No one can polish a turd like Leica can. What a waste of time.
Thomas Tien: Back in those days when the IQ 0f a p&s is getting better, many people wish there's a camera small enough to put in their pocket w/ interchangeable lenses, well, now their wishes came true and people begin saying things like , OH, the camera is too small for people w/ big hand, the control knobs not well placed, ect.....there's no ONE PERFECT CAMERA FOR EVERYONE ! you got big hand? get a EM1 or EM5 or even a hasselblad
Baffling isn't it? All we've heard for years is "these manufacturers don't get it, what's the point of m4/3 if they are the same size as larger formats, etc, ad nauseam". Now that the body is unbelievaibly small these mouth breathers are all over it "this is too small, who could use such a thing?! Erghhh!". Just baffling.
N13L5: When you are a backpacker, you're always looking for smaller and lighter, without compromising sensor size too much.
This might just replace my Nex 5 for traveling, with the Nex remaining mounted on a long metal arm at my house.
Amen and +1 for the person who realizes products are designed for different target consumers.
LarryLatchkey: Why is it that so many cameras are designed without a grip? The additional one looks weird... And I wish they'd included a little wheel like the XF1 has...On the (German) website they have a kit (in my least favourite silver colour option only) with the standard zoom, the 20mm pancake and the grip for €999,-. That's quite an interesting offer... I already have the 14mm pancake at home, which should have a similar diameter as the kit zoom. Just wish they had added a nice pocket to that kit, but it seems they haven't designed one yet ^^
I'm just taking a shot in the dark here, but if I were designing the smallest possible camera body that I could, I would certainly leave off a grip. Just using some context clues here, I think panasonic designed and manufactured what appears to be the smallest possible camera body for m4/3 that they could. So there we have it.
jeep: The image test comparisons are interesting but seem to show some real differences in focusing. For instance the feather looks sharper with more detail on the Sony NEX-7 but the blond hair below seems completely out of focus compared to the X-E1. The playing card also looks out of focus on the X-E1
Sounds like the guys at DP are finally getting tired of all the ridiculous nit picking, bitching, and moaning in these comment sections.
I'm not sure that Vietnam was posed to invade Key West or the US anytime in the near future. Blind patriotic sounding nonsense is not patriotism.
It's one thing to discuss pros and cons of gear ad nauseum, and who doesn't enjoy that. But why the incessant crystal ball predictions about who will buy what, when, and their reasons? And frankly unless you've taken the risk to invest and put a product on the market, why would you care how the market responds to a product? And lastly, what makes you think anyone cares about your market response prediction? *rant off* (Yes, I realize the obvious comeback here is "What makes you think anyone cares about your rant", Well to that I'd say that I doubt I am the only one here who wishes these comments were more about the technology and cababilites of these pieces of modern engineering than about all these arm chair market analysts telling us all why the design and marketing decisions of these companies are dumb/foolish/ill informed/etc/etc/ et f*ing cetera.)
Fuji X-pro1 sensor for the win, wasn't expecting that.