technotic: I don't understand the comments about bad AF. They are shipping this camera next month. These cameras are already on production lines if not in boxes on the way to distributors. Will they be shipping with rubbish AF after all the claims of XXX focus points?? Seems very odd.
It's the Fuji way.
Rush-release a product, hope to fix the product through firmware 3 years down the line.
Sisung: Considering the number of users that randomly change settings not having a clue what they're doing, it would make sense for Samsung to program their demo cameras with a reset whenever it's turned off, or after x minutes.
And I wouldn't expect the camera so be in stores in October. I just hope that if any of these bugs are true, that they're fixed before the device is sitting in my lap.
If they bring it out in December, even better, I can justify buying it by calling it a Christmas present to myself haha.
It's not the local mall, it's the biggest photo gear trade show. The visitors should at least be less clueless than the average Walmart shopper.
lacikuss: Its nice to see those sensors compared size by size.
Maybe people will understand that size does matter for image capture. When you see this you soon realize the real IQ potential of your camera and will stop trying to make imaging proveness coming from smaller sensor vs bigger ones as a bases of your argument. And admit that your smaller 1", 4/3; APS-C just cant compete with FF on IQ.
In this case, you are.
You see a photo from a sensor manufacturer with samples of their different sensors and you're like "there, you dummies, FF is physically bigger therefore it's better. Admit defeat and stop arguing".
Appreciate your precious IQ all you want, but there wasn't even an argument on this subject to begin with.
obsolescence: I'm very disappointed that no DSLR successor to the E-5 has been announced, and "why not" is the big question somebody should have asked. Olympus has left its original four-thirds users stranded, which means we have to decide whether to sell off our expensive lenses (which require an adapter to M-4/3 and don't autofocus with video, or so I've heard). Hey Olympus: we are the customers that made it possible for you to build a successful M-4/3 system, so why have you abandoned us? DSLR cameras still have advantages over mirrorless, esp for pros, and 4/3 has advantages over FF and APS-C.
Based on the E5's relative high price and scarcity, I don't think it made Olympus any money. The E7 probably would have been a waste of resources.
And the issue with the E7 was already buried last year with the introduction of the E-M1 with the side story of the E7 development and cancellation. Sory you missed the memo and got your hopes up for nothing.
They can justify it on the principle of "good enough" which is where most people are at. With (small) prints, it can be very difficult to tell sensor sizes apart. Photos taken with a good eye are more remarkable than ones just taken with a bigger sensor.
Only fanboys are concerned with what you are talking about, lacikuss. Yes, that includes insecure FF fanboys.
Rooru S: So far, EVERYTHING in Photokina by Sony is aimed for E-mount cameras. Maybe it's time to sell everything I got of A-mount and jump ship?
Sony doesn't need to say anything. The writing was already on the wall, just like it was for NEX (APS-C). You can expect new camera bodies from Sony for Alpha or E-mount (APS-C), but not much more than that.
What Sony ultimately wants you to do is move to a FF body on E-mount. Your Alpha lenses will work there (with an adapter) and it's the only Sony mount with new lens development thus the only Sony mount "with a future", whatever that means with Sony.
If only sensor size was the only aspect of a camera. It would make things so much easier and tiny sensors like full frame would be limited to kids toys because medium and large format sensor are just better.
b534202: Is the 1.4x TC weather sealed?And will it work with 4/3 lens + FT->MFT adapter?
Nah, I think Oly's m43 strategy and development is more improvised. First they started with cheapo consumer lenses, then the good but mostly non-weather-sealed primes and finally the more coherent pro zoom strategy we see here.
This contrasts with 43 DSLRs where there was a direction and 3 classes of lenses with very clear differences from the early years. Of course, the teleconverters work with all the lenses (or almost) because the teleconverters were part of the lens design process. Oly wasn't successful in this market but I always appreciated their approach when it came to lenses.
Alpha mount still has the best lenses among Sony mounts. Even if you discard all the old Minolta stuff.
TORN: Nice lens but did they say when they start to build small and leight for a realistic price?
Where's that 800-dollar 35mm f2.8 on Canikon? Or that 50mm f1.8 for a 1000 bucks?
There are already 2 teleconverters for the old 43 DSLR system.
ZhanMInG12: People here complaining about the F4 should note that no other major mirrorless system has a UW zoom faster than F4 in equivalent DOF. The Fuji 10-24mm is F4 and also rather big and heavy.
If you absolutely need F2.8 there is the much revered Zeiss 15mm Distagon ZM. True German optics at the lowly price of $4600...
Nah, it is fact brought forward when someone made a false statement, a statement that specifically included cropped sensor camera system. Completely on topic and warranted representation of a fact in response to that statement.
All that because this new announced FE lens is not all that it could be, even conveniently judging it by FF standards only. Another F4 zoom. Meh.
Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.
But I can easily post a rebuttal to the rebuttal you would have posted. You can compare the cameras' sizes in several ways. Since the GM5 can change lenses (or have no at all), it factors in.
Even if you insist the RX100 must be compared to the GM5 with a lenses attachesd to it, then extra portable lenses can be included, like bodycap lenses from Olympus. Pana wins again.
You mean a hypothetical 8-18 F2 to match the FE lens?
You will likely need those precious 2 stops in ISO to make up for stopping down the lens.
And I thought I was on your ignore list?
I would often use an UWA indoors where lighting is often is less than ideal. Obviously, exposure is a combination of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, but the more light you can gather through a fast aperture lens, the better.
Turn on a RX100 and its usable state suddenly much bigger.
It is in terms of exposure.
The GM5 is an interchangeable lens camera. It's not restricted to the kit zoom.
Gesture: Is the micro four-thirds sensor expected to be upgraded or is 16b MP likely its limit?
More like the current plateau.
Next-gen, organic sensors are for 2015.
There's the 7-14 f2.8 coming next year on m43. It's wider than this UWA FE lens and faster in aperture. It won't appease the equivalency police though.