Xcelent

Joined on Apr 12, 2017

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xavierniebla: All this is none sense from Canon, why oversell their new flagship camera?

The correct engineering approach to solve this was to create 2 cameras:
One focused on still photography and video limited to the thermal capacity of the weather-sealed body (4K 30p or 60p).

Then a second camera with the same core technology (so no much more R&D resources) but focused on video recording, using a larger body optimized for better thermals and let that one do 8K and 4K 120p. They can charge $1000 on top of R5 price for the few that require such advanced video features.

Actually... this more or less Panasonic strategy and it's brilliant, while Canon officially suggesting not to expose your $4000 camera to sunlight and use an external fan is pathetic.

Shouldn't overheat whether it's $4000 or $2000.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 02:23 UTC

This sounds like something in one of the rumor sites, except it is much later than the others

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 13:11 UTC as 253rd comment
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TheRealYeats: That Olympus sure is a handsome camera.

Nice looking plastic!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 00:33 UTC

"Looking ahead to 2020 (DPR):

'Professional' mirrorless ILC from Canon and / or Nikon.
At least one more serious DSLR from either / both of the above (in addition to the
EOS-1D X Mark III and D6).
Computational imaging approaches will continue to make their way into dedicated
cameras across the board.
More affordable full-frame L-mount ILC from Panasonic (and maybe an APS-C
body?).
New X100-series or similar compact from Fujifilm (possibly with a medium format
sensor?).
More lenses, and a sub-$1000 full-frame E-mount camera from Sony"

And for Olympus? My suggestion for them:

"Get the E-M1 III out, something that is half way in size and performance between the E-M1X and the E-M1 II. " Just regurgitate the E-M1X parts but use smaller batteries, smaller EVF, reduce the buffers etc and yes, use a plastic body that is highly rated in WR, i.e. do the same thing as what's done to update the E-M5 II.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 01:17 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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Slideshow Bob: Good article. Gets the basics out of the way.

However, the basics of exposure, aperture, and sensitivity aren't difficult to grasp. It might be worth mentioning that people CAN take a great photo by setting the camera in manual mode and changing those settings. Maybe that would make an ideal follow-on article. Present the basics of exposure (in terms of density of light at the sensor), and how aperture affects exposure. Then how sensitivity can be used to compensate for low exposure. I'm not talking about an in-depth technical description, but more of a basic kind of thing. Maybe just encourage people to play with it.

It never ceases to amaze me how people don't understand that the amount of light makes a big difference to how a person would go about photographing something. It would be nice if there was something that covered the basics and got newbies to the point of understanding WHY (for example) they might want a faster lens than the one that came with their camera kit.

I have no problem if someone is genuinely interested in trying DSLRs and want to learn this stuff. However, I suspect that numerous people are advised by those who are enthusiasts to learn "the proper way", i.e. get a proper camera, and lenses, learn the exposure controls, f stops, ... It sounds like that expert driver advising people to learn to drive by buying a manual transmission car (which actually happened a lot decades ago) and learn to shift and watch the revs, get familiar with the clutch characteristics, ... Billions are driving auto cars now. I would be very careful before advising anyone to buy DSLRs now, as I think most of them could be left inside cupboards in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2019 at 06:41 UTC
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Slideshow Bob: Good article. Gets the basics out of the way.

However, the basics of exposure, aperture, and sensitivity aren't difficult to grasp. It might be worth mentioning that people CAN take a great photo by setting the camera in manual mode and changing those settings. Maybe that would make an ideal follow-on article. Present the basics of exposure (in terms of density of light at the sensor), and how aperture affects exposure. Then how sensitivity can be used to compensate for low exposure. I'm not talking about an in-depth technical description, but more of a basic kind of thing. Maybe just encourage people to play with it.

It never ceases to amaze me how people don't understand that the amount of light makes a big difference to how a person would go about photographing something. It would be nice if there was something that covered the basics and got newbies to the point of understanding WHY (for example) they might want a faster lens than the one that came with their camera kit.

Why does anyone have to learn this stuff anyway? and carry a big camera and lenses if not to make a living? It's 2020, the age of AI. People can take really nice photos and do that easily, making use of smartphones and their AI software.

I still remember when I was given a film camera in 2003 when everyone was buying a Canon compact like the Powershot A70. It is amazing how people can't see the change that is coming. Any new beginner can safely ignore the ILC cameras, although they can still be used, just like any left over DVD players, calculators, ...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2019 at 03:51 UTC

If I spend money to buy a new camera or any new toy, especially if it costs more than what it should, then I expect to be excited, to see some new feature, extra performance, or at least something that is different from others, even if it is not very useful. This E-M5 III is a repackaged and dumbed down E-M1 II, which is nearly 4 years old, and which can be bought for the same money, but has some important advantages like 2 card slots, better battery life, more reliable AF, more robust body, optional battery grip, larger EVF, headphone jack, higher fps, better handling for big lenses, ... The E-M5 III OTOH has a smaller and lighter body, and it has also gained USB charging, and some other minor things which hardly make up for what it lost.

Why Olympus, why?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 06:06 UTC as 74th comment | 13 replies

I have upgraded each time but this time it does look too little improvement. These yearly upgrade costs add up after a few years and they are making it a very expensive product!!

TCO over the years is too much IMO. DXO should set the upgrade cost lower for its loyal customers. And have more people upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 22:32 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies

Olympus should learn from Fuji how to make a camera light without making it cheap, also how to make it last and strong. Use Titanium, not plastic!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:07 UTC as 301st comment | 4 replies

Is there any brand new feature, or something exciting or new for Olympus?

Would be nice if there is at least one , but I did not notice any. The Fuji 3-way articulated screen would be nice and should not be too hard. It's a $1200 camera. Maybe ISO 100? Or at least a simple USB-C port. Just all the same things from the same old parts?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:05 UTC as 281st comment
On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (492 comments in total)
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Alexis D: Nobody needs so many MPs. Even 24MP is too much. Just ask any M43 user.

BSI is also no use, just ask any M43 users.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 23:42 UTC
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epozar: What's wrong with E-M1.2?

Too expensive for its IQ and AF performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:51 UTC

I will pay $799 for this camera because I am stuck with a few Olympus lenses. If it costs any more, I will pay $100 more and get the X-T30 and go in a new direction knowing that it will not be a dead end.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:51 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
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c_at_light: Looks like they added everything they could up to the limits of the hardware. No flagship protection. Well done, Olympus

This is good news because it means there won't be another more E-M1X models. They stopped trying to protect it now. So, there is still hope Olympus will redeem itself and focus on smaller cameras that 90% of its buyers like to see. Let's hope this major firmware also means that Olympus won't release any E-M1 III for another 2 years. The E-M1 II is also a bit too niche, especially given all the cheap FF since its release. The dream about fighting FF is over.
Back to reality, Olympus. All good.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 02:55 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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Aroart: This camera should be compared to the Sony rx10 IV, not against a real pro camera.

That would be most interesting! The Sony has great AF, without needing to set to Train or whatever mode, nearly the same IQ, even more DOF, and a great zoom range. And also much lighter and cheaper. I wonder which is more likely to get you that shot.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 05:07 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: “Good resolution and dynamic range... for Four Thirds...” enough said.

“Good resolution and dynamic range... for Four Thirds...” enough said.

And Four Thirds is known for its resolution and dynamic range. Wait, also its DR and tracking. That's why Olympus can just re-use old sensors in new cameras. 😉

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 04:42 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (350 comments in total)
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Xcelent: I wish Sony, with its miniaturisation know-how and electronic expertise, would make the same camera, but with its 1-inch sensor, similar to its RX100 but with a fixed 28mm lens. That would mean better AF, longer battery life, an EVF, tilting screen, a built-in flash, and possibly a faster f/2 lens, fixing all the weaknesses of this Ricoh street shooter. For such a camera, a small loss of IQ (from the GR) is not important.

@Och, I think it depends on how big a battery Sony needs to put inside its GR-like camera. All those extra features, like PDAF sensor, Eye-AF, etc needs power to work. I would think that f/2 is already a big improvement for such a camera, and, that more depth of field and small size, if not longer battery, are more important than more bokeh for a street camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2019 at 22:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (350 comments in total)

I wish Sony, with its miniaturisation know-how and electronic expertise, would make the same camera, but with its 1-inch sensor, similar to its RX100 but with a fixed 28mm lens. That would mean better AF, longer battery life, an EVF, tilting screen, a built-in flash, and possibly a faster f/2 lens, fixing all the weaknesses of this Ricoh street shooter. For such a camera, a small loss of IQ (from the GR) is not important.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2019 at 21:54 UTC as 41st comment | 10 replies

Thank you for this, but I don't mind waiting to get a more conclusive opinion. Tests under different lighting (backlight or lowlight), using different lenses (different apertures f/1.2 and slower lenses), with subject at different distances, and moving subjects, should be included. To declare that they SEEM to be similar in their Eye AF ability based on what was done this time seems unreliable for purchasing decisions, just in case one camera is signficantly better than the other under some of the untested conditions.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 12:56 UTC as 59th comment

For me, the Olympus camera is, in 1 word:

Irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 23:24 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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