I think the Canon M2 should be on the poll so that unloved Samsung don't get the wooden spoon.
Easily the Pentax K3.
Pentax make the best DSLRs. End of story.
Problem is, I've never seen one, either in a shop or around someone's neck. I would have bought the Kx years ago, but couldn't find one in 3 different countries I traveled to (Korea, China, Thailand)
I don't know, nor have I ever known anyone who shoots with a Pentax.
Tell a lie. A friend of a neigbour had one, but he died in his nineties.
This study is perhaps relevant to those people taking endless inane selfies and shots of each other waiting at the airport etc.
Those shots are probably never seen again, and so it is this photography this study is relevant for.
I have an awful memory. Looking at photos reminds me of conversations, noises, smells, feelings, etc etc.
that bokeh is making me nauseous
Are these guys ever going to change their brand name???
imagine if Sigma released a m43 version. The APS-C one is uncomfortably large and heavy. The same size could be made in f/1.6 or f/1.5 for m43
How can this list miss the cheap as chips m43 and NEX options that use current tech but were released a year or 2 ago? It makes sense.
Canon tech is basically 3 years old. You can buy an Panasonic G5 for under $300. And that includes a kit lens.
Dumb consumers. The human race is doomed.
It's amazing how something this beige, dull, and lackluster can generate so many comments!!!
Perhaps this is Canon's genius - any publicity is good publicity.
Or maybe Canon just dropped the ball. Again.
This will be in the bargain bin in no time - just like the last one.
Only an ignorant consumer would buy this now over the previous one, or fail to wait a couple of months for the price to crash.
Dougbm_2: I just have to say it. Although the image seem to show this is a capable camera the general quality of photography in this site is quite average. Maybe that's part of it's appeal? It is more of a gear site than a photo site. Still useful but maybe not so inspiring.
I agree, although the images here are for pixel peepers to download in RAW and inspect each of those 16 million pixels individually
PerL: Slowly coming in full circle and looks very much like the APS-C DSLRs it is competing with. The usual argument for mirror less is that people leave their DSLRs at home, because of the weight and bulk. Is this so radically different?
Yes. compare it against a D7100 or D70
reginalddwight: I don't own an EM1 but from what I can gather Olympus seemed to have hit a home run with this one.
It looks like video could be improved and the camera could use a nip and tuck.
Overall, a well-deserved selection among the top gear of 2013.
m43 gives a choice of body sizes. GM1 -> EM1/GH3
sunkenbranch: It was pleasing to see the conclusion. I have the D7100 and am getting the Olympus next week! Wishiing good food and good images to everyone. It all started in a Nikon forum discussing the Df camera. Someone said you ought to check out the Olympus. May I offer the following linkshttp://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/10/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-1/http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/11/the-2013-olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-2/http://robinwong.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-introduction.html
spoken like another fotog who has never used m4/3
Another great Pantax product that I'll never ever see or be able to buy within 1000 miles of where I live.
In fact, I don't actually believe Pentax exists and I've yet to be proven wrong.
These are nicer than many shots taken by people these days with huge DSLRs.
Edit - thank god for jeans & T's
Do people seriously carry all this kit around?
Maybe there should be a Canikon mule to carry it all
PhotoPoet: Using a Sony RX 100, Nikon D7000 and of course iPhone5. I think I will pass. I am even with all the reading I am doing still confused as to "why" I want to switch. For me the D7000 (any DSLR) is speed. I will have to read a bit more to see if these four thirds cameras perform in such as way as to dump my D7000. Any one that is a user of this equipment, not just a "mine is bigger so its better" shooter, feel free to provide insight
I carry a Panasonic G3, 3 primes, and an ultra wide zoom (14mm, 20mm, 45mm, 9-18mm), 2 spare batteries, and 2 filters in a bag in which my friend cannot even get his Nikon D90 BODY ONLY to fit inside.
The difference in IQ is not noticeable.
THAT is the difference in the m43 system
Greg VdB: I just spent a few minutes comparing product shots of the Pana and the Leica. It's like identical twins: side-by-side there are a some slight differences, but if you see one by itself it's impossible to tell which is which. Buy the Panasonic (for half the price?), stick a red dot on it, et voila! Just to say that Pana did a great job with the original design, also estheatically, and buying the Leica is a sign of a high cash over intelligence ratio...
Maybe a higher resale value, but you'd still lose more in $ terms than a Panasonic owner. Besides, most Leica buyers who are 'enthusiasts' will probably already own LR
Another big lawyer payday looms
yabokkie: Japan is an advanced developed country with nasty medieval traditon. it's not one company, it's the system that is rotten.
but that system has consistently produced astonishingly innovative world-leading products which has shaped our shared experiences for several decades, so, at least on some levels, it works.