ThePhilips: "but its 16MP sensor struggles to compete with high-res APS-C chips"
DPR bias: there is no similar remark in the Canon 7D2 review.
Cause Canon 7D2 is noticeably better than GM5.
thxbb12: That's a shame DPR didn't show a comparison of the EVF size compared to other models (Sony RX100 III, Panasonic LX100 and some other MFT bodies).It's difficult to gauge how small it is compared to a "regular" MFT body (E-M10, GX7, etc.).
in 35mm terms:GM5: .46xRX100 III: 0.59xLX100: 0.7x
And I thought that RX100 viewfinder is too small to be of any practical use
Johannes Zander: That's the way to go for the Nikon 1 series!
Nikon build a V4 like that and I buy all the expensive CX lenses!
Else I keep my V1 until it brakes.
Nikon 1 series suffers a huge deal due to oddly large bodies - I don't know now, but initially every single body Nikon had was bigger than the smallest APS-C bodies, which is rather ridiculous. Nikon should be able to develop one that's smaller than RX100 mkI or at least in identical size.
This system would be excellent with tiny bodies and small, collapsible lenses. But sadly Nikon is unable to deliver that so they're looking for some niche like these underwater cameras...
KInfinity: I'm interested. Can it be a pocketable replacement for my mk1 RX100?
Yea, but you NEED a lens, and none of small m4/3 lenses compares with what RX100 can offer.
Still though - it's the best body m4/3 can offer if you are really interested in "micro" aspect of micro4/3.
mpgxsvcd: I am just not impressed by this camera at all. Sure it is small and then you stick a lens on it and suddenly it isn’t that small anymore. The fixed lens compact cameras of today have the same or better sensors and much brighter and better lenses for less money.
Pretty much every APS-C sensor compact got a better sensor too.
BeaverTerror: "The RX100 III does offer something closer to true pocketability, a higher resolution sensor at 21MP, an articulated LCD and a faster lens."
Am I missing something?
GM5: 99 x 60 x 36 mm 281gRX100 III: 102 x 58 x 41 mm 290g
And a faster lens isn't worth crap if the sensor is significantly smaller, which in this case it is; not to mention the Panasonic is an interchangeable lens camera.
RX100 is tiny enough. Fits jeans pocket just fine, and anything notably smaller than that will heavily suffer on ergonomics.
And yes: brighter lens is worth more than a crap, even if sensor is a bit smaller than the m4/3 one.
This series of tiny cameras are actually the only m4/3 bodies I consider reasonable.
If I'm suppose to use something smaller than APS-C - it must at least come in a compact-sized setup. Shame that overall it's heavier than RX100, and hardly fits the jeans pocket, but still it's probably the best thing that m4/3 has to offer.
Kiril Karaatanasov: Did not Tamron notice that A7 Sony cameras except the A7 m2 lack built in stabilization ......there are not so many a99s floating around relative to the number of A7 cameras
Price and specs are very attractive. I would wait for a test or two to show up before buying. Seems a cheap affordable compromise lens rather than outstanding lens by the price tag.
"Every third party lens for Sony is not unstabilized. " - no idea what that sentence means, but in any way: All Tamrons for A-mount do not have an image stabilization. At the same time all Sigma lenses that have image stabilization on other mounts offer it on the A-mount too.
This lens is for A-mount, not E-mount. It's not suitable for E-mount A7-series unless you use adapter. Tamron never released any stabilized lens for A-mount (unlike Sigma). It might be a request from Sony (which owns noticeable portion of Tamron shares) not to put in-body image stabilization in a bad light.
"there are not so many a99s floating around relative to the number of A7 cameras" - debatable, and besides: A99 is not the only Full Frame A-mount camera.
ttran88: Looks like Canon has taken 2014 off..
True. That's why at high ISOs 7DmkII got better DR than pretty much every other APS-C camera.
newworld666: No real game Changer in the list like the 7DII ? or even QX1 ?
Yet another large sensor compact that isn't really compact?
(unknown member): How can that Sony win - it's not even in the shops in NZ yet!
Crippled comparing to stabilization system with native E-mount lenses.
(unknown member): Where is the awesome D810 in this?
"Lighter body" and "Flat video profile" being doubtful advantages. Depends on specific use cases. Same with higher or lower megapixel count.
D1N0: The Sony Alpha a7 II will win this hands down.
It won't. Difference is vary narrow, just 1.2%.
D200_4me: One thing's for sure. The Sony fans are very enthusiastic about the 'a' lineup (a6000, a7). I looked at them and tried to get interested, but for whatever reasons, it just doesn't do it for me. More of a feeling I suppose rather than a statement about the gear's abilities. After I bought the a6000, that was pretty much it for me. I lost interested in even thinking about going down the Sony road. I'll keep the a6000 as my little point and shoot type camera, but no more Sony gear for me.
"The Sony fans are very enthusiastic about the 'a' lineup (a6000, a7)." - it's "e" lineup or in the worst case: "alpha" lineup (which is both E and A-mount). What people call "a" lineup are A-mount cameras (A99, A77II, A58).
Mark Alan Thomas: Wherein people vote for and against cameras they'll never own.
Yep. Look at the comments under D750. Should be a great indication of the situation.
quezra: I'm still surprised the A7ii beat the D750. It is far more of an incremental upgrade to its predecessor (A7) than D750 is (to D700).
And this condensed all-in-one vote doesn't make much sense since all these products are good, yet each suited to completely different tasks or types of photographer.
"doesn't that require optics instead of just a spacer." - usually it's just a spacer, but for some mounts you need optics, and such adapters also exist (eg. for Nikon F)
"However, this may not indicate which will sell more." - what do you mean "it may not"? Of course it doesn't indicate anything in regards of sales!
"But you can't adept legacy lenses from different brands to the A-mount due to it's flange distance." - Yes, you can. Just like to Canon. There's plenty of options and different adapters. Not nearly as many as there is for E-mount, but choice is there none the less.
Zeisschen: Surprise surprise!
Only mirrorless cameras on top. Times have changed ;)
Besides - dPreview is quite specific even for a gearheads sites. Honestly I can't recall any other generic-photography website that would be pushing mirrorless agenda as hard as dPreview does... sometimes reading comments here I have an impression I'm on m4/3 rumors website where they'll push mirrorless camera down your throat regardless if you want it or not.
Actually - IBIS in A7ii with legacy lenses works only in "crippled mode" - 3-axis.