I plan to spend less time on this website and more time taking photographs.
merops: Loved this.
Antonio Rojilla: So more or less a Sony NEX-3N clone with a worse sensor. Way to go Panasonic. The only thing they have is more lenses, but you know, most people buying this camera won't ever bother to put on it anything but the kit lens.
I've got 8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, ranging from 7mm fisheye to 300mm telephoto.
Can Sony NEX match that?
Tried to enter but it keeps saying "missing or invalid capture date" and when I type in the date it won't accept it.
Might have to sit this one out.
tonywong: I really think you guys need to do a 'behind-the-scenes' look at how your in-depth reviews are created and performed. Just wanted to put this in before the usual complaints are fielded.
I think there'd be value in seeing how many hours and work goes into a product that is ostensibly released for 'free.'
I also think it would be interested to see how Dpreview does its reviews.
It's a bit simplistic to say that it's "free" though.
Dpreview is a company that makes profit by selling advertising and links. It attracts web traffic by attracting web-users with products (eg: reviews) and services (eg: forums).
Web-users do not pay money, but they do pay with their time. If Dpreview's products and services are not worthy of their time-payment, then the web-users will go elsewhere.
This is nicely composed and shot, but to be honest I think it looks oversaturated and oversharpened - a bit like an HDR shot. Of course, this is a matter of taste, but I think I'd like the photo more if the processing was dialed back a bit.
A good story and a great photo. I love the way the dust captures life and the movement of the players. Every one of the participants helps to make the shot. The ball is perfectly placed.
A great article with lots of fascinating insights. The interviewer did a good job preparing his/her questions. I would like to see more articles like this.
I find it interesting that, when these guys are talking about their fancy new cameras, neither of them mentions image quality much. Both men are generally much more concerned about focusing speed, ergonomics and workflow. Something for all of us to remember as we argue about which sensor produces slightly less noise at ISO 3200.
A note for Dpreview: Please stop using exclamation marks in your articles. I saw four in this piece. It is unprofessional and looks childish. No serious publication allows exclamation marks to creep into their copy. I realise that the two men were probably interviewed by email, but you do have the power to edit the punctuation in their comments.
It looks okay in colour but the black and white conversion really brings out her eyes.
Equals Nothing: Lol, I'm sorry but you must not live in america. Freedom is a fairy tale here, but I do like the pretty colors in the shot.
Well, congratulations on your 130th place. It's clear that many people agree with you.
That sucks about EXIF. The most popular fisheye for Micro Four Thirds doesn't embed EXIF.
A striking shot. Well done.
Yet another awesome camera that I can't afford.
I would say that America overcomes its vicissitudes by force of arms, rather than by "freedom".
Scott Mac: I don't understand what a flag has to do with freedom.
I didn't realise that America invented the English language (England), computers (Greece) or the suit (Europe). Nor did I realise that those things were evidence that the US flag was flown "throughout the world" to represent a set of ideals. Perhaps I should have gone to an American school. Thank you for the history lesson.
Scott Mac: ...has nothing to do with freedom
No, I would not have capitulated. In fact, my country didn't. I'm also aware of the events at Pearl Harbour. It's just that war and death don't have much to do with freedom. They have more to do with politics and power relationships.
Pr0peller: Anyone with a pic to submit taken at an American military cemetery in Europe?
I respect Allied soldiers who died to kick the Germans out of France, but it's drawing a long bow to equate a photo of a graveyard with "freedom". Get a grip, people.
Funny photo, but doesn't illustrate freedom, I don't think.
Really? Please tell me where "throughout the world" the US flag has been flown to represent a set of ideals.
The US is not very popular outside of the US, and it is only US citizens who think their country is some kind of positive symbol.
Marty4650: The disappointing part of this story is that Olympus is losing money selling M4/3 cameras and lenses. This is really troubling.
Lets face it... they probably sold very few E5 cameras last year. It's hard to lose $170 million on DSLR sales when you don't sell very many of them. MILC cameras and lenses probably account for 95% of the sales of the imaging division today.
Considering the fact that M4/3 cameras and lenses aren't cheap, I don't know how they can raise their prices much. And M4/3 outsells every other mirrorless format.
I wonder if Sony, Nikon, Samsung and Fuji are losing money on their MILC cameras too? I would imagine that Canon and Pentax are losing money on theirs, due to extremely low volumes.
What makes you think that Olympus is losing money on m43 cameras and lenses? This is the most successful product line for Olympus.
More likely, they are losing money on DSLRs and compact cameras, and the rocketing m43 sales don't quite make up for it.