I also felt that Olympus was on a serious downward spiral, initially. Then I found out that the camera industry is only about 15% of the company, they're very well known for their endoscopes, medical grade surgical instruments and highly acclaimed for that...a great many hospitals use Olympus endoscopes daily. This alone will fairly easily keep Olympus afloat and new management may actually help the camera side of things start turning a profit...after many years of multi-million dollar losses with consumer grade cameras.
Jan_Shim: Yes I do have a burning question and it's none other than the minimum focusing distance ... (cross posted as follows from comments left at Preview page)
I shoot with two 5D Mark IIs professionally and for everything else I use the G11. Essentially two very important considerations: the flip out LCD and the 1 cm macro capability (excellent feature for food photography). The G1X with all the other great features has compromised this with a focusing distance of 20cm (according to Dpreview Specs). The G1X quickly went from "high exciting" to a big let down for me.
Question: Does the bigger sensor result in a magnification at such that at 20cm, it's (by any chance?) equivalent to 1cm on the G11/12?
Thank you DP Review for doing your best to keep us informed. I for one really appreciate the samples, like what I see and understand the difficulty in obtaining realword samples and information in a PRE-PRODUCTION model. I've been looking to step up with my portable back-up camera and this one looks very good. Beat out the S100? Don't know, but the size is definately going to come into play. Better than Sony NEX 7? Panasonic GX1? Lot's to look at with the size factor for sure. Wouldn't everyone love it if you could go to a wedding, a birthday party, or some such familiar venue with these camera's to get real world low light samples of people? Of course we would, is it feasible, probably not. Really looking forward to the full scale review with samples.Thanks again for a job well done!
Cool idea, would like to see it in hires to see just how far you took it! :)
Seamless, now you can't take offense when your'e called an egghead! LOL Well done, perhaps a whitening of the whites of the eyes would lend some realism but still very nicely rendered.
The exuberance of youth in the summertime, gotta love it! Well done!
Brilliant, simply brilliant!
Ahh, the dream of being put on the spot! This industry is famous for hiding it's plans, and it's easy to see why with the competition lurking around every corner! For me, I think the 18MP stand is the right way to do it. Make better pictures, first and foremost. They're promising better DR, better ISO, cleaner images, higher frame rate, better video...what else is there? For those that are so keen on 1080p at 60fps, that would of course be a bonus but it's not the careful optical quality Canon is known for. 24 and 30 are reasonable rates of capture for Professional use, slow motion effects are less common and still doable with today's software. Chuck said what he was allowed to say, we just have to wait a month or two and jump in with our wallets open! :) For those naysayers out there...the higher density of my 7D cannot produce comparable images to my 5DC, given the same lens same situ it just doesn't compare, so afaic the Classic is still in the game!
Looks great to me! While I'm not interested in a video camera at that level I am very much interested in drastic improvements to the 5DMkII. A sensor that doesn't have to demosaic is intrinsicly a sharper image producer and that sounds fantastic! Not that I have any real complaints about my 5's (classic and MkII) but to see the new tech with the beauty of my old classic 5 and the sharpness of medium format is a real attention getter! Way to go Canon, RAISE THE BAR!
Beautiful image! I'd like a 24x36 print please! ;)
Since EOS means literally "Electro Optical System" I'm seeing the link as that this printer is specifically designed with higher print resolution to better match the high output of today's camera's, so therefore EOS inspired. Good thing it doesn't actually look like a 1DsMkIII isn't it? Looks like a step in the right direction, wonder if it'll be possible to get an A3+ sample print like Epson offers, or at least an 8x10.
Verry nicely done! From subject matter to final render, just what I'd expect to see in this challenge.
looks embossed! love it!
Fantastic! Razor sharp, excellent capture!
Sounds good to me! Good idea Tamron, any other "major" lens manufacturers care to sweeten the pot?
Aw come on everybody! Every thing is not for every body! If you couldn't use a Tamron lens in Nikon or Canon mount, don't participate!
Nice swing up dpreview, keep up the good work!
Well, in a highly competitive market it looks as though Canon is in line to resume a healthy lead margin. Let's see what they do with the opportunity. I, for one, am really interested in seeing what the new S100 will do IQ wise, shame they hampered the zoom range with slowness but I guess it's the nature of the beast (read compact camera here) This really makes me look forward to seeing what Canon has in store for the full frame DSLR line!