Very helpful advice - I have my OM-D since yesterday, this guide helps a lot.
@BitFarmer: I currently use RawDroid (free app) to connect my camera to the tablet with USB cable and import .raw files.
99ISO: What' the point of a camera with the size and price of a DSLR and the sensor of a compact?
Probably he hasn't even looked at the article and accompaining photos, just looked at the main title and dismissed this "non-pro" camera... ;)
Blaufeld: I've took alook at samples: astounding IQ at low iso.WINWho the h#ll cares of fast AF and good IQ at high iso, I've already a camera for that...
For astounding IQ at low iso.
I've took alook at samples: astounding IQ at low iso.WINWho the h#ll cares of fast AF and good IQ at high iso, I've already a camera for that...
caver3d: The camera is for real photographers not "flavor of the month" techno-babblers like you. If you have ever used a Foveon-based camera you'd understand.
If you call you a "photog", I doubt very much you are nothing but a poseur.
chadley_chad: For fooks sake, what next, screens in toasters!
As much as I love my gadgets, the last thing I want to see is the convergence of a PDA/phone and a camera! All this will do is give us less functionality and ease of use, wrapped up in fancy packaging with 9" screens!!!
It's bad enough the NEX now having chargeable apps to download ... As I said, WTF next!
I don't understand why this annoys you.
1shot: Yea, now I can buy a camera that crashes and freezes at the most inopportune times and just generally sucks.
Dumb Nikon sheep!
@1Shot: You clearly have not the slightest idea of how much advanced Android OS is.
jj74e: well the merge of phone and compacts is finally happening this year.
too bad they still will have to rely on being at a wireless hotspot, will have much worse battery life than most phones (140 shots on this one? I don't know how that translates to call time, but I'm guessing your camera won't last very long if you're shooting, editing, downloading and playing games on it).
Honestly, I don't think going Android is the answer. It's nice to see companies finally doing something to try to revive the compact market (instead of perpetually adding on more crappy scene modes and zoom), but honestly, people have their phones on them all the time now. You don't need the whole Android market on your camera. You just need to develop a UI that offers customization, connectivity, and photo-centric abilities. Why don't camera companies develop these themselves?
Make the camera more personal, more open, and quick-edit capable/fun; don't try to make it a clunkycell
But at least Google is happy ;)
More personal and open? Enter the 21st century: last month I've downloaded a free Android app in beta stage, Akooma, that with a simple graphic interface let me program simple "if-then" application.In five minutes I created an app that, as soon as I am in range of my home wifi spot, it uploads the images I took with my Galaxy S3 in a backup folder of my PC.Wait for the "other OS" to let you do that... ;)
It's simply the new Canon marketing gimmick that has totally failed.Interesting how this stirred the usual fanboy negationism, tough.
I ask forgiveness to anyone that feels offended by my non-politically correct comments,GO GO GO TEAM PILGRAMERS!...even if you are a constructed marketing stunt by Facebook, that has currently lost over 50% of its share value...:P
binauralbeats: I'll take a creative shot made with instagram over a boring one shot with a megabuck-highspec camera anyday.
Lucky to find one, as they are submerged by hundred of thousands of pictures of spagetti-with-sauce processed with sepia filter and labelled "Eating Old School LOLZ" or Lomo-ized cat pictures with "Can I haz cheese pls" captions.The prob with that app is that's become land of "spray-and-pray" with no content whatsoever...
tomhide: Wow, what's up with people getting miffed about this article.I just watched the first clip "Pilgramers - Episode 1 (Official)" and saw whole bunch of people who are into photography getting together enjoying themselvs. And probably learning much more about photography then reading articles online whilst at it.
Two quotes sprung to mind after reading the article and some of the comments.
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs" - Ansel Adams"Haters always gonna hate" - My workmate who is many years younger.
Well, it's interesting that any time you express an opinion not aligned with the current sheep flock, you are labelled as "hater".At least, in the good old times you were labeled as a "rebel"... BTW, its true there are only good photographers, but if they churns out bad photographs... And boy, the majority of Instagrams are REALLY bad...
69chevy: These people are ruining the world.
First, they are changing out of their sweatpants, and leaving their houses.
Next, they are taking photographs with no regards for ISO, noise, or DR.
Then they have the nerve to go meet other people... in person!!
They should stay put, and stop enjoying themselves.
Their Insta-crap is ruining my fun of sitting home on a photography forum talking trash about cameras I don't know how to use.
BTW: if they need Instagram for finally changing their sweatpants, going out of home and interacting with real people... well, this goes a long way saying what type of people uses that apps... ;)
Well, so because I usually take my mirrorless camera with me in my bike or bicycletrips shooting and talking with people, spending more time with my eye on the evf than on the screen photoshopping, that I would like using Instagram?I've used Instagram, and, guess?For making photos IT SUCKS.
Abe Adew: funny how the "real" photographers with their "real" cameras giving a bad rap about this article. The reality is, we have a single App that brings a community closer together through the love of photography. Great people, great idea, honorable mission.
you see, "real" photographers.. no amount of your medium format portfolios can have impact as big as these people with their camphone.
"Great people, great idea, honorable mission.""Impact as big as these people with their camphone."
Pleeaseee......It's just hip-sterness at its WORST.If for "impact" you mean like a truck loaded with manure that comes tumbling downhill toward a local dairy products exposition, I agree...
Adrian Harris: What the F is instagram, will it help me be a better photographer?
Nope, just a "spray and pray" one.
I tought that the meaning of photography was taking a meaningful image that tries to convey a message or to elicit an emotional response... Here we have casual snapshots laden with a filter and uploaded to a network saturated with "white noise" in the meager hope that someone will click the "like" button and fill the hopeless need for attention...I'm not a snob, I simply can't stand all this "social" crap.
Today the Olympics are a great ground for useless marketing stunts.Yawn...
RichardBalonglong: Many "photographers" here really had a big problem against iPhone or any smartphone users. Many of these "photographers" really complain on the technicalities side of photography like resolution, pixels, white balance. Is photography for these complainers is all about pixels, resolution, etc..? I guess they thought if they had the "best" and most expensive camera equipment out there, they feel like they're "professionals" and a good photographer. I guess these people complain against people using iPhones to create photographs can't create great photos from a "crappy" cameras...
And worse, they can't make a meaningful/moving image with their "greatest and baddest" pro camera that is currently sitting in their closets while they are busy reading gear reviews and arguing on blogs about photography... :)