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.
Trollshavethebestcandy: How about a Skype smart watch? Think wifi webcam/camera with tilt screen.
How about http://blurbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/get-smart-shoe-phone.jpg
mpgxsvcd: The GX7 looks great. However, dpreview needs to stop treating m4/3s like it is Full frame when selecting the aperture. Several shots are at F10 and one is at F11. Absolutely NONE of the m4/3s lenses are sharp at those apertures.
In addition dust specs show up when stopped down that much which is evident in at least one of the images they posted.
I don’t know whether it is just pure laziness or whether they really think that m4/3s has too shallow depth of field to use anything but F10. If that is the case then why is everyone still talking about “equivalence”?
The only way that you could get a properly exposed image with these apertures is to explicitly select that aperture or use shutter priority with too slow of a shutter speed. Both of those show a lack of understanding of the m4/3s system.
If you really want to give m4/3s a fair demonstration learn how to use it properly instead of just shooting with it like it is Full Frame.
@mpgxsvcd probably because the firmware decided the scene had "depth" so stopped down to get it in focus.
I had a look at the EXIF data, and it looks like those shots were taken in iAuto mode, so it was the firmware selecting those apertures.
I think these images were just supposed to show what to expect out of the box.
sambomax: Good photos but when i compare it to my D7100/Tokina 11-16/Tamron 24-70vc 2.8 i can tell instantly that is a pocket quality.
Quality is subjective, and hard subject to argue but i can assure you that mirrorless is not there yet.
I am not a fan or a boy but Nikon DSLR leave this in the dust as far as pure IQ.
The test shots are here for technical analysis, attempting to push the camera beyond its limits. It is not a promotional showcase. Your examples are under good lighting with what looks like a premium portrait lens. I found other shots in your album which are quite noisy in comparison.
I had high hopes, but I wasn't expecting them to look this good.
Pixnat2: The best thing would be that Nikon join the m4/3 consortium and make a m4/3 camera ;-)
Serioulsy, Nikon makes the best DSLR's, but fail completely with mirrorless and compacts. Time to change strategy?
Nikon 1 is a great mirrorless, but targets a niche smaller than they'd hoped. I agree their compacts aren't as good as Canon and Panasonic.