Acrill: Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.
I enjoy Olympus cameras, having used them in the past, but this Pen-F is a non-starter for two reasons:
1. At this expensive price point, the Pen-F should include the amazing autofocus system found in the E-M1 with on-sensor phase detect points. In fact, this should be part of every Olympus camera moving forward. To omit it is a massive marketing failure.
2. The film sim modes (and design, I guess) are all that separates this camera from the E-M5 II on a practical level. There is not enough product differentiation, and that is also a marketing failure.
I have to think that most practically-minded enthusiast photographers would choose any camera from the OM-D line over this Pen-F.
The Pen-F is both heavier and thicker than an E-M5 II. Its not better for street photography at all.
Highly doubt Olympus will put these film sims on earlier cameras as they are the only selling point for the F.
geoson: I find the wailing about the price the most amusing thing of all. Not because I'm flush with money, but because we've all seen this pricing scheme from every manufacturer. High opening, followed by gradual decrease, ending with near fire sale when next model is introduced. I purchased a GX7 last September for $599. The only camera I've ever had in the digital era where I did not wait at least a year after introduction is the LX100 (very happy customer, btw). The most aggressive pricing I've seen in the last few years has been from Pentax.
Its not the price at all, its the features that are lacking for this price point.
No phase detect, no sale.
Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.
Boss of Sony: I'm going to buy this camera for my trip to Japan. It's a great deal with the 14-140mm lens.
While you are there, try picking up a Pana-Leica 25mm 1.4. Truly a prince amongst lenses!
Chris62: Nothing special.
'Special' would be putting the full E-M1 focusing system in this camera.
Chaitanya S: Skeptical about the 5-stop stabilisation. Would like to see some reviews about that claim.
Try Rico's first look on fuji rumors.
Excited that they are releasing this for Fuji X. Looks like a great unit!
Fahd: Does the Shanghai cityscape have anything going for it? I've seen better snapshots!
Yea I don't understand this inclusion at all. Under-whelmed.
Not impressed with #11 or #5 either, but #8 is brilliant.
tecnoworld: Still no samsung nx300 in the image quality db. It's been out for almost 6 months now. And this om-d, with smaller sensor, is immediately in the database. Puah.
Maybe Olympus is making more of a marketing effort than Samsung?
I like the Epson R-D1.
It is probably the only digital camera ever to feature a film advance lever!
Lee Jay: Still waiting to see my first good street photography image.
I agree with your general sentiment - most street photography I have looked at is not very appealing.
There are some of Trent Parke's images that I do really enjoy: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&ALID=29YL53ZJBIEZ&CT=Album
Two things here:
- Why mention a negative about the E-M5 and not about he other two cameras?
- Why not put the winner at the top of the page?
Disappointed in how DPReview handled this.
THe E-M5 without a doubt.
Yes, I do own one.
Jeff Seltzer: My 5DII is giving me a really worried look, "Please don't eBay me..."
I have questions about how the zoom lenses will cooperate with the hybrid viewfinder. Time will reveal all!
Plochmann: This is what makes Dprieview the worst forum; it is so big people go around trolling all the time. :( Now if you really care about how big the sensor is, go get a medium format camera! I have a full frame camera, it's called film! The depth of field was too shallow at times, and 4/3 standard is a great choice- not everything needs shallow depth of field. Also, focus distance changes depth of field, so if these two lenses focus really close then there, walla, shallow depth of field. If more super 16 like lenses would come out for this system, then 4/3 would be doing much better. I think ASPC is starting to look like the awkward middle child, with a 1.6 crop and bulky lenses too boot.
"So you did not or does not know how to change aperture to get deeper DOF." -------So you don't understand that changing aperture affects shutter speed?
Trevor G: My X10 works fine.
I can produce white disc images if I want to, but my photographic style does not normally include shooting into the sun, or against highly reflective surfaces, or long exposures at night.
I have 3500 properly exposed images which don't show any white discs. I have some inconcspicuous discs and minor blooming on other shots which in no way reduce my enjoyment of those images.
No one I have shown those images to (apart from some dpreview posters) has noticed anything untoward. It simply is not a problem in normal use, for me.
I have several dozen images which do show white discs or blooming in a major way because I specifically tried to get that effect.
While it might be a problem for some, it is not a problem for me. I look forward to Fuji's next, similar camera, which I will happily perchase as an "early adopter."
I knew about the white disc problem before I bought my X10 at the beginning of November, so I have no excuse to be disappointed. I'm not.
Big whoop, this thread is not about you.
I really quite like the Flickr interface. It offers a lot more control than Google Plus.