Ross the Fidller: I am looking at this because of someone buying it, but why do you have to be region specific, "when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012.", with the timing of its release? I'm sorry, but as an Australian, I 'fall' about laughing at that term for Autumn. ;) Could you please remember it isn't just North Americans reading this & refer to the time of the year by month or quarters or something else that isn't region specific.
Your seasons would be hot or hot & wet, wouldn't it? ;)
I like that one bluevellet! :)
I'm sorry to stir up trouble, but I just thought referring to a time of year in calendar terms rather than seasons (of North America) just makes more sense. "In the Fall" does indicate to me that it is the time of the year as seen in North America, but I guess some people are amused at our description of distances here being often given in travel times rather than km or miles (it's been many years since we used miles here).
I am looking at this because of someone buying it, but why do you have to be region specific, "when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012.", with the timing of its release? I'm sorry, but as an Australian, I 'fall' about laughing at that term for Autumn. ;) Could you please remember it isn't just North Americans reading this & refer to the time of the year by month or quarters or something else that isn't region specific.
smafdy: So, Oly made a less than stellar camera. It will be interesting to see if they can actually fix this problem.
Regardless, Oly's performance and product development over the past decade, or so, has been first class.
For the sake of the good will the company has developed, I hope there is a fix. If there isn't, I hope Oly is treated no more or less harshly than the big two.
You want to know if they can fix a mechanical issue? I believe they have made a reasonable result within the firmware for this situation that appears to be a very usable fix. You can't do that to fix for oil splatters on sensors by another camera maker. There is no perfect camera & most have to bring some sort of firmware upgrade to get around some issues & sometimes it's a physical issue that may need attention. At least Olympus replaced my display bezel with a tiny insignificant crack (from a slightly over tightened screw) on the E-M5.
Theelderkeynes: It is still unclear to me whether the OM-D E-M10 or the Pen E-P2 and others so far not addressed with this fix will get or should have this type of fix. DP Review's assurances on this isssue being fixed as far as the M10 is concerned are conditioned quite rightly (in their review) by the phrase 'in our testing'. And not a thing from C.Nishino on the subject or anyone else at Olympus (see below). As an owner of both the M10 and E-P2 and a string of micro 4/3 lenses I would like to know if my faith in the system and specifically Olympus has been misplaced. Once again this loyal and long term customer waits for a positive and constructive response.
To peevee1, "As far as I understand, E-M10 uses the same shutter as E-M5, with slower curtains." Apparently there is a firmware upgrade (due on the 21st May I believe) for the E-M10 that will also add the 0 sec. Anti-Shock setting, so for E-M5 users this would be welcome too but I'm not sure if this will happen at some point in time.
thecameraeye: I hope there's an update to the E-PL5 with the zero second antishock too.
The rumours say the E-M5 won't get it. http://www.43rumors.com/good-and-bad-news-0-shock-dramatically-improves-the-e-p5-image-quality/
DimLS: We need it for EM 10 also! I never use 1/60- 1/180.
Its the best update Oly must make to all cams that can support it.For me its crucial for the market share Oly needs. You cannot sell a product that reduces the resolution of the cam by e.g. 50% or 10 % or 20% at common shutter speeds, and expect to gain market traction. By the way, Oly is the manufacturer i have given the most money and have used the less than any other photographic brand.
You should be seeing that next week along with another E-M1 update(1.4). This was leaked & these two are being delayed till the 21st May.
Ed Gill: I also find this an interesting camera at a "fair" price. I just wish there were some confirmed specifications out there. For example:Flash sync speeds (couldn't even find in the manual). Type of shutter, if similar to Fuji x100s, does it have the same limitations? Does the data port for the viewfinder also support mic/headphone input/output?Since this is really a m4/3 format camera, the price seems very fair compared to the hideously overpriced m4/3 lenses, making this a strong contender for my $ compared to a Pany GX7.What they (Canon) needs to fix to really sell me: Flash pass-through port on the viewfinder - so I can have flash AND viewfinder not OR viewfinder.KILLER ACCESSORY: True optical viewfinder with superimposed info (zoom-able or three position (24/50/100) with FOV brightlines).Wishful development: Same camera but in-body shutter and m4/3 compliant mount with Canon made adapters for mounting M/EF-S/EF lenses.
Flash pass through (the EVF) or rather the lack of it, was what turned me off the Oly PENs & probably why the OM-D range have taken off instead.
mosc: This camera is suspiciously close to the canon APS-C pixel density and crop factor for it to be a totally different sensor. Has anybody ripped one appart and directly measured the chip in comparison to Canon's APS-C? It just seems far fetched that they would make a sensor like this specific for the G series and much more likely that they'd worry about differentiating their APS-C DSLR line from the G series by not utilizing the entire sensor.
Could be a laugh if they used a Sony sensor in it! ;)
justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.
And it works nicely for the Stylus 1 as well, so why not? ;)
Mika Tuka: The viewfinder of E-M10 is a shame for 2014. While everybody is including ~2.5 million dots this one is 1.5 million. I compared E-M5 viewfinder and E-M1 – they are different like night and day. I’m very disappointed – this is the camera I was waiting for and it doesn’t include a modern viewfinder.
Any thoughts why?
Why should every model they release be your one you've been waiting for when it's been known (through the 'rumor' sites), but hardly excepted by many, that it was only going to be an entry level model, with constant explanations from many that it will be that lower cost, entry level camera that many have been waiting for since the E-M5. Maybe there will be a replacement for the E-M5 later this year, but we will have to wait & see. You could get the new Elite E-M5 kit (with the 12-40 lens).
dahod: I guess it would have been to too much to ask to include the phase detect from the E-M1. They went to all the trouble to develop it and show their commitment to 4/3 and then leave it off the next camera they release?
Since that (on sensor PD-AF) is primarily to use with & carry some of those heavy 4/3's SWD lenses, it's probably better that it hasn't got it.
Robert Garcia NYC: I hope the worlds fastest AF is not the usual B.S. from Fuji.
The worlds fastest APSC mirrorless maybe. ;)
Jogger: I could see these doing well in Walmart, Target, Staples, or Radioshack. There is a place for cheap off-brand, products like this. And, in many places around the world, American nameplates are still well regarded; e.g. Buick is considered a luxury brand in China.
There is a place for these level of cameras in these super stores. I bought myself a 'Thomson' tablet from Target at a good price & it works well. When I want something better I will then look at better known brands & this is likely what will happen here by bringing a cheaper introduction of M4/3's to the general public, they will then become aware of Olympus & Panasonic as (or if) they want more & better.
davethecubist: No filter threads in a $700 "enthusiast" camera. I think it's a poser.
Ken Yull. I don't know where you got that idea. This is quoted from Olympus site as being accessories & the above thread shows that filters are used for the adapter tube that takes that TCON-17X lens on the XZ-2.
"STYLUS 1 dedicated Converter Adapter, CLA-13 Tele-converter lens, TCON-17X "
You should check the facts before over-reacting.
Bjrn SWE: Cameras with viewfinders should be rated higher.
In my opinion & for my use, yes (for the EVF).I waited for an Olympus M4/3's CSC with one & got the OM-D E-M5. Now I want something that is self contained with enough focal zoom length that can produce sufficient IQ & have some of the operating experience I'm used to with Olympus etc, & after seeing nice images from the XZ-2 with the same sensor as the Stylus 1, that is one I'm getting to be the take anywhere camera that has an EVF, where the E-M5 kit is too much. Hopefully by Christmas. ;)
Frank C.: for 500$ I would consider it ... but barely. That sensor is not worth the money they're asking for no matter how you slice or dice it
And you are.....(FrankC)? And we should take notice of you because.....?
I don't think so!
Ulfric M Douglas: Buy it for the EVF and the awesome lens cap!
Funny man! ;)
jira: Can one mount a filter on the lens?
If you want to use a filter then use the adapter CLA-13 tube (STYLUS 1 dedicated Converter Adapter, CLA-13) which will take 55mm filters (the same as the CLA-12). See this thread.http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3263302