Hey Nikon-Dumb, ugly and expensive. What were you thinking? These are going to sink like stones.
I hope this camera is really good at higher ISO's, 400 and up. With glass this slow you will be shooting with small apertures, higher ISO's and slow shutter speeds a lot. It just appears that SMALL is THEE most important goal with these designs. I don't know maybe I'm wrong but I thought image quality was THEE most important goal of any camera. I want to see the prints with this lens and the m4/3 Panny's & Oly's at ISO 400 and up. If the camera does well at higher ISO's then Panny has itself a real winner. I get the feeling that m4/3 manufacturers are painting themselves into a corner trying to go smaller and smaller. You've got smallish sensors which struggle somewhat at higher ISO's and they're trying to put small, slow lenses on them that require exceptional performance from the sensor. I vaguely remember, way back when, small rangefinder cameras with full frame 35mm film in them. Hey maybe digital manufacturers could do that too. I must be genius coming up that one.
Yes printing is the only way to really judge a camera's ability. Of course most people didn't comprehend what I was saying and came up with ridiculous statements about how no one prints any more. I'm not saying you have to print every photo you take. Also the person who said photo labs are disappearing and that shows no one prints any more. Really? Seems like there a lot of printers in homes these days. Maybe that is why photo labs disappeared. Hmmm? Gee never thought of that. What I'm saying is that when you print after you've maximized your camera settings and dialed in your post processing, then and only then can you judge a camera's ability. Look at prints sized 8X10 and even larger 11X14. The great majority of people never print larger than that. Also the vast majority of people will think prints coming directly from this camera, with no post processing, will look fabulous at those sizes.Judging by blowing up crops and looking at them on the internet is just for nerds.
Here's what's going to happen. People are going to zoom this thing out and say,"Gosh the pictures are so soft." Anything with a long zoom is going to need to be used on a tripod. No type of IS system will stop movement when a lens is zoomed out that far. Bank on those comments and reactions.
Just like a regular mirror less camera only with a red button on it and costing five to ten times as much. Ho hum.
I tried to read the review but the translation is, shall we say, different. Couldn't really understand it but I got the impression he liked it and it worked well.
Ho hum. So? It's still images on a computer screen. The ONLY way to determine the quality of a cameras' imaging ability is to print them with settings that the photography finds appropriate for his or her usage. You really can't tell much of anything about a cameras' imaging ability by looking at jpegs on a computer. As much dpreview wants to show something with these changes it really doesn't mean anything. I'm sure this camera, based on Oly's history, can make images that will suit almost everyone at print sizes large enough to please 99% of the people. I'm sure you'd be able to print images from this camera that you could display in a gallery and no one would know if they came from a 20k medium format or this camera. Maybe up close, at prints larger than the vast majority of people would ever print, you could tell a difference. But for $800 you can make images that would please almost everyone. No need to spend more unless you are a pro and print very large. Are you a pro? Right!