forpetessake: I have nothing against people inventing various even wacky ways of entertaining themselves and battling boredom. But when they start promoting myths of some noble, eco-friendly, peaceful primitive savages, it's time to set the record straight. Ignoble savages were nasty to one another as well as to their environments. Surveying primitive and civilized societies, University of Illinois anthropologist Lawrence H. Keeley ... demonstrates that prehistoric war was, relative to population densities and fighting technologies, at least as frequent ... as deadly ... and as ruthless ... as modern war. One pre-Columbian mass grave in South Dakota, for example, yielded the remains of 500 scalped and mutilated men, women and children. (Michael Shermer, Scientific American)
"Ignoble savages were nasty to one another as well as to their environments. "
While that may be true, then theres no difference really to the way we live today. Except they werent putting tonnes of C02 into the atmosphere.
Wild Light: all that Leica have proved is they can create a camera, at double the price, that isn't as good as the competition.
By AbrasiveReducer (1 hour ago)What similarly priced camera does this compete with?
None, they priced it so high so they would have no competition.
Do my eyes deceive me? Why are the Leica SL images so soft almost out of focus, and secondly the Banding even at Low ISO? Am I seeing this right?
Painful to watch Leica's slow fall from grace. Stick to overpriced Lenses like Zeiss.
The most amazing thing about these photos is a teenager who has the ability to get out of bed before 9am.
KAMBIC: I hope you guys have all been practicing your MF skills. F1.2 MF only? Hahaha
I dont even use Focus Peaking or Magnified view and I can focus F0.95 with great accuracy. Slow yes but accurate!
The Question every geek wants to know is: When will the porn industry get their hands on this?
joechan32: I have another idea: just have a camera look alike that clicks but does nothing. Shutterbugs can click all day long and boast about how great a shot they would have taken. Already have a prototype (my 3-year old's camera). Saves us time, energy, resources & money. Small, light, cheap & pocket-able.
Great ideas considering I suspect plenty of amatuers who buy DSLRs with a kit lens and never add another lens, will take photos and the image never leaves the memory card, ever, and they never look at that photo again!.
Stupidest Idea Ever.
Tell Hollywood not to remake any movies while you are at it, I dont want to see anymore Spiderman movies they all sucked.
mpgxsvcd: Olympus offers the EM10 MKII for about the same price. It has excellent built-in image stabilization, weather sealing, an EVF, 1080p @ 60 FPS video, 8.5 FPS burst mode, and a host of built in features that are extremely useful.
This Canon M3 wasn't exciting when it was first announced. Now it really just seems irrelevant.
em10 mk2 is not waether Sealed.
Metabolikku: Olympus has been selling the same sensor since the beginning of 2012. That is quite a feat!
No its a BRAND new sensor! it just performs the same!
Ryan19853: I just purchased an OM-D E-M10 and it arrived yesterday. So yeah. This is quite discouraging news.
I bought it specifically for a mid September trip so I would have time to learn it. Should I return mine and pay $100 more for the Mark II and risk it arriving right before my trip (if even)?
Pros (that I care about):Comes with the EZ Lens. The smaller size would be nicer than the II R I got for travel.5 Axis stabilizationFirmware updates (Will the Mark I stop getting them?)
Cons:$100 more than I spentWon't have familiarization time before I actually need to use it.
The silent shutter would be nice but I can do without.
Talk me off the ledge... what should I do?
For $100 difference, I would swap it if only for the 5 Axis.
SigmaChrome: 25 Scene modes. Not enough. Sunset but no Sunrise. What's the matter with these folks. Bah!
Unlimited Scene modes, in M mode.
Vanitas Photo: I would LOVE to see a FF camera made by Olympus they do so many things right and the sensor size of the m4/3 isnt my cup of tea (fanboys rage in 3, 2, 1...) but I love all the innovation packed in the OMD's
scaling all that innovation up to FF size might prove to be difficult or extremely expensive.
But I would buy an Oly FF of course!
snapa: I thought one of the big selling points and advantages of the m4/3 camera system was its small size, weight and cost. Looking at those pictures makes me think WOW, that is one huge camera and lens. I wonder what all that weighs and costs?Does it take better pictures than of some of the best APS-C cameras and lenses, at a lower price, that is the question ;)From what I saw in the comparison shots, it did not IMO.
isnt it a dude?
Metal vs rock.
Metal will bend, rock will break. This is according to the laws of Nature. Nothing to see here.
jaykumarr: Now you know the difference between 'MADE IN CHINA' & made in GERMANY. This news item is 40% about Leica and 60% about quality of Chinese products
Yeah the difference - about $20 000 dollars
Let me Guess, this camera will Score massively on DXO marks Skewed "undefined" scoring system.
pdelux: I dont want or need 42MP but the pixel density is the true hero.
Would love to see this sensor cut down to M/43 size and into the Olympus EM1 Mak2!
It will happen eventually! but it might be the Mk3.
Yes you are correct but they also do 1 inch BSI sensors with higher than 16 MP so it is possible.
baggy1: All that stunning technology but they can't fit 2 card slots.No thanks.
WIFI = 2015
RolliPoli: I'd sooner spend that kind of money on glass for my M8 and M9I want to be able to see out the 'front window' not watch on cctv.
see out the "front window" - on a rangefinder?
More like see out the side bathroom window..