That photo is funnyF.
I wonder what the G7 will be like, and whether Panasonic will introduce a new enthusiast stills camera between the G7 and the GHK4. Will a new GF camera play that role? My guess is that Panasonic still has a card or two up their sleeves.
The link above is a interview from the BBC1 “Imagine” series. It's truly fascinating and also has great music from Alex Baranowski. And be sure to check out his early work it's amazing. If anybody interested in watching it, just remember to click in the box where it says "continue as a free user".
Look forward to that one.F.
Although not a medical specialist, I wonder whether he has suffered post traumatic syndrome from his experiences, and I hope that he is getting the appropriate treatment. If soldiers can suffer it, why not he who has suffered so many wars? Within photography, he seems to be using landscape to gain some peace. I wish him well.
Sony is becoming a force, with their own cameras including mirrorless full frame, part ownership in Olympus m4/3rds (and sensors in OLympus cameras), and now sensors in Phase One and Hasselblad.
Competition only makes photography better, and the competition between Sony FF, Fuji APS-C, and both Panasonic and Olympus m4/3rds is fun to watch as camera bodies chase each other in size, weight, features, and IQ.
For me the sweet spot of sensor and lens size is m 4/3rds. The EM1 is a very good camera, and I look forward to a new Panasonic stills oriented flagship.
Makes me long for West Africa.
What about Cameroon? The western part of Cameroon was administered by Nigeria until independence in 1961. I think of it as a meeting of west and central Africa.
It should be a great lens, one of the best m4/3rds lenses if not the best. And it will not be too expensive for some. Unfortunately it will be for me - unless I find I need it more than any other down the road.
I too am waiting to hear more about the 15mm.
D1N0: Olympus will win. more fanboys. But no mickey mouse sensor camera deserves the title imho.
My guess is that "mickey mouse" m4/3rds sensor will produce the same IQ for all practical purposes as your camera, and maybe better.
FrankS009: None of the above. The Don Cherry of cameras.:-)F.
Apologies for the obscure Canadian reference - a bit of levity.
None of the above. The Don Cherry of cameras.:-)F.
BKK Street: Nice write up. Most of the tourists I see lugging around DSLR's would be better served with one of these. (Or an RX100 for most situations). And GM-1 and Fuji's are just gorgeous. Do miss the availability of a fully articulated LCD on all the models listed though.
Nope, people do "lug around" a consumer DSLR compared to this group. Consumer DSLRs have lost their reason for being - people don't have to do that anymore and coming from cell phones and entry compact cameras, they don't want to.
The IQ of consumer DSLRs is no better than the m4/3rds cameras like the GM1 and EPM2 and probably worse.
LWS2013: nothing says dull, flat and lifeless quite like an M4/3rds camera
rmp40: Thanks for putting it positively.
Isn't it interesting how tastes and design preferences can differ? Nothing says dull, flat, and lifeless to me quite like an ugly old DSLR with a honking great lens. It seems like a boat anchor for life. But a lot of great photographers take wonderful images with them. To each his or her own.
I am one of those who bought a GF1 and a G1 and have enjoyed the ergonomics of both, but did not enjoy handling or using the EM5. Just don't like the camera. There are photographers I respect who like it and others who report very good things about the EM1. For me it would be a battle between the GH3 and the EM1 - I tend to prefer Panasonic ergonomics and user interface.
From my understanding of image quality tests, for all practical purposes, m4/3rds, APS-C and FF are now all pretty equal, It is photographic purposes, lenses, and size of kit that determine which one to buy and use.
M4/3rds offers a system of very small, medium small, and larger small bodies sharing an increasingly satisfying array of light and high quality native lenses, and adaptable to others. Am looking forward to a Panasonic GM1 at the very small end of the range - in some ways the successor to the GF1, while the GX7 is it's worthy successor in other ways.
To each his or her own. Happy shooting!
Might you not give us more information in your headline?
Third party lenses for Full Frame and APS-C cameras, perhaps.
You do not include M4/3rd third party lenses and it would be better to say which ones you do include.
The GM1 looks like a great camera to me, especially with the grip. With the GX7 a little bigger, the GM1 is the true successor to the GF1. Am looking forward to both the GM1 and GX7.
Nice I am a Hudson guy myself!
duartix: I'd say that by the count of dpreview staff that came out justifying the review and the score, they're both mortally wounded.
You justify your score below based on your comparative fine grained numerical scores. I think it would be useful to have them available in this case, and the rationale for each. That would give us a better idea of where you are coming from.