A real innovation would be automatic lens caps like many compacts have, but I guess it's kind of complicated to do.
Lonnie Janzen: or... You could just put it in your pocket.
hey, don't let the hipsters ruin skinny jeans for the rest of us. the pockets on them work just fine :-)
Gesture: Real photogs don't use UV filters, lens caps, neck straps or wrist straps. They do use lens hoods.
Real photographers don't use cameras. They merely observe the scene then vomit a perfect reconstruction directly onto high quality paper.
sh10453: So many innocent lives have been lost, so many widows, so many orphans, so many destroyed homes, ...
The more killing, and the more destruction, the more profits for our (civilized) Western weapons manufacturers, and the more ego satisfaction to our corrupt politicians.
Photojournalism in war zones is an extremely dangerous business, but it brings to us the sad and ugly face of war.
What a sad ending for this woman!!
May all of those who innocently lost their lives be resting in peace.
Both sides really need some visionary leaders who can see above this primitive tit-for-tat attitude and begin to focus on giving and generating good will.
ybizzle: This is truly an act of robbery. Samsung stole the Fuji XF-1 design and made into an interchangeable lens mount. What they couldn't steal was the feeling of holding a magnificent photographic tool with a manual zoom twist lens. The XF-1 along with higher end X cameras take us back to pure photography. Think Leica M6 Titanium if you have the tan XF-1. Truly a masterpiece in design with image quality to match!
It's not really that similar to XF-1. Mainly the trim, which are both inspired by film-era cameras.
Peter Bendheim: I can't help it but I have a strong dislike for Samsung - they are the copycats of the tech world - copied the iPad, iPhone, and they have a camera that is remarkably similar to the NEX range. Now a knock off of the Panasonic GM1..They might make ok household appliances, but I'm sure never going to trust my picture taking experiences to them.Design thieves, that's for sure.
If you're talking styling, it does appear NEX like. But let's also not forget the Samsung NX pre-dates the Sony NEX, and Samsung was the first to do mirrorless APS-C.
67gtonr: The M is Considerably larger than the GM1 in only one aspect and that is sensor size, and this M2 is even smaller than the M!
in terms of body:sensor size it might be better.
looool. Stop this Hasselblad stuff. I'm still recovering from seeing the looney at an expo.
DPR: Would be nice to include the 2/3" and 1" sensor sizes in the camera feature search (: (:
fabiofirenze0104: It's a really lovely image.But I'm not sure it is a photograph.
All the manipulation was only working around technical limitations of the equipment. The end result is what a future camera would produce automatically, so yes, it's a photograph.
DylanHoen: As an engineer that likes to tinker with things, they added almost everything that I would have wished for.In sensor phase detect for old 4/3rds lenses.GPS image tagging - through cell phone, which gets around the GPS battery hog problem by using the phone's battery.Remote control with image preview on a cell phone.Automated multi-shot HDR built in.One other wish that I've has for a while is open source firmware, but they put together such a well rounded product that I have almost run out of ideas for firmware modifications. Pretty much the only idea I have left is automated focus stacked macro.The lens looks nice, too. 12-60 would have been nice but after you factor in the laws of physics, this was probably the better compromise.This looks like the uncompromised upgrade to my E-510 that I have been waiting for.The price, well, if you compare the feature set to what else is on the marked, it is technically a good deal, but not one I can afford to jump on at this time.
I love the idea of focus stacked macros!
Sergey Borachev: Olympus made good on what they promised about 18 months ago, i.e. the OM-D being "The Beginning of The New".
This is the second OM-D model and another breakthrough, and this is significant, merging the pro grade 43 into M43 and adding all those high grade 43 lenses to the great lens system for M43. The new features are significant for those who need to get the very best in a mirrorless. Bravo!
All it needs to do is ensure there are no QC issues.
I think it's worth clarifying that with native lenses, mirrorless still photography is very competitive with DSLR for focus speed. The weaknesses are in continuous AF and also legacy lenses.
thx1138: Wow, all awesome except for one thing, they kept that woeful battery from the E-M5. Why is it that I can 3x the battery life from my 5D III battery yet is is maybe 50% larger.
Anyhow, looks like I'll be upgrading form the E-M5 in the next 12 months. New 12-40 f/2.8 looks good and I only recently bought the 12-35 f/2.8 from Panasonic, not that's there's anything worng with it, but I'd have preferred the longer range. Looks like I'll get the 40-150 f/2.8 however and with my 45 f/1.8 that'll be all the three lenses I need.
Live view is always going to use more battery, but I agree it should have improved on the em5, which is not even good by mirrorless standards. 5-axis IBIS and wifi would play a part too.
KariIceland: FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS?! I am better off getting the damn Sony RX 100 for this price than buy this module!
Did you overlook the $250 version?
I honestly believe this *conceptually* is the future. But this first implementation is not that exciting.
What would excite me is a range of pancake primes with larger sensors.
Andrew Butterfield: At first it seems clever, but then you remember that a Panasonic LF1 can connect to a smartphone too (though not clip to it), has its own screen, viewfinder etc and is smaller and cheaper than this, and does raw etc. Which makes it tricky to see the point of this, fun though it might be.
LF1 sensor is only half the size though (of the $500 version).
Roland Wooster: The smog in the pictures above isn't all that bad, the distance from Hong Kong to Kowloon is quite far over the water. Beijing this Feb/March was MUCH worse. And Yosemite this morning considerably worse still. Poor timing on my behalf to have visited all three locations on these dates.
You can't assess it visually though. Measurements have indicated HK being many times the WHO acceptable limits, due to pollution from Pearl River Delta.
never mind that, those gators are in f#&*ing formation!
Mister J: I don't go for the retro look, preferring the more original styling of other G-series cams.
That said, the spec seems good, especially the tilting EVF.
But leaving out a mic input is an extraordinary decision that knocks the GX7 out of contention.
Panasonic hotshoe doesn't have mic input. The shotgun mic for GH series has a cable that connects to the standard mic jack on the side of the body. You're SOL for external mics in GX7. The best option would be a standalone recorder supporting timecode.
Halstatt: What a sick world we're living in. People would maim someone for a gadget.
Materialism run amok.
that is not true. they were all accidents.