The GM5 with that tiny 35-100mm lens (200mm in FF terms) is what makes this guy different than the LX100. Panasonic need to see the 2 in a discounted kit.
4/3rds sensor, built-in EVF, lens starting at F/1.7. I can see why this will be very popular.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Great AF and 10 fps - what more could a birder/sports photographer want?Nikon has nothing like this.Distinguishes the DSLRs from the mirrorless.
"Nikon has nothing like this""Distinguishes the DSLRs from the mirrorless."Right, Nikon only offers 20 fps with continuous AF and subject tracking.
Lab D: First I read this and then I saw the new Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys Samsung, but it seems to beat the 7D in every spec.For example 10 FPS is not exciting when others are offering 11,12 and 15 FPS. "Full HD" video is boring when other shoot 4K.I just hope the 7D does use the same technology in this new sensor as found in the Rebel T2i.
Can you provide a link to back up your claim of 13 oof images out of 15?
I agree about the Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys one, but it goes to show just how far behind Canon is still using sensors similar to the Canon t2i.
First I read this and then I saw the new Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys Samsung, but it seems to beat the 7D in every spec.For example 10 FPS is not exciting when others are offering 11,12 and 15 FPS. "Full HD" video is boring when other shoot 4K.I just hope the 7D does use the same technology in this new sensor as found in the Rebel T2i.
Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.
This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.
When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.
"A7 has about at least 1.5 stops (not 1 stop) advantage over mFT "It is easy to see from DxO that DR is about 1/2 stop better while noise is about 1.5. Overall saying 1 stop is pretty fair. Obviously, your "light gathering" argument has little to do with reality since we looking at actual results from DxO. The 35-100 is clearly much smaller and lighter which goes against your FF is about the same is size and weight. btw, I have the D600 (same as D610), so I am glad you mentioned it. It is heavier/larger/more expensive than my other cameras so I rarely use it. As you say it is better than the A7 in every way though.The Fuji looks like a great option instead. I can see why people are excited about it. It is great to see so many FF users switching to these smaller, lighter systems.
Oh geeze. Another person who doesn't realize DxO tests Lens/Cameras combinations and not the lens by itself. To be fair compare the Nikon 70-200F4 lens on the D800 vs. the A7R. Sony still has an advantage because the D800 has an AA filter, but the smaller Nikon scores higher. Now check the E-M1 sensor vs, that A7 and notice that for DR the difference is less that 1 stop for most ISOs and for noise it is a little more than 1 stop. Now check the size of the 35-100mm lens, which is 1 stop faster, to your ginormous 70-200mm lens. See how easy it is to kill your arguments?Anyway, I agree with all the OTHER posters here.
qianp2k lost all creditably after repeating, FF is "not necessarily heavier/bigger or even more expensive" than the A5000 which sells for $450. All he came up with was a old used 5D with a worse performing sensor that is 3x as large. What happened to the "not heavier/bigger" part? :)Anyway it is safe to ignore him. Absolutic, it looks like you made the best choice for what you want, and good luck!
"FE35 F/2.8 is not really bigger than the EF 40 F/2.8"People can judge for themselves. http://camerasize.com/compact/#566,488.394,380.345,ha,t
The Canon 40mm F/2.8 is smaller than the FE 35 F/2.8. Any 50mm F/1.8 is smaller than the FE 55 F/1.8. It seems to really bother you when people sell FF cameras in favor of the Fuji. It is funny that you think the FE 70-200 is small too (you will still need a big bag)! Oh well. I am very happy for Absolutic!
You keep saying "not necessarily bigger/heavier or even more expensive" yet you have provided nothing to back up that silly claim. I've asked a few times, but all you did was mention a a very old camera 3x larger/heavier than the new A5000.Thanks for proving Dave right. Good bye.
So you think the 5D and lens with DR of 11EV is "not necessarily heavier/bigger" than the A5000+lens with DR if 13.1EV?Interesting. That explains a lot.
" not necessarily heavier/bigger or even more expensive."One could buy a new A5000 or GM1 and an F/1.2 or F/.95 legacy lens. Which FF camera is the same size and weight as you say? Which FF camera costs $450 like the A5000?
There was a recent article with a long list of wedding photographers and other professionals using mirco four thirds (slightly smaller than APS), and all said they had no issues getting the desired DoF they needed. With the latest Fuji lenses almost everyone will be satisfied with the shallow DoF if that is what they desire. Fuji is doing a great job and those with Fuji cameras have a reason to be excited.
KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !
We we know they are around 200mm long, but the ones I know of are not very sharp until about F/8 while the Panasonic is sharp wide open. Diameter is the biggest factor too because it accounts for 2 dimensions. I can fit the Panasonic in a pocket. Try that with a 200mm FF lens.
If you check you will see the Sony lenses are larger not smaller. Look again. The body size difference is mostly the better focus system, better grip, and high quality OVF. The Sony lacks those but some people manually focus and don't need them so it makes a good camera for them.
I too am very excited for Fuji and welcome the competition. There is rumor that Samsung (they make cameras too!) is going to release an amazing camera with the best APS sensor in the coming months. It will be fun to see if that is true and see if they can compete with Fuji in the APS mirrorless market.
BarnET, Look at a better example:http://camerasize.com/compact/#566,488.392,380.294,ha,t
Where is that big size difference? :DOh, here is your example with a fair comparison. Yours had very different apertures, but here they are the same:http://camerasize.com/compact/#566,488.394,380.345,ha,t
I always love it when newbies think buying a more expensive camera and lens will improve their photography skills. I also love it when they say "Smaller and lighter" but forget to add in the size and weight of the lens.