SaltLakeGuy: There's that all too familiar mottling (noise) in the sky portion of the shot along with the classic crunching of distant detail due to noise reduction and loss of detail, which caused me to recently divest myself of all my micro 4/3rd gear. I'm sure for many it's not a big deal. For me it was........
Oh boy, here you go again providing false information. People, it's best not to believe him.
radissimo: The main dealbreaker for me is that uncomfortable on/off switch, believe or not that was the reason why I sold my E-M5 :-(
That is a strange reason to sell a camera. Are you sure there weren't other reasons why you sold it?
Kund: Can someone plz explain what does "push the envelope" mean, for the non native English speakers?
In other words, "being innovative". Olympus has always done that, which is why I prefer to give them my business.
Hubertus Bigend: A waste of time and energy... As much as I like Olympus for stuff like the E-M1, this is just pointless marketing talk. Nothing of substantial interest whatsoever has been said...
And, of course, you would get a lot more useful information if it was the marketing manager from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, or Samsung, right? You need a reality check.
Artpt: "How important is video for your customers now, and how important do you think it will become in the future?"
....Thank Barney Britton you for addressing video as a lagging interest with Olympus..
James Pilcher consistently posts comments of little value. Ignore. Nothing here to see. Move on.
maaggyr: This gentleman should be dismissed due to poor video quality in Olympus cameras.
Just another uninformed, worhtless comment. You obviously don't own any Oly mirrorless cameras. The video quality is very, very good. Clueless.
Anastigmat: After Olympus straight-jacketed itself with the 4/3 sensor, it has 2 choices
1. compete with mainstream camera makers using APS-C AND full frame sensors or
2. "push the envelope"
Unfortunately for Olympus's shareholders and fans, Olympus has chosen not to compete.
Anastigmat - worthless and uninformed.
SaltLakeGuy: Sadly yet another "back handed" quick review. I had a EM1 prior to picking up an X-T1 after researching the heck out of it. I had determined I was well tired of the all ISO noise of the mft cameras and loss of fine micro detail at higher ISO's as well. The Fuji X-T1 is perhaps he best camera I've owned (and that would be quite a few) since my D700. In fact in many ways to my eyes and hands it is a mini D700. it focus tracks like a wildcat in my tests so far with moving subjects. The colors are simply sublime (and you guys need to get it together and process the files for this camera in PhotoNinja if you expect a perfect result). The viewfinder didn't even get mentioned and is also a step forward. Personally I had NO problems adjusting to use of this camera after having had a EM1. I can well see their intention of the button design, it was this way to attempt to avoid mis steps in selection. It's more a question of "getting used to it" and once you do it is NO issue. Try again...
You know, I am getting sick and tired of your constant bashing of m43 cameras with your nonsensical (false) comments about their "noise" at all ISOs. I think the problem lies with you. You've said this in the Fuji and m43 forums, and even in an Amazon review. You are entitled to your opinion, but unfortunately, your opinion is totally inaccurate. And, by the way, I own BOTH m43 and Fuji cameras, and shoot under a variety of challenging conditions. I have the GX7, E-M1, X-100, and X-E1, and an X-T1 on order. And, guess what, they all serve me well at ALL ISOs.
Glen Barrington: It might be a great camera, I don't know, but it sure SOUNDS like a fake m4/3s. Anything to restart the war between Canon and Oly users, I guess.
M DeNiro - oh really? The only clunky crud I've seen is the Canon EOS M and the Canon G1X Mark I. Olympus and Panasonic innovate, all others copy. You can take your tasteless comment somewhere else.
Francis Carver: I just love these Micro 4/3rd form factor lenses with their amazing 2x and 3x zoom ranges. So handy in the field. [Sarcasm intended]
Francis, you are so insightful. (Sarcasm intended.)
This is amazing. I don't understand why so many of you are so perplexed on how to hold the camera. I think it's a great grip and can easily accommodate the right hand well. Not ugly at all. Great move by Sigma.
HaroldC3: Not for $799 Canon...I understand the street price will be lower but still. They aren't Fuji.
Hey Carl, I'll say it again, the Canon sensor is barely larger than a 43 sensor. Do you really think that the Canon sensor in this camera is going to demonstrate better IQ and DR than the latest 16 mp 43 sensors from Oly (Sony) and Pany? And, as for size, are you familiar with the E-PM2 and GM1? Canon knows how to sell cameras? That is a stretch to say that the G1X is an example of Canon knowing how to sell cameras. Prove it.
gusda9: , I've been waiting for a micro four-thirds camera with a fixed lens I guess this is it peoplethe lens seems to be superb and the DIGIC 6 processor is amazing also bigger than micro 4/3 sensorand I already have a Canon flash so I guess this is it
Carl - I don't think so. And keep in mind that Canon still doesn't know how to build a decent MILC like Oly and Pany. (And, yes, I own not only m43 cameras, but also the EOS M.) Also, I'm surprised that you of all people are getting caught up on sensor size. The Canon sensor size is barely larger than a 43 sensor, and it remains to be proven that it stacks up on IQ and DR against the latest Oly (and Sony) and Pany sensors. I'm willing to bet it does not.
No, thank you. The GH4 is looking better and better. You will see a lot of videographers opt for the GH4 (as they did for the GH2 and GH3).
Photato: There you go! Now we are talking.A video tool done the professional way.Would be nice if it also can take still pictures.Also,a choice of non standard resolutions and frame rates. Not everybody in making 16:9 broadcast complaint video...
The GH4 looks like a toy next to this one.
You make that ridiculous comment about the GH4? If anything, the Blackmagic looks like a toy. And while we are at it, you even said yourself that the Blackmagic can't do stills - but the GH4 can. So, which one is the toy? And, one more thing. The Black magic costs twice as much as the GH4, since the GH4 price is rumored to hover around $1500.
RichRMA: The only drawback in these cameras is that the fit between the grip and the body is crude, like a 1970's car body, big gaps. They round the edges of the grip and the body which makes the fit when they come together look pretty rough. The grip should fit so it looks like part of the camera, not something tacked-on.
The fit on the grip is just fine. You are obsessing too much. Step outside and take a deep breath.
mpgxsvcd: Check. Your move Sensei. Says Panasonic to the rest of the Photography world.
Actually they led with a jab (GM1), then a hook to the body (GX7), and finally the upper cut to the jaw (GH4) knocking Canikon into the ropes.
mpgxsvcd: Micro Four Thirds just sucker punched Canon and Nikon. They didn't even see it coming. Now if only we could get Andre Agassi or Ashton Kutcher to advertise for Panasonic people would actually know what m4/3s is.
Yeah, that 16 mp sensor is more than you will ever need. You just need to acknowledge that fact.
The Photo Ninja: I'm buying one! Although, I will wait for a few months until they are available to the masses and the bugs are worked out. I wonder if the stills are better or as good as the EM1?
Well, the stills from the GH3 are pretty close to the E-M5. I'm guessing that the stills from the GH4 will also be fairly close to the E-M1. (And I own an E-M1.)
caver3d: We now have a candidate - along with the Fuji X-T1 - as the 2014 Camera of the Year. This year is shaping up nicely.
Barney - I'll remember you said that at the end of the year <big grin>. This camera could be in heavy demand - m43 is coming of age with the E-M1 and now this.