They've tried to solve a problem that 99% of camera owners didn't have in the first place.
Is it just me who was expecting to see the obvious "sideways-on" photo of the converter mounted on the camera (to judge its overall depth once fitted), but found there wasn't one?
Zoron: wow....X100s and omd-em10 cheaper-alternative killer
Yeah wow, Same price as the A6000, slightly smaller sensor with half the MP count, purely to stop eating into sales of the rebel. and what's with the black border around the rear LCD? Why couldn't they fill the whole area with a display? The only eye catching feature so far for me is f2 at the wide end.
Jogger: Why is the 25/1.8 more expensive than the already excellent and faster 50/1.8 from other makers? Even the excellent Nikon 35/1.8 is faster and less than $200.
Nikon's full-frame AF-S 50mm f1.8G is well built and less than half the price of the Oly.
The only bit of the Olympus 25/1.8 that's been "designed for digital" is the price tag.
Couldn't agree more with this article. So many times I've spent too long looking through the viewfinder, snapping away at an event, and then straight afterwards I wonder to myself what it was I saw exactly.
At my kids' school Christmas production this year the camera stayed in my pocket for 99% of the time, and I made sure I just took in the production with no distractions like taking photos to worry about. It was quite refreshing. And all around me parents were basically watching their kids via the 3.5in displays on their mobile phones and cameras.
Rage Joe: This gives us something to think about camera design in general. At least I like the idea of The Holy Trinity of Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO value to be easily seen, even when the power has been turned off. Just shoot RAW and that's about all you need to know about the settings, in case you use manual focus. Once you gain some experience the exposure values to use you just know, pretty close.
After all we know that on a normal bright day you just set - 100 ISO - F5.6 - and 1/125 - and you'll do just fine. Just start to shoot :) and if it is not exactly right then just make some minor adjustments. But the first ones are all right too in RAW. Photography is easy. Children's play.
Err don't you mean f/16?
Nikon should have actually made a digital, manual focus only, FM2 rather than this hybrid beast.
A 24-70mm equiv with constant f2 aperture would have been much more radical and exciting. f2.8 is still slow in my books on such a small sensor.
This is why I bought the x100s. So I wouldn't need to carry around a camera bag or feel the need to buy all this tat to fill it!
Chev Chelios: Why can’t Olympus decide on a control layout and stick with it? They keep moving the main dials around. The did the same going from the EP2 to EP3. They’ve been designing cameras for so long you’d think they’d have an idea of their preferred ergonomic design by now. Or is it just me?
Look at Canon (just for example, and I’m not a fanboy). The Mode dial, Rear dial, and Front dial on their prosumer line have remained in the same place for 13+ years or so.
@NZ Scott What's sensor type got to do with basic ergonomics?
I think Oly made cameras well before m43 was launched?!
Why can’t Olympus decide on a control layout and stick with it? They keep moving the main dials around. The did the same going from the EP2 to EP3. They’ve been designing cameras for so long you’d think they’d have an idea of their preferred ergonomic design by now. Or is it just me?
Is it just me or do those images look like 20.7 MP of oversharpened mush? Not bad for a phone though (I suppose).
Panasonic taking a leaf out of Canon's book: stick a two year old sensor in a consumer camera and flog it as an update.
I haven't read the marketing fluff but presume this offers substantially more than the current G5?
Typo under "Handling"?
"Despite the smaller dimensions, the Pentax K7’s controls remain..."
How can a camera that has, according to its reviewer, "Mediocre photo quality" with photos that are "soft and noisy" and has "Terrible battery life" and has "buggy" and "outdated" software, and whose wi-fi "has very poor reception" with "occasional connection problems" score...
How bad does a camera have to be to score an average 50%? (let me guess, probably unable to take a photo at all!)
damn, I thought the cat picture was real.
this article was hardly worthy of being a news item.
JohnMatrix: Am I right in thinking the D800s cross-type sensors are all clustered in the central area of the frame, rather than having some of them located towards the edges where they'd be more useful in portrait orientation?
The review doesn't really pick up on that fact, unless I missed it?
@LSE @FuzzTheKingOfTreesI believe the 5DIII (and 1Ds) has cross points further away from centre than the D800.
Chev Chelios: Anyone know whether it will let you spot meter off a selected AF point??
All I can find is the marketing guff about the "63-zone Dual-Layer sensor linked to each point of the AF system" but no word whether spot metering can be moved off of the centre point.
Thanks Richard, appreciate the follow-up.
(I would have guessed the answer would be no, but you never know - Canon may have been feeling generous!)
Anyone know whether it will let you spot meter off a selected AF point??