Henry M. Hertz: not small, looks like a 80s design. so what?
there must be something in the specs that justifies the hype... not?is it 100% certain that it will be a mirrorless?
It sounds like both a shutter and a mirror to me...
I'd say they came up with a great idea if it wasn't for the fact that these have been around for quite some time already...
Falcon31: Nice tech, but what problem does it solve?
The whole point of a small sensor system is that it is small. Now with the speedbooster we can use our old BIG HEAVY lenses again. Now that is what I really want.
Some of us have already been using our 'big heavy lenses.' While the idea of putting a 300mm f/2.8 on this adapter is intriguing, I would expect that most people are more interested in mounting their 50mm f/1.2...which isn't big and isn't heavy.
Terry Breedlove: Perfect portrait lens for me. Fast aperture to keep shutter speeds up and iso numbers down. Perfect DOF at my favorite f2 FF eq for the fine art black and white portraits I do. I am buying the OMD em5 next week with the 17 f1.8 and I can't wait to join the four three crowd. :)
How much does that D800 weigh?
iShootWideOpen: Isn't Aptina 1" sensor in the nikon 1 system?
A previous generation, yes.
aarif: I agree with the conclusions mostly but I don't see this as a con. At all
"Slightly lower resolution than all of its full frame peers"
What else do you gain other than smaller storage size?
Denis James Evans: Keep dxo's biases out of the camera reviews. If dxo has any influence in the camera reviews, I will never visit this site again. Dxo is a blight on the industry!
If you look at the actual measurements, rather than the total score you might realize that their rating is more complicated than "Oh, Nikon got 94 and Phase One only got 91 so everything is rubbish."
michalc: hmmm.. was there a review posted before? would expect such an article before or at least in it. such info used to appear years ago at dcresource but with time every review became alike. i understand that comparing pixels, buttons, iso, dynamic range etc. is useful to assess a camera. but for a potential buyer info how to set settings to get most out of a camera is essential if not more important than bare facts.... well done but would ask guys at dpreview to take a little more time when reviewing cameras and introduce a section called recommended/cute/cool settings or whatever, that would be definitely of a value add to potential customers, thanks
there was a review posted last week.
They couldn't have waited another week and provide an RC with E-M5 support, too??
Sergey Borachev: As I suspected, the E-M5 may be too small for a prosumer camera with really good ergonomics. Slightly more width should provide, more gripping area, better shaped grip, and better positioned dials and buttons.
They have an add-on for that.