A 4K video reinstalled to 1080p is better than a native 1080p video
So, even you do not have 4K TV, you can still benefit from 4k video
goshigoo: Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?
Why don't you just get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??
I am not sure if the price really justify it; but I do understand some people need ultimate IQ so they will pay whatever to get it
It makes sense
so it does look like Medium format may not always produce better IQ than 135 FF;
I see your point; you are talking about IQ at base ISOI do agree with that, that's useful
Sorry, one more question...Under low light situation; Can I say the IQ of 50mm @ f/1.4 @ 135 FF @ ISO 1600 is probably better than 80mm @ f/2.8 @ 645 @ ISO 6400 under the same shutter speed ?
BTW, correct me if I am wrong, I believe they have the same FoV
#1 Larger sensor but the lenses are slower.......40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 vs 24-70 f/2.8
#2 I agree leaf shutter is an advantage
Sorry guys, I am really asking here!I thought the most important things are Fov, Dof and ISO performance?
I am not talking about super thin DoF......
I just want to ask why spending huge amount of money on medium format, while you can achieve using much cheaper 135 FF?
40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 cost you over 10K USDbut a 5D3 + 24-70 f/2.8 cost you much lessbut it gives your the same View of field and Depth of field
well I do understand LEAF shutter in Phase One 645 gives you very fast flash sync
Because RX100 only has 1" sensor and I cannot mount another lens?
f/1.8 - f/2.8 @ 1" sensor is equivalent to only f/4.8-7.5 in 135 FF
I will get RXwhatever if it has 1" sensor AND a 8-26mm f/1 lens in a same compact body (which is not feasible)
Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?
Marcelobtp: One important thing to be noticed -4 ev focusing with a F2.0 lens, so only the 55 1.8 will take total advantage of this for now.
Do you still get AF via adapter? ....
Oh My God....!!! OMG!! OMG!!!!It's OMG!!
Panasonic is really doing very well recently (except the 42.5 f/1.2, but we can just ignore it since we already have 45 f/1.8)
The recent releases of GM1 / GX7 / GH4 / 15 / 12-32 and the upcoming 35-100 are on the right path of m43; the true spirit of m43in terms of pricing and portability
I hope we will see a 8mm pancake prime or 9-18mm from panasonic soon
Zoron: no built-in stabilization....so no for me.
I think OIS usually lower IQ or more affected by shutter shockI am glad that this one does not have OIS as my GX7 already has :)
quangzizi: Again reading the comment section is the best way to lol. So many "experts" here claim that this is overpriced, yet none has seen the actual performance and comparison with the Fuji. If you look up on the web, there are some samples of the Pana and damn they are so sharp and so good even wide open. That bokeh and characteristics are of course "leica".
I was taken back a bit by the price, but looking through the specs. It is more complicated than the Fuji (14 e in 11 groups vs 11 e in 8 groups). It seems to be heavier because it is fully metal as other Leica lens should be (fuji is only barrel and mount metal). OIS is yeah first of its kind for this. Considering all that and the leica badge (it costs), it seems OK at the moment. If further test proves this a lemon then we will know - not now...
this is overpriced given DoF is same as 85 f/2.4 @ FF and Fujifilm XF56 is cheaper
jhinkey: OK Nikon, now you just have to make a 24/1.8 and then you can get on to more important matters:16/2.8 AFS fisheye20/2.8 AFS45/2.8 AFS (compact please)135/1.8AFS400/5.6AFS VRand then you'll get some of my cash.
I don't think you will see 135/1.8; it should be 135/2....
Babka08: I'm glad Canon chose to go 35mm f/2 with IS for the same money.
It's for video.......
Spec-wise, it is even worse than fuji's one....except OIS
for $1600....it's better to get D610 + 85 f/1.8Gwhich is only ~USD $2000 in HK....
Timmbits: @DPR: I'm glad to see that you shot these with some other cameras for reference. however, you should add a few more in there, especially a wider selection of the higher-resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax, to keep the readership here happy... the best of each maker for reference in both APS and FF formats.
I think either do what they are doing now, GX7+EP5+5D3+NEX6or publish the tool 1 month later with more cameras
which one do you prefer?I prefer the current approach, at least it helps people/me to pick GX7
Paul Amyes: I was really ready to buy this until I got to no external mic input. Why oh why cripple the camera like this? I like the form factor very much. It was this or the EP5 and both have been crippled badly as a multimedia device. I hope BlackMagic gets its act together and ships as promised and then I'll buy one of the pocket cinemas and an EPL5 for the stills.
I think they leave it for the GH line;it is already good to see FHD @ 60p and manual video controland I agree that you can get an external audio recorder if needed
Too bad that ISO starts with 200, it'd be perfect camera if it starts from ISO 100...
but it is still better than GX1 (ISO 160 x 1/4000) given it has 1/8000 shutter
Well, it has ISO 125, at the expense of DR; you can do this in PP on any ISO 200 based camera, but it is more convenient for the camera to do it for you
IBIS, EVF + titable LCD, silent shutter, dual dial, HDR/Panorama/NFC/Wifi/built-in flash
this camera is the ultimate camera for travel so far!I am getting this!