ybizzle: Buy a new EM-5 body for $799 (B&H) or a used one for $500 and call it a day. Pricing for this doesn't make sense when the body is only $100 cheaper than the EM-5.
Actually. I would buy the em10 over the em5 for a few reasons. Wifi, integrated flash, focus peaking, slightly smaller footprint. I don't need the 5-axis or weather sealing (live in sunny los angeles).
JimBob0: I really like this and I would so like something a bit different for occasional non work use. So torn between SL1 (so I can use my lenses) or this and doing something a bit different.....
SL1 is small, but it's got a small viewfinder and single dial. It's a neutered DSLR. It's not going to be a good shooting experience.
photobeans: This camera looks like it could be a great seller. Price is not cheap but it's doable for enthusiast shooters on a tighter budget. Yes, budget DSLRs are cheaper but few of us want to carry those behemoths around. Budget DSLRs are also crimpy on features with smaller view finders, less dials, less functionality, and less direct controls. They are just plain not enjoyable to shoot with.
Yes, mirrorless doesn't sell well in USA but those who buy them actually use them. Nothing like buying a $600 DSLR and having it collect dust because they are just a pain to carry around anywhere.
Arahne27: I think that there is a lot of in camera processing of published samples. There is no comparison between these pictures and EM-5. Simply EM-5 is way ahead better. Both situations were on bright days, obviously with different lenses. So, is it possible to run through camera settings again and switch off any in camera sharpening and noise reductions, when publishing review samples? It would be pity that such a nice camera produces low quality pictures.
Hello, it's the same sensor. There's won't be any real difference in quality when viewed in RAW. It's possible the JPEGs could look slightly different due to new processing engine. RAW should be almost indistinguishable if not identical.
sean lee: Hi, Guys. I have a question. I am not professional photographer. Just like to take pictures.
Now I am using Canon t2i with EF 50mm F1.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Sigma 10-20mm. I am satisfying with their IQ but I want to have little smaller body in retro style. I was waiting if canon announce retro style SLR so I can keep the lenses I have now, but I don't think canon will announce and I am tire to keep waiting.
If I switch to Olympus E-M10 or Panasonic GM1, am I down grade or up grade? or just same grade in IQ? Thank you,
It's an upgrade. Image quality is gonna be at least the same. However, the T2i is more like an entry level body with small optical viewfinder and limited controls. The EM10 gives you two nice dials and customizable button functions. Touch shooting and very fast auto focus makes the camera a joy to use. And the body and lens will fit in a small bag. You'll love it.
RolliPoli: Will it focus properly with my regular 4/3 lenses?
No. It doesn't have the EM1 sensor. Besides, this one has focus peaking for manual shooting.
This camera looks like it could be a great seller. Price is not cheap but it's doable for enthusiast shooters on a tighter budget. Yes, budget DSLRs are cheaper but few of us want to carry those behemoths around. Budget DSLRs are also crimpy on features with smaller view finders, less dials, less functionality, and less direct controls. They are just plain not enjoyable to shoot with.
Viewfinder tech is interesting, but there are a few disappointments. 1/180 max flash sync and 1/4000 max shutter speed. It also looks like a fairly heavy camera.
Maverick_: I came close to get an A7 as I am in the market for upgrade, but the camera has too many important flaws to be used as a serious semi-pro model. It seems that it would make better use as an enthusiast camera.
But we can't ignore the potential of this groundbreaking camera, full frame interchangeable lens in a very compact body. Perhaps in 3 years they'll resolve the focus issue.
If you actually shot with it, you'd probably not notice the flaws at all. Nitpicking is at an all time high.
harold1968: The e-m1 is the same size, weight and price.The sony handling is better (I have used both, at most it's a taste thing), the e-m1 has slightly faster focuses (but still hunts in low light)The sensor is far inferior compared to the A7, it even has noise in base ISO.Yet dpreview describe its IQ as excellent and yet the A7s as very good.For sure something is going on with this review.
The EM1 didn't need to be a larger camera. They could've easily made it smaller but people wanted a larger body, so they obliged. You do have a choice of going with smaller m43 bodies.
Wow..sexy, but FUJI lenses are wallet busters. Still, do want.
jennyrae: does not appear worth $1,600.
f1.2 lenses are all very expensive. The build quality looks superb. However, do not judge the lens by looking at the pictures dpreview takes. dpreview takes 'snapshots', not world class photos.
munro harrap: A friend of mine is quite happy with one of these, but I dont get it, no. The camera is as big as a 35mm full-frame Olympus OM2n and bigger than a D40x Nikon.It is almost as big as my Nikon 7100 and a lot more expensive. With the good f2.8 zoom it costs as much as a new Nikon D800 body, WIERD!!OMD is nowhere near as flexible as the old R1 Sony which was a complete system in itself with a great 24-120mm lens (still the best available-but not on NEX machines).You can then spend another fortune on another set of doubtless excellent lenses, and get Leica quality for less..... but existentially WHY would you do this? Beats me, mate....
Pro photographers asked for a larger body with more buttons. This is what they wanted. Did Olympus have to make it large? No. They did it in purpose because there is a market. On the other hand, they can make an m43 camera as small as the point and shoot bodies. You can pick an m43 in all sizes, but not APS-C.
tecnoworld: This camera is great and has all the features I want. Except for one: sensor size, which I want to be at least aps-c. But for the rest it's #1.
There's only one thing the APS-C does noticeably better than the m43 sensor. You can have nice Bokeh with the m43 but not quite like an APS-C. If that matters to you, pick the APS-C.
Panasonic did something amazing here. The body of a true small point and shoot with a m43 sized sensor. Now, please release one with a fixed 1.8 or f2.0 lens.
King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....
Crippled? It's made small intentionally so those of us who want small cameras and small lenses can pack it with 2 or 3 lenses in the back of the small pouch in our backpacks while mountaineering.
Unfortunately, no thanks Nikon. This camera is cluttered. Absence of video? Does the video feature make the camera heavier, slower, more clunky? No point in taking the video feature out. You've got gazillions of buttons and dials, what's one more for a video button.
Taking good sample pictures has never been dpreview's strength. Might as well just give it to a high school photography student, he/she might do it better.
After about 2 years of carrying around m43 cameras and lenses I can't go back to larger DSLRs. I stuff my m43 and 2 lenses in the small back pocket for a hiking trip and I don't even notice it. What's worse is when you have small kids with baby bottles, clothes, extra food, and still need to carry a camera. M43 is a blessing. Image quality is really good enough for the majority of shooters.
Nice feature set, but wait one year and it'll be $500.