67gtonr: It seems to me that the Canon EOS M with its 22 f/2.0 lens would be better, it's roughly the same size with a better sensor, better screen, better built, providing better image quality and unlimited expansion possibilities, and it costs less!
The GM1 is significantly smaller than the EOS M. From the top there's not too much in it, but the EOS is much taller. It is also 1.5 times the weight of the GM1. And when you say better sensor, better screen, better built, providing better image quality and unlimited expansion possibilities - I'm not sure any of those are correct.
HelloToe: Dear Olympus: You could've made this camera a long time ago if you'd bothered to make a smaller collapsible zoom for the Pen Mini (E-PM). Get moving already!
Why should Olympus get moving to make it - Panasonic already have! :-)
AnuragP: By the way, I have to say that I'm loving the 'Equivalent Aperture' charts by DPR. They are great- not only do they show the equivalent apertures, they also graph how the lens apertures are throughout the zoom range. A great idea would be to allow selection of camera and lenses for graphing.
As an example for the second point, a 28-140 lens touted as aperture 2.8 at wide end and 5.6 at the tele gives an incomplete picture. It's a dim lens if it already hits f/4 at 50mm, while another lens of the same specification may hit f/4 at 100mm.
But in the chart in this article, DPR draws straight lines- usually they would be curves as the variation of aperture with focal length is typically not linear (as in the RX10 first impressions chart). Have DPR just connected the first and last data points with a straight line in this article?
Looks like it. Indeed they have the disclaimer "(This chart is based on the lenses' stated maximum apertures - not the actual apertures available at each focal length)"
A few errors in the preview:"The introduction of the button-and-dial-encrusted-G1X marked a renewed focus on the enthusiast crowd". You mean the GX1. The G1X was a compact camera by Canon.
"It retains a small mode dial, something latter GF-series cameras eschewed for a more beginner-friendly appearance". The GF6 you show in the picture above has a mode dial.
"Its exposure mode dial and focus ring are positive additions for advanced users". It doesn't have a focus ring as you point out elsewhere in the preview.
mfj197: "An advantage of using the GH2's sensor is that the G6 is able to offer more comprehensive video functions than the G5."
The G5 also had the GH2 sensor, so any differences in video capabilities are not because of a different sensor.
Fully agree, h3csc. What exactly were you disagreeing with on my post?
"An advantage of using the GH2's sensor is that the G6 is able to offer more comprehensive video functions than the G5."
SHood: Interesting to see focus peaking. Does this mean the GH3 will get it?
Also, does the G6 have a silent shutter mode with full resolution like the GH3.
Well, the G5 had a silent shutter mode with full resolution so I expect the G6 will do. Haven't looked at the specs though yet.
SnapHappy32: If this is close to the performance of the Panny 20mm - I'll gladly give up my X100.
I've carried two bodies on most "shoot-what-you-see" walkabouts. Good to see Oly covering this focal length with a prime - I shoot my 12-35 on the OMD. No distortion correction..
It's still a wideangle lens optically - so I guess it'll perfom better than said zoom if the Oly can compensate for distortion.
Now that you lot have covered every practical focal length with primes (save telephotos) - how 'bout some native OLY fast zooms?
You do get distortion correction with the Panasonic 12-35 on the OMD. The only thing you don't get is CA removal as you've noticed.Michael
Much better, thanks! Although wouldn't it have been easier to allow Tapatalk support?
Nightwings: Nikon and Canon should get in on 4/3 band wagon .... they'd clean house overnight. Especially if they put out low priced lens adapters the same day they release the new bodies.
Hugo808, guess you've never used a m43 (not 4/3) camera then?
Ruy Penalva: I think a better comparison would made in video mode or moving stills.
On the contrary, I would expect the majority of auto focus usage around the world in these sorts of cameras is for single shot AF. That is exactly the scenario assessed here.
mfj197: What lens was used on the G5
Thanks Richard. It's certainly a fast focusing lens too, by that demonstration. Good comparison - thanks for putting it up.
What lens was used on the G5
Dougbm_2: The 12-50 looks too large and the images from it not so impressive. Would it therefore be better with a 14-42? Although the review shows samples from a few lenses I didn't read a comment on the 12-50 lens (did skim the review a bit though). Seems Olympus have done a great job.
@Dougbm_2: The best quality standard zoom for m43 is the older Panasonic 14-45 (not the current 14-42). Panasonic and Olympus m43 lenses are fully interchangeable of course. If you want really small the Panasonic 14-42 X zoom is minute, although some copies have reports of double image issues at certain shutter speeds with some cameras.
bradleyg5: I wish dpreview would just up and admit that the tilt screens are flat out superior to the tilt and swivel screens. They always have to put some little "however" in the description. "Like all tilt-only screens, though, it adds nothing when shooting stills in portrait format."
How about tilt and swivel screen you put a little text blob that comments how how much smaller the screen is in relation to the area it takes up? Or how about how down right hideous the hinge looks? Or how about you can't tilt the screen up without first swivelling it to the side, thus making it completely indiscreet?
How hard is it to take a self portrait without looking at an LCD screen, just hold it at arms length, point it at your face, and press the button???
The review doesn't say anything about using the screen for self-portraits. The words are in your post - "Like all tilt-only screens, though, it adds nothing when shooting stills in portrait format.". That is perfectly true. I use a flip out screen for many of my photographs when shooting in portrait, either with the camera held near the floor (I have a 1-year old) or on a tripod. That is one thing I would miss with the E-M5.
Louis_Dobson: 13EV DR in RAW? Would they like to make a 4/3rds still camera?
I am gloriously ignorant about video, but on the face of it this makes everything else look silly.
Digifan, there's quite a bit of discussion on the m43 forum about the techradar review and how the results posted on that review are simply not plausible. A shame though! This looks interesting, but I'd be concerned about the lack of wide angle lenses available.
Andy Crowe: "...compared to higher-end G-series models like the G1X, the GF5's control layout feels positively spartan."
I think you might mean the GX1? :)
I'd just spotted that too! :)
rondhamalam: Google CHROME problem...It freezes from the start opening it up.
And the link to helpdesk doesn't work
Nowhere to report to Google
Uninstall and install several times the same problem kept coming back
I just uninstalled and use Firefox
Don't get me wrong, I love chrome, but it now suckI will comeback to chrome if google fixes it.
Hmm - works fine with Google Chrome for me. It's by far the main browser I use and it works seamlessly with Facebook.
RoelHendrickx: I will have to update my computer for it, but it looks like some aspects may be worth it.However, I am still perfectly happy with LR3.6 so I am in no hurry.Roel
LR4 doesn't support Windows XP.
swpars: I'll take the so-so Sony lens roadmap and the awesome NEX APS-C sensors. MFT's latest sensors are about as good as a Canon Rebel from 2005ish, but the NEX 16 mp sensor is the equal of any 2012 APS-C DSLR.
Funny, the 16MP M43 sensor in the G3 trounces my old Canon EOS30D, and using the comparator here on DPReview it beats the 50D at both base and high ISO. It's equal to the 60D from base to ISO1600, and that's a prosumer camera from late 2010.