armanius: So glad a major reviewer finally discussed the lack of face detection in Fuji's "advanced" cameras. I hope Fuji will implement face detection via firmware upgrade in its "advanced" cameras, and/or in its upcoming cameras.
Face detect would make a lot of sense given that these on-sensor focus systems have a tendency to back focus from time to time.
JMichaelsPhoto: The reason I've only ever purchased one olympus and will never again was the fact that I paid so much money for the E-P1 when it first came out, like $900, and in 6 months the E-P2 was announced for $600. And again, a new PEN digital is now exorbitantly expensive as the first and there's absolutely no reason for most people, even those interested in mirrorless cameras, to buy one. It's not the prettiest, it's not even the most advanced. I honestly do not understand this company, or why they believe people will just run out and buy their cameras when there are much better options out there. You're either a m4/3 fanboy and will stand behind any piece of crap that olympus makes, or you're an enthusiast who already has a bunch of cameras and for me, I've got no incentive to buy this camera. I've got an E-P1 already and replacing it for $1300 isn't an option for me. I use my Nikon D7000 more anyway.
Companies that do this rub me the wrong way. It's the same thing with Nikon and the V series. Smaller sensors are obviously cheaper to fabricate, and yet these two want us to believe that their products are worth *more* than the other guys' with almost identical feature sets and larger sensors.
I've got nothing against the cameras which I actually think are quite nice. I'd love to own the E-P5/VF-4/17mm 1.8 set they're trying to sell us on. Quite a classy combo. But $1000 body-only and $1500 for the kit is borderline offensive.