TheDevil: I like that they made the grip bigger. I have big hands and I hated the ergonomics of the first A7. I just wish they would have used the extra real estate and jammed a higher capacity battery in there.
I've several Panasonic M4/3 bodies. Only two of these share the same battery. One of few irritating issues with the Lumix M4/3 cameras. I also have and have had several Sony DSLR's (and a single SLT). They all share batteries.I think it's for the better to have only a few battery lines as Sony have chosen. The company could of course use the DSLR batteries in some of the "Nex'es"
Any new micro four-thirds manufacturer should be welcome.Today Kodak is just a brand name like Rollei and other companies of the past. Kodak may not have made good film cameras for decades, but was one of the leading developers of picture making for a period of nearly 100 years until bankruptcy a few years ago. Great respect from me!
Unfortunately is the best camera of the year not included in this poll..
A lot of the former big players in hardware and software - also some of the best - made some bad decisions or made bad choices in the past. Today they've been bought by competitors (like Adobe), are minor companies or are left to be forgotten. Adobe seems to be one of these in the future, not understanding the human nature and overwhelmed by greed, probably convinced by "marketing experts"
How a company can kill itself in a very short time. Forcing users to other brands. Stupid.
Schneider Kreuznach is a state of art lens manufacturer, and has been on the edge for generations. Superior big format, medium format and 35 mm lens production in the film era - along with premium enlarging lenses and optics in many other aspects. Now heading for modern digital cameras. Great news for M43 owners.