justmeMN: With the EVF it's not compact. With a metal body, it's not light. Why not just buy a DSLR, which has a larger sensor? You can get a really nice DSLR for (less than) $1,500.
"An E-P5 and VF-4 in your pocket? Seriously? Let's be realistic. This is not a pocketable camera. It requires a camera bag, just like a DSLR. Taking off the VF-4 doesn't make it pocketable. It's barely pocketable with the body cap lens"
Would you like me to post pictures of me putting my GF1 and 20mm (mounted) in my pocket?
John Koch: Very interesting, until the Globe site forced one to state how much one ought to pay for "carbon footprint," without giving any consumption parameters. This ruins, unfortunately, the ability to see the pictures. The Globes owner is having some financial difficulties, but what good is there in forcing readers to impute prices for imprecise hypotheticals?
AbrasiveReducer: It's true that with enough determination you can manage a good photo almost anywhere, under any conditions. My question is, why? If the subject is not appealing enough to grab you, unless you are a photo student, why bother? Maybe this question made more sense when there was a cost associated with film and processing. Photographers in Chicago had a saying "We shoot in the summer and print in the winter".
Maybe DPR could have a photo contest for the best outdoor photo in Dayton, Ohio, in January. Or Gary, Indiana. That would be a serious challenge. Somebody would do it, too!
DigitalRevTV does shows where they give a pro photographer a dirt cheap camera and see what he can do. I'd love to see something like that but with a pro photographer plopped down in the middle of Suburbia, USA.
I agree with the article since most of my own best images were taken close to where I live... something I didn't notice until recently. However I have to say, you have a hell of a back yard.
Fletch50mm: I've really enjoyed using the camera in the past few months. Some sample images here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/f_l_e_t_c_h/sets/72157631812572248/
Really nice over all. I favorited what I thought were the best. I like your compositions with the 18mm best. I also love the colors going in general... exactly the right amount of punch, IMO. I'm just wondering how much messing around on the computer you had to do.
Are those all out of camera JPEGs?
yabokkie: no sensor test / comparison should be based on ISO, which is not a reliable standard. the only standard we can have is exposure in lumen-second, or lux-second with sensor area for some old people.
Do you actually take pictures? Honest question.
forpetessake: Absolutely irrelevant. The camera world goes where Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony takes it.
That's what I figured. I didn't spot any of "Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony" in your description either.
RedDog Steve: Absolutely wonderful news !I'm tickled pink.This puts us just a bit closer to having a Universal Mount.
I don't care if these are lower tier companies or specialized products, next step is to add another "Major" player, PENTAX are you listening ?
"What good is a mount if it won't work for bigger sensors?"
Yeah, seriously. How are these crappy little "full frame" bayonet mounts we see everywhere ever going to accomodate an 8x10 sensor?
Which one of those companies took the camera world into mirrorless?
gsum: "When it comes to quick 'grab shots', for example, touching the screen to focus is so much quicker than manually positioning the AF point".
Why is it quicker than pointing the camera at what you want to focus on and then using focus lock whilst framing? Can anyone on the planet get a one-handed grab shot without blur? The Gadget Show people couldn't and nor could I. Touch screens on cameras are a useless gimmick.
Samsung make excellent cameras and lenses but they need to concentrate on useful photographic features rather gimmicks. They also need to use metal for their lens bodies as the one area in which their cameras are weak is in their look and feel.
Because when you focus and recompose you also move the focus plane, and sometimes by enough to matter?
Jefftan: Really, who is going to buy this instead of NEX or MFT?Anyone?
"It has good controls,""Samsung has way better control over NEX system"
They apparently deleted the rear dial on the NX300. Sad. One step forward, one step backward as usual for NX (I used to shoot NX). The Phoblographer has a hands on preview:
JackM: The Oly lens lineup for the OMD is sorely lacking. The classic reportage fast primes are missing. Where are the FF equivalents for 35mm and 50mm at f2 or faster? I don't see them? And f2.8 is not really fast, not on FF, and especially not on m4/3. Therefore, I'm not interested, and I can't see how this system can win any such contest.
The Fuji X series arrives with a bigger sensor and a 53mm f2 equivalent lens, and a 35mm f2 equivalent on the way. I will take this system over the OMD every time.
"I forgot about the Pany 25/1.4, but still it's kind of too bad to have to use a 3rd party lens. And does it AF?"
Yes, it will AF on the OM-D. It is more like a first party lens since Panasonic is the other main micro four thirds company.
"Where are the FF equivalents for 35mm and 50mm at f2 or faster?"
And here: http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1439
Harvey Grohmann: Works well. Great shot. Congrats
Bill Bentley: Anybody here who doesn't understand what the benefits of an Android based camera firmware could bring needs to visit the following two web sites.
This an entire community based around firmware enhancements for Android based cell phones.
This an entire community based around firmware enhancements for certain Canon cameras.
Now imagine those two sites merged and open source firmware development happening for ANY brand of Android based camera. I'm running Magic Lantern on my T3i and it's brilliant.
That will be good as long as it doesn't have the restrictions to not load custom firmware like many android cell phones do.
MenM: great photo. Nice composition
johnmcpherson: Nice bokeh..
Steve Throndson: I voted four stars for this one, and I don't usually go that high. Interesting photo. Simple, but mysterious too. It's open to interpretation for each viewer. Nice work!
GrailSeeker69: Pesonally - my fav one !