Velociphile: Such a shame it isn't 50mm..... :D
Such a shame it isn't 35mm...
photo perzon: The flash should tilt to the ceiling. The EVF should tilt. Then it would be more enlightened.
@Paulgul:No, you can not. The accessory port is one of the features they cut out due to budget.
Raist3d: I would really love for DPREVIEW next time they are interviewing Olympus to ask two questions:
(i) Are you considering working on the menus and the UI to make it better/simpler to use?
(ii) If (i) is correct, are you considering a firmware upgrade for current OMD cameras to do so?
what is wrong with the menu?
BigMacIain: I don't see any reference to using 4/3 lenses with an adapter. Can I assume that there are no changes in that regard from the previous version?I'm looking to finally upgrade my E-520 but I have no intention of getting rid of my 12-60SWD.
You should buy a E-M1. IQ is much better with the 16MP-Sensors and the 12-60SWD is still one of the best lenses for FT/mFT. But an any other mFT than the E-M1 the AF will make you sad. It works, but not very fast. With the E-M1 ist will be just as fast as it is on the old FTs (using the VF. LiveView was always slow)
danieljcox: AF Targeting Pad has been in the Lumix lineup since the GH3 and yes it is the fastest way to change AF position of any system out there. Now Olympus has it too. It's about time Olympus starts using touch screen technology. The Lumix cameras are superb in their use of this very handy feature of touching the screen to make things happen.
Since the original E-M5 Olympus has touch screen. The only thing new is, that i still works when using the VF. Recent models turned the screen off completely when VF is used.
Muster Mark: I wonder if Oly plans to bring the AF targeting pad to older models (with touch screens) via firmware. Looks like a very nice addition.
They never do things like that.
Vanitas Photo: I would LOVE to see a FF camera made by Olympus they do so many things right and the sensor size of the m4/3 isnt my cup of tea (fanboys rage in 3, 2, 1...) but I love all the innovation packed in the OMD's
I would buy if it were medium format. (and if I had the money)
AFAIK the Canon 5D III can capture video with framerates other than 24fps and can write it as 14-bit uncompressed RAW to the card. One has to use magic lantern firmware for that. I think that would be unprofessional and thatswhy they did not do it that way.
caravan: The best zoom lens is a sharp prime and a good pair of legs.
Simply not true. The image from the same object area coverd by a short focal lenght looks very much different than that covered by a long focal length. You can not zoom with your feet, you can zoom by cropping the image. (with loss of resolution)
The very best of all internet reviews are collected here: http://leasthelpful.com/ it is very entertaining. Like this one: http://leasthelpful.com/image/53119190776
Pangloss: I think the key shortcoming here is the very simple fact that one can take exactly the same pictures with the kit zoom at exactly the same focal length and aperture, adding vignetting and distortion effects in postprocessing if one wishes. So the question is, why spend any money on a body cap lens if one already has a kit zoom that can take exactly the same (or better) picture? As I see it, it is both a waste of money *and* more importantly a waste of shooting opportunities.
Quick position for hyperfocal distance maybe. And it is cheap.
peevee1: "In fact, the Coolpix can go further underwater than any rugged camera on the market: 18 meters (59 feet)"
But dark lens and weak LED light will allow you to get only black picture at this depth. And even at 15m. And no long exposures - it's not like you can bring a tripod down there.
"it's not like you can bring a tripod down there." I bet I can. But it will be useless if not put on the ground.
Mahmoud Mousef: Well, Carl still gets confused for office products:http://www.carl-officeproducts.com/
...but this is progress.Lucky we don't have a Lucy Leica company.
http://corporate.zeiss.com/about/en_au/about-carl-zeiss.htmlZeiss seems to be stuck in the black&white era if those photos are anything to go by.
And by the way, its Kyocera not Yashica. Yashica was acquired by Kyocera in 1983. They sold trademark rights of Yashica to MF Jebsen Group in 2008.
You see? You are confused. I mean that company: http://www.ikon.de/en/site/vacant2/About-AssaAbloybe/HISTORY-TEST/ The one that makes security locks.
"...typically provide plenty of manual controls, comfortable ergonomics,..."
And then there are the Nikon D5200 and the EOS Rebel. Cameras that have only one dial.
km25: Well if his middle name was Franc, it would be KFC. No big deal to me, it is still easyer the Voigtlander. Besides do not good Germans spell Carl with a K. Well I hope no one confussed by all the other Co. named Zeiss.... no more CZ.
Normaly we write Karl but for some reasons his name was Carl Zeiss. Poeple at that time thought it would look more educated to write the names more latin like. Same with Markus/Marcus and some others.
Well Zeiss Ikon dropped the Zeiss to be not confused with Carl Zeiss anymore.
jacketpotato: Anyone recall prices of digicams 10years ago.In three years FF digital mirrorless will be around £1500.
1999: 12.000 DM (6000€) for a 2.7MP-camera. (Nikon D1)
2012: 6000€ for the D4
One could say nothing had changed, but the D4 is very much better than the D1, obviously.
Why back to PSAM-mode dial? Are people so used to it that they can not operate a camera without PSAM-modes?
jtan163: View finder.
Tilting LCD is nice, but...An accessory EVF would be nice.I guess the absence of an EVF is intended to force people like me to move up to the XE-1If that is the case the problem with that strategy is it actually discourages me from buying it.I might just stick with my EM5 instead of taking the risk.Give me an accessory EVF and I might buy one of these to try the X series, and then moce up to the XE or XPro. I'm not likely to ust try those as is.But I might buy one of these more or less on impulse, if it had an EVF. And then I might try and XE or XPro.
But I probably won't find out without an EVF. So they lose me and the opportunity to lure me away from m43.
Otherwise it looks like a nice unit, I assume it can use all X mount lenses including the XFs?
The single command dial is not a problem if you can use the XF lenses, assuming it can be programmed to control shutter.
PS Dig the Lunar like wood grain.
If you are happy with your E-M5 keep it! If you are not happy with it think about why! The E-M5 is a good camera. If you consider a camera as a replacement for your E-M5 thik about if you lose something you realy like with your E-M5.