mikeinak: all I can say is....wow!
Doesn't' seem to be anything in this scene that will give us an idea about how the camera does with highlights, chromatic aberration, or deep shadow noise. The paper clips, watch, and dark bottles helped with this.
artyone: Does it have a new battery type?I already have a few bodies that share the G3, GX1 and GF2 battery... was hoping that the G5 has the same battery and therefore avoid carrying extra chargers and more new batteries
Can ADMIN or someone confirm please
The H-PS14042 or H-FS45150 refer to lenses, not batteries. It has a 1200mAH battery, so it's probably not the same as the G3/GX battery, which I believe is 1050mAH.
villebon: HDR Photography.
That used to be a valuable tool until the amateurs started doing just about anything with HDR and ruined it for everyone else and gave it its bad rep.
Now, HDR resides in the basement of color photography from where it may never come out.
Perhaps you don't mean to come off this way, but this sounds like a pretty elitist comment. There are always people who use technology with varying degrees of skill, and who's to say that one of the "amateurs" you denigrate won't find something new and potentially wonderful in this technique?
cdlm: Brand infringement, I would understand, but copyright is ridiculous.
Should Avatar pay up to Dance with Wolves because the plot is similar?
I suppose if Avatar had actually involved Native Americans instead of aliens, in the same physical setting, Kevin Costner would have had a pretty good case. Sylvester Stallone was successfully sued by the guy whose life story he copied in Rocky, and there have been other, similar cases where the copied party won.
This is an interesting example of a paradigm-shifter vs paradigm maintainer clash. According the "The Structure of Scientific Revolution," innovators who depart significantly from current theory or technology are met with resistance by those who have a stake in maintaining the status quo. Eventually they succeed, and then become the next generation of maintainers who resist the next generation of innovators. It seems that Fossum may be shifting from the innovator he was to a paradigm-maintainer.
Wow! Great resource, not only for big game but for all sorts of photography. Thanks!
PerpetuumMobile: The diffraction limited aperture (2/3 sensor @ 12MP) is ~4.3. That makes maximum zoom (aperture 5.6) useless (all settings with aperture higher that ~4.3!!!); you won't get any additional information in the image! (in real life, results will be worse than this theoretical limit!)
Would have been better to make the camera lighter/smaller while obeying the laws of physics!
PerpetuumMobile, have you actually tried your experiment? I just did, with a Samsung TL500 set to f/3.4 at about 5.2mm and f/6.7 at about 8mm, and I see quite a bit more detail in the longer shot, even though it is well into the diffraction limited range.
Comapedrosa: This Pepple guy cannot be a photographer! There doesn't seem to be any understanding, let alone passion, for what they put in this camera...
or, he's simply saying what nobody here wants to hear: this is a consumer camera for the vast majority of customers who like the shape but don't want to get into frightening technicalities such as speed and exposure...
What are you talking about? He's saying they added back into the feature list of the G rangefinder-style cameras the features they deleted from the GF2 and GF3. That is, the opposite of what you propose here.
cesko61: Why so many useless ironic comments about chinese approach, and about the use of grammar in the press release, so much ignorance about aperture performance, and so many out-of-topic "I would like it wider" or "I would like it less chinese-cheap"? Why don't you just buy yourself an M9 and change topic?
This comment makes no sense to me. It's a 12mm, f/1.6 lens that, on m4/3, has a FOV roughly equivalent to a 24mm lens, a minimum DOF equivalent to a 24mm f/3.2 lens, and an f-stop equivalent to... an f/1.6 lens.
adech: The samples show its very capable wide open for indoor us and its hi tech in a sense. Its T1.6 which is more like a f/1.4 for regular photography.
f/1.6 is f/1.6 regardless of what camera it's mounted on. Its FOV is closesr to a FF 24mm lens and so is its DOF, but its light-gathering is f/1.6, not 3.2.
I see I'm in the vast minority here, but I like the idea of this camera. It seems to me it will be a real alternative to m4/3, primarily because the lenses appear to be significantly smaller. Yes, it would be good to have a set of small, fast primes or a faster mid-wide to mid-tele lens, and I'm probably not a customer until such lenses exist, but I think this is a cool idea, particularly if the F mount adapter is not priced through the roof and allows existing Nikkor lenses to work without AF or metering limitations.
Jim Lowell: I'm sorry, but I have no interest in HDR photography. I'm still missing the point of it, frankly. I shoot raw and try to take a great photo everytime using my knowledge and camera options and then post process later in apps like CSRaw and Photoshop to print later on quite well.
You don't sound very sorry. The point is that it's another way to make images, in some cases capturing something closer to what the eye sees in high-contrast situations than can be done with shooting raw, and in other cases creating a new way of representing a scene. You might as well ask what the point of a fish-eye lens is, or for that matter sepia toning. I don't personally do HDR (nor do I use a fish-eye lens or do much sepia toning these days), but they all seem like valuable artistic tools to me.