marike6: For stills, if the GH3 and OMD have the same sensor, with identical DxOMark scores, why does DPR submit that the GH3 only has "good IQ" and with the OMD they were gushing about IQ?
How can two identical sensors produce such dramatically difference output? JPEGs are meaningless with most cameras of this class, and in fact some of the only really good JPEGs are from the XPro1. But most shoot RAW.
Anyway, thanks for the review.
I am a Panasonic fan, but can clearly see the OMD had better image quality in both jpg and raw!
This short film shows great imagination and ability, I am sure he will get offered a lot of work from it. Well done.
Naveed Akhtar: why don't dpreview borrow it for two days and complete its review then :))
Brilliant Naveed, I think its disgusting how long DpReview take to finish a review. A few weeks I could understand, but 4 or 5 months?
- It always makes me think there must be something basically wrong with the camera, and I never buy until they do finish reviews.
I do hope they read your coment.
B1ackhat: Unfortunately, Panasonic sensors usually show a level of noise at ISO 400 equal to that of ISO 800 on a Sony sensor. Also, I don't suppose these new sensors will do anything to alleviate Panasonic's JPEG color issues. Maybe Olympus will use them in the XZ-3. :)
Strange that, - as my own Sony and Panasonic cameras produce results opposite to yours. The Panasonic produces very fine detail without the horrid colour noise that Sony always cleverly manage achieve with their own sensors!
IF this works without degrading the image quality, what a fantastic way to get a new range coverage for my existing M4/3 lenses. the 45-200 will now be a 31-140 and faster. Plus the excellent 14-45 will become a 10-31. Nice having that extra wide end for scenery etc.But how well will the adapter perform optically, that is the thousand dollar question and could be the deal breaker ?OOpsi - just realised I got that all wrong - it won't work with the proper lenses for the system, what was I thinking of. Sorry for expressing my dreams.
racketman: some company should bring out a tablet targeted specifically at photographers with CF and full SD slots etc
...and I would like HDMI 'in'. As I want to be able to use a tablet as a large LCD screen when setting up shots.
I can not find a tablet - or netbook that has that feature. They all have HDMI 'out', why on earth would I need that!
Thank you for a well balanced 'telling it like it is' perspective of fashion photography.
I must say I am quite amazed at how many people had a raw nerve touched by it, maybe there is jealousy, or possibly they just don't want to face the reality!
I find a lot of the comments here amazing. I am not brand loyal - far from it. Every time I want a tool to do a job, I analyze what is needed and what will do it best.Unfortunately cost benefit value is a very important part of that.
After considering all alternatives I still bought a very expensive Sony RX100 as a pocket camera. ...and of course last year for my pro work a Sony A77 SLT.
Thank you Sony :o)
Barry Fitzgerald: Disruptive technology = Ignoring usersD600= A99 killer, guess who will sell more?
Sony are way off base, lost the plot years ago and are too bone headed to admit SLT has failed big time
Ha Ha Ha Barry very funny. But seriously, your not still using that old OVF camera are you?
Go on, admit it, OVF is dead technology ;o)
I still can't see the point of these cameras. Still far to big to fit in ones pocket. Shame it doesn't have a smaller sensor and hence small light lenses. Thank goodness for M4/3.
What the F is instagram, will it help me be a better photographer?
Again with all due respects to Mr Fossum - after all he is a far wiser man than I with regard to this subject.. But reading through the article above I was reminded of when Frank Whittle's first jet engine was shown to the top engine engineer/designer in Rolls Royce for evalution in the early mid 1930's and he said he didn't think a lot of it. But the thing was, his knowledge and expertise was as one of the worlds top piston engine designers. Which meant if Rolls had gone ahead with the jet engine, he would probably no longer be king. - so the UK had to wait another 10 or 11 years for the jet emgine to arrive.
Lets hope the Fuji sensor progress is far quicker than that.
Looked much better with the sound on mute.
What a wonderful breakthrough, photography is about to change- for the first time in over 150 years.
Nicely written, but I think you should have clarified 'Auto focus doesn't work well with most dslr's', because most other types of cameras auto focus uses the CDAF principal and work stuningly well for macro work. Thats why I bought a Panasonic G1 M4/3 camera, which never mis-focus on macro work. And of course another bonus is that smaller sensors do not suffer from the same DOF limitations as a full size dslr.
Great article starter thank you. I also enjoy macro in the wild and even more with night macro with moths !I do get upset when I hear that phtographers capture them and put them in the fridge till morning so that they can place them on a different bush or flower. What challenge is that?Because of the special requirements of shooting in the wild I have developed some interesting camera systems - which is also excellent fun :o)
As taking great pictures is my No1 priority, - thank goodness I have a 14-45. An early one with fully manual controls.
I was so hoping their 'pro' lenses would have something pro about them such as fast glass. - Possibly the No1 rated feature for many aspiring togs.
jj74e: Hm...I always see stuff on their website about their Fujinon lenses being world class, and I always wonder if that's just marketing or if their lenses really were high quality at some point.
I would love them to go M4/3. As faras I am concerned apsc and FF are dead, - well they are certainly dead weight !