Shi Yali: Too bad is has a fixed LCD. That is a major drawback for me.
They will never listen to us.
Bluetrain048: You're kidding me! : "Another frustration - and again, not a new one - is the lack of 'live' aperture control in live view and movie mode."
How many more iterations must we wait until we get proper, fully functional live view, like everyone else did countless years ago? Even my ancient E510 had a light meter and adjustable manual controls in live view!
I was almost sold.. but whoever is developing the D7100 firmware needs a new job.
[Edit] And no light meter on the top LCD yet. To me these are basic photographer's features. Why Nikon omitted them from an otherwise very serious DSLR is a mystery to me. I really thought they were just 'oversights' from my D7000 but they seem to be deliberate omissions.
My personal opinion is they hate every liveview user.
vFunct: Basically the perfect DX Camera.
No, that would include a swivel back screen.
huyzer: Wish it had a swivel back screen.
Swivel back screens are one of the best features a camera can have. Using a phone for that seems not that handy unless you attach it in some way to the camera. Also they restricted the wi-fi compatibility. I don't want to buy an iphone just to use it as an display. A proper liveview over HDMI feature would be nice.
Pavel Sokolov: I have E-PL2 and have no idea why I should upgrade to E-pl5. No killer features at all.
most important to me: tilting LCD. If you don't miss it stay with your E-PL2!
LarryLatchkey: WHY still no click wheels for easy one-handed control?!?!I know, I know, so people who really want proper control over settings spend €150 more for a future E P5 (or 4) or double the price to get an OM-D...
Isn't there really one model too much in this line-up? I think there should be an affordable, slightly smaller E P5 with flip screen and proper external controls and then they can skip the PL line.
Or put this sensor/processor/software in a Ricoh-GR/GXR-type of body with proper wheels, up-to-date screen and comfortable grip and I wont think twice before buying.
"Isn't there really one model too much in this line-up? I think there should be an affordable, slightly smaller E P5 with flip screen and proper external controls and then they can skip the PL line."
That is exactly what I'm saying. All i ever wanted to have on my E-P1 was tilting display and maybe e build in flash. I had a E-PL3 for a week. I did not like the smaller display (16:9, why?) I did not like the fewer controls and the absence of an orientation Sensor. The level gauge in the E-P1 is very useful. And it had no build in Flash. Only the one for the accessory port. The E-P3 has one, but no tilting Display. The E-Pl2 also had one. Weird.
yabokkie: > Another bokeh-less fast lens for m4/3.
like it or not, at the same angle of view (forget focal length), more bokeh means faster and less bokeh means slower. this is physics that no one can break.
this is because both bokeh and light collecting capability are controlled by a single factor, the aperture size (diameter or area). they just change accordingly as the aperture changes so we cannot separate them. they change exactly the same way regardless of whatever format we use.
at the same angle of view, the lens cannot be fast if there is no bokeh.
look at all the cameras from 645 to mobile phones, you can see all of them line up straight, that the depth of field is hard-wired with image quality (resulted from light collecting capability).
more depth of field, less light/more noise collected.
This is simply not true. You talking about depth of Field. Bokeh does not mean the amount of DoF, it is a term for the look of parts being out of focus. It is about the shape of the discs made by out-of-focus points. It is caused by spherical aberration. An technically perfect Lens has very bad bokeh.
Anfy: A pity the camera has not a built-in motor for AF and AF-D lenses, it would have been the perfect choice for me.
@ R Butler: Well, the D5200 (and predecessors) is the only Nikon DSLR with that kind of Monitor.