PicOne: Does DPR have any Left-eyed shooters (like me) and perhaps comment on how well the EVF works with its current placement on the camera's back? Is the VF border removable and/or replaceable (if 3rd party vendor sells) with eg. another brand VF cup?
1st thing I did on the OM-D evf was install the "bigger" Oly eye cup. It obscures the top middle of the lcd when folded up 90 degrees, but shooting in bright daylight is no problem now with the EVF.
xlynx9: "In return its rear screen is slightly downgraded in terms of both size and resolution, to a still-respectable 2.8" 460k dot LCD - according to Fujifilm this is necessary to keep the camera's size down."
DPR, you are being way too soft on them.We have tiny cameras with bigger and MUCH higher res screens. 460k in late 2012 is pathetic, not respectable.
I'm with xlynx9 on this one. I'm currently looking at my RX100 that has a 1.2 milllion+ dot screen and seems to do just fine in a small form factor. The EVF to me is a nice upgrade though, I never really saw the point of the OVF with crappy auto-focus.
Doug Frost: If it's indeed true that the wi-fi feature allows for a smartphone app that gives you a wireless remote viewfinder and shutter release, it's a revolutionary breakthrough. That would instantly make this the most amazing street photography camera ever.
Assuming it works well.
Jack Simpson: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... finally an tele zoom for my Q :D, albeit sans TV and AV mode .... thanks Peter_Burian :)
The Q handles so nicely and with IBIS...the perfect OM-D replacement. :P
toomanycanons: Me owning the original NEX 3 was the most frustrating camera experience I've ever had. Both the 18-55 and 16mm lenses sucked and I just could not get used to shooting a "DSLR" (I know I know) point and shoot style. Every time I read the word NEX I start to shiver.
And for the uninitiated, no, the NEX is not pocketable with a lens attached so what's the point?
Firmware update. I use a Nex 3 as a backup cam and for testing out Nex gear for sale. It's easy and operates (menu-wise) just like a 5N...though one hell of a lot louder.
Gully Foyle: I wonder how many batteries he will have to carry along.
Well, the same battery as in a GH2, so possibly the same space as a 50mm f1.4 Canon or Nikon. So the weight advantage is now down to 15lbs.
Photomonkey: Speed does help but they were shooting sports well before cameras got batteries.Great photos will be taken and we will almost certainly not know what camera made them nor will we care.Further, how many will actually view any of the images anywhere else than the web?
What the hell, this is a gear-related website. Please refrain from posting anything resembling common sense.
So does it come with IBIS or lens based stabilization? :P
alexdpx: I just bought a Fuji X10. I love it . . . perfect for my needs and shooting style. The fast lens and "large" sensor are its best qualities making it capable of bokeh shots - something I doubt can be achieved with this new Cybershot. Yes teh RX100 has a larger sensor . . . but f/4.9 at the long end . . .
@Rashkae, you are referring to the "quality/rendering" of the background blurring when talking of bokeh?
zapatista: 25600 ISO in a 20mp camera with a pretty small sensor? Ah the Sony Cybershot love of smeary, over processed Noise Reduction. Hopefully I'm wrong.
I'm pretty sure their multi-shot/steady shot stuff at really high ISO will only be JPEG. However, if Sony can pull off RAW noise within 1-1.5 stops of a Nex5-N (say up to 3200 or 6400), I'll buy one.
Mr. Butler, I have to say....I'm LOVIN' that Blazer....Love.....LOVE!!!
25600 ISO in a 20mp camera with a pretty small sensor? Ah the Sony Cybershot love of smeary, over processed Noise Reduction. Hopefully I'm wrong.
Marty4650: You just can't please everyone.
If Olympus had made this a cheap lens... made from plastic, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, then everyone would be complaining saying "I would gladly pay more for a much better lens."
But instead they decided to build a high quality lens, so now they will complain that "it costs too much."
You simply cannot buy high quality optics at bargain basement prices.No one has them. Not Canon, not Nikon, nor Pentax or Sony.
Incidentally, Leica will be happy to sell you a 75mm f/2.0 lens for $3800, and it still won't autofocus.
In all fairness the 12mm f2 should get much better reviews then the Panasonic 14mm f2.5. You can get a eBay "kit" 14mm for $160 and the 12mm goes for $700-$800. I've used all the m4/3 prime lenses and the only really mediocre one is the 17mm Oly. However, I doubt I'll get the 75mm f1.8 simply because I love my 85mm f1.8 KH AR mount a little too much.
JackM: Seriously what is the point?? If you are willing to spend that kind of money and carry a NOT compact camera/lens combo, why handicap your image quality with a quarter-frame sensor? Go APS-C or FF!
The lens isn't that big. Let's compare the size of a 5d Mark III with a 150mm lens and the OM-D with this one.
ebosch: Now if only they make a black version of it... and the 12/2 and 45/1.8 too
My Konica Hexanon AR 85mm f1.8 ($200) is looking better all the time. Especially with the new OM-D IBIS and the fact it's a full frame lens-adaptible for other systems if needed in the future. I'm sure the Olympus lens is very nice and the auto focus will be lightning quick in good lighting, but to me it's a low-light lens or for portraiture-both which require manual focus.
Ben Raven: So let me get this straight,
Because some people MIGHT video a movie with a STILL camera, the REST OF THE POPULATION OF PLANET EARTH are now considered convicted co-conspirators. And without due process, must be assessed a penalty AND have our right to video ANYTHING for longer than 30 minutes straight revoked.Oh, and did I mention that this outrage is being imposed by a for-profit industry in conjunction with vulture camera manufacturers opportunistically using this pathetic excuse to attempt to squeeze more $$$$ out of their customers' pockets !!
One more important technical note--A quality HD video camera, unfettered by this limit, is capable of higher quality than the average still camera, and would be the obvious choice for intellectual property rights thieves.
Also, since more and more people are watching Blu-Ray level movies, the call for inferior video and wretched non-surround sound(with coughs) knockoffs is diminishing.
And we're supposed to be alright with this ?!?
Wow, you really have nothing better to do?
Lens is FD Canon 35mm f2 not sure what the aperture was....f5.6 would be a good guess.
Konica Hexanon AR mount 40mm, f1.8, f4, shot near Downtown Denver, CO in a residential neighborhood. Max resolution out of LR, no post processing done.
Olympus 45mm f1.8 Shot from Curtis Park, Denver, CO.