Sony is the leader in mirrorless FF. There may not be many FE lenses today, but if it continues to release FE lenses, then it could become the one others have to catch up to when the other makers switch from DSLR FF cameras to mirrorless FF cameras. Sony could become the M43 of FF cameras and have a nice line-up of lenses, by the time the other major makers wake up. The only problem is that Sony tends to abandon a system and change directions every few years, writing off its lead and disappointing its users.
Very nice and good thinking. There is however something not quite right with the proportions. Can you try to make the people in the painting smaller, as they look too big and out of proportion with the sofa.
There is also a perspective mismatch. The sofa and surroundings has a clear wide angle feel but not the painting of the people. If there is room, I suggest taking the sofa etc from further back.
I think it would also be better if the colours outside of the frame can be made duller and older, especially the blue wall, to make everything look more matching.
MadCypher: Where's the full review? This was months ago.
Don't hold your breath. My guess is that it will take another 6 months for DPR to finish this review. First, it's only a Samsung you know, i.e. not significant in a commercial sense in terms of camera business. Secondly, and guessing again, DPR probably don't know what to make of this or how to assess something so refreshingly impressive from a small player in camera industry. This happened before. DPR took a very long time to review Olympus E-M5, even though it was at the time the most impressive camera and the camera photographers most want to read a review from DPR, and Olympus is much better known for its cameras than Samsung. Thirdly, these days DPR is slowing down and they are all about Previews, First Impression Review, Hands-Ons, Sample Photos and second-hand Rumors from other sites.
I understand the feeling twoards the Nikon 1 V3 and why many do not see it as belonging this category of enthusiasts' mirrorless cameras. For mirrorless systems, the name Nikon and also the name Canon seem to have gained a certain reputation that does not indicate quality in its products. and few gets really enthusiastic about them, except for some reviewers. Many mirrorless owners won't be seen dead shooting with a Nikon or Canon MILC, kinda like driving a Volvo in past years before that brand got sold off. Ha ha.
Let me summarise the review as below.
This is a wonderful little camera that could have been truly great if it had:
- Touchscreen- ND filter- Built-in flash
Lets hope we will see them in the LX200.
Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.
If Olympus ditched the OM slr look, that would be a disaster. It's a signature for Olympus' best cameras and it looks stunning in looks. Emotion and aesthetics aside, it provides a real function that many do not understand. Left eye dominant shooters have some view of the surroundings using the right eye.
Let's hope Olympus make the E-M5 II just as long lasting. Have solid strong performances in all important basic areas. The only significant flaw in the basics for the E-M5 is the ergonomics. The same E-M1 buttons, dials, control positions should be put in the new one.
Very impressive, really nice features, except for one thing.
For a camera of this size, a built-in flash is much more useful than a hot shoe.
Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.
Both Canon and Nikon, and also Pentax, have quality glass in their better lens products. Only problem is the flipping mirror in their cameras. It is one of the modern day wonders how such Stone Age "technology" has been allowed to continue to be used to this day.
Already we have seen entry level DSLR prices dropping to unpredecent levels, but lens prices usually only go up. This only means one thing - Mirrorless gaining ground and the trend is accelerating. Now, if the Metabones can also drop its EF to M43 Speed Boosters, we will see even more switch from Canon DSLRs.
Divest of your Canon lenses if you are going mirrorless in the near future. They could be dumped as more and more DSLR owners discover mirrorless.
There is little need for this model. Same IQ as all other current models. Only about $50 cheaper than the E-M10 which has a nice EVF. Even if its price should fall more and the difference becomes $100, the EVF alone make the E-M10 more worthwhile. Having to mount and dismount an EVF and the flash in this E-PL7 (which means you can only use one of these accessories) is a clear disadvantage in comparison. I suppose there will always be those who love selfies and who would buy this, even though the E-M10 is so much better.
PGGG: End of August. Alpha 77 II price already goes down in Hong Kong . Can get te Body for 960 USD. Are we going to have a full review before they stop selling it? also would be interesting to compare with Alpha 6000 as apart from a bigger volume and weight the performances of the two cameras appear quite similar....
There are more and more cameras released and also more and more DPR previews, and then more and more First Impression Reviews, hands-ons. The Sony Alpha 77 II has to wait, being a camera that will not sell as well as numerous others. Unfortunately, this is very commercial now. I think a really interesting camera does not necessarily get any priority if it is not considered $ignificant by DPR. The E-M5 was most interesting at its release but also delayed for a very long time while some other big brand cameras get reviewed very quickly. Money talks.
I don't expect the Alpha II review or any full reviews for a very long time, as many people are now travelling to Photokina. My guess is Feb at the earliest.
No OVF and not retro looking. Fuji ruined it. Nothing distinguishing it from all the other compact cameras at this sort of price.
Who cares about Windows for phones?? Learn from Nokia's mistake.
Still nothing about how well the 5-axis IBIS on this camera works. Did I missed it?
This is one of the most important performance results I look for with such a long lens.
Another flop from Canikon in their MILCs. For this kind of money, a DSLR would be better for anyone wanting to shoot sport and action. For other types of shooting, there are much better mirrorless cameras. Failure #3 for Nikon.
Sergey Borachev: Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.
Same problem as the NEX-6, no difference, even though this camera is better featured in many ways. It is really good if you do not need other lenses or if you are happy with ordinary IQ from the kit lens. Once you start getting more than 1 lens for it, and only the expensive Zeiss etc are really good, then many equations change. The value of the system is then questionable when compared to Fuji or M43 cameras. The handling becomes an issue too as those quality lenses available for it, besides far and few between compared to other brands, are big and heavy for the small camera. A Fuji system would be more balanced as the lens and body size and weight are better chosen. So is a M43 system, which would be smaller, better balanced but has a slightly smaller sensor. Sony might as well make this a fixed lens camera and drop the price another $100, as it is mainly good or worth buying for use with only its kit zoom lens. Or, make bigger and higher-end bodies with more controls
Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.
All the good stuff squeezed into a pocketable camera. Fast lens, high IQ sensor, tilting LCD, ND filter, EVF, and a flash that can be pulled back to bounce.
If the lens quality and build quality (especially EVF) turn out to be good, then this is the ultimate!!