Josh SZ: The glass in the lens is not that large but the lens external diameter is pretty big. It makes the body + lens looking unballanced.
Unbalance is in the eye of the beholder.
Hint: Look at the weights of camera vs. lens. GM1 - 270g. 12-32 - 70g.
JEROME NOLAS: Not bad but not good enough...I'll pass and wait for built in short zoom.
Why wait?? RX100ii is already available.
kpaddler: Con: Focus mode dial not especially useful
Don't use it then! Nobody forces you.
I don't like the grip on omd EM1, should it be a knock against it???
There others who appreciate it.
> Don't use it then! Nobody forces you.
You should have read the review, instead of jumping to "conclusion".
In review the complain is that there are very few external controls. And some external controls - namely the focus dial - are of extremely limited usefulness, compared to the missing ones. Panny either should have put there more useful function or allowed the dial to be reconfigured.
Despite my enduring lust for the GM1, I stoically voted for the GX7. I also voted for it with my wallet :)
This year was really amazing for the mirrorless, with more barriers broken for good: size (GM1/12-32 kit), working on-sensor-PDAF (E-M1), sensor size (A7). (Honorary mention for "the most ridiculous price" goes to Olympus E-P5.)
Were I still mirrorless-less this year, I would have probably voted for the Nikon AW1: to promote the idea of more and more affordable weather-sealed cameras/lenses.
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.