I wish Olympus would improve the ergonomics of the viewfinder by creating a mode where no data is overlaid on the image area.
I shoot in 3:2, so there's plenty of room outside the frame for shooting data.
This one simple change would mean so much to me.
M0RJC: How interchangeable are the lenses? Could i put a Panasonic f/1.4 on the Olympus body and expect it to work well?
Is there much faster than 1.4, as I have the smaller sensor to allow me to run rider with same DoF?
I use Panasonic lenses most of the time with my Olympus camera. They work just fine.
ptodd: No GPU acceleration?
Good question. If LR5 had faster processing, my wallet would be just leaping out of my pocket.
dpLarry: In USA years ago you used to lose a wallet and somebody will return it with the cash intact. I think those days are gone unless the people who picked up the wallet are senior citizens.
Those days are not gone. I have personally returned a found wallet with its cash. (Actually, I replaced the cash with a check to make sure it didn't disappear in transit.) I am some decades away from calling myself a senior citizen.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: It looks like there'll be another 17mm-f/2.8 Pancake Lens on sale at the second hand market - mine. The new 17mm-f/1.8 looks promising. I just hope it is priced like the 45mm prime, not like the 12mm.On the other hand, I fail to see the point of the 15mm-f/8 "lens cap"...
Well, I love the 25mm very much, but I'd still shell out for a 35mm-equivalent. I still miss using my Pentax 21mm (32.5 equivalent).
I love the aperture comparison charts, but I think they could be much better with one more column: absolute aperture diameter.
Anyone know a combination of settings which will let me wear the camera, turned on, eye sensor enabled, without draining the battery super quick?
Or a way to disable the eye sensor without forcing the EVF to mode 3?
Clickie McPete: You lost me at touch screen interface. Touch screens are fine on a cell phone but not on a real camera. Loved the GF-1 but why can't they go the old school route and give us manual and mechanical controls? Fuji X10 will be my new digital toy this fall.
I don't use the touch screen interface much, the camera's perfectly operable without it, at least the way I use it. Your mileage may vary.
I don't understand this camera's pricing relative to the G3. OK, it has a level and an articulated flash, but it lacks the articulated LCD and the eye-level viewfinder. So maybe the same price would be justified? But it costs more. Seems strange, that's all; I'm not complaining, I'm not the target market for this camera (I like an eye-level VF).
mauro paillex: Buy an fx100 Fuji.Best Viewfinder ever seen in a compact camera! A true photographer needs a viewfinder. Cameras like gx1 and similar are toys!
@originalhype: with the sun directly overhead, pictures don't look very good, so I don't shoot then.
I do prefer an eye-level viewfinder, though; just not for shooting at noon! Your mileage may vary. :-)
Anyone know whether this camera will automatically switch from screen to EVF when the screen is closed? I really rely on that for the G1 -- I keep the eye sensor turned off.
Also, how hard is it to toggle shutter AF on and off? The review makes it sound somewhat difficult. I like to shoot in low light, and sometimes I want AF off because it doesn't work.
AnHund: Disappointing. Expected an iPhone 5. Apple shares have gone down by 4%.
Great. Time to buy.
rondom: Formulas are bad for photography
My friend the school photographer would disagree. It depends what you are trying to do. I'd say a formula is a tool which can be used well or badly.
Low light, fast autofocus, color accuracy ... all good things. I can't wait.