The only thing more of a waste of time than watching an unboxing (slideshow!) is commenting on it.
I don't get the comments about 'supporting your local store'
Why be a charity for outdated business models?
Anyone want to handle gear before buying? If only there was a place which shipped to your door and allowed you to ship it back if you didn't like it...
That small mirrorless loses some of its street stealthiness with a bin bag hanging out of the bottom.
However, if you like your street portraits to be laughing hysterically, you're golden.
They look the same except for an added converter lens on the end. Aside from the 8.5mm, I can't see what the other can offer that is not already available.
I suspect these will be manual focus only, and the 12 & 25mm are already suitab;e covered by other MFT glass.
It's nice to see choice and another manufacturer signing up, but these would have to mainly compete on price.
fengchun: "The camera has a total of 25 focus points to work with, and from our experiences, its focusing performance is on-par with DSLRs in good light, and a bit slower than the best mirrorless models."
Here i believe the "on-par" is with DSLRs' Live view auto-focus performance?
No, because the best mirrorless are faster than DSLRs. The A7R is a bit slower than these
Aside from weather sealing, can someone tell me the benefit of this lens' specs over the Panny 7-14?
The Olly is a stop faster, but why not just bump up the ISO a stop or utilise the extra stops available with IBIS? You can forget about bokeh at this FOV, and shake is less pronounced at wide-angle too.
This is going to be larger, heavier, and pricier. I'd prefer a small, cheap, weather sealed ultra-WA prime (8 or 9mm f3.5?) to take out along with the 12-40 to keep the weight down
The 300mm lens won't have OIS, so it will be of less use for Panny owners although this lens will likely spend more time on a tripod than handheld as I assume it will be heavy.
The 4/3 300mm 2.8 is $6000 and 3.3kg, but this has to be significantly lighter and cheaper.
I wonder what the price/cost/size advantage is to building a lens without OIS is?
This is like a FF version of the Panasonic G6. That sensor still commands quite a premium
This is undoubtedly the first in a number of FF mirrorless bodies from a number of manufacturers (if Canikon ever wake up).
Normal pancake primes will really make this combo shine, but as the cover image shows, you can't get away from those huge bulbous lenses for many applications.
I think the Sony RX1 is a better application of the FF sensor in a compact form, but you have to tip your hat to Sony's innovation recently
As a m43 enthusiast, I don't see the point of this lens at this price.
Shallow DOF is more of a benefit of these ultra-bright primes than keeping ISO low, but if I really wanted a thin DOF, I'd just by a camera with a larger sensor and save a shed load of cash.
*tumbleweed blows through Canon's stand*
A more useful range than most kit zooms, starting at an EFL of 24mm.
This looks to be a pretty cheapo made BY china rather than made IN china camera though. $600 for a twin lens kits? Imagine the price 6 months after launch!
With the 3 highest-end m4/3 bodies being weather sealed, and this being the most expensive lens, it has to be weather sealed, right?
howardroark: Really guys? Is this a bad thing? Photographers are usually used to the safety of being behind the camera and never really being in a picture. Why shouldn't we ever be a part of a picture that we're taking? Besides, the camera is great and if you don't like the cheesy rear facing camera then don't use it. This is designed for new photographers that don't always want to hide behind the camera and put everyone else on the spot.
I do not give a single solitary @#$% what the fotog looks like when they're taking a picture, and I challenge you to find someone who does.
kimchiflower: Assuming it's optically excellent (which I have little doubt that it is), I think that's a fair price..... Unless you buy it in the UK, obviously.
I'm clenching in anticipation of the announced price of the m4/3 Leica 42.5mm f/1.2
Last year I took about 15,000 photos with my camera. I featured in approximately 7 of them. This camera is not for me.
Assuming it's optically excellent (which I have little doubt that it is), I think that's a fair price..... Unless you buy it in the UK, obviously.
Fuji has gone from a niche product to something approaching a full system with some nice bodies and lenses in what seems like almost no time at all.
One has to wonder whether they've overstretched themselves, or whether swinging for the fences will pay off.
They blazed a trail with their X100. Good look to them
Has anyone tried to shoot 1200mm at f/5.6 on a small sensor?
It cannot be pleasant.
Photography is Nikon's only business (as far as I'm aware, and unlike Canon), yet they didn't win anything, not even a runner-up.