Donnie G: Someone mentioned that cameras with in lens stabilization were not capable of more sophisticated 5 axis stabilization as implemented in Oly's in body stabilization design. WRONG. Check the specs on Canon's G1 X mII. The new Canon gives you 5 axis stabilization with body and in lens IS and without moving the camera sensor around.
@Donnie, do you wonder why camera makers don't do all 5 axis in software without complicated mechanical movements?
I wonder how much post-processing and color correction was done in the promo video.
CameraLabTester: How many megapixel articles do we really need to churn out here, at DPREVIEW CONNECT, to get your attention on the NOKIA LUMIA 1020 AT 38 Mega Peek Sells?
I think the Lumia 1020 deserve it, and not because of "megapixels" but because its camera is in a league of its own.
Since I'd like an Android "1020", I hope that all this publicity and interest can nudge Samsung & Co.
sdribetahi: Does just adding two wheels and customization buttons make a camera 'pro'? It still doesn't give you the option of shallow DOF, or AF of FAST moving objects. Anyone can add buttons to a p&s as well. Doesn't make it pro.
I see most of "pro" using APS-C and f6-f7 eq lenses like the Canon F4 L, that, according dxomark, perform worse than the native lenses on m4/3, and have less DOF control.
Should I yell "Your are not a pro" when I see them? ^^''
Dpreview is a niche site and comments are rated and moderated. So it works quite well.
On other sites, comment can be useless or damaging, because they fail their own "noble" and useful mission (to spread ideas and information).
In that cases, they only work as an easy trick to generate "clicks", but in the long run they overshadow the editorial content of the site, and they decrease its "perceived quality" .
fibonacci1618: The most important unknown at the moment is the IQ of the lens, although I'm sure the price is going to be too high for many. But it is what it is, i.e. a Leica design, f/1.2 lens. If the price is too high for, then go get the Oly 45 f/1.8. There is now a niche for both types of user, those who are happy with the Oly and its price, and those whose needs (or pockets) justify the Panny 42.5mm.
There's also the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 to boot.
There's no other lens system in the world that offers such a fantastic range in just this focal length - not even Leica has a Noctilux lens in this 85 to 90mm focal length.
So, I'm just glad m4/3 is maturing nicely. Now, let's see what the price will be.
yabokkie, If I imagine myself using a FF body + an 85 f1.8 in the contexts and ways I used the OMD + the 45mm f1.8, I can't stop laughing.
The 45mm is always with me. I suppose the 85mm for full frame is always at home (or studio)
Also, the "equivalence" works in both ways: 6x the volume (and weight) of camera and lens is worth that half stop of advantage of the 85 on FF?
I agree that if weren't for volume and weight, the "equivalence" would have been a lot easier.
rusticus: Let's see if dxo-mark to let the cat out of the bagand burst the bubble of the most over-rated camera in 2012
It seems that people who are using the OMD are enjoyng it.
What cat should go out of the bag? That OM-D is not a enjoyable camera to use, or that dxomark is read much more than is understood?