No new features, it is not Fuji, Canon or Olympus.
But expect 3rd party lens and battery compatibility to be broken.
Peiasdf: Wow, for the price of these adapter, might as well pick up an extra Rebel SL1 when you want to shoot Canon lenses.
Price is certainly ridiculous, but Rebel SL1 cannot do what GH4 etc can.
"It also means that EF-S lenses, designed for the APS-C format, are likely to produce vignetting if used with this adaptor."
I don't think they are compatible at all. You cannot mount an EF-S lens onto EF mount.
Pat Cullinan Jr: The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.
There is no edge in sharpness. In fact, the edge is sharper on Olympus (sorry, could not resist). :)
" To access it, you have have to go to the Custom menu in order to make the Custom menu visible"
Markol: Why would you buy this over the old model? Same sensor, still lousy movie specs, still not the 5 axis ois but of course a higher price. Will we have to wait again for 3 generations to get a new sensor? Well ok, it's still very good but the other things I mentioned are deal breakers for me. AAnd the biggest question of all: have they finally fixed their shutter shock problem?
"Basically, everything is a little bit better (except video)"
Actually, video is better too - 24 mbps instead of 20. In a very respectable H.264. Given that with roll stabilization you don't need to encode so much junk "information" caused by the roll (video codecs can efficiently encode horizontal and vertical shifts, but not roll), the real life handheld video quality should be much better compared to E-PL5/6.
I wonder why on the first page 1/8000s on E-P5 is marked in red? ;) Smaller number means worse? ;)
3-axis is better than 2-axis. TruePic VII is better than TruePic VI (CA correction for example). Top dial is better than the under-the-base-of-the-thumb abomination. WiFi. But it is obviously not for upgraders from E-PL5/6, although those with E-PL1/2/3 might finally decide it is worth it.
OK, enough with "-orientated" already. It is just painful. Aren't you based in the US now?
Both are tested by slrgear, there are no significant differences in performance, except Olympus 14-42 II is f/4.4 at 25mm and Pana 14-42 II is f/5.3. Stop down both to f/5.6, and Olympus has perfectly sharp corners and Panasonic not quite.
John C Tharp: Shipping a VDSLR 50/T1.5- and shipping it first- makes sense, but one has to wonder what the market for their stills 50/1.4 version will be, especially at prices that appear to compete with existing AF versions.
Now if the rendering is smooth, contrast and sharpness are reasonable wide-open, and longitudinal chromatic aberration isn't off the charts, I can see the appeal, though that'd be a first for Samyang.
But LaCA can, and it is much more problematic in most lenses. Maybe the lens is so expensive because they had to spend a lot of money to correct LaCA and distortion which are easily corrected digitally these days.I am sure the result is some uncorrectable mustache distortion and/or problems with bokeh.
"Panasonic Lumix G 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS II " is not better than 14-42 II, specifically, it is darker (about 1/2EV) in the middle of the range, and not any sharper.I also doubt it is cheaper, Olympus 14-42 II can be found in kits for $50 and off kits for as low as $40 slightly used on ebay.
That is true too. Most people are happy shooting without a VF.
You can find it for $200 or so, and there are always cheaper VF-1, VF-2, VF-3 for those who cannot afford it.
Is it the same 2.5 y/o sensor from E-M5? No OSPDAF, in 2014? And that 14-42 II R again, instead of EZ? How are they going to compete with a5100?At least the screen is clever.
peevee1: Why would anybody buy a manual lens made for FF DSLR in a mirrorless mount for a crop camera (either APS-C or m43)? The lens will be bigger that way. It is simpler to buy the lens in a DSLR mount and a $5 adapter, and/or $90+ focal reducer adapter - you can share both adapters between other lenses for the same mount, and with each have 2 lenses for the price of 1.
Also, 50/1.4? I wonder if it is really all that better than all those manual 50/1.4 available on ebay for $40-50, ESPECIALLY FOR VIDEO with its low resolution.
Different rendering in a mirrorless mount vs SLR mount? ;)
$750 is kind of a lot for an entry level thingy.
peevee1: Not a bad camera, but 2 years after RX100, it is not exactly in the same class while being so big and expensive...And of course EVF and built-in flash must be swapped.And of course still having manual cap in this class, when even some interchangeable lenses have automatic caps, is meh.
"would like having them IN on this class."
It would be different class. Upscale bridge (RX10, FZ1000) is not the same as enthusiast compact. The latter needs to be compact, by definition. :)
Unlike with the native lenses, aberration corrections will not be performed automatically, neither with cameras nor in Lightroom etc.
Why would anybody buy a manual lens made for FF DSLR in a mirrorless mount for a crop camera (either APS-C or m43)? The lens will be bigger that way. It is simpler to buy the lens in a DSLR mount and a $5 adapter, and/or $90+ focal reducer adapter - you can share both adapters between other lenses for the same mount, and with each have 2 lenses for the price of 1.