Making a 1/5th of your workforce rednundant sounds like a company that is on the RISE!
princecody: Is the Panasonic 42.5mm a mini Nocticron or an alternative to the Olympus 45mm (which I returned because of the akward focal length compared to the Nocticron & cheap feel)?
42.5 > 45mm is awkward FL? different (not by much) but seriously you are just nitpicking.
SmilerGrogan: Brilliant! Bravo. You have made a real breakthrough in video camera reviewing. Great out-of-the-box thinking and another reason why so many people rely on DPR.
The world has been waiting for someone to do this forever because watching a video about an Olympus camera shot on a Canon C100 or a Nikon D750 tells us nothing about the Olympus.
Please do them all this way.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
And at the risk of repeating myself: Genius!
I am detecting... that you really like the review!
CanonKen: Can I stack them? Trying for a 17 day waterfall exposure.
I've got a filter even better than ND100,000. Its called a lens cap.
SeeRoy: Never mind the bl00dy "40mp without a tripod". How about designing an M43 camera with controls that someone has actually TESTED FOR USABILITY! I can't speak for the other models but the EM5 (mk 1) is a complete ergonomic disaster, utterly impossible to use without constantly disturbing settings that need to remain as intentionally set.And then of course there's the firmware. And the scabby focusing. Trying to pack in yet more "feechers", groan. But maybe that's what the majority of the punters want.
"impossible to use.."
Wow.... the most popular mirroless camera on flicker, seems like lots of people find it "possible"
prossi: I was ready to pull the trigger on this until I saw the AF specs...why not include phase detect AF?!!? These kinds of dollar shorts solutions are really irritating to me and kill my purchasing mood right off the bat. If I am buying a newly released camera I want all the latest&greatest. This thing costs 100 less than the em1. Whatever...
Im not sure I understand the complaint for NO OSPDAF?
Theres an EM1 for that, if you dont like it the EM1 MK2 will be out soon enough (maybe next year?).
al_in_philly: I've been using (and loving) the E-M5 since it came out. I almost bought the E-M1 but I couldn't justify paying more than $1000 for the evolutionary advances which that model provided over the original E-M5. I am feeling like that once again: I'm impressed with what I'm reading about the E-M5II, but are those changes worth another $1100 (and even more with the handgrip!)? I'm left waiting once again, hoping that the next E-M1 will have enough real-world advantages over the original E-M5 to warrant the $1300-1500 which that camera will run. That said, I'm keeping my fingers crossed--do you hear me Olympus?
one thing that is improved greatly is the Video, so if you are need good video, its worth the upgrade based on that alone otherwise I can see the point of waiting.
Glen Barrington: To me this camera is still a stalling tactic, just like the first version.
I don't think that Canon understands that while they are STILL producing a mirrorless system aimed at the mirrorless stereotype, the mirrorless manufacturers are already starting to aim their products squarely at Canon's core customers.
Will ALL DSLR users abandon the DSLR? Of course not. But will enough DSLR users 'cross over' for Canon to feel the pain? I suspect so. Will Canon finally respond in time to this challenge? I don't know, but I do know that this time last year I was a DSLR user, I can't imagine going back to the DSLR.
nekrosoft13: Olympus once again proofs they know how to make a camera, and Canon doesn't. When mirrorless is concerned.
Vignes learn to read comments before flaming
Mike FL: Oly/Panasonic is still missing UWA (zoom) lens with weather sealing.
It will be great if Oly/Panasonic have a Lens road map.
hmm Oly 7-14 2.8 pro coming. and 8mm F1.8 fisheye.
yslee1: Now that I really would like to see. No sense adopting a 500g camera to a drone when you don't need a lot of the weight associated with it (in particular, the LCD).
Thats why they Olympus released the Air module, no LCD etc required.
Horshack: This is all fine and good except that a MFT drone @ f/2.8 is really equivalent to a full-frame drone @ f/5.6. I like the shallowest DOF possible when my drone is invading the privacy of my neighbor's yard.
Im sure hes being sarcastic, otherwise its a very stupid comment.
bgbs: The only reason why Nikon released this camera is because there is demand for astrophotography, and perhaps it is another avenue for them to get exposed. If astrophotography get dominated by Nikon (even if the market is thin), their name will become synonymous with astrophotography and perhaps that would help propagate their brand.
the only reason this "company" released this "product" is because of demand.
Where did you get your business degree?
rinkos: the difference in sensor size between the 1inch and the 4/3 is smaller than the difference between the 4/3 and the APS-C sensor .
thats a quick response to all those who proclaim 4/3 is just as good ..so 1 inch is just as good as a 4/3 .
why am i bringing this up ? ..cause why do i need to pay 1000$ for this . when i can get a 1inch fz1000 with 4k and a fullrange lens ?
when you answer that question you also answer why there is no real justification for the 4/3 format of the mirrorless APS-C line , like from sony , that also cost about 70-60% of this camera's price
Comparing a Fixed lens camera to an Interchangeable lens camera is just stupidity at its finest no matter the sensor size. IF you want an interchangeable lense camera no fixed lens camera will ever do.
UnclePhil: Oh dear ZoranHR, are we feeling left out and want to get noticed?
brands, religion, all the same marketing BS anyway
5d3user: something i noticed from the promo video's is that this is a ccd sensor not a cmos, don't think anyone has picked that up yet. btw, if your going to diss the camera and not use what you got, don't comment, I won't be picking this camera up as my 5d3 will take 50+mp images just fine.... wait, you ask how is that possible? Well let me tell you,if i stitch 2 or 3 or as I have before 27 images of a landscape together I get more than 50mp image. So kiddies, its not about a camera its just knowing how to properly use these Tools to create what you want. Be creative, you don't have to have a ton of money to shoot something spectacular.
Stop complaining and GO create something instead of waiting around for the next best thing.Why are you even reading the rest of this blog, pick up the fricken camera and shoot, shoot, shoot the wall who cares just shoot, call me I will shoot some cool stuff with you!
congratulations you know how to use panorama scene mode.
GodSpeaks: I have to wonder what this lens brings to the table over the excellent Samyang 7.5mm?
Other than speed and likely high price.
at F1.8 you might.
ptox: Hilariously predictable responses to the high res mode.
Instead of taking it as a cool new feature on top of an already excellent camera, commenters are judging Olympus as though it's trying to market this as a 40MP body--we'd probably see fewer criticisms of the MkII if they'd just excluded the feature altogether.
Nevermind that a 40MP full-color-fidelity mode makes this a monster for most product photography, quite a lot of architecture work, and certain landscapes--and that the camera is a pretty worthy upgrade over the original to boot; no, Olympus is just selling us "gimmicks"...
For a bunch of photographers, there's a distinct lack of imagination here.
Nerd 2 "IR analysis is quite misleading. You can simulate 100MP or 1000MP by moving sensors tiny bit, but it will be totally worthless - the actual IMAGE on the sensor plane is limited by the OPTICS (and diffraction limit)."
You really have not understood this technology at all. Read all the reviews properly and then you will see there is resolution to be gained
piratejabez: The diagonal banding (exhibited in his-res shots with motion) is evident even in the studio shot; take a look at the green feathers. The slightest breeze may invite unwanted artifacts...
DPR need to go to NASA and use their vaccum space centres to do test shots. NO expense should be spared!