Take more and better pictures and having fun in the process :-)
No Built In EVF - No Buy. Even my Minolta A1 from 2003 managed to have a BUILT IN EVF...
GeorgeZ: It MAY cost more with the OVF than the EM5?It costs more even without it! The EM5 now is € 1099 here with the 12-50mm, the E-P5 will cost as much but with the 14-42mm.And if Olympus doesn't change its policy, that price will be the fixed price for the first couple of months, maybe by then the EM5 will even be further reduced.The P5 is certainly a nice camera but Olympus is asking too much. The PM2 can be found for almost a third of the P5, the E-PL5 for less than half- both with the same sensor/engine. I just don't get it Olympus.
The missing EVF is such a let down. I have the XZ-1 with the extra EVF, but it makes the camera clumsy to handle....
Come on, is a built iin EVF that complicated? My old Minolta A1 had one back in 2004-ish...
The way Stephen Elop has handled the excellent product Damian created, the Nokia 808 Pureview, I do understand that he leaves Nokia:
Damian helped create an excellent technology that Elop has tried to hide: Where are the ads for the Pureview? At least not in Norway.
Oh, yes, that's right, the Lumia 920 (was it) uses the "Pureview" technology, or at least a lobotomized version of it with an 8 Mpix sensor:
And here I thought that the PureView tech was all about downsampling a High Res sensor (41 Mpix on the 808) and doing clever image processing in the process...
Good luck Damian, I certainly hope that Landrover / Jaguar knows to appreciate your talens!
Geir Ove: Hello Sony,
Your technology is exciting! I will buy Sony equipment and replace my outdated Canons as soon as you include a GPS in your NEX Series ! PLEASE!
Geotagged images saves me a LOT of time: No more fuzz with "where on the earth is this"? And, LightRoom now supports Geotagging !
So sony PLEASE: EVF and GPS, and I'm sold !
Yes, that's true, but all External equipment adds to the bulk that I am trying to get away from.....
So, built in EVF & GPS is what I am shopping for, on a Sony !
The A77 has both (if my memory serves me right), but I would want a NEX with both...
What's going on?
Isn't there enough vulgar comments in this thread by now?
I thought this was a photo-forum...
I don't thin much of the camera, but really guys ....!
Yet another camera with everything BUT a GPS?
I bought a Nokia 808 with GPS, and the convenience of GPS tagging has really sold me on this feature: No more "Where was this picture taken".... And, displaying the pictures on a Map adds a new dimension to the joy of photography
Thus, I am amazed at all the new gear with all kinds of bells and whistles, but NO GPS ???
I will NOT buy any camera in the future that does NOT include a GPS !
Again, interesting, but as I said in a comment about the NEX5-R:
Interesting, as I am looking to replace my oversized Canon Gear.
However, I bought a Nokia 808 with GPS, and the convenience of GPS tagging has really sold me on this feature: No more "Where was this picture taken".... And, displaying the pictures on a Map adds a new dimension to the joy of photography
Jostian: Thanks Damian for taking the time to reply, I was VERY keen on the 808 till I saw the low res screen and plasticky build...WHY would you have such a low res screen on a phone with such an amazing camera?????? Screen res is lower than 3 yr old N8, makes no sense!!!
From a Nokia 808 owner: The screen is just GREAT, and poses NO problem, and by the way it has the BEST Contrast Ratio of any Phone on the market:
Valentinian: to my understanding, Nokia's great idea was to put a 40 MP camera together with a phone, and to use digital zoom (with consequent lower, but still enough MP).Ok... but... ehi... Sony RX100 has 20 MP, optical zoom AND also digital zoom !... wonder what is the RX100's IQ when zooming down to 5 MP versus Nokia IQ ...
Do not forget the PureView technology: If it was this obvious and easy to pull off, why haven't the Big Ones (HTC, Apple ...) done this before?
Nokia has shown it's power to Invent, and they have great people like Mr. Damian Dinning!
Unique Nokia Map features:
Nokia has Nokia Maps (last version 3.09). It lets you download to the Phone Maps from any number of countries and navigate OFFLINE.
The phone will also show ALL your Pictures on the MAP, a very very nice feature if you ask me!
This is NOT found on other phones as far as I can tell: Last time I tried my HTC (with Android) I had to be online all the time: Expenses forbids this, especaially abroad...
Geir Ove: I do not understand this "over-focus" on what OS any device is running: If the device (PC. phone, whatever) does its job and runs the apps you need, who cares?
I am a programmer and develop farily advanced systems: The OS is NOT important, but the applications I can run on it is: They make up the system!
A tip on the 808 Blown Highlights: Manually turn on the ND filter in bright sunlight! It should turn om Automatically in Auto mode, but for 3-8 MPix res it does not seem to do this from tests I did yesterday. However, it does seem to work in full res 38 MPix mode. I will do more tests to try to verify this.
"The OS is not important to YOU"
No, it is not, and it is NOT important to > 80% of the users, because they don't have a clue about using the OS functions, just the APPS!
Word, Excel at al is all available for Symbian 3, but it is not an Android phone;I have had an HT Android Phone: It did not make me any happier than the Nokia (with Symbian).
There are more programs available for Symbian than I can fit on the phone's memory...
Hello,As I said, if you can find the apps you need, there is no problem.
Even if Nokia stops development of Symbian, your phone will still work...
I have old PC's with the "dead" Win 3.1 & XP: Theys still work and are in use!
And, in 3 years time, you will, like 80% of the users, buy a new phone again....
So, what's the problem?
Seems like once one person screems "Wolf" everybody chimes in without thinking too much what they are screaming about?
I do not understand this "over-focus" on what OS any device is running: If the device (PC. phone, whatever) does its job and runs the apps you need, who cares?
Canon G1X.. No EVF... Not for me: I am an EVF addict...
Come on Canon, where's your Mirror-less "DSLR"? I want one, or I will sell my Canon lenses...