Digitall: This camera has a very small sensor. Comparing it with the Kodak KAF 39900 sensor. It's a pity.
Great example of a loser troll. DON'T FEED THE TROLL PLEASE!
Mike99999: This lens, the pancake 12-32mm, the upcoming 42.5mm f/1.2 and the upcoming ultra-compact 35-100mm... Panasonic is on a roll. I can't wait to lay my hand on all these lenses.
BTW, this lens is roughly the equivalent of a 20mm f/2 on Nikon DX. I would have killed for that lens on DX.
@brunobarolo. In the English language, we tend to use exaggerated remarks to make a point or to try and better describe our intensions. This is just one of many nuances you will learn as your grasp of the language increases.
dopsgp: Busy day for toilets in Solms. Leica execs cr-pping bricks now.
Yes really Michaels7, I doubt anyone with serious cash invested in Leica, Nikkor or L Series Lenses will switch over to such a butt ugly camera.
Sony why such an ugly camera, you really could have done so much better.
StevenE: When I studied the trumpet my teacher told me "the quickest way to become satisfied with your performance is to lower your standards." The same applies to photography.
I'll keep my 5DIII; the compacts and mirror-less (I've tried a couple) are just not ready yet. I'll carry an EOS-M with 22mm f/2 when photography is secondary and I want something reasonable with me.
After owning the Nex 7 and various Olympus m4/3 cameras I settled on the Canon EOS-M. With the updated firmware the autofocus is completely acceptable and if you are ignorant of how great the EOS-M than just shut the 3$%ck up. Anyway nothing compares to Full frame. Depth of field, image quality and just plane better results. Don't even think about it, full frame NEX poster.
peevee1: Nokia blows it so out of the water! And what about the white guy's face - is is yellow or pink in your print? Because 5s thinks the guy got jaundice.
They all look like crap! Are you high? Actually color aside the 5s and 5 look the best compared to the mush of detail on the others. Better but still crap.
I usually hate reading comments that denounce a new camera without ever actually using it. However, this time (and that ridiculous Hasselblad NEX) all the negative comments are truly justified.
achim k: Flare test:putting a light source just a bit outside the frame may also mean, that reflections may be caused by a surface inside the camera body! I rate the EF 40/2,8 as one of the best flare-resistant lenses I ever had!
@ ryansholl if you don't know what he is referring to, why open your ignorant mouth.
gdfthr73: I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
Woops yes "Trademark" is the correct term.
Thank you balios for the clarifications.
I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
JohnyP: I hate to admit this, but i think your reviews are largely irrelevant now. You can't keep up with volume of cameras and reviews simply matter less. People are quite fed up with reviews and buy what they want and ignore opinions.
I know i do and i believe many others are doing the same.
Your comment is irrelevant. If your comment had any validity then you and the people who agree with you would never visit this site to see it (or write it).
Just get rid of the flash and add a hybrid viewfinder. Call it the E-R1 and sweet m4/3 Rangefinder style camera is born! These would sell like hotcakes.
I just Got this camera yesterday and I feel like all the negative reviews of this camera are ridiculous. Claims of slow start up time and shutter lag are false. Either these are blatant lies or are based on earlier firmware. I would not put this camera in the fastest category but it is fast enough for any normal human.
I also have a Sony NEX 7, which is no faster starting up and only marginally faster focusing. The build quality is amazing. It feels like it was made from a solid piece of granite.
Amazing image quality and versatility (especially for Canon users)All in a beautiful simple design with subtle curves that are hard to appreciate from pictures. Hold one in your hand and you begin to appreciate the design.
I will admit that the focusing is not the fastest but so what.
If you have to have the fastest focusing speed possibly you probably do not care about composition or light and have no business being behind a real camera anyway.
RichRMA: Very drab, plasticky and uninspired looking camera, IMO. Yes, I know; it's the pictures that count. But then if that was all that mattered, we'd probably all be driving just one or two types of car.
At least 3 that I can think of.
1. 40mm f/2.8 pancake2. 28mm f/2.8 IS or not3. 50mm f/1.8
MPA1: But were his lenses sharp in the corners wide open?
HaHa. Thanks for the sarcasm. I hope your comment helps some on here realize how silly pixel peeping really is.
Alejandro del Pielago: The Mr Pellegrin's portfolio is excellent.
This is photojournalism; here, image AND information work as one thing. Beside, it`s a portfolio; so pictures could be seen almost like frames in a motion picture. Then, the photos should be seen like a part of a whole.
The subject is real, he´s the owner of that "real" gun. The procedure of the report described by the subject himself was standard (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/a-prize-winning-ethics-lesson/?smid=tw-share).
No doubt the description is not accurate, but it`s not absurd if we read the Pelllgrin`s allegations. Yes, it was a mistake, but it does not destroy the kernel of the story.
And I don`t like some tones of the subject: "Oh, I was so naive...".
Really?It looks like he accidentally hit the shutter button while mounting the camera on a tripod.
argyrotype: If I'd taken this pic, the next step would be the "DELETE" button. a 2 on the 10 scale....
I was about to post the exact same comment
I have erected a shrine to the Canon 6d. The first sacrifice has been a Nikon D600. I pulled out it's still beating sensor at the steppes of the shrine. The oil and gunk that spilled out was truly a site to behold. Let us pray that that the almighty 6D was pleased.
tmurph: This is a fine camera but so is the Nikon D600 and also the Sony SLT-A99 and so on.This "my camera is better than your camera" school of thought is getting a bit boring, and yes I'm reading between the lines here and again yes, everyone is entitled to an oppinion but comments like..."makes the A-99 look like a P&S" just beggars belief. Go to a good photography gallery and before you enter you're asked to try and identify the cameras used and you will be there all day because there's no way for anyone to tell what equipment the photographer used.Todays cameras are amazing pieces of technology, end of.
I think many on hear are sick and tired of the losers who weir their camera brands like some sort of badge of honor.
They usually have no real talent as photographers so they have to justify the thousands of dollars spent by saying they have the best.
parkmcgraw: Having buildt my own digital devices and many lens systems in some cases making the element groups, do not from the specifications, understand why this lens, a minimalist design composed mostly of plastic should retail for so much money.
A lens with less manual control, more dependent on power and with the removal of the aperture ring, less of a professional tool.
■One “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass lens...
All the elements are small in diameter, easy to work, not too hard to polish.
■A floating inner focus...
The lens has some close focus capacity, nothing new.
■Super Multi-Layer Coating...
■A HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)...
Nothing new, or expensive.
Compensation for using low stacking tolerance plastic.
■Thermally Stable Composite (TSC)...
Better plastic, but still plastic.
■A rounded 9 blade diaphragm...
No pats for doing what you should.
■A newly developed USB dock...
Marketing gizmo, no value to optics. Additional $10 to the BOM?
Economics my friend. You don't base your pricing on manufacturing cost. Its the perceived value placed by consumers who are willing to pay this sort of price and all the camera and lens manufacturers need to maximize their profit margins. They are for profit businesses after all right.
I liked the look of the V1 but they went from no grip at all on the V1 to this over compensated monster grip which removes any chance of making it pocketable.
Greif! something in between would be nice.