Photoworks: Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).
Sure, that's why those large/heavy DSLRs are dying a slow death.
Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).
Aaron801: I know this is a really ignorant question, but I know nothing about this class of cameras... I'm wondering why a camera so bulky and so expensive is only 16mp?
Perhaps Nikon are using older generation CPU's in their cameras. The Sony a6000 can shoot 24mp at 11fps with incredibly fast auto-focussing, including tracking.
I'm pretty sure 16mp is a misprint. It should say 36mp.
Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.
I agree. Canon could also make a little more effort by offering more than just a paltry 30P video frame rate. The RX10 offers multiple frame rates from 24P all the way up to 60P.
mpgxsvcd: Micro Four Thirds just sucker punched Canon and Nikon. They didn't even see it coming. Now if only we could get Andre Agassi or Ashton Kutcher to advertise for Panasonic people would actually know what m4/3s is.
Yeah, the big boys must be crapping themselves. This camera, after all, has a monster 16mp sensor.
Only 30p video? Of course ... it's an Olympus!
dannyboy5400: DF = Dumb FoolsPay more for less. Ooooh, retro knobs make me a better photographer!
How? Do they read your mind and rotate accordingly?
dannyboy5400: Nikon D800, Sony A7, A7R, even the D600 and D610 would be cameras I buy before this thing. Oooh, it has knobs, wow, so impressive.
Is the so? Then what aperture is set on the 50/1.8?
ArtiTO: Every six months I want to do something new
Yes, we can see this. Unfortunately:-(The reason my next camera will not be Sony.
Why only 16mp? Is this camera designed to shoot at 10fps, like a D4? If not, it should have been 24mp with no AA filter.
Yes again, another Olympus camera with lousy video. 30P is yesteryear.
16mp ... yawn !!!
Photoworks: Nikon would not exist today if they had not copied Zeiss designs from the 50's.
What comes around goes around!
I agree. But it's the principle that counts.
Nikon would not exist today if they had not copied Zeiss designs from the 50's.
I like it, but ... 30 fps. Seriously? Olympus have been stuck on 30 fps since day one. What a wasted opportunity!
DPR, can you please fix link to Lightroom 5 download. Your link directs you to Lightroom 4.
Sony must be doing some right. The RX1 is ranked #4 in Amazon's Best Sellers.
Will the DP1M be super slow like the DP2M or will it have an improved processor?
Photoworks: ADOBE RIPOFF ALERT
Can somebody from Adobe please explain why US customers pay $79 for the upgrade, while Australian customers are charged $122. Both are delivered electronically via download. Even taking into account the difference in exchange rates and taxes, the difference is a major ripoff.
Allowing for exchange rate differences, that's still 20% more than the US price. Why the difference? I can appreciate a difference in price with hardware given transportation, distribution, warranty, and so on. But in this case, it's just delivered via download. Why slug Aussies a 20% premium?