RedFox88: The headline made me think it was a patch a fix for their software. This is weak, should be free.
Well, there is at least a patch for Lightroom. 6.2 is out with a crazy new photo importer. I'm assuming "the cloud" will push out its patches as well.
I will say this PR release is extraordinarily marketing speak filled. It's hard to glean any actual information from it even as I'd like to.
andyfw: Amazon really do seem to be desperate to get people to sign up to prime and will do anything. Even with the offers of huge savings promised prime is simply not worth it, most of my parcels never turned up next day.
Many other retailers also offer so many better options than Amazon, I still love amazon but have really cut back on my purchases with them.
Well, Prime is free 2-day shipping so it would be pretty normal for packages to not show up the next day.
Midnight ... where? I mean if this a global event does it start midnight UTC? EDT, PST? Do I need to factor in the leapseconds?
*shrug*. I might get a 5C eventually for the LTE. Neither phone offers me anything else I'm interested in.
However if the 5S anti-blur / theoretically better white balance means I have to endure fewer yellow, jaundiced, blurry selfies on the internet I'm pro everyone else getting one.
JEROME NOLAS: Nikon can't and will not change the game because dinosaurus can't play the game. Will they make donuts now? I hope not!
Nah, I hope they start making doughnuts. Then I can start to buy some Sigma versions instead. They'll be warmer but softer in the corners.
$80 bucks; no significant new features. Right, let me sign right up for that.
It doesn't even pass the laugh test.
larrytusaz: An E-PM1/E-PL1 shooter last year, I for sure figured I'd grab this E-PM2 when it was announced. In the end I ended up getting a Sony NEX-C3 kit for $330 about 3 months ago. I guess I'm cheap--this was STILL selling for $500 everywhere I looked & I'd also have to update my LR 3.5 for RAW shooting. I'm fine with NEX now. I really do love Olympus but they look too long to update their sensor--or I guess I'm just cheap.
Yes the C3 is older, things like AF have improved since, but the usage of this great sensor 2-odd years ago made it to where I could grab great image quality very cheap. Its interface is fine once I mapped ISO & WB to left-right, customized the center-button (AF modes mainly) & mapped the bottom to quickly changing active AF point selection. No IBIS issues either.
And Olympus REALLY needs to fix the 16:9/4:3 LCD mismatch, yes the C3 does this too but not as badly.
That's ok. Sony waited too long to announce the NEX-3N and I ended up getting the E-PM2 instead. So we traded spots and both manufacturers made out.
Josh152: Wow so basically flickr went and copied the look and feel of 500PX.
With a touch of pinterest / Google+ yes. It also has some nasty bugs at present. I don't care for it.
Hugo808: Why is everyone assuming that people know their photo's are crap and thus won't enter if they have to pay?
If they knew they didn't have a chance anyway they wouldn't bother, duh.
Charging for entry is a depressing new phenomenon that covers the cost of the prize and the hours of sorting and means the whole thing is obviously just an advertising scam.
In my mind, charging for entry makes it gambling, not a contest.
The complete and utter disrespect and utter arrogance of Adobe.
ronm2008: The new plan makes sense for professionals. However, for amateur photographers like myself, this is a HUGE price increase. I paid $200 for a CS5 Photoshop upgrade 3 years ago ($5.50 / month over the past 3 years). I will probably be fine with it for another year+ at which point I would normally upgrade. However, I guess I will have to stay with CS5 until I find a better solution elsewhere. There is no way that I'm going to be paying $20+ a month for software that I personally don't use that often.
Adobe's FAQ confirms that Lightroom will be available sans indenture servitude plan. That might be a way for amateurs to survive this. I agree this is fine for businesses, but I only need Lightroom.
raztec: The mad rush to increase corporate profits. Keep making minor updates and try to render your previous versions obsolete.
I have LR3 and am doing just fine thank you.
It's still a beta. I'm hoping they put some more features into the actual release. I'm not seeing anything here worth an upgrade fee, but I do feel the upgrade from 3-4 is worth it just for improved RAW performance.
arguros: Why this over the GF2?
The sensor would be the only compelling reason, however there'd be no reason to not go for the cheaper for feature-full GX1.
Geekapoo: YAWN. At the going price for the GF3/GF5, buying this camera makes absolutely no sense....great camera but not enough of a "step up" to warrant the very significant differece in price. Panasonic is amazing in the way they are late on delivery of new products and then quickly canabalize sales by having minor upgrades for the new models and significant discounting (dirt cheap) for the 6-9 month old model!
Thank you Panny....you make cameras affordable by your dysfunction!
Well, this has a much better sensor than my GF5. Where I think Panasonic has messed up is that you can now get the GX1 substantially cheaper, with real camera features instead of gimmicks. And I don't think this is competitive against the E-PM2.
This just doesn't seem well thought out.
Seems gimmicky. I just can't see why I'd ever pick this over a GX1 which is now cheaper and has more actual camera features.
jquagga: Heh. Clearly this survey was written by a film hold-out. If you answer no to question 2, you go all the way to putting in your email and you're done!
Well played Mr. Velvia. Well played!
Well, complainy folks, it took 15 minutes. I don't print at home though so that saves me from a dozen questions or so.
I've never heard of "The Big Photo Show" before and I think it has the worst name ever. It's also on the wrong coast. Looking at the website, I think it needs a list of who's going to be there. I see Sony and Samsung on the map, but I use neither of their equipment. What about Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, etc?
I also get the impression this show is aimed too low for a "photo enthusiast". I'm not interested in iPhone toys; I use real camera equipment. I think most dpr folks do as well.
Heh. Clearly this survey was written by a film hold-out. If you answer no to question 2, you go all the way to putting in your email and you're done!
Marty4650: Those folks complaining about the price aren't the target market for this lens.
They will probably just use a 55-200mm kit lens, and crop a lot anyway...
Or we'll buy a sensibly priced lens from a 3rd party vendor.
cashewNut: I am choosing between the D5200 and the D7000. In the comparison, I find the D5200 has better image quality and better color than the D7000. Select mickey mouse in the picture and you can see that the red is brighter and the black colormuch darker. The left side of my brain is in agreement with the right side of my brain that the D5200 is the right camera to pick aside from the smaller size compared to the D7000 as soon as I get my tax refund, that is.
The E-PM1 doesn't have PDAF so it's bit of a different animal. I don't have any problems with the 11 point "old fashioned" AF on the D5100 but I understand the desire to have more points. I can't see buying the D5200 over the D7000 though in any circumstances though. I still prefer the Sony sensor over this Toshiba so that slants things. I'm interested in that 20MP Sony sensor rumored to be out soon though. I don't want the MP, but I'm interested to see it's performance.
marike6: IQ looks fantastic. And if you go by DxOMark, the D5200 is using quite possibly the best performing crop sensor in the world right now. Who knew that Toshiba was so skilled as manufacturing sensors?
One thing is odd is when you switch to the K-5IIs in the Studio Test, it almost looks like ACR Chroma NR was left on, as at ISO 6400 it's dramatically cleaner than the D5200. Yet, on DxOMark the D5200 manages 1284 ISO score to the K-5IIs's 1208 ISO Low-Light (Sports) Score.
Anyway, wonderful IQ, and since I'm in need of a small DX body for my new 70-200 f4 VR, this camera definitely on my short list. Thanks guys.
No d3xmeister, there are those who still value the ability to play in shadow. Anything with this sensor is dead to me. Now I'll be in my bunker stockpiling D5100s if anyone needs me.