jonikon: Kind of silly that the Olympus OM-D EM-5 is in second place when it has the old CDAF focusing issues of not being able to track a moving subject with PDAF when other cameras costing hundreds less have this feature. The only thing "best" about the OM-D EM-5 is the best sensor of any m4/3 camera to date,( and they have Sony to thank for that one). Unfortunately the IQ still does not match the best of the APS-C sensors though.
The marketing hype for this camera not withstanding, there is just not anything new or special about the Olympus OM-D EM-5 that we have not seen before.
You know, not everybody needs CAF, landscapes are not moving but my bag is light thanks to my E-M5...
Phiben: Still crashing on Win 7, 64 Bit, SSD systems. :/
I have Win 7 64 bit, 256 Go SSD and no problem with lightroom 4.2 !
It is not an invention !!! it is just a product...that probably uses several inventions...camera was an invention a long time ago, it is credited to Ibn al-Haytham (965-1039). The first CCD sensor was invented in 1969, that was a great invention ! RX100 one a the best 50 inventions of 2012 ??? let me LOL ! TIME magazine is probably not aware of what scientists are doing...maybe TIME journalists should have a look here: http://www.nobelprize.org/ for example...
I like very much the dpr user-friendly presentation of lens measurements and comparison tool with focal and aperture selection. This is really better than on dxo website...
rrr_hhh: I thought that the 4.2 version was supposed to give you access to the full raw picture, even if you had chosen a cropped format. But nothing has changed here. I don't understand why something that simple, which C1 Pro is offering since years can't be included in LR and ACR. Even Olympus proprietary raw converter offers that choice.
It is really deceiving. Is it that hard for Adobe to understand that you can change your mind after the shoot, or that you need some of these supplementary pixels to straighten your tilted horizon without loss if possible ??
I agree with you. With E-M5, I'd like to take pictures with a particular ratio (3:2, 16:9, 1:1) but to have the full 4:3 sensor info in RAW to correct cropping or change ratio or correct perspective better
iPhone, the only cameras (and phone) in the world that needs to spend 80 euros to change the battery...What is amazing with Apple is that customers are so happy to pay more and to be stolen !I definitely don't like Apple despite their nice designs and good products. Apple is just too closed, I don't like their policy of closed system and they see their customers as (happy) milk cows. I will never buy Apple
Probably the 150 f2.8 will be insanely expensive >1000$...
Lol !! a lot of volume but a lot of air ! :p Very funny and good shot !
Rick Knepper: Not familiar with Olympus so after seeing this article, I researched these "Top Pro" lenses. Are you kidding me? $11045 USD (best prices on Amazon) for all 4 zooms plus whatever this new body will cost. Sure, I could probably ditch the 90-250 since I am mostly a WA user anyway and that would take the bill to $6546 for the lenses. Price for Canon's L series FF zooms covering a similar range sans the 90-250mm is $5907 (Amazon best price),
Lesson here: top lenses (assuming these Olympus zooms are as amazing) cost $$$$ no matter what format. Since pricing advantage isn't really there for the lenses, and assuming the user does not need a mature line of primes, the decision goes back again to a comaprison of bodies: format, resolutiion and the quality of the sensor including high ISO performance and DR, AF performance and ancillary functions. Sure I am stating the obvious but the allure of 4/3s just got less alluring after seeing the price of those lenses and the lack of choice in primes.
I went hiking 2 days ago and was sleeping in the montains so carried a lot of stuff: tent, water, sleeping bag, air mattress, light,...I was so happy to have an E-M5 with 12-35 f2.8, this is just the most versatile and compact system for hiking ! I also carried a lightweight tripod (due to the low weight of E-M5 + 12-35 you don't need a heavy tripod...) and some filters. I just missed my oly 9-18 a little bit, next time I will take it, it is just 155 g !!
qwertyasdf: LMAO...the picture above:Evolution.... 45-200 --> 45-175 --> 45-150 --> 45mm
Rubenski: Bla, bla bla...Oly doesn't care. They have a great concept and will reep the rewards. More and more poeple are looking for smaller and more capable. And I say this as an old fashioned 'heavy equipment almost always carrying a tripod shooter' (which, BTW is still the way to go for the top results but hey, I can understand it's not for everybody).
Have fun and shoot with passion!
@marikes6: "For landscape photographers, the 2x crop factor is an issue as it limits choices in UWA lenses" There are the m43 oly 9-18 mm, the pany 7-14, the 4-3 oly 9-18, the 43 oly 11-22 and the 43 oly 7-14 . The pany 7-14 is tack sharp but expensive, I have the m43 oly 9-18 and I'm very happy with it, corners are a bit soft but it is so small and lightweight !http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-f_leguen/7109198021/
makeitworst: The days of responsible engineering at Olympus that produced wonderful top of the industry film cameras in the OM series is long over. I still cherish my early 70's OM-1 and OM-1MD, and my other OM-1N and OM-2N.
But since entering the Digital market, Olympus has repeatedly stumbled, often big time, with cameras that were seriously flawed by Engineering. I had (have but it's dead) an Oly E-10 DSLR, which for the time was a wonderful camera even though it had a fixed lens, because that lens was tremendously versatile and accurate. BUT it had a flawed Battery Circuit board designed that failed every two years like clock-work (Oly paid to fix it once, I paid the second time), then the AF circuit kicked the bucket at age 5. That's BS, even a DSLR should last as long as a Film SLR. ONLY recent Oly I loved is the C-7000. Spot on colors, a range-finder, great video recording, fast lens and it still works .. so far.
Sorry Oly, no buyer here till you get your Engineering chit together.
Don't you see that cameras are more and more complicated with more and more technology ? Maybe this is a source of such flawed ? you can't compare an old OM to the last full of electronic camera... Another problem is the time to develop new products, we (market, customers, firms, etc) ask for faster and faster developments, we want the last technology as fast as possible, we get it...with flawed...
elgol: it takes like 4 seconds to build up preview in the developing module. this is still too slow for working!! LR3 was a lot faster. why is that so and why is there no real improvement here?
I have the same feeling...
Roland Ashdown: Does anyone know yet if it fixes issues of lodaing plugins? for example NikFX? Thanks in advance
I'm using the 4.1 RC for some weeks and everything is working, it's just a bit slow...
Gazeomon: Probably a competent little camera for what it is designed for, but jeez, that thing is one ugly looking 'instrument'!
Before having it on my hands, I wasn't especially fond of the design (like it but not more) But now that I have it, I love the design, not being espacially a retro lover but yes I love it !
midimid: While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!
Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.
I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.
Win 7 64 Bit, Core2 Duo 3.2 GHz, 4GHz DDR2, ATI Radeon 4850 and very few lag with LR 4.1. Just when I change the photo I'm editing it's a bit long to become responsive...
Great, the bug with "edit in" should be solved, Color effex should work !
T3: I would so love to have that 45/1.8 in black. It would look so much better on the black body. Come on, Oly!
I finally resign myself and bought the silver. After first shots, I forgot the color !
Just bought it at 130 euros in France ! Great price move, I won't use my hacked version of lightroom 3 anymore...