Interesting idea, with some drawbacks... clever marketing.It will not replace DSLRs or mirror-less system cameras.If Apple, Google or Facebook will pick it, they will have a good chance for a smartphones.It is not for Nikon, Canon etc., for sure.
Boris F: Five Girls
"...potentially allowing in-camera processing to replicate the effect of a polarizing filter but without the light cost..." Optics cant work in this way. For sure it is for other applications, not for a still cameras.
Boris F: What is a murky sample images? 85%?
Another review for comparisonhttp://robinwong.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/olympus-stylus-1-review.html
What is a murky sample images? 85%?
Great job Barney and James! Really new way to make reviews. Fun and useful :)
Betarover: To make an informed decision it is best to read the opinions of other reviewers. Cameralabs.com says "The Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II is arguably the most satisfying all-round camera I've tested to date, whether DSLR or mirrorless.".
He has landscapes comparing the 16MP to the High res mode. Please take a look and make prints for yourself. I have had printed a 24"x36" of one of them in both modes. Yes, the hires is a bit sharper. But I found my eye must be within 10 inches of the print to see the improvement. At a normal viewing distance for this print size no one would notice.
So my conclusion, based on actually bothering to make a 24"x36" print of a Cameralabs image, is that sharpness beyond 16MP will never be noticed in a huge 2'x3' landscape hanging on a wall. Few of you will print larger than this. To be wanting even more sharpness is like shopping for a new car with a microscope to see which car has the smoothest paint.
OM-D E-M5 II is ePhotozine editor's choice.
Do not forget a Human eye fovea size is 0.5mm in diameter and a Human eye use shift mode to create what we see every day.Just try to imagine a Human head with a FF eyes... so, is bigger always better? :)
Only sensor shift alone is beginning of a new era.It will be improved with next models and other brands will use it for sure.It will be on hand held mode too, it will improve dynamic range and will allow to shoot moving objects.Without any doubts, it is beginning of a new creative paradigm in the digital cameras business.
Boris F: No other company came with such amount of innovation with one single camera.Cheers Oly!
E-M5 is also Olympus.Only sensor shift alone is beginning of a new era.It will be improved with next models and other brands will use it for sure.It will be on hand held mode too, it will improve dynamic range and will allow to shoot moving objects. Without any doubts, it is beginning of a new creative paradigm in the digital cameras business.
No other company came with such amount of innovation with one single camera.Cheers Oly!
Very good. I'll consider to by it. Just will wait for a Photozine review. DP review team: what about your lens reviews? Almost nothing ;(
Brilliant and ingenious :)
Why not 4/3 sensor? Only for 2.5% difference.;(
LVPhoto1: The most expensive camera...Makes you a professional photographer; if you teach photography...tell all your students to buy the most expensive camera’s and at the end of the semester you’ll have very few students. And you won’t be teaching anymore. Pun intended:)-'
A pro with a point and shoot will leave you in the dust.
pay attention, your site: portofolio->events-> pict 12 (?)
Boris F: Nice camera, top IQ, cheers Oly!Personally, as OMD EM-5 owner, I'll wait for OMD EM-7 with a next generation sensor, HDR, focus peaking and WIFI. For now, I like my E-M5.
Hi Alejandro,E-M5 has no phase detection AF. It is use a contrast detection auto focusing. So focus on flat colored object can be unsuccessful. I thought before, that phase detection + contrast focusing is an advantage (EM-1 use both). But, look on recently released Sony A7 and A7r. Most advanced camera from these two is with contrast detection AF only. Sometimes contrast detection AF can be an advantage, for example on fast moving object with automatic AF area selection (birds for example).Hope it is help. In any case both cameras are pretty cool. Let’s say, EM-1 is more advanced from two. But I already have E-M5 :)Best
Nice camera, top IQ, cheers Oly!Personally, as OMD EM-5 owner, I'll wait for OMD EM-7 with a next generation sensor, HDR, focus peaking and WIFI. For now, I like my E-M5.