Shamael: After having photo cameras that shoot video, we have now a video camera that can shoot photos. How deep we have fallen in the last years. Maybe in a few years it will include a coffee maker, a phone and a TV modulator.
2 mpix for picture ridiculous, for video in FF a step forward. For those who dream of the 500 000 iso clean shot, they are served now. It is just sad, and understandable, that this high iso shooting folly is made on the expense of resolution. 12 mpix is ridiculous and we come back to the time of the first digital consumer camera, Nikon's d70, which had the same resolution with the 6 mpix APSC chip. For me, the day we get a correct chip in 24 and higher pixel count that can do 500 000 iso clean, I will speak about an evolution in sensor technology. Making the pixels bigger and reducing their count is just faking you, it is no evolution at all. Maybe Nikon will now counter attack with a 8 mpix FF for a next D5 or Df II, to get you clean shot at 1 million ISO.
Since video is basically just a series of still images, it's not a far-fetched idea to make a device that excels at both. Certainly not comparable with including a coffee maker or a phone.
drjs: Says it is using alpha mount. What the heck? A new mount???
Yes, true enough. They have always used the Alpha brand for all their system cameras. However, now they talk about the "Alpha mount system", as if it's one system with one mount.
KennyXYZ: A lot of bells and whistles but still connects to a computer using USB2. Huh?
Is USB2 a bottleneck in your work flow?
srados: I think that this website should change name to Digital Video Preview...more and more I am being pushed away from here, to look information about cameras.Not interested in video but photography.
But this is a stills camera, only it happens to have pretty good video specs too. Are you saying that stills cameras with video capabilities don't belong on a photography site?
Jonathan F/2: Snooze. I bet the Df or D3S still beats it for low light. Next.
No, they also use Toshiba, Aptina and their own designs (manufactured by Renesas). The D4/Df sensor is certainly their own, not Sony's.
It's just a continuation of their policy to regard both E- and A-mount cameras as Alpha cameras. So all Sony ILCs have Alpha mount nowadays, regardless of the mount. Confusing?
samhain: Glad Pentax/Ricoh are focused on important releases like limited edition 1/1.7" sensor camera kits & purses, rather than wasting time on gimmicky products like FF cameras, fast lenses, and other tools for professionals...
To assume that this kit is something that Ricoh has been focusing on at the expense of more 'serious' products, is really jumping to conclusions. I'm sure they had a few engineers working on other projects too.
PaoloBosetti: What is really interesting (hehehe) is how Canon made these pictures: the lens itself is evidently a 3D digital rendering (no DoF effect on it, and definitely too sharp edges and regular textures), while the straps are real pictures stitched in PP on the 3D rendering. Look closely at the 4th and last image, which really make this very evident.
Official product images, just like the fake ones, are often heavily post-processed, and sometimes they're not photos at all.
tmurph: I had a Olympus OM 20 once, but that wasn't an April fool....no wait!And another thing....go on then....explain 6 Axis.....go on...go on..ah! see yer no good.
And with this camera you could perform such a dance routine, while taking sharp photos at the same time!
Pbvascon2: I am afraid this for me this was clearly an April's fool joke because of the laws of physics: you could not mount 35mm OM lenses on a camera with such a short a register mount --- you'd never be able to focus at infinity. Also how could Olympus make a "hybrid optical viewfinder" without any mirror in the optical path?The joke would have been more believable if they photoshoped the OMG on top of 4/3 DSLRs like the E5...
A hybrid viewfinder like the one in X-Pro1 doesn't require a mirror in the optical path. It's a tunnel viewfinder.So that part of the joke wasn't incredible at all.
6-axis would be movement along all three axes (left/right, up/down and forwards/backwards), as well as rotation about all three axes (pitch, yaw and roll).
mosc: The RX10 is clearly in the wrong category. Except for the fact that it's kit lens can't be removed, it lines up much more closely with the K3, the 70D, and the D7100. It's every bit as expensive and the dimmensions aren't that dissimilar. It's "fixed" kit lens compares very similarly to the 18-135/140 lenses that those cameras have. A little slower at wide, a little faster at tele, very similar range. And the price of all the cameras I mentioned here was within $100 unlike this hodgepodge category it got lumped into.
Also, regardless of size, weight, price and zoom range, there's a fundamental difference between fixed-lens cameras (usually referred to as compact cameras, regardless of size) and interchangeable lens cameras.
SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.
Even some serious news sites and newspapers do this, so why not DPR? It's mildly entertaining and completely harmless.
Wolfram Ravenwolf: Great, I'm always happy when new firmware updates provide new or improved functionality. Thanks, Olympus!
Now I just wonder if the "0 second anti-shock" feature should be turned on all the time. I understand it only benefits shutter speeds of 1/320 or less, but does it have any disadvantages? Any reason one might not want it always-on? DPReview, what's your recommendation?
I wonder the same about High Frame Rate and Short Release Lag-Time - the manual unfortunately doesn't really explain those settings and I'm still a bit puzzled which advantages/disadvantages they bring. If there's some definitive information out there, I welcome any and all references.
Thanks - and have a beautiful day...
If you don't see any disadvantages in your images, the question is rather academic, I'd say. Just shoot and see what happens.
Jogger: I dont understand how its possible to add this in firmware, unless it was possible all this time and they didnt enable it. And, it should be on 100% of the time, there are no disadvantages to using it.
If something is added in firmware, then of course the hardware supported it all along. Olympus probably didn't consider the shutter shake to be problematic until people started complaining.
Theelderkeynes: Given the M10 uses the same TruePic VII processor as the M1 does this mean the update can be run on the M10 as well? Dpreview hinted in their review of the M10 that the shake problem had been dealt with. Saying:
"The good news is that we didn't find it to be prone to the image shake that can occur with the PEN E-P5."
Why? Is the M10 already running this fix on the TruPic VII or is it another reason???
Olympus needs to be clearer in its communications on this issue and respect its customer base of whom I am one.
The E-M10 (and E-M5) probably has a different shutter than E-P5 and E-M1, since it's only capable of 1/4000s. Maybe that shutter doesn't cause as strong vibrations?
davids8560: At least some partial exposure control has been added, in the form of aperture priority.
TG-2 already had aperture priority, so not even that is new.
ijustloveshooting: really wonder what they've smoken to come up with a crappier kit lens...wt heck with 18-50? with slowe ap.
Australia is not an emerging market. It's one of the 'developed' markets. So far, there's no indication that this will be sold anywhere else.
Apewithacamera: Way too expensive!
When Leonardo diCaprio is cheaper than a Zeiss, I think his career is over.
davids8560: How about chipmunks? Could you use this for chipmunks?
Highly doubtful. Marmots maybe, and possibly gophers and gerbils, but not chipmunks.