Where are the FF and APS-C users complaining about the tiny sensor and crop factor? Nicely done Pentax! Looks like a great camera.
quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?
What is you definition of better? This camera is better at IQ, there is no doubt about that. The E-M1 is better at portability. No doubt about that either.
evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.
See, and that is why Sony and lenses are not a ideal combination. Because the development and production of optics are a major difference than electronics.(And Samsung can make ships because it's also a ship building company for a long, long time.)
Sony and lenses.... Now they have 4 crippled lens lines. A-mount APS-C and FF and E-mount APS-C and FF. They make nice camera body's (that misses some refinement, but most can live with that) but the lenses (lack of) is dramatic.It's just not a photographic company but an electronics company. To bad.
Shamael: Tomorrow, Sony will officially announce the new A7S, 12 mpix FF, speedy AF like on a6000, 4k video. After that, let's see how fast Nikon will lose it's shoes with it's hyper expensive stuff when the first ISO 250000 clean shots appear on this forum.
Ever since 2006 when Sony bought the K-M camera division I hear Sony fanboys say that Sony will soon come wit the camera that beats all others and Sony will gain huge market share. It never happened, so why should we believe it this time. There is always something about the Sony products which is not to like. It's is a good electronics company, but not a camera company and unfortunately you see and feel it in there camera products.
A7S that can shoot 4K video is coming this Sunday with much faster sensor-based PDAF than whatever DSLRs can offer.
Yes and we know that because the A7 and A7r are such amazing speed wonders.....
Nice to see some Nikon for sports photography. Normaly I only see these ugly white lenses.
Jogger: I dont understand how its possible to add this in firmware, unless it was possible all this time and they didnt enable it. And, it should be on 100% of the time, there are no disadvantages to using it.
You have a strong opinion for someone who doesn't know...
Can anybody tell me if the A3000 was successful at all? When that was announced a lot of Sony users said it would break the low market. Did that come true?
vroger1: Still has that Teensy sensor?? What's the point? My results with the EOS M (yes reallythe EOS M with an Optical v/f) are so remarkable at APS-C size, that I refuse to go small. Even my Lumix m4/3 can't cut Black and White as well.
Lol. I do like the smaller systems, m4/3, Nikon 1 and Pentax Q. In the MILC world Canon has put a half hearted product on the market and almost doesn't support it with lenses and body's. Only Canon fanboy's would accept such a poor product and defend it. But feel free to use some real arguments to let me see I am wrong.
What Lumix m4/3? There are 18 models from 2008 till now. Canon has a APS-C sensor in the EOS-M but it is an outdated one. Even the 2 years old and smaller m4/3 sensor has better performance.
The only thing to like about EOS-M is the Canon name on it. Everything else sucks compared to other MILC's. Even Nikon's 1 system is a better system than EOS-M.
I think it's a nice camera with some potential. To bad Nikon did not join the m4/3 group. Otherwise it would be a great camera.
keeponkeepingon: Looking at the camera the first thing I notice is the controls on the left hand side forcing two handed operation for frequently used functions such as image review/playback.
One thing I don't get about the one system is that the smaller sensor size does not seem to translate into much smaller camera size. Sony's NEX 3n is smaller than the V1 and V2, about the same size as the J1 and the 16-50 power zoom is almost the same size as Nikon's kit lens. So you pay just as much (or more) for a smaller sensor in the same sized package. The main difffernce would then be the AF but with the A6000 sony seems to be catching up on that front tool.
If lens size is the only thing that matters, Pentax Q has the edge....
Henry M. Hertz: i wait a bit and will have a FF camera with 4K video for that price... when 4k is really mainstream and usable. :)
until then im happy filming with my full HD DSLR for my (and other peoples) full HD TV.
Who cares? Don't like it, don't buy it. Simple.
declan79: no mentioned about 43 at all, its officially done i think no longer exist in Olympus future plan
Its stated clearly with the introduction of the E-M1 that 4/3 is history for Olympus.
lacikuss: What is Mr. Olympus going to do when Full frame dslr becomes small and cheap?
it is happening already...
Full frame dSLR small and cheap? Please tell me more. The last time I checked FF dSLR was way more expensive than most m4/3 camera's and way bigger.
cantsin: All currently available Micro Four Thirds cameras suffer from too many/too small pixels on their sensors, resulting in worse signal-nosie-ratios and limited high ISO/dynamic range compared to its APS-C competitors. In these days, there's not even a size or cost advantage of Olympus OM-D series over Sony's, Fuji's and Samsung's mirrorless offerings.
MFT could be much more competitive if Megapixels were cut. An MFT camera with a 9 Megapixel sensor could be as good in color, dynamic range and high ISO as a Nikon D800 with its 36 Megapixels (if one considers that MFT has 25% of full frame's sensor surface).
Mike, bravo you have find the one and only lens that is about the same size as its m4/3 counterpart. What about the other lenses for your A7? Lol. By the way, the Olympus is a lot cheaper, a lot faster, and has a very nice snapshot focusing. On the other hand the Sony is weather sealed I think.
To bad the 16MP m4/3 sensors beat all the Canon APS-C sensors.
justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.
It's a SLR design (OM). You could see that if you know a thing about the history of photography.