Kodachrome200: olympus please make a fast 25mm lens please
I too am waiting for a quality fast 25mm from Oly. It doesn't need to be f1.4. f1.8 or f2.0 would be good enough. But the size has to be smaller than Pana's 25mm f1.4. Somewhere between Pana 20mm and Oly's new 17mm would be nice...
IrishhAndy: Thought I'd get in before the crowds. Looks like a nice cam but over prived and a kick in the teeth for XE 1 owners.
Generation distinction sounds like a sensible reason. Looking forward to X-E2. ;)
Kokeen4231: I wonder how this sensor can compete with 1" sensor found in the rx100.
Wondering the same thing here. Wish there's a 1" sensor compact camera with lens like Fujifilm's X20 or Olympus's XZ-2.
Hope Nikon will soon be able to make some f2.8 Nikon 1 zoom lens without sacrificing the small size factor...
klopus: "Challenging Facebook/Instagram's photo sharing dominance, the new Snapseed update..."
Why press always confuses Instagram with image editors? Instagram is first and foremost a proprietary cloud based image sharing social service, sort of visual Twitter. That's what defined its success and not a middling set of filters and rudimentary image editing tacked inside the app. Before Instagram there were gobs of much more powerful and easy to use editors that allowed to share images to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, etc.
"Challenging Facebook/Instagram's photo sharing dominance..."
It clearly says "photo sharing" in the sentence you quoted. How can you miss that?
Lytro, as it stands right now, doesn't seem too interesting to me. However, if the technology can be used on 360 degree shots, it may open up some interesting opportunities, I think...
simon65: "We do find some questionable decisions, the most obvious being the lack of a touchscreen"
I ask you to consider that touchscreens may be more popular in the DPR office than in the market generally. I would far rather find easily accessible external controls (like the new top dial) and lens rings that can change apertures than I would touchscreen.
But then I also have no interest in wifi. I have no use for it, and its certainly not something I wish to pay extra for. My usb cable works just fine and doesn't clutter up the household environment with yet more needless EMF radiation.
All in all I upgrade when a camera offers a discernible increase in IQ, build quality and external controls, and new breakthroughs in sensor/weight/size ratios (ie bigger sensors in smaller cameras). Sony is definitely moving in the right direction in all these areas, which is why I am now in the Sony rather than the Canon camp, but touchscreens, wifi, and assorted gizmoes move me not.
I guess you missed out the context. That comment relates to NEX-6's new app feature. With the ability to download and install apps on NEX-6, one would naturally think of touchscreen interface.
marike6: Fuji will get my money but for the X-E1. I do like the design of this camera, but a few of the specs fall short for the price. For this money, I'd say the X10 is a much, much better deal and a better shooter, albiet at a larger body size.
Indeed, f2.0-2.8 is definitely more attractive than f1.8-4.9.
SteveNunez: Pricing is disappointing......Panasonic has a chance here to lure prosumers to micro four thirds with high quality glass but if priced at near dslr like prices the enticement wanes a bit......sad really!
Couldn't agree more. Pana had a great opportunity with the 12-35 f2.8 there, but... Now Fujifilm has come up with a 18-55 f2.8-4 and it's even slightly smaller (65 x 70.4 mm). I hope Oly can soon give us a m43 version 14-54 f2.8-3.5 with a reasonable price tag.
SheikYerbouti: A zoom lens on a rangefinder type of camera seems to be going against everything that rangefinders were originally designed for. But, as Fuji have demonstrated with their X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras, it can be done quite elegantly. Still, I'm wondering how useful and how intuitive a zoom will be on these cameras? To me a zoom makes much more sense on an SLR because its through-the-lens view is more suitable for framing and composing an image with a zoom. I think rangefinder photographers are better off with 2, 3 or 4 excellent prime lenses in the bag ...
... which gives me an idea: Wouldn't it be nice if at some point in the future Fuji introduced a high quality, compact, K-5-style SLR that made use of their amazing X-Trans sensor? Maybe Photokina 2014 would be the right time to announce such a camera?
X-E1's EVF is already through-the-lens view.
Looks like a great compact! 12MP is just right (RX100's 20MP is too much) for me. Wish it was f3.5 or wider on the tele end though...