> When in the normal position the middle of the head sits > about 75cm/3in above the hot shoe
Huh, check your unit conversion software. Perhaps 7.5 cm
Raist3d: I have to admit I am a bit surprised to learn it has the shutter shock. I have noticed this in my E-620 a long ago, but that is a completely different IBIS mechanism. The easiest fix on that (at least for the 620) would have been for Olympus to automatically disable IBIS at higher shutter speeds that don't really need IBIS (the problem in the 620).
Seems like the EM5 did not have that problem, so maybe it's a problem with the smaller size of the Pen? If the EM5 didn't have it, the EM1 shouldn't have it (good news).
I have also experienced IS problems with II. gen IS (E6-20 and PENs), exactly as described here. But with this III. gen IS - I have no experience with it and heard about problems for the first time.
beavertown: Canon and Nikon should start professional grade mirrorless/mirrorless size cameras and lenses or they will die in 10 years' time.
So many people commenting what professionals use... I disagree that they use best possible equipment. If that would be true, they would all use medium format cams. And they obviously don`t.
What they use is best price / performance equipment for work they do.
And of course - they are highly skilled in what they do...
Raw Therapee seems also an obvious candidate for this comparison. In latest V4.0 edition, it is stable, fast, free, and becoming more and more Lightroom like in workflow and experience (but has no "catalog" concept, like Lightroom) . In some cases I get better results with RT, than with Lightroom. It even supports Adobe lens profiles. Available for Win, Mac, Linux.. 32 or 64 bit... Lively community participating on their forum too.
If you find it hard to believe, go and try. I have no affiliation with them, I just admire their work...
Which weapon systems will it be able to pack?
What I see in this camera is - putting the function in first place. In my book functional is beautiful.
Anyone remembers Nikon F2 Photomic? This was my first association when seeing this camera. (Go check on internet if you don't know about this legendary camera).
I see kind of deliberate retro design here...
> So if you really want a full frame camera with an swiveling screen, > the Sony A99 is your only option.
Who needs swiveling screen, if you can have live view from camera on iPhone or Android phone...
So besides dust and water resistant cameras, now we have light resistant camera too. Neat. Must be first time on any camera ever.
They do not mention but - does it takes pictures too?
Doug Frost: I've been rolling on the floor laughing since I read that dpreview is going to compare the SD-1 to the M9. I've only paused long enough to type this.
I shall now resume laughing.
Sorry for my ignorance, but what is supposed to be so funny about that comparison?