allineedislight: I certainly hope it will feature a new lens! The old one is good, but far from perfect.
Try taking a picture of a street lit by street light! You will get plenty of very ugly halos around the bright light sources.
so yes, a new lens with less flare and no halos around light sources would be most welcome!
As far as focal length is concerned: I guess they may follow the Leica Q and offer 28mm equiv. with crop modes to get to 35mm and 50mm.
cropping 28 to 50mm leave about 1/4 the resolution.
I hope it stays 35mm. We have too many 28mm cams already (Ricoh GR, Nikon A, etc).
Darn, I was hoping for a 4th X100 with the same sensor and lens.
scottcraig: Just another reason never to buy the first in any series of an iPhone.
On the contrary, I think it shows that Apple has excellent service and stands behind their products.
vesa1tahti: Can't beat the Nikon D7200 (excl. size and weight).
Cool story, bro.
D200_4me: I just wish m4/3 as well as Fuji would get off the recycling the same old sensors game. We don't need a brand new sensor every year, but every two or three years would be a nice time-frame for improving the sensor specs (better high ISO and dynamic range is all that I'd care about...I'm happy with anything between 16 and 24MP..
m4/3 got a 20MP sensor this year, so sounds like we are right on schedule. Is it better? I don't know. Personally I think real improvements in sensor quality happen on more of a 5 year cycle. I'm not certain current Sony APS-C is any better than the 2010 16MP Sony sensor that made waves. But I bet some of that Sony 42MP sensor trickles down to APS-C soon.
This has so few serious updates, it's a good time to take advantage of the discounts on the original E-M10.
zarabo: Why couldn't they add an articulating screen, grrr. Been waiting for an Oly cam with built in flash and articulating screen. Every cam they make, either has one or the other.
Because as many people prefer tilt and they put the articulating screen on the higher end models for those that prefer that.
Mike FL: It will be great if DPR can find the real reason of "significantly less noise than its predecessor"
It seems impossible if Olympus does NOT apply something such as "Smoothed" as DxO called for some cameras.
Again, we'll appreciate DPR for finding out the reasons behind it.
I compare RAW noise vs GX7 under low light in the studio tool and I see no advantage to the E-M10 II. It's probably just better noise reduction in the JPEGs.
Metabolikku: Olympus has been selling the same sensor since the beginning of 2012. That is quite a feat!
It's not really a problem, per se. The sensor performs very well. Still only about 1/2 a stop behind all the 24MP APS-C
That new 20MP Panasonic one isn't really an improvement anyway.
For the same span as that Sony 24mp aps-c sensor that's in everything else.
Pretty boring upgrade. Kind of like EPL5 to EPL6.
Eomivik: This is perfect for taking pictures of people without their permission for street photography.
People are observant enough to notice your phone, but not you positioning the lens in their direction? Phones are pretty discreet for street photos already.
SammyToronto: Good idea on paper, but a design like that is too delicate and will probably break with heavy use.
Flip phones are pretty durable.
joe6pack: Come on! This is dpreview. If you write about F2.0 lens, don't you think you should mention the sensor size?
It's about f/97 in 8x10 sheet film equivalent.
FRANCISCO ARAGAO: I wonder why every mobile phone camera is not like that.
There's no fatigue if you rarely move it. That's your choice.
Philosophically speaking, is this a tiny flip up camera or a really large flip up LCD?
That's kind of a silly comment. If you are worried about breakage, just don't leave it flipped out.
tkbslc: I guess this is good news if you like 35mm, since there are no other f1.4 AF lenses.
Okay, that's true. But it still points to Sony FE still being more of a system for adapting lenses vs building a system of native glass. I guess some would find that an advantage and others a disadvantage depending on your goals/needs.
I guess this is good news if you like 35mm, since there are no other f1.4 AF lenses.
fmj1974: more pancakes pls....
Would you like a short stack or a side? Maple or boysenberry syrup?