I don't understand how it has the same megapixels as the D4 and the same processor as the D4, but half the shots per second (5.5 vs 9 to 11).
And the worst thing in my opinion is that it is so expensive. Surely a camera for artists should be dirt cheap?
How difficult would it be to make 4/3 lenses work on a mirrorless body? What are the hurdles exactly? Do other manufacturers have the technology patented?
I have 4/3 lenses, but I am not wedded to the idea of a mirror like other users. Don't get me wrong, I like mirrors, but the EVFs are better for many things (although never as pleasant to use). Anyway, I'd like fast autofocus back, that's all. I'd settle for an OM-D type camera with phase detect autofocus implemented in some way.
one of the first converters that came out when the m4/3's first came out was the 4/3 to m4/3. I am sure you can find one if you look for it.
rurikw: Seems to me that m43 might be the best strategy adopted so far in the business. I am probably buying into it one of these years. Three wishes: 1. dump that stupid faux slr retro design, both oly and pana! 2. Issue m43 versions of zuiko 12-60mm and other +++ glass. 3. Fully articulated screen on omd successor (along with new design) and most other models both oly and pana.
just go buy something and stop hoping to find the perfect product on the market
I think he is playing with us, I think the 7DII or something like it is quite close.
Stephen_C: How many Rebels sell per 5dMkiii? APS-C is very popular and isn't going away any time soon. I think the 7D was taking sales from the more expensive full frame cameras, which is why they are shying away from a 7DMkii. That and they keep using the same 18MP APS-C sensor for the past several years.
I think the semi-professional APS-C cameras will always be popular with bird shooters and sports shooters and people who need the crop multiplication in their lenses. I have a 7D and a 5DII and use them both a lot for different things.
Multifot: If i want whole DP-system in my bag, why i should buy 3 camera bodies with lenses?!
but it would cost the same as buying three cameras
I bought an NX100 a couple of years ago. It came with the standard kit zoom and I have been thinking of buying some lenses for it, but every new body that comes out is sold with a kit zoom. It means I cannot upgrade from my NX100 without having to own an additional kit zoom which I do not need. And if I want to upgrade yet again, I will have another kit zoom which I do not need. It probably seems strange that I do not buy a new lens because I am unwilling to upgrade the body, but the reason is that the whole system is not attractive to me because they force their kit zooms on me at every body upgrade. Because I am unhappy with the whole system I don't buy a new lens and keep using my main body (Canon) when I need to take pictures that need specialized lenses.
back by popular demand and only 50 entries!!!! - missed it again.
Martin Datzinger: Creative piece of accounting!
this is exactly right, if you do the sums, the photographer has to live on below the poverty line... very sad really.. but what it really looks like is a cat fight
Doctor Lecter: Olympus has been hip to the whole "lower" megapixel thing before it was ever cool... Nice to see that Canon is learning a thing or two.
That ISO 200,000 will really come in handy too... if you want to take a natural light picture of bat dung in a pitch black cave.
about taking pictures in almost complete darkness... the problem will be focusing on any subject, I mean if you intend not to use a flash to take the picture, then you will also not use a flash for focus assistance. I was thinking about this earlier, for focusing in near dark, I think a kind of 'sonar' would be useful. Interesting how you wrote about the bat cave. All the lenses would have to be calibrated of course. I have never heard of such a thing, i wonder if it actually exists in any form.