There appears to be an error with the studio scene test for this review. The panning magnification is set to greater than 100%, at least for ISO 125 (looks nearer to 150%). I noticed this when I downloaded and opened the jpeg, which is smaller and therefore looks sharper.
The new brighter colour scheme clearly looks better ..... now please bring back the original camera review studio test scene (the current one is awful).
Morpho Hunter: Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.
Well ok ... it's a darn big camera compared to Olympus's 20MP/50MP Pen-F.
Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.
Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?
Both are fantastic cameras. However I can't help thinking that advancements in sensor shift technology, such as those in the Olympus EM-5 Mk II and the Pentax K3 Mk II, will lead to the eventual demise of such cameras. Here are a few example pics (40MP) taken with the Olympus (lighting and focusing could have been better - but it does illustrate the potential for this technology in comparatively cheap gear):
Did Sony just do the impossible?
Nope, true the camera is small .. but the lenses (compared to the mft system) are huge (albeit Zeiss fantastic). However I just wonder how this camera will fair (sales wise) when the rumoured Olympus E-M1 replacement, with it's HAND-HELD 40mp sensor shift system is released. More importantly, just how many people out there can afford (or are willing) to pay for those Zeiss lenses .. I mean .. just how often does one blow up a print to the size of a barn door?!!
D Bowcut: My T6s sensor is fine. Camera purchased 04/26.
Hopefully not fine 'for now' - there's no way of telling that whatever is causing the problem will not develop later.
A very interesting product - but there are two potential problems with it. First it's too unwieldy to use out in the field - chasing bugs in the undergrowth etc. Second, the stiffness of the flexible arms will become reduced with use, and unlike the Gorillapod, where you can replace affected joints, I don't see how one can do the same with this product, because presumably there are control/power cables running through them. That said, I'm certainly going to look into this product further, as it could be useful in a studio environment - replacing my hot copystand lights.
beomagi: 40MP mode would be killer for macros.
Five 40mp macro images posted here:
And yeah ...it is a Killer!
This camera costs well over £2000 in the UK - for that kind of money it should be perfect. Well it isn't .. so will dpreview reduce it's % rating? And if not, then why not?
This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.
E-M5 mk II has "old" E-M5 sensor and therefore no PDAF.
JDThomas: Just curious as to why DPReview is posting re-hashed content from RUMORS sites? Seriously guys, you are supposed to be the paragon of photography websites and you using content from websites that are the equivalent of The National Enquirer.
In reality, it's no rumor - the camera DOES exist - leaking news of it now to 4/3 Rumours (as a "trusted source") is just a spoiling tactic by Olympus, to persuade people to refrain from buying a new camera until the New Year. (And I suspect that this will happen). Oh, and one other thing, posts from other contributors here reckon that the sensor shift technology will not work well with anything other than stationary objects - well I'm no expert, so cannot comment - but I suspect that Olympus will prove this to be incorrect.
Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?
At last ... Sony releases a macro lens ... better late than never, I suppose...
Wow.. almost $800 for such a tiny piece of plastic............ I could buy a second Olympus E-M5 body for the same,
Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?
Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........
Don't believe it ..suspect "something big" ........will be a "tie-up" with the fourthirds format .... (hope so).
Cool looking camera ...this is the iPhone/ipad (design wise) of the camera world and the body-only price is well worth the money. Unfortunately the lenses (seemingly) are no better than anyone else's ..and will cost at least 3- 5x as much...and then there's that ugly clip-on viewfinder ... unbelievably there isn't an aluminium-coloured version.