jonikon: After checking the samples for image quality, the $800 price tag, and reading the review describing the sluggish performance and numerous shortcomings of the G1X, I think DPReview was in a VERY generous mood when they wrote the conclusion and rating for this camera! ;)
if I may, with all due respect, my opinion is different: This is a point and shoot camera with a large sensor, a slow lens and a slow AF. The majority of buyers of this camera should buy instead a "premium" p.& s. compact for much less money. Only for a tiny percent of its buyers their choice of this camera makes sense if the slow lens and AF are not important for them.
OneGuy: With slow and cumbersome AF, this cam is not in the (modern) point n' shoot category.
Flare not tested and sensor dust protection not commented upon, I don't know what category this cam can even make.
I don't get it: sensor dust protection? this lens .... ok, forget it....
Until Panasonic introduces a phase AF sensor, any other new camera is not worth much attention in my opinion.
I am waiting for a GH3, but hope that Panasonic takes more time before announcing it, because I hope that it will have a sensor capable of phase autofocus, like the one Nikon showed on the V1 (forget the rest of the V1).
their statement would have been more credible if they honestly had admitted that the firmware DID NOT work.Anybody can make a mistake once (white orbs, in this case). err is human. but proposing a "firmware fix" was stupid: didn't they check if it would work or not?well, the firmware DID NOT work.and now not admitting that the firmware did not work is plain arrogant.
Mssimo: I always think people look silly when they are in a mall or at the beach with a huge SLR. This is really the future. Image quality is great and there are some great lenses for the system.
Must have lenses with OMD: pani 14mm f2.5, pani 20mm f1.7 (or leica 25mm f1.4), Oly 45mm f1.8.
Please , what does OMD mean?thanks
do panasonic lenses have same AF speed on this Olympus ?
jtwz8975: After seeing this camera and these images I think it's time to invest in a 4/3 system. IQ looks very good now and in a few years, new bodies will be producing excellent results. Just wish they had a faster zoom in the lineup. I'll make do with the nice primes as that is what I usually shoot with now anyhow. The best camera is the one you have with you and this one will be coming with me a lot more places than my D700.
can Panasonic lenses be used on Olympus and have same AF speed ?
I am not as sofisticated as you guys. However, I just put side-by-side the pic at 200 iso and the one at 25600....and ... I am impressed !
This guy nakeddork never heard of freedom of speech?
Will Fuji announce the X10.2 (same as X10 with a new sensor)?Will they recall all the X10 they sold and fix the sensor?Will they.... what?- 6 days to find out....
fmian: This camera will sell very well. There are plenty of hungry M43 users out there.It still does not hold a candle to the ease of use that the Canon 1100d or Fuji X10 offers (just a couple examples of good design)There is simply no way that Olympus will pounce on Canon or Nikon DSLR sales with this. Some may sway themselves into thinking it's a serious camera, with the way it looks and the options it presents, but it is ultimately still a toy for gadget freaks and M43 loyalists.Those people already have a hard time understanding what good camera design is, so while the OM-D is good in relation to existing M43 models, it's ultimately not a very satisfying experience compared to an OVF and larger, brighter sensor.Who cares about the size of the camera, as long as it feels good in the hand and is intuitive to use.The OM-D accomplishes neither.It looks nice though.Maybe that's all it takes for people to spend money though.
You could compare a mirrorless camera with another mirrorless camera; or a DSLR to another DSLR; or the EVF mirrorless system to the OVF DSLR system (in general). BUT you should not in my opinion compare a particular EVF mirrorless camera to a particular OVF DSLR camera . About this camera: you could say how does it compare to a Panasonic mirrorless, to a Sony Nex etc. But it doesn't make sense to talk of Canon's and Nikon's in this contest.
Oma Oly: I can´t wait to see how this camera will act with my wonderful Zuiko SHG 4/3 lenses, 14-35 and 35-100, with the new adaptor. Can anybody give me an answer?
R.Butler answered that a lens built for phase AF does not focus as fast on m4/3.Another question: will the AF of Panasonic 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 (when they will ever be available) be as fast on this camera as the Olympus lenses? Do Olympus and Panasonic m4/3 lenses perform as well in either camera brand??
marike6: The most interesting feature is weather sealing, since many great images can be had in bad weather. IQ-wise, I doubt it will exceed the GX-1 since the sensor is the same. Videographers will pass and take the GH2 or GH3 which offers 24p and a better codec. It's actually a shame that Olympus doesn't take video seriously as the IBIS with 45 1.8 or PL 25 1.4 would rock for hand-held video work.
It odd that Olympus used to make innovative 4/3 bodies like the E-3, and now they only make retro styled cameras. But it's a good looking camera with an poor choice of kit lens. It's relatively long, with a slow aperture. You just can't get away with slow apertures zooms on m43 because DOF will be too great.
did you write GH3 ? there is no GH3 as far as I know...
garyknrd: I think all the competition in this area is great. Although I suspect Sony is going to price the thing out of the market. Higher than Canon and surely higher than Nikon. I will be anxious to see the images with this thing. But I bet they are going to fewwww and far between.I personally think it is a mistake to price these lenses over the top. It is excellent advertisement for the company. I sure hope it is in the price range where Sony shooters can afford to buy some. At least in the Canon price range. 10,500 dollars.
300-2000 ?????? what would you use such a thing for ?????
eyefuse: Hmm.. the question is.. whether to get married and arrange a nice wedding or to get this lens... hmm...
definetly buy photo equipment - maybe not this one, but if you marry, my friend, you can forget about this stuff...
Paphios: Looks like a rocket launcher. I wouldn't use it near any military bases.
Could anybody please advice if the lens Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD mounted on this camera with the adapter has the same AF speed as the m4/3 lenses.thanks
Canon, Nikon, and yes also Pentax (see the eccellent K-5) were doing very well until the the mirrorless revolution deserving success began to look like an avalange.Put yourself in the Nikon, Canon and Pentax shoes: they have so many DSRL lenses around the world that they are stuck to their system. and now DSLR is starting to look like a dynosaur compared to a mirrorless. So Pentax solution was to build a mirrorless camera able to use all their existing DSLR lenses: in other words, the adapter is already incorporated in the camera.Well, the REAL mirrorless cameras manufacturers are laughing....you have to feel sorry for Canon, Nikon, Pentax....
Is it realistic to expect that the oled EVF is now on the way to improve to the point that both the mirror optical viewfinder (DSRL) and the optical rangefinder (Leica, and, well....also Fuji Xpro1) are going to be considered as dynosaurs?