tbcass: Why did it take so long for this review to come out? Why is it "semi professional" considering that it's a camera a lot of professionals use?
I'm guessing file size? For certain professionals who have to process a lot of files I can imagine the slightly longer prices times could be a turn off compared to a D4s file size. A couple of seconds per photo across a couple of thousand photos could add up to a lot of time.
leecamera: Just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's overpriced. T those that say they are I feel they've never actually shot seriously with a Hass.
These things are beautiful optics, with a smaller market than DSLR. Both of these things have an effect on the price.
If I am more expensive than the next photographer, does that make me necessarily overpriced...? Not if I do it better.
This site, whoever it belongs to, charges for photography work.http://alexstudio.ch/
veroman: All of the sample images seem to be VERY soft, lacking the detail and clarity of even my Olympus E-P5. Is it me (my eyes)? My computer? The Fuji?
I thought that too, but upon opening the images at full resolution I realised they are nice and sharp.
bildsee: Quite disenchanting that overprocessed hdr images are still winning such contests.Not all of them. I really like the images by Xuejun Xia and Carole Drake.
Is it "HDR'ed" or just excessive shadow lifting? Same thing?Xuejun Xia's is probably the pick for me too. I can't explain why though :-)
EskeRahn: Now this sounds wonderful!This MIGHT be the solution for the thinner and thinner mobiles, with more and more processing power...
It would have to be a focal length based on the "pinhole mask" distance from the sensor wouldn't it? Then, depending on how "flat" you need to the camera would determine it's focal length?
GCHYBA: To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.
Declaration - m4/3 user and EOS borrower :-)GCHYBA - I understoand that OVF are great but they show what you see, whereas an EVF shows you what the sensor "really" sees.
Alex Efimoff: The first photo hurts my eyes and brain - such a bad example of HDR.
Agreed, very artificial looking. Shame, tone down the editing and it could be a very good shot.The rest of the photographs are really good.
Pretty sharp for a 300mm at 1/200.
naltar: inward facing camera to see what's inside your fridge? I thought it's what the handle attached to the door attached to the hinge attached to the fridge is for?
@tkbslc When do ever not need more beer?
Model Mike: Great that it uses an LR-friendly Bayer array, but looking at the stadium shot, the patterned quality of the noise frankly looks pretty awful. I wonder if that was down to ACR?
To my uneducated eye, the out of focus areas look like movement, not so much noise.
VictorLegendre: Just what the world needs, another fugly retro-styled camera. I much preferred Panasonic's modern styling to Olympus' retro. Meh!
Gotta agree with Temporel here. The OMD line has retro styling. This G model looks quite unique especially with its boxy flash housing. The previous G series had quite a "curvy" Canon/Nikon DSLR look to it.
Neez: I actually want this over my galaxy s6 because of the micro SD slot.
Gotta agree with Osa25. My 16Gb S5 filled up very quickly just with apps. I am glad I am able to put in a 32Gb micro SD to store photos and videos.
qwertyasdf: IMHO, rather than going premium, M43 might be better to go cheapfrom what I see, many M43 owners are very happy with CCTV lenses.They are willing to put anything that can bend light on their cameras
just make some CCTV quality lens with large aperture.and print some DOF control crap on marketing materials, I'm sure the lens will sell.
m4/3 is perfect for my situation. I want a decent quality, pocketable camera with the capacity for different lenses. With a pancake attached a pen becomes pocketable but then has the flexibility of an slr with a couple of decent lenses. Saves me a lot of $'s only having to buy one camera. I don't need a high end compact and a dslr to chew up my budget.
filipe brandao: I really don't understand why dpreview is clinging on to a marketing catch word ("mirrorless") instead of promoting a more clear classification of cameras. Classifying these cameras as "mirrorless" is the same as saying a pencil is a inkless pen. Its confusing and forsakes a hole history of photography in which most of the cameras didn't have mirrors in their system. One should ask why isn't leica m9 included in this group. Cameras have always been classified by how they allow the photographer to view/focus on the subject and their format. Any effort in this direction would help to clear the marketing confusion in which we roam.
I reckon they should use CSC (compact system camera). I think one of the companies (Olympus?) likes to use that term rather than mirrorless. Another I have seen is EVIL, Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens?