Nice competitive model from Canon... for the E-PM2 back in 2012.
JJ1983: Am I the only one that finds it an actual pity that Ricoh Pentax does not make original lenses anymore, only rebrands?
The question was; "which other system offers a very good standard zoom at this price point?" The answer; Multiple system do. Smartphones don't have a standard zoom.
m4/3 offers the very good M.Zuiko 12-40 f/2.8 and Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 at a lower price. Canon has the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8. All at a lower price-point, but yes, they are not for ff sensors.
panpen: I am genuinely surprised to find out Pentax is still in business making digital cameras. I'm yet to see one tourist/photographer on the streets of NY using a Pentax. That probably explains why most forums don't even have a Pentax sub forum. Pentax might still be in this business due to some hardcore Pentax cheerleaders. They are the only ones seeing the end of the rainbow, the magic of HD coating (whatever that is) in their final pictures. I flipped a few pages on Flickr and couldn't find a reason to own such system. Canikon is equally good and they already have tons of lenses to choose from. No need to get excited if they 'reinvent' the wheel.
Most Pentaxians who use forums are on special Pentax forums. On vacation in Prague and Vienna a did see more than usual Pentax dSLR's. Not as many as CaNikons but still quite a few.
If I would need to buy a dSLR it would be a Pentax. Why? Because i do like the brand more than CaNikon. And they make fine camera's mostly cheaper than there CaNikon counterparts.
Peiasdf: I wish Pentax don't go FF with DSLR. Mirrorless FF will slowly eat into FF DSLR market and with C/N already offering a full lineup of cheap to expensive FF, Pentax won't make a splash. I'd much rather they go mirrorless FF to give SONY some competition and expend the mirrorless FF market.
It's to bad Sony didn't succeeded in taking a larger share in the dSLR market. They did put a lot of efforts into making the a-mount successful. Lots of innovation and desirable camera's. And even nice lenses.
Valterj: Too expensive! What a pity!
4.000 € (body + zeiss lens) is too much...
Sony's market share is dropping because APS-C E-mount is indeed going nowhere. No new lenses for years and only a few body's. And that's a shame.
I am talking about FF and that it will always be to expansive to attract a big audience. Sony is dropping APS-C (and with that market share) for the A7 family. By far most Sony APS-C users will not migrate to Sony FF and are trapped in a dead system.
A A7II is an entry level FF camera. And if you don't like the price FF is not for you.
The first A7 was a beta product. The A7II is moren than 1500 euro body only. To attract a big audience it needs to go down to 500 euro.
Chris62: Mirrorles world is dominated by Sony A7 series, so particulary MFT cameras looks as the toys now.I do not see any reason to buy toys from this system - poor technical properties particulary in comparison to FF from Sony and high prices not only cameras but more important lens also are expensive and remember that F2,8 on MFT offers GO creating possibility as F5,6 on FF.
Panasonic makes great cameras butseriously limited with 4/3 sensor.
It depends on your enthusiastic comment. You are playing stupid, has nothing to do with who you are, but with what you write. And you write trollish under this article. Blame yourself for that.
Yes, because smartphones are MILC's. You started with a nice trolling attempt but now you go to a pathetic level.
Domination means market share. Otherwise Pentax Q would dominate (in size) Nikon 1 would dominate (in speed) m4/3 would dominate (in lenses) Fuji would dominate (in manual control) and Sony would dominate (in sensor size and crappy lenses).
Fact: A7 line has the biggest sensor. Fact: A7 line is a niche product.
RedFox88: So this will be a sony camera (sensor ) with a k mount.
I will be a Pentax camera with a Sony sensor. Just like many other camera's use Sony sensor's. It doesn't make them Sony's. Actually, Sony does the worst with its own sensors.
Mirrorless world isn't dominated by Sony let alone the A7 series. Sony's is selling more APS-C E-mount than A7 series. And they decides to drop APS-C.... Market share numbers from Japan also point out that the total Sony market share (29.2%) in mirrorless is smaller than m4/3 (37,5%) (Sony and Panasonic are going down and Olympus is going up).
rishikol: One thing is for sure... Sony is serious about taking No. 1 spot in professional photography. With Canon and Nikon equally aggressive it is good time for the customer!
So Sony also announced a bunch of f/2.8 zooms and a bunch of 1.8 and below primes only DPR forgot to mentioning it? Without good and fast lenses (zoom and primes) Sony isn't taking any serious professional market share. Same old Sony story over and over again. Nice body's, to little lenses.
Old Cameras: Sensor size is half the area of 645, it's more like an oversized FF sensor than medium format. Is it worth the trouble?
Let the photo's taken with it speak for that. Everyone can judge for himself.
jdshaw: Olympus has suspended sales due to a manufacturing problem. Do not buy existing stock.
If there is something wrong it is in warranty. No reason to not buy if you want this body.
Henry Richardson: Any word on the wakeup from sleep mode time? Sony and Fuji have been improving theirs, but my E-M5 and E-M10 are slow. Even my old Panasonic G3 was better. See this for more info about wakeup time:
Unless I somehow missed it I didn't see anything in the review about it.
I can put my E-M10 mark 1 from off to on within a second. Wakeup is going faster. So what are you talking about? Maybe you are using old firmware.
razorre: so even the new E-M10 II has worse Continuous Auto Focus than Sony A6000 ?
We don't care about Sony. But good luck with your Sony A6000. It is a nice camera. A shame Sony is lacking in the lens department.
acidic: Panasonic has:25mm 1.420mm 1.7and now...25mm 1.7
meanwhile Olympus only has:25mm 1.8
They got some catching up to do. Better hurry up before Panasonic makes a 25mm 1.2. At least Zuiko's look sexier (in silver).
Why? I can use all these lenses on my Olympus body. Olympus can concentrate on other lenses. Nice that Panasonic and Olympus choose different approaches.
brownie314: I assume that the original E-M10 suffers from the 1/100 sec shutter shock? Too bad they could not do a software update to fix that problem for people who purchased the first body.