J A C S: "With no mirror action and no mechanical shutter in electronic shutter mode..."
Does the OM-D E-M5 ll have a fully electronic shutter (2nd curtain) or his comments are about future cameras?
There is nothing preventing the mirror in the dSLR to stay up with similar high resolution implementations.
" He said that resolution lost to camera shake in DSLRs reduces the advantage of having more pixels."
Unless you shoot with an electronic shutter, which is what you do with the Oly anyway for higher res. That was a really cheap shot.
I shoot both M43 and with a Nikon D800. While the D800 results in better all-around photos, the window to attain those nice photos is smaller. With my OMD, I can shoot in ridiculous low light scenarios, stay quite portable and carry a full kit for travel. M43 won't replace high res DSLRs, but I find the entire system to be far more flexible.
Olympus is one of the most innovated photography companies in the business. Olympus cameras aren't top of the class in any one area, but they're just very good and fun all-around! Their engineers are some of the best out-of-box thinkers!
I like the sample photos from Disneyland! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for secret, unreleased cameras the next time I'm there!
Jonathan F/2: I'm a Nikon guy, but sample pics look good to me. If I was a Canon shooter who needs high megapixels, I'd be excited. Plus who cares if it doesn't shoot faster when shooting in crop modes, you guys have a 7Dm2 for that!
Just go on Tumblr, Flickr or any photo sharing site, and people are producing amazing work with all sorts of cameras APS-C and FF alike. Plus who needs crazy high ISO with a 50mp sensor? The D800/10 sucks at high ISO even compared to the likes of the old D3/D700.
I'm a Nikon guy, but sample pics look good to me. If I was a Canon shooter who needs high megapixels, I'd be excited. Plus who cares if it doesn't shoot faster when shooting in crop modes, you guys have a 7Dm2 for that!
What's with the tie at first place? They only award prizes like that to little elementary school kids. It would of been entertaining hearing all the gear heads cry like babies (on the forums) wondering why their prized camera didn't win!
While all the real photographers just shrug their shoulders waiting for these guys to sell their current cameras on the cheap when next new shiny gadget gets released!
What I find funny is that Nikon shows how to do small optics with the 300mm f/4 PF VR. Sony makes small bodies, but their optics look no smaller than SLR equivalents.
Jonathan F/2: Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.
What are you guys talking about? A GM1/5 and E-PM2/E-PL7 are tiny and so are the accompanying primes. For the price you pay for the Sony FE glass, you're better off buying Nikon 1.8 G glass or even the Sigma Art lenses which are just as good if not better than the Zeiss offerings.
Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.
Nikon is starting the new year off on the right foot. I think we'll be seeing some butt kicking form them this year! I think the sleeping giant is about to wake up!
Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL
At it's $2k+ USD price point, I do think a 1/8000th max shutter speed and 1/250 flash sync should of been standard. It reeks of a marketing decision more than anything else. If the camera came in cheaper, I wouldn't think anything of it.
I don't get what people are complaining about. There's still a huge market for APS-C DSLR shooters. A D7200 with the D750 body would be a killer DX camera if Nikon chose to release it.
What's up with the smearing at high ISO? My old 2007 D3 looks better than that.
Zeisschen: 1 year ago, almost nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a FF sensor into the E-mount in a small mirrorless body. They did it.
1 day ago nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a 5-axis IBIS behind this sensor into that little body. Again, they just did it.
Hats off Sony engineers, you deserve all available Kudos for your innovations. This is the exact opposite of "seeing impossible". I'm very happy today with my choice investing in your E-mount. Keep them lenses coming and show the industry what's possible. I can't wait for your next big surprises!
Last I checked, cameras need something called lenses. Apparently Sony doesn't make those as frequently!
mais51: Look - this Canon lens is smaller than the new Nikon 80-400, focus much closer @ ~1m against the Nikon 1.75 m, shorter and cheaper, if I were a Canon shooter it would definitely be on my wish list - let's see how it performs
Not much, but for those oft times you want to go a little wider especially when shooting big game or want to get a shot with more of the environment, that 80mm FOV is quite useful. No need to switch out lenses just to go a little wider.
Just buy your standard filter and a cheap filter puller you can get from any camera store online.
You forgot the Nikon is 80mm at the wide end which makes it a bit more versatile. Either way, for the money I'd rather get the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport.
Mark 100: The photos in the article don't do the $900 camera justice.
Popco.kr does a pretty good review. check their site out.
iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.
In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.
I'll stick to DSLRs for my FF fix. The Nikon D750 size-wise is very small for a full featured full frame DSLR. Once you put AF lenses into the equation, I see very little benefit in a FF mirrorless camera. The lenses are still big and then Sony tries to hide the fact by either making the lens a slow f-stop or by using shorter focal lengths. Plus you lose proper continuous AF.