Will performance page ever be done?
peevee1: Doesn't GH2 require UHS-II for 4k video? UHS-II has extra set of contacts, it is not just about speed.
UHS-I Speed Class 3 only requires 30MB/s, so that 60/85 MB/s is still peak performance, and still lower than the old SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s.
Sorry, I meant GH4 of course.
Doesn't GH2 require UHS-II for 4k video? UHS-II has extra set of contacts, it is not just about speed.
It ALL could have been done with just an app using the existing camera in any smartphone, no extra lens necessary.
Did the camera still work after being in the sea for more than a day? It supposed to be in salt water only for an hour or so.
How is it compared to Olympus FL-600R?
Extra 1 or extra 9 in the price? The toy set could not possibly cost $1199.99, right? Photographically, it is all replaced by a single Panasonic FZ70, and then some...
peevee1: 1/2.84-type sensor.
Or, for just $2K, you can buy Sony AX100 with 1" BSI-CMOS sensor (from RX10), f/2.8 25-300 eq zoom lens and 4K video.
At least you have 4k. And 2k is still from the sensor that is about 8 times bigger.
xtoph: Yeah, raw would be nice, but beside the point unless oly offers true manual exposure control or AT LEAST aperture priority mode. Seriously, what is the point of advertising your f/2 lens if there is no way to take advantage of it? I got some good UW pics with the tg2, but also lost a whole lot of them to motion blur because the camera inexplicably decided it needed to shoot at f/5.6 and 1/30 sec or slower ... Underwater. Good luck with that. (Also tended toward severe overexposure underwater, to the point where even -2 ev comp wasnt always enough. How hard is it to just let the user set exposure?????
It ALREADY offers aperture priority mode, since TG-2.
AD in KC: Oh ma GAWD!
And I hear there is a new Canon WTF in the works... And a Nikon LMAO... And a Fuji... oh never mind.
Fuji X-XX. Only for certain type of photography.
Matt1645f4: that lens looks bent on the body, poor Photoshop LOL
No, it is a built-in tilt-shift mechanism.
Cane: DO websites absolutely have to do April fools stuff every year?
Yes. Yes they do.
onlooker: Just like many users now enjoy cameras without slapping mirrors, one day global shutter will become available with large sensors, and slapping shutters will go the way of the dodo. That will be no less of a revolution than a mirrorless camera.
That will be a huge revolution, bigger than mirrorless, enabling as low ISOs as needed, as fast shutter speeds as needed, much thinner and lighter cameras than even GM1, better battery life, faster sequential shooting, instant HDR, proper video without artifacts, any shutter sound you want - here come designer shutter sounds :)Why sensor makers are still not at it?!?!
peevee1: 2 years ago Olympus made a bold step of releasing TG-1 with 1.5-2 stops better lens than the competitors. 2 years later, with only small updates, it (now TG-3) stays the best in the category.What a sad state of affairs when competitors cannot leapfrog the leader, as it used to be. Brand new Nikon AW120 is still a stop behind...
I need a pocketable camera on the beach, yes.
mpgxsvcd: I would like to know more about the 120 FPS and 240 FPS modes.
Mechanical IBIS does not care about frame rates.
peevee1: Did not SH-50 claim 5-axis stabilization too? Seems SH-1 is SH-50 in new body with TruePic VII processor...
Yeah, looks like now 5-axis is for stills too, in SH-50 it was only for video (I guess mechanical part of translational stabilizer was lacking). From their press-release:"the first compact camera equipped with optical*2 5-axis image stabilization for both still images and videos."
And I am pretty sure it is NOT the new sensor, same 16 mpix Sony unit - just a new processor.
captura: It's strongest competition in the travel-cam market is the Sony Cyber-shot HX20V which has a software-boosted maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800. The maximum ISO of this new Olympus is only 6400.
On the sensor this small, even 6400 is ugly. 12800? Really?
gloaming: Holy smoke!! From near death to "Yeah, we'd like to be taken a bit more seriously suddenly," Olympus is starting to fight for some market. This is a really good start.
This is not a start. This camera is no more than a slightly updated SH-50 from a little more than a year ago.Their real restart was 2 years ago with the release of OM-D E-M5 (DPR best camera of the year) and TG-1 (much better underwater/tough camera which is not just "sunlight only" like the rest of them).