nandyt: I can't believe it :( after much research I picked up the XE-1 with 18-55 kit lens for 1K$ just last week. Now I have an "Old" model when I have hardly started using it. What a shame!
Would it be recommendable to sell it and buy this?Feeling Buyer's Remorse like anything! :(
Hmmm... much research and you did not notice that there was a X-E2 around the corner?
Why does DPR miss the articulated screen only on the G15 and not on the other cameras? Only the FZ200 has an articulated screen and that is not considered a compact camera, according to a lot of the comments.
joharis: The specs say: rangefinder-style and some of the comments also talk about the rangefinder look. A rangefinder camera has an optical system that helps to focus manually. The Pen has nothing of a rangefinder and even the original analogue Pen was not a rangefinder but a SLR camera.Why all these confusion with rangefinders???
It doesn't look like a rangefinder at all. Typical for the appearance of a rangefinder is the optical viewfinder and the second window to create the double image in the viewfinder that is used to obtain focus. The Olympus Pen has not even one viewfinder window. Let me be clear, I think the Pen is a very interesting camera but I think we must stop calling every non_DSLR a rangefinder-style camera.
The specs say: rangefinder-style and some of the comments also talk about the rangefinder look. A rangefinder camera has an optical system that helps to focus manually. The Pen has nothing of a rangefinder and even the original analogue Pen was not a rangefinder but a SLR camera.Why all these confusion with rangefinders???
The specs say 'rangefinder-style mirrorless' (by the way, of course without a mirror, never seen a rangefinder with a mirror :-)) and one of the comments say: The rangefinder design is proven to be one of the most functional camera design ever made''.Why do people keep calling this kind of cameras rangefinder-style? A rangefinder is an optical construction to focus the camera and it needs two optical windows. The only digital camera that uses this technique is the Leica. The Fuji X-E1 has none of those. What we see here is just a compact system camera with an electronic viewfinder.
chrisnfolsom: This is bizarre - who takes pictures with an slr by pressing on the screen on the back of the camera?1. The experience would be better looking through the viewfinder.2. With low light and exposure the mirror will be down longer creating the illusion of speed - this exposure time is very slow - please test this in the sunlight.3. We need to see if the actual focusing is better for the phase detection. Some final prints from each with a very shallow lens would let us know much more.4. Please test this with moving objects in movie mode - moving at different speeds in different directions - pausing at different speeds to test overshoot - that would be interesting - as well as their vibration control.
Interesting though - DPR should include some movies of the camera's in actions to put some actual real world association to all those numbers that are shown - I love the numbers personally, bit it is hard to actually know what they all mean - thanks for all the hard work!
The test is about what improvements has Canon's Hybrid AF system brought to the EOS 650D's usability in live view, and what might this mean for the forthcoming EOS-M mirrorless camera?In live view you don't look through the viewfinder and the EOS-M doesn't even have a viewfinder. So, what's bizarre about the test?
Nice picture but I still wonder how you put an EF-S lens on an IXUS camera.
Specs say: rangefinder style body. What has this body, without even an optical viewfinder, to do with rangefinder???DPR must know better.