The Oly M10 looks sharper to me especially when you raise the ISO levels. And also in the corners, so maybe the Sony lens is also a bit iffy compared to whatever was on the M10.
The site is a bit of a dog too - verrrrrrryyyyy slowwwwwwwww.....
Theelderkeynes: Olympus have now posted the much awaited anti-shock firmware 1.1 upgrade for the OM-D E-M10 here:
This implements electronic first curtain below 1/320 sec shutter speed, thus reducing vibration, in theory, from the shutter.
Perhaps comnsumer pressure does work!
The download happens automatically once you have downloaded the Olymus updater software and connected your camera. I suggest you read the instructions carefiully. It is very straightforward. Read the instructions on updating.
Its there under downloads for M10 here:
Yes see the news item on the software update for the E-M5
Olympus have now posted the much awaited anti-shock firmware 1.1 upgrade for the OM-D E-M10 here:
Olympus have now posted this firmware upgrade for the OM-D E-M10 here:
Perhaps consumer pressure does work!
Maybe its my eyes but not for the first time the 'equivalent aperture comparison chart' has alll the accessibility and user friendliness of a freeze dried parrot. Minute colour differences compounded by thin lines make it darn near impossible to interpret. Do better Dpreview, make some of the lines dots, some broken, some a mixture and/or make them thicker and don't make the colours very alike. Then we might be able to understand it a bit better. Better still let your designer loose on the problem but please sort it out! Soon....
It is still unclear to me whether the OM-D E-M10 or the Pen E-P2 and others so far not addressed with this fix will get or should have this type of fix. DP Review's assurances on this isssue being fixed as far as the M10 is concerned are conditioned quite rightly (in their review) by the phrase 'in our testing'. And not a thing from C.Nishino on the subject or anyone else at Olympus (see below). As an owner of both the M10 and E-P2 and a string of micro 4/3 lenses I would like to know if my faith in the system and specifically Olympus has been misplaced. Once again this loyal and long term customer waits for a positive and constructive response.
Given the M10 uses the same TruePic VII processor as the M1 does this mean the update can be run on the M10 as well? Dpreview hinted in their review of the M10 that the shake problem had been dealt with. Saying:
"The good news is that we didn't find it to be prone to the image shake that can occur with the PEN E-P5."
Why? Is the M10 already running this fix on the TruPic VII or is it another reason???
Olympus needs to be clearer in its communications on this issue and respect its customer base of whom I am one.
I have to agree with atomole the images do seem to look slightly soft, unusual for Pentax. Maybe reshoot to see if its the lens, or (!) operator???
You missed the bargain of the decade - the Sigma 60mm F2.8 A very sharp very well built but nice and light portrait/short telehoto and all for £129 or say $200. It cannot bre beaten, anywhere.
Weight weight weight... As an elderly micro four thirds fan I always look at what its going to feel like hauling it around with a portrait and longer telephoto! It all adds up.
stevedigiphoto: Very interesting interview. Seems to me that maybe have a D300s successor in waiting - maybe D800 focussing and metering, 24mp APS-C chip and high frame rate all on the cards. D600 at £1614 (Amazon Uk price) seems very reasonable for what you are getting - better performance that the D3X in most if not all areas but well under half the price. Sure this will be a very popular addition from Nikon.
Now £1500 body only at SLR hut...
Raffwal: Well, I don't believe the board has put all those yens in their own pockets, but it is probably some business deal that can not be revealed for being not politically correct. And Woodford can't be such a boy scout that he'd be so surprised and ignorant. I suspect he was "blackmailing" the company, probably not for a promotion since he was already the CEO but perhaps for some income raise. Just a theory.
Oh please on DPreview we find someone smearing an honest CEO? Raffwal should be ashamed.
A price of $500 over there they translate to £450 here, interesting given the pound at 1.55 dollars. Or is it just greed?
Weight and size similar to my Panasonic LX3 and the sensor is around the same size, and at last they've joined the 21st century with image stabilisation. With an optional external viewfinder it looks like it could be interesting. Assuming they don't do a Fuji and send a half finished product to market....