Nightwings: Nice phone, but I have to wonder if Lenovo missed the memo that the human eye can not discern resolution that high.
....and if you use a microskope or magnifying glass or not :-)
CameraCarl: Once again, lots of new cameras but only two with viewfinders. My wife (who is not as serious a photographer as me) won't even consider using a camera that does not have a viewfinder. And after struggling with the Panasonic LX3 and Canon S100 in daylight and bright sun, I will never buy another camera that doesn't have one. I can't figure why the manufacturers do not realize this. Why do they think photos ought to be taken at arm's length?
...and, one thing is never mentioned in this discussion: elder people need glasses to read a newspaper.... and also to see a clear screen on the back of a camera! EVFs have diopter adjustments!
I don't like dark viewfinders either, was very disappointed from Canon's dark small holes in the G series models. Fuji's X10 / X20 is a step forward. I long for a compact with EVF, Sony RX100 with NEX6 - EVF !!
I would buy it if it had a viewfinder (EVF or GOOD optical)!
"We believe that a user who buys a camera with an OLED EVF is concentrating on the shooting experience and wants to have everything at their fingertips by direct button control. We believe their interest in touchscreen capability is far less than the user who shoots with the camera held at arm's length"
...yes, I agree, but nevertheless would be happy to use the dark touchscreen-display to select the AF-point while looking through the EVF!!
EVF and touchscreen is no contradiction!
PetersJV: I too am puzzled by the confusion and negativity. I'm heavily invested in film full frame (1-Ns, 1-Vs) and have had a 10D for just knocking around for quite a while. This gets me a 7D plus full frame plus the GPS I need for travel photography (versus bulky external $$$ units) and preserves my 24-70 (which replaced my 28-70) L lens investment without needing to go buy the APS-C sensor size equivalent. And I always focus first (customize "*" button) shoot later so anything more than one focus point is gravy. Not to mention I'm tired of USB cables and pulling memory cards out to transfer pictures.
I don't have the hubris to declare I'm unique in my use of a camera. From my perspective, this is a win (full frame) win (higher resolution) win (Wi-Fi) win (GPS). Some people simply can't be satisfied. I like to crop in camera, so the 97% versus 100% viewfinder is ever so slightly irksome, but, really, show me anyone who doesn't crop, regardless, at the end of the day.
When processing RAW files with auto-correcting lens distortions, every picture is cropped a little bit. I'm quite satisfied with a 97% viewfinder!
Jan Kritzinger: I don't understand people, if you want touch screen, get the 5R, if you want an EVF, get Nex 6... Jeez, it's not that hard!
I would like to select the focus point via touchscreen while looking through the EVF!
GordonAtWork: I wish someone would recreate Kodachrome 25 or 64 or Ektachrome 200. these were my film choices back in the day. A Cibachrome print will outlast ANY modern day inkjet/dye transfer/laser print etc and the quality of the prints surpasses anything printable today.Digital has been the evolutionary step in photgraphy but Instagram isn't really the "ooh I like that" process.
I remember my own words about 20 years ago (or more): "when Kodachrome is discontinued, I will quit photography".....yes, and for a few Cibachrome-prints I spent many many hours, but still have themNow I´m with Canon 5D and love it.
Craig Atkinson: charged. Playing with it now. First thoughts, very 'electronic' like the OMD. Very fast, very good. Not very organic feeling like the X100 or Ricohs. NO WAY of turning the screen off, big shame. DMF mode stops the annoying continuous focussing but stops the control ring being used for A.No charger - a bit of a downside. Actually, pretty annoying. It's too small, an extra inch wide and a grip [grd4 style] would really make this a beast. Shoot button and zoom lever are v plasticy and wobbly. Image quality is fantastic. Compared to X100 there is little / no difference unless peeping, and even then not so much. I love what this camera does but I don't like the camera, if that makes sense?
...and an EVF, and I will buy it. No camera without viewfinder for me!!Achim