Adrian Van: For more EM1 photos/reviews: Check out RobinWong.blogspot for photos of C-AF tracking of skate boarders and many photos from the new EM1 for sport and moving people/vehicles and also macro photos in his first 2 articles on EM1. It shows the large buffer around 41 photos in Raw S-AF and 50 Raw photos in C-AF high speed mode, and you can download images for review.
CAF looks like it works very well in his tests. Robin now an employee of Olympus only recently (a few blog posts ago) now has even faster access to Olympus gear it seems for review. Worth checking out and a great read.
Great job, finally getting that job at Olympus, you certainly do deserve it Robin!!
He has just a little more credibility than an Olympus executive.
tjbates: I'm one of the many selling my DSLR gear and now enjoying the benefits of m4/3 for capturing people. My 5DMK2 is still in my kit for landscape/ architecture photos, but honestly I really don't need it.
I mostly photograph my kids. Back in 2008 I thought getting the "best" was getting a FF DSLR. To my surprise, a few years later, I discovered for many situations that applied to me, that this not necessarily true. Now with a m4/3 camera, I'm nailing almost all of my shots due to face recognition. Always eye ball sharp. My composition is not compromised due to the silly diamond shaped focus arrangement and my lenses are extremely sharp and contrasty at their widest aperture. Not so for my Canon L glass. No more stopping down to get a sharp shot. For me, the bokeh argument is dead.
And now without doubt, for many who have actually tried m4/3, it is abundantly clear that handling, speed and accuracy is no longer owned by FF. FF and their slapping mirrors are a hang over from film days.
Considering that you are mixing up bokeh and DOF, not sure of the value of your comment... And FF and mirrors are completely different things too, and in fact it's safe to say that FF well be all mirrorless sooner or later. A system being mirrorless or not has nothing to do with the size of the sensor.
caravan: The best zoom lens is a sharp prime and a good pair of legs.
And a hammer to knock down walls.
Antonio Rojilla: Best ergonomics and set of controls in a compact camera ever. Now if its sensor and lens were like those of the RX/QX100...
Enjoy your 7x zoom, I like better the RX/QX's 28-100 f/1.8-4.9 with the larger 1" sensor (the difference is larger than that between APS-C and Four Thirds). You think bigger is better in a zoom, I think it is in a sensor.
Best ergonomics and set of controls in a compact camera ever. Now if its sensor and lens were like those of the RX/QX100...
chillgreg: Go Sony for innovation and identifying market niches. Don't mock - the profit from these dinky toys might just be paying for the R&D of your next NEX lens (!), or RX2/200.
Or the PlayStation 5.
Like any other product, these devices are not for everyone. With those video specs, they are for almost no one.
Blake Willis: More like Sheep in Wolf's clothing...
I assume that this was launched at the same time as more huge E-mount lenses so that there is finally an E-mount camera that doesn't look & handle ridiculously behind them.
But an EVIL camera bigger than Canon's SL1? Might appeal to the ultra-budget-conscious, but not to me...
Just think, if Pentax had priced the K-01 at $400 they could have beaten Sony to the punch long ago :-)
Those huge lenses you talk about are designed with the FS video cameras in mind. Just Google FS100 or FS700.
Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.
The proprietary part is the interface, but you can mount lamps, torches, flashes, mics or optical viewfinders from a wide range of brands into any standard hot shoe without an adapter. Or can't you? You couldn't say the same of the old Minolta hot shoe. For example, you now have the option to put a Sigma, Ricoh, Nikon, Leica, Zeiss or Voigtlander optical viewfinder on an RX1 or RX100 without adapter. Isn't this the definition of standard?
It seems Sony can't win. They've been always heavily criticized for their proprietary or limited formats: BETA, DAT, Atrac, UMD, Minidisc, MemoryStick... And now that they are moving from the proprietary and limited hot shoe format of a long gone company to the widely accepted one, they are still criticized. Poor Sony.
Kuturgan: NO, Samsung, NO!!!!IT is not the right way for development! Do like Sony! Give us a range-finder with EVF!This ugly galaxy camera is a total disaster! Ergonomics is a total sh*t. And it is too big for mirrorless system.
The world doesn't revolve around you.
CDBayy: Wow so much negativity any time a new concept shows up that isn't a flip-up mirror in a box. All these negative comments probably come from the same change-averse luddites who rejected digital imaging when it came out - I still remember the chorus of "I will never give up my film camera!" LOL! What will all you haters do when Canikon launches a "connected camera?" It is the wave of the future. Why you would not want a direct link from your bulky DSLR to the rest of the world I cannot understand.
This is the camera I have been waiting for.
You remember them whining about digital? I remember them whining about autofocus and even autoexposure.
BozillaNZ: Samsung does not know how to build cameras. Period.
They should hire you.
Donnie G: If it's true that there's a sucker born every minute, then it's a certainty that somebody will buy the thing, just not me.
Of course, if you don't like it everyone else is an idiot. Killer logic.
Cameras do 1080p do we still need 1080p camcorders: Considering the size of it.. I might as well carry a separate smaller P&S camera.
Well, considering that this is actually what I do (carry both a phone and a compact), this Samsung is more than welcome: still smaller and lighter than both devices together, it'll take only one of my pockets instead of two like now, I'll have to deal with only one battery/charging system, only one interface, only one memory card... Sorry you can't see the benefits so maybe you really need to start carrying two devices to see them.
Scott Birch: Larger pixels would be much better for light-gathering than wider apertures. Imagine how high an ISO you could get away with on a 5Mp 1" sensor. Or a 5Mp FF sensor, for that matter.
In most cases, downresizing the large file to match the size of the smaller one negates any noise advantage of the latter (and this is exactly what anyone dreaming of a 5 MP should do). So with more MPs you get either more resolution when needed AND same or better noise when needed.
Absolutely right. That's why for example current 24 MP APS-C cameras have waaaay worse quality than older 6 MP ones. Oh wait!
scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.
Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.
Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.
" it would of taken"
Is that a thing?
Gabor Szantai: I don't get some comments...
The full box was about £600-650 when I bought, I paid £200 for upgrade and now I will pay this previous amount monthly. I am paying for an online service instead of offline software. So what?
My dentist doesn't work for free, I have to pay in the supermarket, my customers pay me for photography and retouching.It's a tool. A carpenter has to pay for his tools, a photographer wouldn't?
There is a free alternative picture editor, GIMP. Enjoy.
You completely missed the point of those comments.
Alexhou: I just saw a comparison between D7100 & NEX3N, including 100% view and high ISO noise, seems NEX3N is better....
Congratulations to both.