chj: make a 1.8, 40-50mm eq prime that fits that body and I'm sold.Edit: ohh, a 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1
Yes, I know about the 20/1.7, but it doesn't fit the body. >:|I'm buying the GM1 anyway, the combination of features makes it perfect for on the go photos. I'm also getting the 20/1.7 of course. :)
No dual pixel?! What a waste of time. I was waiting for the next eos m for dual pixel. Looks like another aps c mirrorless is going to get my money.
make a 1.8, 40-50mm eq prime that fits that body and I'm sold.Edit: ohh, a 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1
justmeMN: A Reuter's article points out that mirrorless "has so far failed to connect with consumers outside of Japan" and "Olympus admits that its overseas marketing has been lacking so far."
If Olympus is going to stay in the digital camera business, it is going to have to improve in that area.
nah, I agree with Shamael. I want the functionality of the GX7 with an APS-C sensor. I'm holding out for a camera that shoots low light moving subjects and goes where I go. The technology is here, just give the NEX6 or XE2 a touchscreen (and weatherproofing) and I'm sold. If you just shoot stills in good light, well just about any camera will do.
Abu Mahendra: Let me see it I get this straight: Olympus wants me to pay $1399 for a camera with a Sensor smaller than APS-c? Yeah... right...
Weather sealed, live view continuous shooting, touchscreen. This combination is extremely appealing to people who take photos in dynamic situations. The only other camera with this combination is the EM-5.
chj: Only thing I'm interested in is sports mode and it isn't even covered. Can I actually get fast shutter speed with this camera?
Thanks for the info. But you say "the same as ... virtually every other smartphone" as if this is a common feature. Do many smartphones have this? I don't think so. I know the iphone doesn't allow any control over ISO or shutter speed. This is the first time I've heard about any form of shutter speed control on a smartphone. Those that are well acquainted with all the available features on all available smartphones may think what sports mode does is obvious. But for me, shutter speed control is the number one priority. Corner sharpness, megapixels, etc. make very little difference when the entire photo is a blur. Exactly how sports mode works is important to some of your readers. Your reply provides very useful information. I'm not looking to capture blazing fast athletes, but the iphone really can't handle ANY motion in anything less than full sunlight. If ISO/shutter speed control is available on other smartphones, I'd be very interested, and it should be mentioned in reviews.
chj: What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?
thanks for the reply, I think the GX7 may be my next camer
Only thing I'm interested in is sports mode and it isn't even covered. Can I actually get fast shutter speed with this camera?
Not just the iso range, the AUTO iso range. You may be right, but I got another response that said AUTO iso only goes to 3200.
chj: All the phone manufacturers keep ignoring the critical element, SHUTTER SPEED. The main reason so many phone photos come out badly is because they're shot at 1/8 to 1/20 shutter speed. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a damn D800 at that shutter speed, anything moving is a total blur.
Although some of the comments sound like you may be able to choose ISO on this phone, which should enable you to keep shutter speed.
Joseph Mama: I guess it is a small improvement, but 1/2.3 vs 1/3 isn't THAT big of a gain. It also has no optical zoom and more importantly no image stabilization.
On phones, using the Shutter key is a LOSER. It pretty much guarantees a lousy picture. Phones are just too flimsy and light. Instead you hold it steady and tap the screen. The slight delay while it focuses on that point gives it time to dampen out the vibration from tapping.
I guess it depends on the phone, but on the iphone, I think tapping the screen causes less shake than using the volume button
All the phone manufacturers keep ignoring the critical element, SHUTTER SPEED. The main reason so many phone photos come out badly is because they're shot at 1/8 to 1/20 shutter speed. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a damn D800 at that shutter speed, anything moving is a total blur.
Waterproofing is nice, but for $200 it seems like a stretch and a small market.
Also, can you use auto iso in manual mode?
What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?
glad I bought a boxed adobe product
udris: GM1 + Oly 45/1.8 = great little portrait camera ............. hopefully this translates into "real world" use
lol, so many old schoolers dismiss LCD's in bright sunlight. I've almost never had a problem. Oh sometimes I've had to use a hand to provide some shade. Done. Meanwhile with a viewfinder: can you get a low perspective shot without having to lie on the ground? Can you raise the camera above your eyes to get a high perspective shot? Can you take many shots in the middle of a busy street while still watching the lights and all the traffic that might run you over? These situations come into play far more often than bright sunlight making your LCD unusable.
chj: Mirrorless without a touchscreen?! at well over $1000?! Why Sony, why?!!! As much as DPR'ers may pooh, pooh, my recent iphone acquisition has made me realize you HAVE TO have touchscreen for spontaneous shooting.
@sfphotoarts and @NomadMark, yes focus and recompose is what we do now, touchscreen is better if you take spontaneous shots of moving subjects. Have you TRIED ONE? It becomes quickly obvious that it's much better for certain shots.
damn they're ugly