Robert Newman: Modern DSLRs have gone too far with automation. My Canon 5DM3 comes with a 403-page user manual. I often get into the field and need to change the controls of the camera for unusual situations and find myself stumbling through a stupid manual or third-party book or cheat sheet to figure out the settings I need. It is not just cameras that suffer from this excess. The user manual for my Canon 600EX-RT flash is over 100 pages. I for one think Fuji and now Nikon have finally realized that more is not always better. That goes for size and bulk as well. With my 5DM3 and three lenses in a bag I sometime feel like I am lugging around my old Mamiya RZ67 which was a pain for location shooting.
Other companies have this as well. You need to try other cameras instead of just focusing on Canon's 'superiority'.
mpgxsvcd: I bet there are plenty of people that will buy this camera. I just don't think this camera will make their photographs any better.
My OM 2 never got in my way. Not sure what you are talking about. Simplicity in a camera makes it more usable, not the other way around.
GabrielZ: What possible advantage could this retro-styled new Nikon offer over a D800? I just don't see the point frankly, unless its much more compact in size - like a Sony A7/A7R, which it doesn't seem to be.
According to Chasseur d'images a reputed French magazine, it will cost around 3000 euros. I believe that they have seen the camera.
D1N0: It's the only camera in it's category. Of course it gets a gold award. It is not smaller than some compact dslr's though. (except in depth). So what is the advantage over those camera's?
It can use almost any lens available on the market. What's the problem with the number of lenses available? How many do you really need?
So funny how some people make strong statements as if they can read the future. What are these statements based on? I also find it annoying that so many seem to know what Olympus should be doing in order to survive. Why don't we just let Olympus decide whether they can produce both a four thirds and micro four thirds system. They seem to think so.
This is terrific news for four third users such as myself that would prefer upgrading with a dslr rather than having to move to a micro four thirds camera.
pabloman: It should've been FULLFRAME.
It just doesn't make sense to put a 3/4 year old crappy PANY sensor into a new camera.
Again the same crappy Pany sensors route. Again watch the NEX line from behind.
Olympus hasn't said that it's a Panny sensor. When asked the question, they refused (at least for now) to confirm that it's a Panasonic sensor. The Panny sensor is 16 megapixels; this one is 16.1. We will have to wait to find out.
love_them_all: I knew sooner or later they will have to liquidate. Anybody knows if they supply the sensors for the hassy as well?
It would be a shame to see this company go under. They have had such an impact on photography for over a century. They did actually democratize photography by bringing it to the masses. Before Kodak, photography remained in the hands of just a few.