Geir Ove: No Built In EVF - No Buy. Even my Minolta A1 from 2003 managed to have a BUILT IN EVF...
NOOOO, you are not allowed to! if people like Geir Ove keep their Minolta A1 from 2003 with built in EVF, then you sir are not allowed to simply change yours! because they can't (haha)
no srsly, interchangeable viewfinder? why not? works for lenses... plus: a pen without a viewfinder is nice too.
the sony RX1 has a similar style, but i never hear people (who own them) complain...
sensibill: Very cool, I loved my E-PL1 a few years back, but this is unfortunately rather pricey for what you're getting, IMO. I see no compelling reason to ditch my IS equipped A57 and vintage Minolta AF glass.
i don't either. but for newcomers or people with an p2, this could be a wise step to buy body only...
Eddy M: "The version currently in the Apple App Store doesn't support the E-P5, so we haven't been able to try out these features for this preview."
I guess Android doesn't exist there? No wonder Dpreview always hype Apple and iOS so up excessively.
plus that in different phone colours. bc you never know...
Gabriel Yeo: Overpriced, overhyped...for a four-thirds sensor....Big deal!
yeah, right. has a crop factor of 2x, so should half the price of FF, THE ONLY sensor for REAL MEN! right?*facepalm*
LJS: I personally do not agree about adding a touchscreen to the NEX line of cameras. I simply don't like touchscreen and I know a lot of people that feel the same way.
sure your do. sure you do.but fact is, navigating is easier with a touchscreen.
tektrader: Would love to know how many people who commented have used a V1 or V2.
I bought a V1 cheap and it has surprised the hell out of me with the PQ. It really is quite good. The build quality is excellent. Sensor size isn't everything and until you try one you should hold your tongues dissing the product.
As someone else said. This will be the king of point and shoot water proof cameras, The existing P&S cameras are just toys compared to the AW1
true, but IQ wise i would go with m4/3 (love my V1 though)but 1k for a V1? i would do E-M5 with a prime olympus.
mosc: Why are the 1's lenses all so slow? The RX100 has a f1.8 28mm equivalent on it that ZOOMS! Would it be so hard to put out an equivalent pancake prime for <$300?
10mm f/2.818,5mm f/1.8aaaand: 32mm f/1.2
fast enough? for me, that works fine...plus you can get c-mount lenses like i did: eg. computar 25mm f/1.3 of sick things like the schneider xenon 50mm f/0.95
yeah, all that: +1 for my Nikon 1
R Thornton: One more product nobody called for. Like the shape though. Now, Nikon, put something spectacular in it for the price already!
it is spectacular. watersealed system camera with a good sensor? fine with me.
did you count, how many waterproof cameras are out there? well?
mgblack74: Oh Nikon. You mention "auto mode" as a feature and then say $999.00 with lens. Contour just folded shop cause they couldn't compete with GoPro. If the fire sale on 1's recently is any indication on what people are willing to pay.......
nikon case for V1 is currently around 500 dollars. when really waterproof, you could simply throw your new AW1 inside the pool/lake and that's just awesome for me. definitely better handling!
i love to see more models in the Nikon 1 lineup.
alatchin: Wow, interesting concept... maybe great for divers at the pricepoint... But a big lens like that, and good light... Well the current rugged point and shoots may have it trumped... I mean in the harshest conditions who wants to change lenses... Just saying.
OMG WE CAN'T USE IT 49ft UNDER WATER AND IT HAS THIS TINY TOY SENSOR OMG !
stanislaff: Maybe first rugged, but definitely second waterproof. The first was OM-D E-M1.
E-M5 was there already my friend...
this is just great....
SunnyFlorida: Thanks for the review and the awesome images! Clearly the 32mm is a superior optical piece, however, (as you stated in your comments ) the sensor is the weak link the system unable to extract the full optical benefits of what the lens is capable of
no, the lens is ONLY capable to work with this sensor. in my opinion the sensor brings this lens to glory. on bigger systems it just would not work, say, like c mount on full frame. so no hypothetical "extraction" of the full optical benefits
well, but you are quite right. nikon 1 sensor is inferior to a good APS-C or expecially Full Frame sensor, no one denies that. High ISO? Dynamic range? i know, i know...fun thing with small sensors like this is, you are able to use small lenese. i love my V1 for exactly this feature. my 18.5 mm 1.8? 70g. some of my awesome c-mounts like 4,8 mm 1.4 or 25 mm 1.3? around 50g. and i can get stunning results with them. not en par with a M9 or D800! long way from it. but then i don't need them to be ;)
dennis tennis: Is there micro AF adjustments for FT lenses?
i don't know it precisely, but i thought PDAF only?
ET2: I really thought in last 3 weeks DPR would have added more cameras with new scene (K-5 II, D800, A99, Pentax Q, Canon G15 are some of the most important ones missing).
i am happy. you guys just added the iso 6400 image for the E-M1.seconds earlier it was still missing and then *baam* i was amazed one more time.i like the new test scenery. very cool
Staxxx: gotta ask......would you upgrade your EM-5 for this?
i would. focus peaking for me is the best thing. i plan to buy voigtländer lenses and peaking would be awesome to use it with.
plus, i owned a nikon 1 v1 and was very happy with C-AF. just shot the buffer full with RAW images and the camera did refocus on its own. very reliable.
some minor things:and the new viewfinder.and the grip (if you like that)and the mode lockand the button config options and layout and numberand the sturdier built (dials on E-M5 seemed fragile)and the new truepic VII engine
biggest downside: it just looks... not appealing compared to E-M5. what beauty that is...
Hugo808: As someone who is looking for a new small walkabout camera, I have to wonder what the advantage of this would be over the Canon 100D?
With that I get a proper viewfinder, a bigger sensor and the lenses are cheaper. There must be something that drags people to m4/3's but I can't fathom it.
LOLi love it when people state the smaller sensor size.
i think, ther are many DSLR user gravitated to FF because APS-C, MFT or other systems have something which is called "crop factor", while full frame systems do not. so -> "full frames are better than anything, because they don't crop!"
ZhanMInG12: I'm not an M43 shooter (Fuji, then Canon and Leica) and has never owned an Olympus camera before, but I'm excited about the EM1. I had a chance to shoot an EM5 last month and was amazed by AF performance and general control fluidity. It's as fast as my 7d - and thus probably faster than almost all APS-C DSLRs. I can shoot basketball games and extreme sports events with an EM5 and not feel hampered by the camera.
These cameras may have smaller sensors, but they are very well built, nicely thought-out and capable bodies for a range of work. That's why M43 is going to stay around, at least until Sony and Fuji gets their lens lineups sorted out.
that's true. the x system is very tempting too.plus there are very nice zeiss lenses *sigh*
tecnoworld: Still no samsung nx300 in the image quality db. It's been out for almost 6 months now. And this om-d, with smaller sensor, is immediately in the database. Puah.
the reason is simple: the EM1 was long anticipated and will ship in the next days. so DPR made the shots of the new testing scenery. big deal, NX300 will follow eventually soon
Pixnat2: Nice picture gallery, I like the diversity, thanks Richard!Portraits with the 45 f/1.8 are phenomenal, this lens rocks : very sharp and nice OOF rendering. But the best : the EM-1 gets rid of residual CA usually seen with this lens The new 12-40 f/2.8 seems very sharp too! Promising.
The 45 f/1.8 got a 23 DxOMark score, which is impressive.well, not as good as Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G or a Zeiss 85 f/1.4 but thats another league...