JohnMatrix: two questions:1. why would you want to do this? (the end result is quite annoying to watch IMO).2. why is this even 'news'?
1. I found it reconfirming of the experiences I have had so not annoying for me.2. Make your own blog!
JDThomas: The most obnoxious part is that he probably was blocking other photographers from getting shots because he had his GoPro mounted on top of his camera. There's nothing worse than being stuck shooting alongside someone who has no concern for other photographers who are also trying to do their jobs.
Leaving your flash, video mics or in this case a GoPro mounted to your camera is very poor etiquette and things like this can cause fights at bigger events and festivals. I've seen it happen.
The example photos aren't exactly pro quality work either.
If I am getting paid to do a job I could give to shits about anyone else. I wouldn't go out of my way to sabotage someone's shot but if you can't be bothered to get around me to get your own shot while I am working the floor and different angles it's your own fault if you miss something.
thx1138: Here's a tip Olympus, be the first manufacturer to make a high quality water proof camera, with superior optics and RAW output and you'll take that segment of the market over. The IQ of the tough series is third rate.
Third rate compared to what? In the category the Tough camera is in Olympus is one of the best offerings after all features and capabilities are considered.
NinjaSocks: Looks promising even if the name of the company that created it sounds like a porn site.
More specifically they were makers of extremely fast bandwidth memory that yes was expensive. It was used on high end systems that required bandwidth from cached processes vs low latency ram. The PS2 and PS3 used rambus technology. GDDR is based on the theory of high bandwidth memory used in high end graphics cards.
Wow this is going to be fantastic and I hope all sensors go this route.
Jeff Peterman: I hope the new monitors have the 16:10 aspect ratio of their existing 24" photo monitor and not the more common 16:9 aspect ratio. The squarer format is much better for photo work.
16:10 seems to be getting phased out. 21:9 is niche as well.
brunobarolo: With a one stop improvement, Panasonic may finally bring their sensors to the level where Sony sensors are today. Nice :-)
I think the biggest detail improvement will occur with low light and high ISO performance. Being able to accurately represent color in low light is a huge plus especially if your lifting shadows. In addition high ISO performance receiving a boost may also receive the ability to resist color shifts and retain fine detail. If these two things are possible by this technology alone, it could be a big deal.
So all but confirms no E7 or 4/3 body. They are targeting the E-XXX users with a new product to be able to use SHG and HG lenses. On sensor PDAF or hybrid with a m4/3 mount on a larger than EM5 body.
richardalanfox: Does it blend?
Dat price ... looks like someone is going to own another zoom...
So wait while the companies are joining the m4/3 group, why is only Olympus making the announcement and not Oly and Panny? Are the 4 entering the group via a deal struck with Oly?!?
Sergey Borachev: Nice to see 5-axis IS used also on other cameras, this Olympus and also the Panasonic DMC-ZS30.
It's interesting to see that a hump is not needed, something previously said to be required to house the IS in an elevated position. I hope the hum is also gone.
Technically it isn't the traditional IS because the traditional IS was dual axis. This one does the rotational corrections but zooms into the frame to do the vertical and horizontal shift corrections.
Rebranded fl600r with slightly different continuous lamp face?
thomy: This is one of the lamest new firmware i ve seen for a camera, Olympus do not listen to their costumers, what a shame, take example from Ricoh for example !
Olympus, You Can't !
This is the most robust update to the system thus far. Tell me, how many camera manufacturers have included an update to allow IBIS during video recording when using non-native lenses?
bradleyg5: you dudes should do a video review of this feature, footage walking around, standing with wide angles, standing with telephotos. What is this actually possible of doing.
There are plenty of videos out there that show the capability of the system already.
Alan Brown: Solympus?
Well Olympus is still on top in that exchange so it would be Oly p ony
mpgxsvcd: Wow Olympus out sourced the entire camera to Sony this time. Even the body looks like an NEX.
What isn't hinted at is HOW they will do it. They could very easily just make a hybrid system on the m4/3 mount. Previous patent documents surely suggest such a possibility.
Jun2: What is the result of G5 vs 650D phase?
The g5 was near instant in the tests, the 650D took about 4-5 seconds between each shot in hybrid. In the 650D phase vs hybrid the phase detect took just under a second, slower still than the G5.
MattBrisVegas: One more reason to think of switching to a m4/3 system EXCEPT why are m4/3 lenses so expensive? I can't help but compare this 75mm f/1.8 for $900 to the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 for $430 (both today's prices at B&H). The m4/3 lens is built to cover a smaller image circle, so it uses much less optical glass. So why is it about twice the price?
Take a look at the reviews on optical quality. The price is not only justified compared to the competition, it's almost as if they are giving it away.