mark moe: Shopping:
Just looked at the two cameras in person the Sony looks and feels like Leica in quality versus the Panasonic.
I like Sony's aperture ring I use aperture shift a lot the way I think. The ND filter is a biggie to me too. I know their sweep panorama auto HDR and Twlight mode are benefits to me since I already use them.
My vacations are in tropical sites mostly, so Sony's weather seal is a big plus too.
It the Panasonic's autofocus is better and 400 telephoto make it a better "family cam" for kids stuff like soccer games it makes it really hard.
I have a good pocket cam (rx100) and ok DSLT (a55) so this would be move to move the DSLR out since this isn't a pocket cam
Any thoughts on the Panny's ability to shoot sports?
FZ1000's AFC is certainly onpar with mid/low DSLR, I can track cyclist cycling through no problem
I guess Pana and Olympus is giving the low end market to Kodak since Panasonic is going to discontinue G/GF series and the only Oly camera coming this year is E-PL7 (no E-PM3).
davidodd: ...or you could buy a Panasonic G6+14-140mm which would probably cost about the same, weigh less, and have a 28-280mm/F7.1-F11 equiv lens. And you could add a fast prime for a little more.
I think this is why there is no G successor, FZ1000 is the bridge between G and FZ
Elaka Farmor: As a PAL user, my obvious standard question; is it possible (like the RX100M3) to switch between NTSC and PAL in the menu (to get 30fps in 4K and 60p/120p in 1080p)?
At least GH4 allows u to switch between PAL and NTSC
You need external recorder like 7Q to record 4K on A7R
Asus Zenbook Infinity is one of the best ultrabooks IMHO, WQHD and i7-4558u with Iris 5100 is quite bit faster than macbook air, and they both have similar weight.
Though now I prefer XPS 18 as my go anyway machine (sold my 2013 MBPR so have extra fund for other stuff), 18.4" is way nicer to work with video and photo editing than 13 or 11", and it weighs less than the typical 15.6" notebook too!
The temperature in MBPR is quite high, I regularly got over 100C when rendering videos from AE/Premiere, and my friend's 2013 MBPR's power adapter melted recently so he have to get another one, luckily it didn't burn down his whole house...
Just want to say HowaboutRaw seems like the paid poster by Samsung
I never saw this guy on M43 forum at all
Trollshavethebestcandy: Kudos to Pentax for both lenses. The Q has the same advantage as M43 and that is small lenses. It is a bit odd to make it $500 but maybe not so outrageously so considering Fuji will have an ultra wide zoom in a few months for $800 (yes the Fuji will have a greater output) but I don't know what the margin on this is considering R&D ect and small market but they are brave to put out a risky product and reward the owners of their midget system. Perhaps we will see a few more Q bodies in the future especially with advancing technology. Perhaps in a couple years their tiny sensor can get closer to more peoples photographic needs. Lets remember this is a TINY lens and that is the niche. Compare to M43 ultra wide zoom for a comparison. Bravo for bravery and keeping with the ethos and concept.
Canon 11-22mm IS for EOS M is only $399, I think realistically it should sell for $300~$350.
Zayne: Dear DPReview, please just tell me why the video score is the same with E-P5 & E-M1? Don't tell me it is because it doesn't have the mic input. Spec to spec this camera even blow out of the water the video spec of E-M1. Make comparison the video quality out of the box and tell us are they really equal, hence you giving the same score?
Yeah the video is in a different league than Olympus and their crap codec, a simple video of dog running will result in macro blocking on Olympus machine
It is even more expensive than Nikon 1 or EOS M's UW zoom lens, both of them have much bigger sensor to cover, I am pretty sure it will be much cheaper produce than either the 1" or APS-C
ET2: DPR should have included comparison image with Nex-5T
That would have made it clear that GM1 isn't that much smaller.
NEX-5T 287+116 = 403gGM1 200+70 = 270gRX1 = 281g
thats like the difference between holding a Galaxy Tab 8.9" vs Nexus 7 2013 tablet
And the difference is much more if you add 10X zoom:NEX-5T 287+534 = 821gGM1 200+265 = 465g
GM1 with 10X zoom is only 65g more than NEX-5T on their smallest 3X PZ zoom, or about same weight if you use standard 18-55mm 3X zoom on 5T.
waxwaine: Pentax´s Qs are total winners in control interface area. It performe as a real DSLR, meanwhile GM1 wil be used as a point and shot, with manual zoom.
control wise Q should be better, but performance GM1 is much faster, and -4EV is better than 6D for low light focusing.
Jogger: Pana should have just gone with a fixed lens compact with the m43 sensor; they could have made the lens faster. Right now, the RX100 is so much better: faster lens, far better video capability, true pocket-ability, option for flash/evf, better interface, better lens, etc, etc. If you are never gonna change lenses (the target market will likely never), this camera doesnt make any sense.
It got the same sensor and AF capability as GX7, show me any other cam that can focus on -4EV
Joseph Mama: That looks really cool. I am very surprised they didn't release a pancake prime at the same time. That would do a MUCH better job of emphasizing its small size and making comparisons with a Ricoh BR, RX100, etc in terms of pocketability.Even that kit zoom looks HUGE on it, and its 1.2 inch bulge does detract from its ability to actually pocket the thing.
they should put the Olympus 15mm lens cap on it to show pocketable!
tkbslc: Pentax Q just became even more irrelevant.
though there is a small 35-100mm coming from Panasonic next year, but probably bigger than 06 lens and no constant aperture
Menneisyys: $750, that is, the same as RX100 MkII, while "only" having the major advantage of 24mm WA (apart from, of course, lens exchangability) while having much worse video and the lens being much thicker? Well, the price SHOULD drop quite a bit.
codec and algorithm is what makes the difference in video beside the raw specification, also bandwidth helps too.
dw2001: love these focus tracking test where you shoot at like F22 and absolutely everything in the frame is in focus...that really gives you an idea of how the focus tracking performs....
Cameralab done the tracking test using 90-250mm F2.8 for those bokeh naysayers
For people complaining the DoF is too deep to test CAF, Gorden from Cameralab have test the E-M1 with 90-250mm F2.8 for the same event http://cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_OMD_EM1/sample_images.shtml
Adrian Van: For more EM1 photos/reviews: Check out RobinWong.blogspot for photos of C-AF tracking of skate boarders and many photos from the new EM1 for sport and moving people/vehicles and also macro photos in his first 2 articles on EM1. It shows the large buffer around 41 photos in Raw S-AF and 50 Raw photos in C-AF high speed mode, and you can download images for review.
CAF looks like it works very well in his tests. Robin now an employee of Olympus only recently (a few blog posts ago) now has even faster access to Olympus gear it seems for review. Worth checking out and a great read.
Great job, finally getting that job at Olympus, you certainly do deserve it Robin!!
More credibility than a lot of keyboard analysis, a picture worth a thousand words
Robert Morris: Yep, that's Canon. New 2K video when the world is moving to 4K, yesterday's tech for todays cameras.
So does DVD and 1080P when they are first available, who need 1080P when TV station only do 480p :p