Long awaited by many customers - so hopefully the output will be satisfying - then it will be a winner.
Unbelieveable how many people are still making idiots out of them by still saying it has been a fake.
Sorry boys - but grow up...exactly 12 men have been ON THE MOON and all your rubbish talking can't change that.
Actually it does look like as
a) almost all posters here are too young to remember or
b) have already forgotten what Olympus claimed as the introduced the 4/3 system long time ago.
I have been there - as Olympus EUROPE introduced, marketed the at that time new and 100% digital 4/3 system with the upcoming E1.
The two sentences that fell and have always been repeated by the presenters have been:
1) "5 Megapixels are enough..."2) "We will have smaller, lighter and cheaper lenses than our competitors".
Without a doubt - both clamis have failed.
CANON seems to be very nervous about their portfolio if they have to marketing THAT very, very, very old feature...
Just for the fanboys...
I would say CANON users would really more like to see this camera on the SHELF - so they could buy it!
Juck: Lots of pointless posturing here by the M4/3 fanboys.
There isn't an amateur or professional alike that wouldn't cover the Olympics with a Lumix, Kodak Brownie, I-Phone or Potato-Print if the manufacturer dropped a solid-gold Buick in their lap.
This is a publicity stunt.
Done. Go about your business.
Actually I am NOT the one who said: "Look we give a professional one of our cameras to cover the Olympics and the look then good enough...".
Maybe YOU should change your perspective...I just wrote I can't see the point of this marketing move. I am NOT comparing those cameras but saying it is complete nonsense of Panasonic to give the impression that you can use the G5 for "professional" work - however you may define "professional".
Puh...actually I can't follow Panasonics's marketing intentions here...
To give an example - I have chosen randomly one of the iso1600 pictures of the opening ceremony and here is a 100% untouched crop from it:
These looks like an iso12800 above picture if taken with my D3s.
So I can't see the point.
Lousy pictures and actually shows how much "photoshopping" counts nowadays in this business...give this photos an professional photoshop artist and, retouching background and lightning and almost everyone will be happy.
Smelling the D600 with 24MP on full frame sensor coming up for $ 1500-1990!
Dannyboy292: The test is not right...use a canon lens on the canon and the Nikon equivalent on the Nikon, canon users shoot with canon lenses not Nikon!
Entering the Canon-FanBoy...
Michael S.: Too less for too much money!
Mk III is lightyears behind the D800. Will be intersting seeing the upcoming products from Canon, for sure the Mk III delievers not what so many, including hardcore Canon-fanboys have been waiting for.
Ahhh...so what specific of the words used in my short post has given you the impression I am bashing Canon?The only fanboy here is YOU.
I don't care what brand I am using - if you check - I do have Fujfilm, Leica, Nikon AND Canon.So stop blameing Nikon for as it seems that you are not satisfied with what Canon brought recently on the market.
Oh boy...all those "hate" coming from the Canon guys who can't bear it...
It's almost impossible to imagine how it would have been the opposite - Canon bringing out a Mk III with the specs of the Nikon D800 and Nikon just an update of its D700, like from 5D Mk II to Mk III. I am sure thousands of posts by Canon fanboys will have been posted here and in the NIKON (!) forum to "laugh" about Nikon...
And if your computer can't open Nikon D800s files then get a slightly newer PC then one who is still using a 486 processor!
Too less for too much money!
First "bad" spec that I saw already and can't be ignored even by good IQ the camera might have:
F2.8-5.8 stabilized zoom...
This should have been something like f2.0 - f4.0!
GREAT tool for reportage/sports!
Nothing to be surprised - exactly as leaked a few months earlier...;-)
And THANKS NIKON not taking part in the MEGAPIXEL Race!!!
All those non-pros crying for 36MP in a FX-sized sensor are just a bad joke...
Michael S.: Another (senseless) Video-Lens that hopes to fool enough customers who think they will get an almost (performance like) Leica Noctilux for a small percentage of the costs of the "true" Noctilux.
WHY then a 4/3 and Leica M-lens mount?
Another (senseless) Video-Lens that hopes to fool enough customers who think they will get an almost (performance like) Leica Noctilux for a small percentage of the costs of the "true" Noctilux.
As with every large company in the world - the want to keep the payment for the workers as low as possible and therefore go to countries with fully (!) knowing the risk of earthquakes, flooding, turmoil...just to keep their profits high.
Build your cameras in central Europe and that would have never happened...
Must be the 1st of April today...
Sigma now really has gone mad. Hopefully the soon are all on a long vacation...in a very silent, relaxing building with high walls around and lots of men in white clothes.
Puh...price $100,-- to high.
Would be much higher demand with price-tag under $500,--.
stopkidding: Thats ancient news. June 22, 2011? Slow news day at DPReview?
The FIRST News has been a speculation on June 22nd - BUT Dr. Kaufmann from Leica said YES the rumor is correct just yesterday - so NOT old News - read carefully.