Again reading the comment section is the best way to lol. So many "experts" here claim that this is overpriced, yet none has seen the actual performance and comparison with the Fuji. If you look up on the web, there are some samples of the Pana and damn they are so sharp and so good even wide open. That bokeh and characteristics are of course "leica".
I was taken back a bit by the price, but looking through the specs. It is more complicated than the Fuji (14 e in 11 groups vs 11 e in 8 groups). It seems to be heavier because it is fully metal as other Leica lens should be (fuji is only barrel and mount metal). OIS is yeah first of its kind for this. Considering all that and the leica badge (it costs), it seems OK at the moment. If further test proves this a lemon then we will know - not now...
goshigoo: Spec-wise, it is even worse than fuji's one....except OIS
for $1600....it's better to get D610 + 85 f/1.8Gwhich is only ~USD $2000 in HK....
Fuji: 11 elements in 8 groups - 7 blades - metal barrel and mount onlyPana: 14 elements in 11 groups - 9 blades - OIS - all metal
Yeah... it's worse...
audiobomber: The K-3 is a better photographic tool than the EM-1, with higher resolution, lower noise, broader dynamic range, switchable blur filter, -3EV sensitivity, three f2.8 AF points, dual card slots, more capable AF-C and tracking.
The EM-5 beat the D800E in this same poll. That says more about the number of m4/3 fanboys around here than it does about the cameras.
Seriously, why do people need to jump all over a poll that is simply about what the majority of people like most? There are people who view this poll purely through their fanboyism
I smell a loser running away...
Robbie Corrigan: K-3 for me. Olympus is sacrificing the size advantage of the M4/3 system which irc was the main reason for it existing in the first place. DPR staff are big fans of the O-MD, practically raving about it in one of their videos so I will assume it has its merits. I personally think that it will be easier to get a cleaner, bigger print from the K-3, cheaper too.Lens wise, the Sigma Art series are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the optical arena, Kudos! I am however beginning to become disappointed by the size of these uber lenses.. 18-35, 35 f/1.4 from Sigma, 58 f/1.4 from Nikon, 55 f/1.4 from Carl Zeiss are stupidly big in my opinion. It feels like they are throwing glass and bulk as a solution to limitations instead of real optical design.
OMD Em1 is built with the grip to handle 43 lens. It is a camera that bridge between 43 and M43 system so large grip is compulsory for those "big tuna" and "small tuna".
quangzizi: Cheap Leica anyone? They will liquidate soon I guess.
Of course, but we can all acknowledge that technically Leica position is so unique so they can charge a much higher price. Now This sony is the proper "poor man Leica" for better performance.
Anyway, just a joke. I still want that red dot some days for the feels.
Cheap Leica anyone? They will liquidate soon I guess.
mogando668: I've been a solid fan of Nikon (D90 DX then D700 FX). I already have the Sony RX100 (absolutely love it), but this Sony A7 is definitely a game changer.
I don't shoot sports or weddings, so fast speeds and big teles don't mean much to me. But having used the RX100 and another Oly m43, I definitely appreciate the MUCH more compact sizes of them while achieving reasonable image quality and bokeh.
Although still in its infancy in terms of body and lens selection, the Sony FE system might just be the one I'm willing to dump the Nikon FX system for.
@DaveE1: or fear for that matter
MrTritium: Damn, still no mechanical stabilisation , why? A lot of people will propably use the G6 with the non-stabilized 14/2.5, 20/1.7 or 25/1.4.The OMD is one step ahead.
haha why? Cause you enlarge it and give it the same number of pixels. Is that improvement?
But worse use the price of OMD with 12-50 to compare with G6 with 14-42? Haha I heard they are the same.Oh we haven't counted in other stuffs yet hum...
Oh the best part is you get everything wrong haha:OMD with 14 - 42http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Interchangeable-3-0-Inch-Tilting-Touchscreen/dp/B0074WDFOK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366833387&sr=8-1&keywords=EM+5
haha, 1100 ATM and OMD with 12 - 50 is for 1300 AT THE STARTING PRICE. Double? haha yeah totally.
"'G6 does way better video, costs less than half as much"
Lol really? http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-G6-Compact-Digital-14-42mm/dp/B00CFCTDD6/
$749 and not available until June
Lol I lose right here. Way to go keyboard hero!
marike6: For stills, if the GH3 and OMD have the same sensor, with identical DxOMark scores, why does DPR submit that the GH3 only has "good IQ" and with the OMD they were gushing about IQ?
How can two identical sensors produce such dramatically difference output? JPEGs are meaningless with most cameras of this class, and in fact some of the only really good JPEGs are from the XPro1. But most shoot RAW.
Anyway, thanks for the review.
lol of course they can praise OMD because it was out almost a year earlier. At that time it was certainly revolutionary for OMD. GH3 may have done the same but it was too late to the party.
yabokkie: it's not a very good idea to use a lens on a format it was not designed for. but for 4/3" users they don't have other choices at the moment. 4/3" makers have been refusing to make large aperture lenses because they want to cheat with small ones.
1, "4/3" makers have been refusing to make large aperture lenses because they want to cheat with small ones."
Oh yeah sure these are slow:42.5 1.225 0.9517 0.9542 0.9512 2.017 1.820 1.712 -35 2.8What!!! More to come
2, Some people are too crazy about f-stop. How can you demand 1.xxx sth zooms just because MFT is smaller? Do you even know what are you buying into? Where is the size benefit then?
3, "there is no benefit. the 4/3" was designed by misunderstanding (misled by Kodak maybe), or for cheating those without understanding, of basic physics."
What a retarded comment. Period. The system is merely four years old and already made an impact on the camera scene. Who are you to tell those engineers and mangers stupid or cheating? They had a plan and they carried it out well, so well that you felt threatened is it?.
Get lost armchair + keyboard hero
HBada: It is art, to me. The subject and technique are purposeful for an in-your-face capture. The Tergo website shows that he is obviously a capable photographer, and this is just one aspect of his capabilities. Most of the images under street - still life are quite 'traditional' but one gets the feeling that Johnny is not traditional. He should be applauded for pushing the boundaries of street photography.
I see a lot of criticism here, without any substance.
BTW, I'm sure he realized the mirror was visible in the street scenes. Personally, I can accept that additional piece of context included in the scene.
Street photography always can be an intrusion. Surprising someone with a camera in their face may have a benefit to society; my view is to avoid the shots that don't. However, I have experience with professions that require ethics to be considered - thus having a purpose and not adding trauma to otherwise traumatic scenes are always on my mind.
Ok so do we call this the "in your face" technique or what? Cause I fail to see how this is street photography. This is literally getting people blind by the flashES and taking the pictures. This is not merely intrusion (most street photography are stealthy even) but offending those people. What if that old man happened to have a poor heart? If he just do it in a new creative way then no one will complain. This is not creative. The field of view is narrow. The flash is too much for the picture. Most importantly, those pics lack a soul and a feel of street photography.
The Tergo effect? More like the terror effect.
quangzizi: Lol the mirror is in every picture. That's street photography at its finest.
"Ladies and gentlemen, today we present to you our latest Instagram effect: the Tergo effect. Created by the talented photographer Tergo, this effect will allow you to illustrate his legendary style of street photography. Please search under "terror effect" section on the apps section for this app"
Lol the mirror is in every picture. That's street photography at its finest.
teh huan loong: i just compare the image with 550D
guy,,can anyone tell what the different ?
In Russia the difference sees you.
teos: if it is not pocket-able, size itself is not a main driver since you need to carry a bag, that's why I prefer entry-level dslr rather than micro 4/3. Also, if you are not a professional, technically all systems perform almost similar results for casual photography, in that case the feeling of the camera in your hands make the difference, I love having dslr with nicely fitting grip in my hands while carrying it. Also, prime lenses like 50mm, 85mm makes me feel much happy/entertaining while taking shots with great bokeh..
Boy your question surely makes me want to "upgrade".
WT21: Don't see any reason to come off my m43 kit based on this. I had the XE1 briefly and returned it. Glad I did. I loved the Fuji handling and styling, but the size, IQ and AF speed of m43 still bests it, IMO. And is a better compliment to my 6D.
Oly: $500Fuji: $624
Oly: weather sealedFuji: not weather sealed
Check your facts again before making comparison.
justmeMN: According to Reuters, Canon "forecast that it would sell 9.2 million interchangeable lens cameras in 2013, up from 8.2 million last year." Not bad for a company who, according to people here, never does anything right.
The 100D/SL1 sounds like an excellent concept. I look forward to DPR's detailed review.
Good grief, why can people on this forum understand that this is not about how many Canon will sell? This is an photography forum and economic factors play no role here. Why does it matter to you that Canon will sell well? After all, you are the user and not the others. The fact that Canon sells very well does not make this a good product by any mean.