thx1138: What are the specs on that upcoming 35-100?
The Panasonic Technical Product Manager was pretty emphatic that this new lens is a constant f2.8
"Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards."
I am a little concerned that we may not see one or both of these lenses until 2016.
qwertyasdf: since its a m43 lens, even without looking at any sample pictures, i know i will be blown away by the price.
"+20% for new lens"
LOL. Have you seen new Canon-Nikon telephoto releases recently. New lenses have added 50-100% to the price.
TakePictures: Would the compulsory down-button press before selecting an AF point be solvable with a firmware update?
Other than that, I'm impressed... and even more so if the AF speed turns out to be close to that of the OM-D E-M1...
Is the AF speed comparable to m43 in low light? The latest Panasonic bodies seem to lead when it comes to low light Autofocus performance.
Gesture: How do the CONS justify GOLD. They seem pretty substantial stuff. Banding in artificial light, etc.
Only if you use the electronic shutter indoors. This would apply to any large sensor camera that has an electronic shutter as an option. The shutter speeds required indoors should allow for the use of the mechanical shutter thereby avoiding this issue.
sbszine: I think the Sony A7 / A7r should be combined into one entry, as they are basically the same camera. (Not a partisan thing -- I voted for the E-M1 myself).
They have different sensors and different focusing systems so they are clearly different cameras.
These vote results will likely have the largest gap between 1st and 2nd place. I am still surprised no one else has come out with a fixed zoom 1" sensor camera.
Too late to the party.
lescrane: Tamron posted MTF charts on their Europe site. Any comments??
Sharpness looks very good but contrast drops as you move away from the centre.
opiecat: nice. does this have a AF focus limiter?
If only it had a short range limiter.
Here is a better picture showing the focusing limits.
BayAreaWZ: It really is interesting that no other companies have come up with a similar product to challenge the RX100 and RX1. I love the concept of the RX10 (but not the price) and have an A7 on pre-order. Keep up the pressure!
I am very surprised that after almost 18 months we still don't have a direct competitor to the RX100.
It seems like some camera companies are afraid of canibalizing their own camera sales
Henry M. Hertz: now how good and accurate is the AF?
AF works great with Nikon bodies.
Now this is interesting. The somewhat larger sensor, fast lens and Raw support could finally make this an interesting camera phone.
What happened to the 150mm f2.8. Is this lens no longer planned.
draschan: interesting to me that this does not stir more enthusiasm. to me m43 is all about size. with the 20mm and the 14mm pancakes it is a perfect match. hope it will be available soon without the kit lens. having very large hands I never had troubles with small cameras. large hands doesn't mean clumsy. I was thinking about getting a ricohGR or rx100II but I will take a look at the GM1 first.
This m43 sensor and the new 15mm f1.7 will have more light gathering ability than either the RX100 or GR. We now have another choice.
abortabort: New 15mm f1.7 'Leica' with aperture control on the lens + GM1 surely is the biggest sign yet of a Leica rebadge of exactly that combo.
It would be the first Leica m43 camera. Something Leica said they would never do.
mrmiguel: Just because the RX100 is $749 doesn't mean this should be. The collapsible design of the RX100 is still better, as is the lens brightness.
But a Leica Summilux 15mm f1.7 is coming in 2014. This lens and body would make an interesting combination for those not interested in a zoom.
Bob Meyer: So wait. Did DPR NOT do the micro-focus adjustment BEFORE running these tests? That's what is sounds like, and if so then the entire test is invalid.
It sounds like they tested a known mis-adjusted system for the standard PDAF test. That's like putting the wrong size tires on your car and then complaining that the speedometer is inaccurate.
Except that it was Canon who put on the wrong size OEM tires.
57even: So to get this camera to focus properly you have to hold it in front of you like a compact and focus using the rear screen? I am the only one who thinks this doesn't really move the game forward in any meaningful way?
This reminds me of the switch from film to digital. There will always be people groaning for the "good old days".