madecov: I just checked the website. It says Full Frame Pentax. It does not say DSLR, It does not say Mirrorless. It just says full frame. That doesn't rule out either of them.
With K-mount it's likely to be a DSLR. They did have a mirrorless K-mount camera, but it just didn't make sense.
What's the cutoff number?
Gene Smirnov: Thank you for the feedback everyone! I'm happy to answer questions if you have any.
Some interesting work there! How was #2 created? Thanks!
anthony mazzeri: So does this printer cost $10, but then a quarter of a teaspoon of ink costs $29.95 each?
Considering it is one of the world's most valuable resources by weight - literally a few drops of ink is more expensive than a 44g barrel of oil - I'm surprised there hasn't been more investment into exploration and drilling for new ink wells.
This business model obviously worked brilliantly for them at the beginning but now is killing itself - the extortionate price of ink is why nobody buys or even scarcely uses an inkjet printer even if they do buy one any more unless they have no absolutely other choice.
There are reliable third-party vendors of inexpensive dye inks. I wonder if there are equivalent pigment ink deals.
SteveY80: I'm surprised they haven't included stabilisation, like they did with the 42.5mm 1.7.
I'm not saying that OIS is essential on a fast standard prime, but it would have done more to set it apart from the 20mm 1.7 or Olympus 25mm. It might have made it a little bigger, but anyone who cares that much about a few extra mm/grams would probably go for the pancake lens option anyway.
When I worked in a big company that produced goods for the consumer market, all of their marketing decisions were driven by focus group results. Sometimes they didn't make rational sense.
The company is trying to make the most money, and tests how far they can push before they loose too many customers, and the result of that compromise will be something that's put on the store shelves.
Differentiation? Certain features are only available on certain bodies.
Ben O Connor: I have no idea how the optics work!
Same F number, but 5mm more than 20mm, yet not a pancake! Stop talking like "yeah, but it has to be wider!" My same aperture 15mm Leica is bulkier! And 17mm 1.8 Olympus is also bulkier than 20mm....
Personal choice; 15mm 1.7 Leisonic, 45mm 1.8 Olympus, 35-100 4-5.6 Panasonic Compact, Raynox 250 macro converter and GM1. I am one happy amateur, who has everything he needs EVER !
The 20mm pancake caught a lot of flack for using heavy software correction, notwithstanding the excellent result. That could've been the price for low profile.
@Valiant Thor: so far between GX7 and GX8 they released without IBIS: GM1, GH4, GM5, GF7, GM7. Only GX bodies have been produced with IBIS, and no others.
Marty4650: "paid firmware upgrade"
I hope this isn't the wave of the future.
It has happened in the past though, and has not became a rule. I remember Minolta Dimage 7 had a paid upgrade that dramatically improved its performance. It was common to refer to the upgraded cameras as "Dimage 7u"
To be honest, I don't see anything particularly remarkable in the IQ, and the OOF highlights are quite unattractive.
How come every image is shot with a Canon body, but the "gear in the story" is the Sony 7RII?
BigMacIain: I don't see any reference to using 4/3 lenses with an adapter. Can I assume that there are no changes in that regard from the previous version?I'm looking to finally upgrade my E-520 but I have no intention of getting rid of my 12-60SWD.
Olympus probably will keep that reserved for the top of the line cameras for as long as they can – until DFD and on-sensor PDAF makes it to the other manufacturers' budget systems.
darngooddesign: "With your eye to the viewfinder you can use your finger on the touchscreen LCD to move the focus point around. It's a handy feature that lets you keep a firm grip on the camera instead of having to move your hand to use the four-way controller."
How does this make your grip any more firm? You are still moving your thumb around. Having to shift the camera so your nose, pressed against the screen of the camera, probably is more awkward than just manipulating a right-side d-pad. I think it would make more sense on the GX8 where your nose is out of the way.
Ignoring those issues, I do think the process of doing this with the screen is smoother and faster than the d-pad.
You can browse with you left hand, without relaxing the grip of your right. Honestly though, I don't think that with this light camera the grip is going to be an issue, even with the larger native lenses.
OTOH, this feature has been implemented in the Panasonic cameras for at least a year now, and the users really like it. So if you want to learn about personal experiences I can ask in the µ4/3 forum.
D200_4me: I just wish m4/3 as well as Fuji would get off the recycling the same old sensors game. We don't need a brand new sensor every year, but every two or three years would be a nice time-frame for improving the sensor specs (better high ISO and dynamic range is all that I'd care about...I'm happy with anything between 16 and 24MP..
They just released the mid-grade E-M5 II, and it would not make any sense at all to put a better sensor in to the lower grade E-M10. The next in line are E-P5 and E-M1, and I do expect a new sensor in those models.
Wow, that was quick!
Cat test picture! X-D
danieljcox: Built in flash, another feature that has been part of the Lumix line for almost all of their MFT cameras since the start. I love having at least a small flash with me at all times. Good for Olympus for finally getting on this band wagon.
The first E-M10 also had a built-in flash.
This is a completely artificial problem. Users will simply google for an image that looks acceptably good for them, they are not going to keep saving and reposting an image of poor quality.
Thorfinn: once again a video showing what m4/3 is capable of with good lenses. An OM-D 5 + Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is a USD 2000 check. I admit: nobody said m4/3 was a budget system.
It could be fun to se what a Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is capable of together with an older (cheaper) m4/3 body.
As for the video: using flash at concerts is for me a no-go. IMHO the presens of flash photografers is a significant drawback. Being audience at TV transmissions of concerts is not worth paying entrance fees.
You probably would be able to achieve the same stills results with E-M10, and may be even with E-PL7.
I doubt that many consumers of photography really care about the effort it took to create a shot. People look for unique images. You can tae any popular landmark, and there will be gazillions of snapshots that get only seen once, and a few outstanding images that everyone buys in the form of postcards and calendars.
Some photographers have the ability to show something we don't usually see, and that's what excites people. Doesn't matter, near or far.