Boss of Sony: Does this camera have anything over Sony a6000 apart from IBIS?
@ Boss of Sony: The OM-D's are sexy, you very much want to pick them up and create, whereas the Sony's are in the middle of an identity crisis looks wise IMO. Don't get wrong, I love my A7II but for me, no other mirrorless camera comes close to the Olympus in the aesthetics department. Both are excellent cameras. If I were in your situation, the lens selection would tip the scales in favor of the E-M5MKII.
Great Viddy...well done! More More... Please :)
Jonathan F/2: Olympus is one of the most innovated photography companies in the business. Olympus cameras aren't top of the class in any one area, but they're just very good and fun all-around! Their engineers are some of the best out-of-box thinkers!
@Jonathan F/2: Please tell me what other camera company has better in-body image stabilization? Olympus is at the top of the class in that category and by quite a large margin. But I do completely agree with the rest of your post ;)
T3: Nice to see that some companies are still innovating.
This is the MOST relevant comment in the whole thread. Well said T3, well said...
That thing looks combat ready...BOO-YAH!
Canon is so arrogant that they don't even bother to try and breath new life into their bread and butter DSLR's, instead, give us the same old tired-ass paper weight, just with a few more megapixels. I don't expect their attitude to change for mirrorless. Laying dormant and playing it ultra conservative, as they have, will eventually take a heavy toll on their camera division. If Sony's new 50MP Alpha series entry has 5 Axis IS and the new Zeiss 35 1,4 is on par with the Zeiss 55FE, that toll will be accelerated significantly.
DPR: E-M5II Specs page indicates that the viewfinder resolution is 100. Please correct.
RPJG: Does anyone know why Nikon and Canon have self-cancelling LPFs, rather than just not having an LPF at all?
I think it's fair to say that many here were expecting quite a bit more from Canon this time around as it has been years since they introduced anything really exciting (5DMIII-2012). And it's not just Canon fans but broad spectrum disappointment. If Canon had knocked our socks off with something bold, new and revolutionary, the rest of the industry would have sat up and taken notice. As it stands right now, I'm hearing a collective sigh of relief.
photog4u: Canon really put the mirrorless segment on notice with this roll-out...wow.
Canon really put the mirrorless segment on notice with this roll-out...wow.
D1N0: High res mode is a lot sharper but not as sharp as a single exposure 36mp
Quite right Naveed, see the woman in the head scarf with hands clinched in prayer. Much sharper than the 810 at 1600 (low light) on a Thunderbolt or equivalent monitor.
@D1N0:That may be true in some instances, but not all. The E-M5II OOC is much sharper than the D810 in low light at 1600. http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7 It also depends on the lenses used and who's doing the post processing from RAW, when available in ACR. The fact that this camera is even in the same conversation as the D810 is a shocking development in and of itself.
Roman Korcek: No 40 MPx samples in the samples gallery? :-(
Wow! Thanks very much for the Wong link. Those are some of the, if not THE, best out-of-camera .jpgs I've ever seen.
PH61: The Sony probably won, otherwise there would only be one winner, a Nikon...
Man...what on Earth have you folks done to deserve such a complete and unabashed lack of trust by many readers here? I've never seen anything like it. It boarders on paranoia...
I DEMAND A RECOUNT!!! ;)
The NX1 is not a complete waste of resources as many have stated. Sony has been unable to singularly force the big two to get off their duffs an innovate. Perhaps now that a TV/Smartphone/Refrigerator company has joined the fray, and with seemingly unlimited resources, they will become concerned. Though, I'm still not convinced of this, as both companies have demonstrated an unprecedented amount of complacency with nothing but a continuum of refreshes a of the same ole product. I have no interest in Samsung cameras but I'm glad they came on the scene. I heard a rumor that Frigidaire will soon introduce a 100MP camera with a Hybrid EVF/OVF ;)
It was not too terribly long ago that Sony couldn't tie Nikon for anything. Today they tied the king of the DSLR in a category that includes the Flagship D810. Sufficient evidence (if you needed any ;) that Mirrorless has come of age.
photog4u: Last chance to vote people cuz if Sony wins this thing instead of Nikon, many here at DPR will be spending the weekend sitting Shiva :)
I don't feel like Sony is getting the shaft here, but rather that the hosts could do a better job of maintaining their site as having less or no bias toward a particular brand so as to appear to be more credible. That's not to say they shouldn't shout from the mountain tops every time one or any brand does something so significant that it changes the landscape and direction of the industry, as was the case with the RX1 and the A7 series, IMO. That said, I would not hesitate for one moment, to purchase a Nikon or Canon or any Mirrorless kit, if it were produced to the specs of the A7S/A7II and add a little higher MP, 15 bit DR and 14 bit lossy RAW. My loyalty is not to a brand, my loyalty is to an excellent Mirrorless camera and IMO Sony is presently the leader in that particular realm.
@ Barney Briton: C'mon man, seriously? Do you ever go back and read your own content? It's the subtle undertones many of us notice. You're like gushing school girls when writing about Nikon anything and petulant children when writing about Sony. I'm sure your all very nice people and well-intended so don’t take this personally but rather try to see it for what it is; a simple criticism of the overall writing bias here at this site. So why would you care? "Oh that's right Sheldon, sometimes I forget you're not a real boy" ;)