Leandros S: No RAW, no deal.
Photography is all about the end result isn't?
mpgxsvcd: If you think hand holding 1550mm is a good idea then you should probably buy this camera.
I don't see it makes a big difference to handhold a HX400V than a SX50HS. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3613236
jkoch2: Give Oly credit for introducing a new tracking tool. Long zoom is hard to use with moving objects. Let's hope the reviewers check how well it works. Perhaps it aids if the zoom is 600mm or less, but hand-held shots at any longer setting are probably difficult to keep steady or track at all. No mention if the SP-100 has the 5-axis stabilization of the OMD-EM5. Nice if it did, but maybe not.
The 1/2.3" back-lit sensor is all the bigger one can expect and also have a 24-1200mm equivalent focal range. The RX-10 has a 1" sensor, but is bigger, has a much more limited focal range, and costs almost 3X the Oly. 1200mm equivalent range with an APS-C sensor would cost a fortune and require the size and weight of a RPG launcher.
Built-in Dot Sight is interesting, but they forgot to include RAW which is important if you want to get the utmost out of the tiny 1/2.3" sensor.
AllOtherNamesTaken: Kind of useless in practice IMO. $400 for a 1/2.3 camera is an instant deal breaker for many these days, and the reach is nice but a P&S can't track worth a damn, and IQ is garbage above ISO 200, so you won't be getting many BIF's with these. Just seems very gimmicky to me, even though it's a cool idea. They are adding "tracking" features and huge reach to cameras that are the worst possible tools you can use to shoot action - that just screams "marketing ploy".
If you want crazy reach on the cheap with amazing tracking, high FPS, and good IQ, the cheapest solution is something like a J1/V1 and a FT-1, assuming you have some DSLR lenses already.
Not a bad idea for the casual traveler or something, but anyone buying it to shoot action or for its "tracking" features are going to be left very disappointed IMHO.
1/2.3" BSI CMOS isn't a garbage if you know how to use it.http://www.dpreview.com/members/9004478352/forums/recent?forum=1010
jaykumarr: Well done Olympus.. Terrific.. Don't care about doomsters who say it won't work because 1/2.3 small sensor. You made smaller OMD sensor jpeg output to defeat the sensor of mighty 7D!!. If this 50x lens has fast AF and precise focus, this will be the best ultrazoom camera for wild life.
Why don't you compare the OM-D sensor with current 1" or APS-C sensor instead of an out dated 7D?
Kris in CT: Must be a typo, looks like they pressed an "S" instead of "00" .. Someone had to say it....
But I'm afraid the majority will not pay more than $1200 for an APS-C DSLR, I strongly believe D7x00 series is already the flagship of Nikon DX DSLR.
vFunct: how the hell can they improve on the AF?? It's, like, perfect.
There are a lot of room to improve in AF, I hope Nikon will issue a firmware upgrade for D4 as well.
Just curious, how much you're willing to pay for your APS-C D400 when the market is flooded with FF DSLR @ $1500?
Sam Carriere: The deal-breaker for me is that Sony is too cheap and disrespectful of consumers to even provide a manual anymore. They just provide a totally inadequate "get started" guide.Said it before and I'll say it again: Sony is a company that deserves to fail.
I don't see the need for a manual to operate a modern digital camera, there are more than enough info on their LCD display.
ntsan: For people complaining the DoF is too deep to test CAF, Gorden from Cameralab have test the E-M1 with 90-250mm F2.8 for the same event http://cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_OMD_EM1/sample_images.shtml
And the lady on the horse back look OFF! ISO 1600 looks terrible too!
Interesting camera, let's see how the new sensor performs!
Tower: How many people to spend that money to get this sort of cameras?
A lot more than you think. :-)
1" BSI-CMOS sensor is interesting, let wait and see more samples from the real world.
Peter KT Lim: Today if Zeiss are Sogoood, than they no need to be a third party lens maker, where is their proud Contax Camera? Clearly show their product is not competitive in today environment.
It is a laugh that today still got some great lenses discovery master post their so call expert experience on site telling Z is good and C is not so good.
In general Z is definitely better than C! :-)
Arsen: I have been waiting for this review and had a feeling that it would do real well.. I needed a second body to compliment my D800E and only wanted a camera without the OLPF because once you use a camera without one, I can't imagine using one with it. This is a nice camera to take with a small lens and get excellent results when I want to leave the big brother home.
Really? I bought 3 cameras last year and D800E is the least I use. The other 2 is a D4 & a RX1 which both have AA filter. :-)
SRT3lkt: so... the EVF is not compatible with NEX series but RX1?
Yes, a $450 DC with a $450 EVF!!!
Up to now ACR 7.4 for photoshop is not yet available for update. :-(
Highest shutter speed @ 1/4000s (F5.6) & 1/3200s (F4) is an incredible achievement for leaf shutter! Fill flash will never be so easy with the RX1!
marike6: By no means am I a luddite, but having used several decent EVFs and OVFs, I can't understand why the photographers on here are so anxious to see the demise of the OVF. Is a mirror-box so large that you must do away with it? Peaking is cool, and WB preview is fine, but I would still rather actually see what the lens sees than have a representation of the image created for me. Reality is always better than virtual reality, especially when the light gets low. :-)
I think part of the reason is...http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&message=40411362
Interesting concept and curious to see how it performs especially in image quality.