Rezaul0: This camera is important in the m43rds universe, and important as a weather sealed, fast 4k video type camera solution in the mirrorless universe- along with being the first to get the Sony 20MP m43rds sensor. it is very help full
Hmm..yes, I think you are correct.
cheetah43: Time after time new cameras are introduced which have shortcomings. The shutter problem here - is it elementary or not? If it is, why not eliminate it before introducing the camera? Why do the JPEGs show subdued colours? Isn't this elementary? Then, size and compactness. People complain either way. The grips are hideous full stop. You either have a compact [no grip] and leave the heavy telephoto at home, or you carry the heavy stuff. It is ridiculous to be talking about a pocketable IL compact in conjunction with a 200mm heavy zoom. The manufacturers have absolutely no excuses about the elementary stuff. They have to get such matters in hand and not come up short. Features? Great! Compromises? Not great! Cut down on features in order not to have silly compromises!
I would have expected changing default JPEG settings to your taste to be elementary...or are you suggesting that default jpeg settings should be perfect for everyone? And what's wrong with the grip? As for heavy zooms...other than the 100-300mm, 100-400mm...what zoom in M43 is actually 'heavy' (or large for that mater). Besides, of course cameras are introduced time and again with shortcomings...if it didn't, there would be only one camera as it would be perfect.
Whoa, Raist3d is correct...dude, you just copied his comments...I can't fathom a reason why you would bother doing such...
Mark9473: It's a shame they can't seem to shake off this shutter shock problem. Otherwise it's a dream camera and a great system.
Yip, hasn't been a problem so far.
User3723086768: MFT fans can say whatever they want, but you can get a Sony A6000 for half the price with way better noise performance... and thinner.I guess this is a great camera if you don't mind the low light quality and the depth of field implications.
Um...then you attach a lens on the A6000 and all it's size advantages goes poof.
tkbslc: That 12-60 seems a bit more chunky than expected.
Looks to be the size of the Panasonic 14-45mm. Not bad.
pixelcollector: advantage over my 2 year old pen:swivel LCD, weather sealing.nearly all other features are identical. why is this camera so massive? bulkier camera = higher price tag?
Err...4K photo stills is for...err....stills. Not video. Otherwise, there is also the new (now 6 months) 20mp sensor, must faster AF, better EVF (assuming you have the optional and very expensive clip on EVF for the Pen), dual-IS (albeit not as good as the newer Oly IBIS), much better display with the OLED (vs LCD) swivel screen, a very good electronic shutter, NFC, more control dials, a grip, better ergonomics, weather seals...should I go on?
"It'll be interesting to find out how good that new 20MP sensor is." Guess we'll find out how good the sensor is when they review the Pen F...
peppermonkey: Well, Panasonic m43 cameras (GX8, GH4, G7...) can focus to -4EV...so I can't see why the Sony focussing to -2EV would be all that surprising, or any mirrorless these days.
I thought you guys already tested that...or are you saying Panasonic's tracking is subpar?
Well, Panasonic m43 cameras (GX8, GH4, G7...) can focus to -4EV...so I can't see why the Sony focussing to -2EV would be all that surprising, or any mirrorless these days.
Can't really get excited about this. And this is not because I don't have an iPhone because even if I did...I would feel the same. Personally I feel the Sony way is the way to go even if current gen is a clumsy affair. The problem with this is that...well, you need to physically connect via a tiny protrusion that, frankly, I can see many people breaking off. Even if you don't, you can easily, accidentally, slide it off. What happens when you accidentally disconnect while transferring data between devices? iPhone connectors can change rendering this useless. You must hold with two hands at all times because of the connection (being too fragile). With the Sony, at least it's wireless. The ergonomics, performance and general clumsiness will presumably be refined to the point of being seamless. Besides, Android guys can't use it. Sorry, from a future proof POV, Sony seems to be on the right track.