qwertyasdf: 20+4.9+4.9 = 39? I don't get it!
If the grip is facing backwards, then the thumb needs to exert pressure to hold the camera. How can i use my thumb to press the buttons on the back? I just tried holding my Canon 1D backwards, it dropped on the ground.(But the scrollwheel, which is now in the front is very convenient for the index finger to turn)Am I holding it wrong? I don't get it
Anyways, I'm gonna get it no matter what! ByeBye DP2M
I'd like to see a picture of someone actually holding this. I can't figure anything out based on these pictures.
Would this be the first weather-resistant APS-C lens for Nikon and Canon users? It would be nice to have something for those 70D users who don't want to buy an L-class lens for that feature. The press release doesn't offer many details on how good the moisture-resistance is.
Why only add SmugMug? How about 500PX or other sharing services?
Hubertus Bigend: Sorry, but what's the point of comparing a clearly misadjusted conventional PDAF to a perfectly working on-sensor AF?
When I find my gear producing images which are as clearly out-of-focus as those, I either fine-adjust the AF, if possible, or have the camera and/or lens serviced, but I don't go on shooting with such a setup.
An interesting result though is that the Sigma 18-35, while exhibiting an untrustworthy AF behavior by design, seems to work well with on-sensor AF.
Another thing I find interesting is that Canon seems to think on-sensor PDAF doesn't ever need AF microadjustment. While the test results seem to be in favor of such an assumption, Olympus, on the other hand, does offer AF fine-adjustment for the on-sensor PDAF of their E-M1.
I agree with Shawn that there should be an easy function for the DPAF to calibrate the PDAF. But since Canon persists in keeping the most awkward process for setting a custom WB in its DSLRs, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
The 70-200mm f4 is about one-third heavier than the Canon equivalent. It will have to be cheap to make it attractive.
B1ackhat: 479.99 GBP = 756.74 USD ... $756 for a 1/2.3" sensor with 5x zoom? Seriously? We already saw this one-trick-pony with the Nikon P300, which is available for 1/3 the price of the XZ-10.
That's the price for the white XZ-2, which I agree is overpriced. GBP prices don't convert directly by the exchange rate. My guess is $499 for the white XZ-2 and $350 for the XZ-10.
thincrust88: Just viewed the pics on the Panasonic website...
I'm sorry, but not a single image stands out.
Maybe one or two pictures stand out. This shot from the weightlifting competition, http://www.lumixlifestyle.co.uk/london-2012/photos-of-the-day/day-4-1st-august/mens-69kg-weightlifting-3/#galleryimage, is really interesting, but it goes for a long exposure rather than high ISO.