Xentinus: Looks pretty but too big for Fuji x system cameras.
That is absolute nonsense. Do you own an interchangeable lens Fuji X-camera? I do.
Stanny1: Sony already has an equivalent E-mount lens for $749 at the local Sony store in San Diego. We will have to see what the street price for this Fuji lens will be after March.
Yeah, but Fuji makes lenses that are superior to Sony. So, you can't really compare against Sony - and you shouldn't.
So, maybe Olympus should sue Sony and Nikon for copying the Olympus retro OM-D design/look for their digital cameras. After all, Olympus came up with the first digital camera with the retro "hump".
Timmbits: hmmm, lets see... about the same size as a GM1 (slightly larger, but with larger sensor also), but less lenses available for it. Canon is still on the fence as to whether it's time to allow their whole rage of cameras evolve into mirrorless... until then, EOSM will be nothing but a GM1 equivalent. That's a moot topic though, as the real cameras are the OMD, GX7, NX20, A7, Fuji... for mirrorless.
The GM1 has FAST AF. The EOS-M does not.
Richard Murdey: Assuming that it is now competitive in the autofocus department (and the original was astonishingly awful in that respect) Canon can now go out compete with the NEX5, various PEN models, the tiny GM1, and the new low end Fuji bodies - which is more than can be said for Nikon.
Nikon chose to walk away from that fight, a decision that may have been the right one: at least there are reasons to chose Nikon 1, tradeoffs that may or may not appeal, whereas what Canon is fielding -while competent - cannot be said to have any originality or unique selling point.
Canon AF is still NOT competitive. I should know. I have Oly , Pany, and Fuji system cameras, and I also have the EOS-M. Don't be foolish enough to believe it when someone says the AF is okay in the EOS-M.
laueddy: For the Fuji XF Camera, Fuji actively improves their camera but coming out with new Firmware for free.
For Canon, the solution is not free new firmware, but a newer Expensive EOS-M ver. 2 camera which the improve is not much more than a firmware upgrade on the Fuji.
Talk about Value here ......., the Fuji XF system rocks.
With that being said, I did just order my EOS-M from BH with the Adapter yesterday. It's not a bad price to purchase as a spare camera that my wife can help me carry around while I have my 5Dm3 and the other big lenses.
The AF on the Canon EOS-M (with the new firmware upgrade) is still slow compared to other mirrorless systems.
Debankur Mukherjee: When will Nikon come out with such a camera.......??
Why waste your time and money with Canon and Nikon when we have great mirrorless systems from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and Fujifilm?
rube39: What about the Canon EOS M? It is small, easy to use, has two excellent kit lenses, a nice touch screen interface, a large sensor, and after the latest firmware update, it delivers decent enough AF speed.
I have the EOS-M and I disagree with rube39. Even with the update , the AF is still not decent enough - it is sluggish. I agree that it does not belong on the list.
KariIceland: My opinion on the last years "winner of the year" the OM-D as an OM-D owner myself and having purchased it AFTER seeing that article:I have owned this camera for almost a year now and in NO way did it deserve camera of the YEAR, neither does this camera, the X100s or X-pro 1Deserved last years win in my opinion & this year?Who knows who deserves the win but NOT this that is for certain.
Maybe, just maybe the issue is not with the camera but with YOU the photographer. Yes, the issue is definitely with the latter. Take a photography class, as you know not of what you speak.
The Photo Ninja: There's no way his last name is Westlake. That's an area of downtown Seattle.
Wow, Andy, you just managed to offend all the citizens of Seattle. You're on your own now. :)
andy amos: Interesting to see 2 mirrorless models made it to the the round-up. A few years ago they would have been scoffed at. Looks like EVF is becoming viable at last. I wonder how the Sony Alpha range will do in the full frame catagory?
The Olympus- Panasonic-Fujifilm-Sony juggernaut continues. Watch out Canikon, they are sneaking up on you. I guess you can't hear them without the mirror-slap?
Kim Letkeman: I laughed when I saw that Panasonic was (inevitably and predictably) left out of the running. One has to wonder who Panasonic ticked off to get left out of a category in which it should be able to compete very well ... after all, enthusiasts do shoot a lot of video these days.
I've shot the D300, D7000, and D70s in the Nikon "enthusiast" lineup and I would take a Nikon over any of the others listed for the system, the ergonomics and the image quality.
But ... I would take the Panasonic G6 or the GH3 over the Nikons for the smaller size, the incredible video, the same ergonomics and basically the same image quality.
And so it goes ...
Also, Richard, do not forget that the sensor in the GH3 is essentially identical to the E-M5 (which is almost as good as the E-M1), and that sensor (in the GH3) may in fact be the same one as in the E-M5. In other words, the GH3 has comparable IQ for stills.
Kim is correct. (And, by the way, I own both the E-M5 and E-M1, but have great respect for the GH3.) Put the GH3 stills and video capability together, and you have a camera that you should have included. "SIGH" - DPReview can be so frustrating at times.
Eleson: This article, Barneys, Shawns on the A7...I just love them! Saying so much more than a test image where everyone and their brother tries to find arguments for their pet peve. Thanks!
To lift it a notch or two, add a second opinion to for instance the a7 write up, preferably from someone with a totally different view. And allow it to be views and opinions!
Good point. We need a second viewpoint on the GX7, as it definitely rates higher than the silver award from DPReview. That review irritated a lot of folks. And, yes, I have the GX7, so I know of what I speak.
Francis Carver: Might as well get a smart phone instead, those are more useful and on occasion you can also use one for those to make/receive phone calls.
As Sergeant Hulka said: "Lighten up, Francis."
Northgrove: A bit surprising choice, given that most of the m4/3 lineup is already compact enough for jacket pockets, while not even this one and a decent lens compact enough for jeans pockets. So then why get this one and unusually many compromises for a camera of its class?
A camera is more than its body alone and the m4/3 format puts limits on how small you can go. While you can keep trying to go smaller, the lenses won't. The lens in the photo is not even long, but still too long to make it pocketable. A very small body will also easier get front heavy early, even earlier than with a tele zoom lens on it.
I would understand an RX100/II better than this choice. It's truly pocketable, comes with a tiltable LCD, a hotshoe, and a lens to suit the body, all unlike this one. And about $100 cheaper when including a kit lens.
And the RX100 II has a smaller sensor. The GM1 has the excellent GX7 sensor. And you can swap lenses if you prefer.
Mattersburger: Interesting grip - from where?
Don't really need the grip.
Gesture: Would create a new award level for this astounding camera: Platinum or Titanium.
And you obviously don't own the GX7. I do. Neither you nor DPReview know what you are talking about.
caver3d: Olympus is always the innovator with others following (Retro look, Live View, 5-axis IBIS, Sensor Dust Reduction system, etc.) . The Nikon DF and Sony A7 are retro ripoffs of the Olympus OMD series (E-M5 and E-M1).
You are all wrong. The first retro dSLR style was introduced by Olympus with the OMD series. Fuji came out with the rangefinder style. And as for LiveView (you moron) we are talking about RETRO dSLR styling in system cameras with interchangeable lenses, not the pathetic compact cameras. And if you want to get into MILCs, the first of these were introduced by Panasonic and Olympus - m43 struck first. Man, are you guys ignorant. Glad I could be of help to teach you all something.
luigibozi: "Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows" of SONY A7(R) which still doesn't appear in "Cameras receiving the most clicks in reviews and specs in the last five days."Nice "work"
And both emerge from the Olympus OMD retro series. Give credit where it is due. Olympus took a chance and produced two winners (E-M5 and E-M1).
Olympus is always the innovator with others following (Retro look, Live View, 5-axis IBIS, Sensor Dust Reduction system, etc.) . The Nikon DF and Sony A7 are retro ripoffs of the Olympus OMD series (E-M5 and E-M1).