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All these new cameras with 5 axis IBIS (also GH5, G8) - wonder if they are licensing from Olympus ?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: Olympus might do well to remember that in their glory days, it was not the smallest system, the half-frame Pen F, that was a big success. It was the "full frame" M-1/OM-1 that put them on the map. Half as many photos on a roll, but much better quality.

My point is that small and light is great and no one does it better than Olympus. And you can sometimes coax amazing images from 4/3 or even smaller sensors. Sometimes, but not always.

So what's your point - just another bit of FF equivalence trolling?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Whatever Olympus wrote in PR about their new cameras was always a hyper-hyperbole. m4/3 especially, it always looked better on paper than in practice, when all caveats would be discovered.
Warned by their previous practice ("world fastest this", "world best that"), and until proven otherwise, all numbers quoted in the spec sheets are only random numbers.

Like Nikon who sell cameras will oil on the sensors and deny it ...LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
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Interestingness: Wow, scrolling through the spec sheet and press release...

This thing is a beast! Flash sync speed, EVF size (1.48x, nice!), ISO 64, 5.5 stops of IBIS, up to 6.5 stops of IS with compatible lens, etc...

Olympus is definitely playing hardball with this.

Gosh YXa - are you lying or what?
GH4 body weight= 560g
E-M1 Mk2 body = 497g

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
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ekaton: A tiny noisy sensor housed in a 600 gram bulky body. Mount the new hefty 600 gram 12-100mm f4 and weight wise you are comfortably in FF territory.

And a clunking big 35mm sensor that is so big that IBIS technology struggles to work moving such mass around ... witness how poorly sensor IS works in FF for Sony and Pentax.
Bigger isn't always better ... oh yes it is , for the tripod you need for your FF DSLR!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
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Clint Dunn: What a great camera with such a small sensor. Unfortunately Olympus will never be more then a niche market. Imagine the volume they would sell if this camera had all the same features and a FF sensor?!
Queue the defensive comments from Olympus owners...

Cue the silly FF trolls that believe if only everyone had FF they would become "real" photographers ( LOL) - but then Hassleblad and Fuji will probably be stealing the niche FF DSLR market in the near future ...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:26 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Lovely looking cameras the Olys. Sadly too small for my clunking hands......

For over sized hands there is always the battery grip option ...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
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Jylppy: Olympus tries to use "trademark inflation" against Canon's "Dual Pixel AF".... "Dual Fast AF"...

Wow, name theft now? A Canonite feeling a bit insecure?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:19 UTC

The future for those with deep pockets - this aint a mass market product

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
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tobicy68: This would have been big news if it wasn't over shadowed by mirrorless medium format...

yeah - over shadowed by the medium format size and price - LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:16 UTC

So no comment on the all important AF performance?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 206th comment
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sillen: As the smartphone cameras (not only Iphone) improve their photographic capabilties, sensors and lenes, they are eroding the added value of M43 sensor based cameras. Such small sensors simply dont deliver enough added quality above the smartphone cameras.

You seem to be stuck in one of those Platonic logic errors that the runner cant ever overtake the tortoise. In reality as sensor & processing technology advances it permeates every sensor format, not just smartphones. M43 today is better that the original Pro 35mm sensors, but bigger sensors have moved on. BSI construction was initially said only to be useful for 1/2.3 or 1/1.7 sensor, now it's everywhere. Tiny sensors will never outperform much bigger ones - law of physics.
The technology is also a completely different issue as to what constitutes sufficient quality to satisfy mass market consumers versus "serious" photographers. I remember when people shot weddings on their "Pro" 6MP DSLRs and people raved about the quality ...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 08:36 UTC

Oh Nikon - how far you have fallen!

Even Olympus have ditched the barrel scraping marketing of cheap digicams- which has been quite instrumental in boosting their profitability.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (813 comments in total)

Another nail into the DSLR coffin ... :))

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 147th comment | 8 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Bring it on - the more choices the merrier!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:46 UTC as 131st comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (143 comments in total)

Probably be just as successful as #d home television ...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 05:45 UTC as 31st comment

So even the most expensive DSLRs have AF systems with built-in limitations that even the cheapest mirrorless camera is free of.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Bee-eater in flight in the Wildlife - Birds in Flight challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful bird beautifully captured, well done Vas!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Air brakes and reverse thrust applied in the Wildlife - Birds in Flight challenge (3 comments in total)

Good anticipation!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)

Heavy is right!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 37th comment
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