JackM: I don't get it, why don't they just keep selling the M9, but at a discount?
Because now collectors have another model to, well, collect.
Antonio Rojilla: Between the Sony EX100 (mainly for the sensor) and the Fuji XF1 (partly for the sensor, partly for the host of features and the nice design in a smaller package) this camera is DOA.
@NotTarts First, you already own a ZX-1 so you are going to defend the XZ-2 no matter what. I respect your decision but you don't need to trow us you post-purchase rationalization.
Second, what do try to prove with a close-up shot?
@NotTards It's sad that that's the only thing the Olympus can be proud of.
@logbi77 You are right. I wish companies were more creative with names... It seems this is the year of the X: RX this, RX that, G1X, GX1 (!), XF, XE, XZ...
Between the Sony EX100 (mainly for the sensor) and the Fuji XF1 (partly for the sensor, partly for the host of features and the nice design in a smaller package) this camera is DOA.
Jokica: Anyone remembers Canon EOS M now? Nikon 1?
Hey, no offense at all! :) And I actually agree with you and find the Canon and Nikon mirrorless systems of little interest. They are great, sure, but right now personally hard to justify against m43 and NEX (specially with the new lenses, I really like the 10-18!).
photofan1986: Well, I am a bit torn about this one. As a technical achievement, it's quite something. And history will certainly recall Sony for being the first non-Leica manufacturer that made this possible, ie a full frame in a compact camera.But from a purely practical point of view, I'm not sure. A camera with no viewfinder (the overpriced optical external thing showing no info is a joke, sorry), few manual controls, and a fixed 35mm lens...all this for 2800$ seems like craze to me!Also, I don't really see the point of a 24x36mm sensor in a compact camera like this. The new APS-C sized sensor give excellent image quality even at high ISO (6400 on a Fuji X-Pro 1 looks terrific). Also, with a lens like the Fuji 35 1.4, depth of field control is quite easy already. The full frame sensor will give approximately one stop advantage in noise compared to a APC-S, but at the expense of a much bigger lens and a much, much more expensive sensor to produce. Really, what's the point?
I do. This christmas I'm getting a J1 for my daughter. In pink.
Digital Suicide: 1/2000s in a, as they say: ..."advanced, unique combination of size and performance that’s never before been realized in the world of digital cameras..."Even LX5 ages ago had 1/4000s
For a leaf shutter, if you know what it is, yes, 1/2000 it's very advanced.
bdutzz: does anyone think that EVF hood will be annoying? look how far it goes from the body (compared to nex 7)
Seems to be the same in both cameras, only that in the photo the NEX-7 is lacking the removable hood.
Becoming the Story
CameraLabTester: The Hong Kong holiday is a pinch of salt to the enormous humongous gazillion pictures buffet feast Wiki is gonna amass as a windfall...
Talk about disparity to the extremes...
Yet like zombies, contestants all go like lemmings over the cliff.
This lemming is more than happy to contribute with a little of his humble work to a site that has changed his life for better.
photofan1986: And what's this thing exactly for?
So when Honda unveils a new car you also ask what is it for just because there were already more cars in the market? LOL!
Peiasdf: Tiny sensor with a big screen. I think this is an instagram preloaded cellphone with integrated digital photo display without the phone capability. Calling it a camera is insulting.
It's a camera.
mpgxsvcd: "Samsung has announced the Galaxy Camera, a 16MP BSI CMOS compact superzoom/Android smartphone hybrid"
That statement makes it sound like this is a phone as well which I don't believe it is.
EDIT: it has a SIM slot, but you are right it seems you cant make calls, which is quite odd. If that's the case then I'll pass.
Michael S.: Actually it does look like as
a) almost all posters here are too young to remember or
b) have already forgotten what Olympus claimed as the introduced the 4/3 system long time ago.
I have been there - as Olympus EUROPE introduced, marketed the at that time new and 100% digital 4/3 system with the upcoming E1.
The two sentences that fell and have always been repeated by the presenters have been:
1) "5 Megapixels are enough..."2) "We will have smaller, lighter and cheaper lenses than our competitors".
Without a doubt - both clamis have failed.
If you want a fair comparison you need to compare all aspects and not only those that benefit your agenda. A 300mm f2.8 in m4/3 gives you EXACTLY the same results that a 600mm f5.6 in FF and there is no weight savings. Period. Now, you can come with the f2.8 is f2.8 mantra (that shows that you know nothing about the law of physics), but then please then don't forget that 300mm is 300mm also.
Hey Camediadude, I like your metacomment, that's it, a comment about your own comment. Because it's clear who is a fanboy (even your nick proves it). I am a happy m43 owner and user, but I find just silly comparing a 300mm with a 600mm when simply knowing basic numbers tells you it is completely wrong. of course a 300mm is smaller, because, well... it's a 300mm and not a 600mm. Some just don't want to get it.
Promit: If you think that the Oly 12-35 f/2 should weigh and cost the same as a full frame 24-70 f/4 because the depth of field is the same, you don't even deserve to own a camera.
Said the guy who decides who deserves a camera and who doesn't.
@ Mjankor : Sure, a 300m is smaller than a 600mm... just like a motorcycle is smaller than a car.
Antonio Rojilla: I'll buy one just because this phone will be a legend in two years when finally Microsoft kill the company.
BTW, here's an a fun side-by-side: http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/nokia-808-pureview-pentax-645-comparativa-40-mp,1_8958
@JesseAu Yes, it would sell more if it had Windows, but that wouldn't stop Nokia from dying. Now if this camera were in a iOS or Android device...
I'll buy one just because this phone will be a legend in two years when finally Microsoft kill the company.