Karroly: For those who find the E-P5 too expensive, its cost is "double" the cost of the E-PL5 because it takes double pictures...
is a feature, not a bug
RichRMA: Unless you bought this thing solely to mount a pancake lens and pocket it, it serves no purpose not done far better by the E-M5 or the M1. No EVF in a camera with its cost and sophistication is ridiculous. By that I mean buying it is ridiculous.
cameras for people. if you don't like the pen, then it's not for you. no one forces you to buy one.
dude, this attitude... i don't like fast sport cars. do i tell people, not to buy them?
chillgreg: Soooo, 78 for this stinkbomb, yet 79 for the unequalled RX100MII...
Yeah yeah, I know, I know. Apples, oranges, opinions and disclaimers, yada...
But Mom and Pop buy this and wonder why their precious photos of their grandchildren are spoiled. Yet their son buys the tiny Sony and the results awe everyone.
Perhaps it's time for DPR to take a long look into the mirror and ask why a more objective and less subjective scoring scale should not be introduced.
Now it DPR wasn't funded by advertising and commissions. it could be as subjective as it wants. The current model is deeply flawed, despite the best efforts of many decent, credible people to make it work.
As it stands, the credibility of test results is being questioned more often than not.
Perhaps 78 is the right score for this particular camera. But perhaps a final numerical score should be withheld, until the manufacturer addresses potential flaws.
besides, why did Mom and Pop not buy the RX100 II?
dejongj: I don't get this...I've had my EP5 since early July here in the United Kingdom. Shot several thousand photos since then, and never seen this double image DPReview is talking about...Very odd...
maybe they got a faulty model...i laughed very hard when i red: "problem that risks ruining images taken around 1/80 - 1/200th of a second"WTH is wrong with you people? IF a camera produces unsharp images ABOVE 1/80th of a second, it is broken!
JEROME NOLAS: With 35mm f1.8 and EVF this will be a killer combination, maybe I should start thinking about micro 4/3.... Great job Olympus!!!
that is what i'm talking of...
photo perzon: How can a tiny sensor compete with APS sensors?
plus the GX7 has an electronic shutter, right?
white shadow: One must really lay hands on one before they can appreciate the higher quality of this model. I think Olympus has done a good job refining the previous models to get where they are now. When Olympus introduced their first micro 4/3 Pens I didn't like them for the many flaws. So, I bought the Panasonic GF1 instead which I am still using. When I get the E-P5 eventually, the GF1 would take a back seat. However, despite the few years, the GF1 is still a very capable small camera.
Over the years, I have used many cameras. I have used the medium format (6X7), (6X6), 35mm film, digital 35mm and APS-C and recently, micro4/3, not to mention some point & shoot cameras.
I must say the picture quality of the E-P5 is more than acceptable especially if one needs a camera for travelling and street photograpghy. Often, one must be discreet in order to get the picture and that's the ultimate objective. Just imagine walking around with a digital medium format camera like a Hasselblad in a market.
because he is green with envy...
Sad Joe: Unless you HAVE to have the viewfinder this latest Pen is an OM-D KILLER - of course we all know this is the OM-D in all but name. Expected to be some 100's of pounds cheaper I know which I would buy - the whole idea of the format is to enable SMALLER camera/ lens forms - and for most users I would say the new Pen fits the bill. Expect to see the OM-D retail price to begin to fall far and fast - something that up until now it hasn't done....oh and within a few months a MK2 OM-D with a higher MP sensor - shall we call it the OM-D 6 ?
well...not for me. design is one thing i like with the E-M5, but the E-P5 doesn't fall short - i like it!plus some things really get me going like focus peaking and the better (optional) viewfinder on the P5.so i am in fact considering the E-P5 over the E-M5, even though it is more expensive... just my opinion, though
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....