D 503: Despite its limitations micro four thirds always gets the shot.
"Getting the shot" is the advantage for a photography tool. ;)
stevens37y: "We wouldn't expect the GM1 to produce amazing video, since its video spec falls short of the best in the class..."EOSHD tested the video and got exactly the opposite result. They compared it to the GH3,BMPCC. Only the 50p/60p is missing probably because of the marketing.
"Only the 50p/60p is missing probably because of the marketing."
Many smaller cameras also lack 50p/60p because the small surface of camera body can't dissipate efficiently the heat off the CPU during video conversion. Same might apply to the GM1.
I have the irrational lust to get me one.
Vinc T: Lucky DSLR won't be trumped by Mirroless this year!
Just wait for the "Have your say: Best mirrorless." The list would be longer and much more interesting.
Anyway, DSLRs are not disappearing any time soon. They are simply destined to lose the mirror in few years, but that's about it.
Rather dull selection.
Except Sony A58, nothing really stands out to me.
> Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
As far as I have understood, m43 users already given up on getting a WA TS lens... And Sony system has just got one.
patchfree: Is the new 12-32mm for GM1 fittable on the GX1?
12-32 is a normal m43 lens.
Markol: I am not at all happy with this update. I do appreciate why they decided to change ISO over shutter speed, but would it have been so hard to let the user decide? Changing ISO isn't too advanced an option for a device that claims to offer a step ahead photography-wise.And now that they finally did put in a 16:9 option (why not from the start??), they have just one at it is 2 MP. What were they thinking?OS offers really cool possibilities for photography, the new update takes some of them away, that's not a smart move IMHO.
They can't provide much without breaking the compatiblity.
The camera API of Android is incredibly simplistic. I've looked at it and all it provides is a mix of assorted Auto modes. No direct control over aperture, shutter, ISO, WB or metering whatsoever.
kff: Nikon followed Apple ...
As images indicate, it is little bit more than about rounded corners.
So no: the case has substance, thus also evidently found a pretty quick resolution.
The “Gaussian Approximation” by Shea Hadstrom looks very interesting.
If we would ever get a decent programmable camera API, it'd be interesting to see what else can be achieved by changing the aperture during exposure. (Just imaging toying with the zoom effect!)
That's probably the cheapest reverse mounted rig I have seen. Bravo!
Otherwise, can pros comment/compare reverse mounting vs. extension tubes?
Rbrt: Somebody should buy this guy a really good camera!
He probably already has good camera.
But it might be too expensive to be tinkered with like that.
Plus, only few of the "good" cams have the articulated LCD, which is very useful for macro.
Boissez: Why did you pick the X-M1 over the E-PM2? They have the same score but the Olympus is at a much more beginner-friendly price point.
Ditto GM1. Entry-level should be easy to enter. Including expensive cameras like X-M1 or GM1 is simply wrong.
Yes, they are better cameras. But they are simply too expensive to be even considered by the people stepping in into the inter-changeable lens camera realm.
The low-end CaNikons established the price point: $400 for the kit. Anything deviating from it too far high should have been disqualified from winning.
lolopasstrail: Congrats to Olympus. I have an EM-5, but passed on this new Olympus EM1. I find it too big and bulky for the format.
It's the same size as the Sony A7, but with a much smaller sensor. This gets away from the entire raison d'etre of micro 4/3, and it's a trend that makes me uneasy.
No doubt it's great for the 100 people in the world that have the old full 4/3 lenses, but it's way too full figured for me. I'm holding out for the EM-6.
"No doubt it's great for the 100 people in the world that have the old full 4/3 lenses [...]"
Have you seen the demo sample of the 2.8/40-150mm lens?
Bright lenses would be always relatively large. And for them you need large cameras.
P.S. Even more so for the Sony A7 which doesn't have much native options and adapted A-mount lenses aren't particularly small.
Hm... E-M1 with mPL25? I see what you did there.
JEROME NOLAS: Great camera with price to match...so what's next for micro 4/3? Better camera will cost even more and now, when FF is getting smaller and cheaper...
People who constantly seek "a better camera" always strike me as people who blame gear for their poor boring shots.
In other news. Existence of uber expensive E-M1 or E-P5 doesn't negate the fact that you can get the same IQ but for a fraction of the cost in E-PM2 or E-PL5.
> when FF is getting smaller and cheaper
Call us back when FF *lenses* would start getting "smaller and cheaper".
qwertyasdf: If I were to recommend a Canon entry DSLR to a friend, without a doubt, it will be the 550D.
If you like s/h Canons, than 50D is much better choice.
amig00: What do you think? Its a good price? Or maybe i can find something better in this price ? If yes please recommend something! THX !
If you do not need tiltable EVF or e-shutter, then get the Oly E-M5.
I got myself the GX7 because I wanted to try a Panny camera. But E-M5 is cheaper now and is a mighty good deal.
Gekopaca: It seems I'm alone, but I think Panasonic made a big design mistake with the GX7. I recently put my hands on it in a shop (I'm waiting for a Leica-type silent M43 since years!) and was really disapointed where they put the release button - not a classic slightly cambered one in the corner, but a flat profile AFTER the speed dial !!!!Result : impossible to shoot precisely, and, most of all, impossible to shoot with the second phalanx of the finger which is - all leicaists will confirm that - the best "oneself image stabilization" invented in the history of photography.Japanese ingineers aren't human or what?!?! What's sure, that they aren't photographers… Too bad! IMHO without this default - unacceptable for my use - the GX7 should be the best camera of the year.
It was awkward during the first shooting session - but already on the second one I have used to it and forgotten about it. Really not a big deal.
Also, do not forget that there is a dial around the release button. To be useful, it had to be at the tip of the finger.