.
This is the whole story in a nutshell.
cheetah43: With its design it belongs to Goddam City.
You know, I have an F3 corroding away in a drawer. When I first got it, I ran a couple of rolls of film through it and found it to be an ergonomic workout. So I bought three N2000's and was off to the races.
bobbarber: Point of view of an average schlub:
1. Don't need the I.Q.
2. Too expensive for a toy.
Very cool though, I'll admit, if you have 7 grand to throw around.
Anyone who has a Hummer needs one. No -- that's what they used to say about Corvettes.
Mebbe, mebbe not.
Wubslin: Another overblown, overdone, oversized, overweight, overpriced failure from Nikon then?
Time to stick a fork in it.
>35mm film is great, but really only through ISO 400.
That is precisely the rub about film -- the limited speeds. I shot film for decades, and was glad to put it aside and take up digital. I make an exception for medium and large format film -- these can be used to make images that can be scanned to many megapixels. That's why I kept my Fujifilm 690.
ngtszhodavid: seriously are they just lazy and actually need so much time to do a full review? geez...
>how you can complain about a free service
Good on them for the free revs. But we have yet to enjoy a free rev of the D4S. So let's complain. WHEEE!
Sorry to be butting in with this drivel. The D4S holds no attraction for me. I personally won't be using a camera the size of a manhole cover. Which needs flash units as big as beer coolers. Just joshing! In truth, I admire the D4S as an awesome piece of engineering.
tkbslc: Uhhh, why?
HAW HAW HAW!
wackybit: I feel bad for whoever bought the black 12mm f2 at 'limited edition' prices
S---w this "limited" ----.
John McMillin: Thank goodness that this camera finally has stabilization to correct for "yam and pitch." My attempts to get sharp photos of sweet potatoes tossed into the air have been such failures so far...
Have you tried watermelons?
jonikon: Too bad there is no EVF. That's a deal killer for enthusiasts. Using a rear LCD to compose is lame, and especially annoying in sunny conditions!
>When you place the LCD at 90 degrees and shoot at waist-level, the LCD is often protected from the sun
A helpful suggestion.
pleytime: Why would anyone buy a camera, other than a cheap pocket one, without a viewfinder?
>If you want an OLY with EVF, get something from the OM-D series.
Not a bad idea. The OM-D E-M10 goes for $650! That's only $50 more than the Pen.
tinternaut: It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.
Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:
- There's the fight to activate SCP - The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.
>>Dude.. honestly, i'm too lazy to check...
I find this to be
1) Funny,2) Bracingly honest.
Also, I find that even the dinkiest flash is good for fill-in purposes under tall sun. Just sayin'.