Livin' la Vida Loca
The Alpha mount is dead, it just is unaware of it's fate, so it has not lain down yet. The writing has been on the wall for some time.
At this point, anything new in Alpha is a token effort. Sony is all in on mirrorless, so it is only a matter of time before the official announcement. It is only a matter of time.
RichRMA: What, no ivory grips? Patton will not be ordering....
Can't do ivory anymore. Not PC.
completelyrandomstuff: Free advertising for Hasselblad - all the hate will generate a lot of brand awareness.
But no sales. Not at those prices, anyway. I would wait for them to hit the bargain bin. :-)
Really... kickstarter again?
art99: It offers 4K video but no mic input. So that means there was absolutely no room to squeeze in somewhere a mic jack. How about making the camera just a wee bit larger like the size of a Leica M, this way there would also be room for another unthought of jack...the headphone jack ??I know many will say that this was not meant as a video cam BUT, in that case why would they make it with 4K ????Sorry Panny, no jacks no buy. Maybe on the LX200
If you want all the bells and whistles, buy a GH4.
By the way, the GX7 has no mic input either.
kwa_photo: I'll say this. Everyone just think about where we were with sensors 5-7 years ago. FF, APS-C, p&s, cell phone, etc. Now look at today. Back then, many would have not thought a 1" sensor could do what it does today. Nor would many have thought of a camera phone being anything that could compete with a "larger" p&s sensor. Yet, here we are.
In 5-7 more years, I'd be willing to bet that high end camera phone sensors will be producing IQ with very good resolution up to ISO 1600 and 3200. We'll see 1" sensors performing at levels of most APS-C (think a6000, XT1) of today and APS-C going beyond what standard FF does today. 4/3 will also progress. FF? Watch out. Look at that Sony A7S. I think ISO 56,000 will be a walk in the park for most.
PDAF and best AF tech today will also look pretty slow as well. It all changes, always does. Sit back and enjoy the ride :-) Of course, I could be completely wrong too LOL!
tagomilonga: as this is a public forum and this is the comment section, I would say everyone's comments are welcome.Who are you to judge?
GodSpeaks: Please DPR, do not sink any lower than you already have. No need to wallow in the gutter by reporting rumors off rumor sites. Wait for the official announcements and REPORT THAT.
Report REAL news, not rumors.
Back at ya, bro.
Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.
Raist3d, look at who the poster is.Nuf said.
nofumble: 7 axis stabization system coming soon.
Personally, I would prefer a camera that does NOT have IBIS.
Edgar_in_Indy: If the replacement model includes high-quality 4K video in its list of improvements, I may finally be inclined to sell my APS-C gear and switch.
Buy a GH4 today. An amazing camera. Why wait?Video is NOT the forte of Olympus.
TN Args: Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.
Given the age of the EM5, it is expected. So really, not that much of a rumor.
mpgxsvcd: Good. It is about time. I hated that camera. All it ever did was take great still pictures in tough situations with a very compact body, the best 5-axis image stabilization system, and a great viewfinder.
Oh wait that doesn't sound so bad when I put it that way.
The next OMD camera will have 4K video along with the excellent 5-axis image stabilization. The sensor probably won't be much better though. They are starting to hit a wall with current m4/3 sensor designs. That really isn't so bad though. Still better than any A-PSC camera Canon has on the market today.
Time for 4/3 sensors to go 20 or 24MP. Long overdue, even the 1" sensor is now 20MP.
NOT for every MFT camera, but for some, for those of us who want/need more MP.
Please DPR, do not sink any lower than you already have. No need to wallow in the gutter by reporting rumors off rumor sites. Wait for the official announcements and REPORT THAT.
Stephen Scharf: I really don't understand the comment about the E-M5 appearing dated. It was and is a terrific camera, and still has a higher engineering specification than the E-M10, so I don't get where the "dated" view comes from.
I have nothing whatever against companies upgrading their model lineups, but I think back to the original and legendary OM-1, and that camera was in production unchanged for the better part of a decade. It still superbly fulfilled it's design specification.
nebula: proper AF with 4/3 lenses.
JoEick: Oh snap! Talk about something out of left field.
Sony should be out with theirs soon enough. :)
This is probably the Sony MF camera SAR have been on about for ages. It has a Sony sensor after all, and SAR worships all things Sony.
PLShutterbug: "The iPhone will probably be available separately."
To me, the iphone is a deal breaker.
mike earussi: My question is why bother with a mirrorless MF system in the first place? MF systems aren't small or compact anyway so how does the absence of a mirror help?
My guess is you have never used a Pentax/Hasselblad/Mamiya/Phase One MF system. They are large and heavy, doubly so if you shoot handheld. Removing the mirror, mirrorbox and prism would do wonders to reducing the weight of the camera, and THAT would make handheld shooting more pleasureable.
Joe Ogiba: By the time this camera comes out in February 2015 Sony will have 4K 60p cameras and the GH5 will have 4K 60p by late 2015 with both having UHS II support for 2000x 300MB/s SDXC cards.http://www.lexar.com/pro-2000x-sd
That's a stretch, and that lexar 300MB/s is READ speed, NOT write speed. They state lower, but do not say what write speed is.
OlavM: "... promising full native angle of view for different lens standards including Super 35, MFT, and Super 16 via its proprietary Variable Scan Mapping tech."
Please translate this mumbo-jumbo, someone?
Agreed. I am still trying to understand what it means.