Marty4650: After losing money for years, it seems Olympus made the right decisions to reverse that trend. They now have two consecutive quarters of profitability.
They virtually eliminated their low end P&S models, and focused more attention on their high profit OM-D cameras and PRO lenses. And this isn't rocket science, it is precisely what every other MILC camera maker has been doing too.
The low end of the market is forever gone, taken away by smartphones that keep getting better. The only way left to stay in business is to focus on high profit products that do things that no smartphone can do. This means, high end ILCs, rugged cameras, and cameras with large optical zoom ranges.
E-PM disappearXZ series disappear
Can someone told me where I can go download a NX500 4k movie file so I can test if my computer can play it?
Bueche: Quote from the X-A2 summary....." It uses a 16MP APS-C sensor with a traditional Bayer array, rather than the X-Trans array used by other X-mount cameras.This has disadvantages (X-Trans sensors do punch above their weight a little when it comes to output resolution) but the upside is that Raw files from the X-A2 are more widely supported by third-party Raw converters."
This is (it has to be!!) an extremely bad joke! X-trans is a complete failure when it comes to detail reproduction. It can't handle greenery, foliage or anything else with lots of fine detail without making a mess of everything. Just look at all x-trans discussions going on at the Fuji forum.
"It can't handle greenery, foliage or anything else with lots of fine detail without making a mess of everything. "If it is so why fujifilm stay with it and why X-A2 is the cheapest in the lineup?what u said maybe true but don't seem to make sense. Why Fujifilm user all buy X-A2?if not for detail, m aybe X-trans has ;ower noise in high ISO?
Thorgrem: People who want to start with photography are likely to come to this site to get some information. So they see this test and go for the A5100. Unfortunately they are mislead by DPR. And make on the basis of this comparison an bad decision because this camera is bundled with the most crappy kitlens one can get.
This is what PhotoZone has to say:The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/842-sony1650f3556oss?start=2
16-50mm from Sony is widely regarded as inferior even for a kit lens, there is no point argue about thatOn the other hand, Panasonic 12-32mm have great word of mouth among photographers
Probably the best kit lens of all cameras in the bunch, this combine with good video,good AF make GF7 the best.
This is the one I would recommend to others if they are not going to buy another lens.
I disagree with the conclusionBecause of the quality of the kit lens (which Sony A5100 is junk) ,good AF, good videoThe best of the bunch is Panasonic GF7
Fuji make a 10mm F2 lens pleaseI would also take a 14mm F2
look at it with the 24-90mm lensbetter not take this to the battle field, would got killedlook like some kind of weapon
who would really use something like this to take picture is beyond memaybe just buy as a collector item
look at that huge size,847 gram without a lensif not using a tripod, just hand holding , all fun of photography is lost
APS-C is the real successor of old 35mm film camera not these full frame
Too little too lateGet the Samsung NX500 would be smarter
I am happy that Samsung is still in camera business
I know I will get attack but I still have to said thisgot a MFT camera and put on a good lens like Leica 15mm F1.7 at base ISO are you not getting the same or even better IQ?
High ISO is another story
I want to know if there is "electronic front curtain shutter" or something like Olympus "0 second delay" or something like that
I have been a photographer (always handheld no tripod) for 10 years and only recently know the importance of this. I won't buy a camera without this feature otherwise those high resolution sensor is useless, slight shake and almost no resolution at all ,worse than camera phone
Is it possible to use F0.95 for landscape by focusing on infinity?or the razor thin DOF made it impossible?Anyone knows? Thanks
Can the editor just show us some out of camera jpeg so at least we can judge the native color of the camerea. The jpeg should be shown with the lowest selectable NR (if available in camera setting) and camera default level of shapening
For all cameras not just this one, process to taste is not representative of IQ or camera color
Everyone know there are different color rendering of different camera jpeg even if using the same sensor. Look at Olympus and Panasonic MFT camere. Very different jpeg color for the same sensor.
It is no secret that not everyone process RAW even for very expensive camera or at least not for all pictures.
Jim Evidon: I really cannot understand the carping of those who claim that the IQ is no better than an NEX-5N (which I used to own and loved) or as someone claimed, a Canon Nexus. Give me and the other readers a break. Alert: I own both the Leica M9P as well as the Leica X2, but have no intention of ever purchasing the Leica Q since what I already have produces excellent 13X19's; as large as I ever intend to print.
However, if those readers would reexamine the gallery images at normal expanded size and then apply the 100% loupe of images @ ISO 800 and 1000, they should see that the noise closely resembles fine grain film with a very tight pattern. Is it noiseless at these ISO settings? No. My Fuji XPro-1 is noiseless well beyond that point. But noise is not the the main issue. It is how the noise is dealt with.
These images take digital to a whole new level. From the noiseless ISO 100 to the well controlled fine noise @ ISO 1000, bright colors in RAW and great contrast, I am very impressed.
What about base ISO? I don't think it is better than NEX-5N. Disappointing for a full frame $4000 camera
Is this what the best a $6000 Leica full frame can offer? Very disappointing. I would stuck with my GM1 and NEX-5N
Greynerd: Is it just me but is it difficult to see any real difference between any of these cameras in daylight regardless of price or sensor size?Probably I have got the wrong electron microscope.I am sure you could get pictures similar to this from a Canon Ixus (other brands are available).
I have the same feeling as the original posterscasual looking at the picture don't look much better than my GM1 and NEX-5N at low ISO
GrahamSeventy1: Reasons why Mirrorless are not doing so well
1. With a lens attached their still not pocketable - so micro 4/3 only has dis-advantages compared to APS-C 2. Using a completely new lens system instead of regular DSLR lenses - a big mistake3. Their tiny size gives the impression of a toy camera less capable than a DSLR + less grip, not well matched with a big/heavy lens
Menu's are full of unnecessary crap, but as has been said before all can be left in auto mode.
Something that might appeal to those who never go anywhere without there camera - add a sim slot/phone functionality to a camera so there's no need to carry a mobile - kill the phone industry the way their killing the camera industry !
Do u change lens outside? u don't worry about sensor dust?
camera companies are partly to blame for not creating exciting product that really got buying interestfor example the tough waterproof camera has been basically the same for the last 5 years. forget about larger sensor with less or no zoom,faster lens...etc
Look at micro four third, how long have it stuck in 16 megapixel? longer than I can remember and now many years later finally 20 megapixel but in a US$1200 body
Many features not just sensor are not improving much in the last 4-5 years, such as low light AF, processing speed,low light video, in camera jpeg NR..etc. Even photographers are getting tired buy the same or little improved camera again and again
I think hopeless trying to get the public to buy camera. At least release exciting camera that photographers will interest and want to spend money
but that's a chicken and egg question. With sales down no R&D money for real innovation and exciting product, than sales down even more. Very bad negative cycle
sales volume of camera will never go up again. The question is how much it will decline and how will that affect camera companies
it is be interesting to see say 3 years from now how many camera companies will still stay in camera business and how many models and at what price point camera will be offered.
My guess is some camera companies will exit the business and camera will differentiate in to 2 different groups.
1. cheap smaller camera with price no more than US$500 (not initial offer price but after price stabilize say after 6 months to 1 year)2. Very expensive one like the A7R II with price at least US$1000 and sky's the limit