Mike FL: There are "Super zoom" and "Mega zoom"..., and now "Serious zoom".
Where do you get your information? It's wrong. Have you ever owned a Nikon 1? It still uses an Aptina sensor. The newest Nikon 1 is the J5: "The fact of the very fast raw frame rate suggests it's an Aptina sensor..."
Aptina also makes 1" sensors.
RichRMA: No one owes Canon or Nikon ANY favours for their lame, late-to-the-table mirrorless efforts. I would buy Sony, Olympus, Fuji or Panasonic before either of their offerings.
I am guessing that Canon is preparing for the real deal, an EOS M III.
captura: There is no upcoming A7000. Just a rumor with no source to back it up.
This is quoted from the forum, and it shows up how SAR rumors are created, sometimes:"As a Sony shooter I can't help but check this site [SAR], that said I've never thought it was particularly great.Today they have an SR3 rumor about the A7000's new sensor. In the comments, one user pointed out several times he sent it [the rumor] and was based on nothing, he just wrote up some facts. Now in fairness the admin had said it was a new source and needed to be verified, but rather than edit the rumor they simply deleted the comments suggesting that it was a fake rumor."http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56385706
Nikon has done some great work with the Nikon 1 series and the Coolpix 'A.' I have both and recommend them highly.
Then I will re-state, so that even you can understand."There may be a revised A6000. DPR has just reviewed the E-M10 II and said that is a better camera than the A6000."
End of discussion, I will no longer participate in your flame-war.
I didn't imply or "know" anything. I said that Sony offering a NEX-7 replacement camera was now quite unlikely. Because Sony is reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7224213078/sony-reportedly-shifting-focus-to-full-frame-camerasIf you want to upgrade from your entry-level APSC cameras, you need to go A7.There may be a revised A6000, but already DPR has reviewed the E-M10 II and said that is a better camera.
Apparently, those lenses are to die for. Especially at that low price.
Bernard Carns: October 31?
They couldn't wait for April 1?
Kind of like this one? (please note the date)http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4811155800/mockups-emerge-of-new-olympus-om-g
You're joking of course!
To T3:Yes I believe the A6000 will be upgraded... nice trick, changing the topic. It'll be another high-performing "plastic fantastic."
The name A7000 is an invention and not by Sony, so it doesn't count. It would be great if Sony got the pro-line NEX-7 series going again, but all that was cancelled when they went full-bore into the A7 full-frame series.
abe4652: If it's 5 axis, why is it only 4 stops of image stabilization? on the em5 ii is gives 5 stops worth.
The E-M10 had 3.5 stops of stabilization with it's 3-axis IBIS. So the new Mark II version has gained only 1/2 stop.
lacikuss: This is the first step in the right direction Canon. Now, get the Sony sensor spec it a la upcoming A7000 and sell it for $500 with the kit lens. With your lenses a new mirrorless dinasty will be born. I bet all existing Canon users will buy one.
There is no upcoming A7000. Just a rumor with no source to back it up.
captura: This is a very short review. Is it really meant to be a "Preview" and the real Review will follow after?
Well at least it was tested, (and got a Silver medal for it.)Some cameras like my NEX-5R were never tested, and it was a great camera for it's purpose.
NetMage: New relative to its predecessor is in-body stabilization? What predecessor would that be that came without it?
No, it should read: "New, relative to its predecessor, is 5-axis IBIS in-body stabilization."
iudex: Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip. So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.
But some owners on the forum have posted that they prefer not to have the grip. They prefer the camera as it is.
RedDog Steve: What I Need To Know - is if the lens mount has been improved at all from the binding scratchy tightness of the original ?
Nose oil makes it easy. Someone posted that and I laughed then tried it...that really works. Just rub your finger along the side of your nose, then onto the lens mount! No kidding.
Marty CL: I recently bought the first generation E-M10 and I love it. The EVF is very clear and shows the continue improvement in the technology. I find the auto focus satisfactory for my needs and the camera body is both compact and lightweight (but the body feels very sturdy). I also currently own a Nikon D610 which gives me suburb pictures--but the body is quite chunky and heavy (but I love the full frame sensor results)--but it is too heavy to carry on walking trips or for sight seeing.
There really is no longer such thing as an "all around camera" --different cameras for different needs and situations. But mirrorless is definitely making inroads to DSLRs. The truth of the matter that the small camera companies (at least those with smaller market share) innovate in the mirrorless area because THEY HAVE TO---in order to stay relevant.
But sooner or later, the DSLR titans Canon and Nikon will have to deal with this new technology in a serious way--"innovate or perish".
and we need to see what Sony will do, if anything, with their competing APS-C cameras.
Mike FL: So, in terms of SNR, the old and small SONY sensor beats the newer and larger SONY sensor.
Per DPR, "but the fact that the E-M10 II is holding up this well to a class-leading APS-C is interesting. The E-M10 II fairs remarkably well against the Sony a6000, which we find to be a bit of an under-performer with respect to low light image quality." based on DPR's lab test.
By looking DPR's lab test results, it is.
Also, the E-M10 II makes the old sensor beating down all the Oly with same sensors.
Of course, E-M10 II beats all Panasonic as it almost matches the SNR of Nikon D5500.
Is it true? Yes. by just looking E-M10 II's test results in DPR's Comparison tool.
Same revised sensor as in the E-M5 II.
This is a very short review. Is it really meant to be a "Preview" and the real Review will follow after?