peevee1: $359 for fully manual lens. Or you can get Pentax or Minolta 55/1.8 for $20 plus $90 focal reducer which can be used with many other lenses too.Even Canon FD58/1.2 or Minolta 58/1.2 with the focal reducer would be cheaper, and a whole stop faster.Now, quality is a different issue. Who knows what quality wide open this 42.5/1.2 lens has?
Timmbits, it has been shown that good focal reducers increase sharpness and reduce CA - as they should, given that they compress all the features.
lcf80, it is Panasonic 42.5, not Mistaken 42.5.
$359 for fully manual lens. Or you can get Pentax or Minolta 55/1.8 for $20 plus $90 focal reducer which can be used with many other lenses too.Even Canon FD58/1.2 or Minolta 58/1.2 with the focal reducer would be cheaper, and a whole stop faster.Now, quality is a different issue. Who knows what quality wide open this 42.5/1.2 lens has?
So you don't know either...
The designers were having fun and a few cocktails. :)
peevee1: 5-axis IBIS and OSPDAF working with all AF lenses and not just some Panasonic m43s and it would be almost perfect.
"plus Pany has put IBIS in GX7 , but not in more expensive and very video oriented GH4"
In GX7 it is poor and does not work in video at all anyway, why would they put it in video oriented GH4?
"Shot-to-shot delays aren't great, either. There's roughly a one second delay when shooting Superfine JPEGs and two seconds with Raw or Raw+JPEG. And that's with a 250MB/sec write speed. This delay has an effect on bracketing, as the wait between each shot is so long that your composition may change noticeably.Autofocus
Autofocus speeds on this premium compact are disappointing compared to its peers. "
So now not just Canon's sensors but also Canon's processors are far behind competitions. What a disappointment. They should just close their ancient chip factories and order everything from TSMC etc.
Of course processor works harder, motion compensation alone processes at least 256 times more data than is read from the sensor.
Kevin Coppalotti: Dynamic range.want.more. any thing coming?
"In any case, I'd suggest that 13+ Ev is a good minimum goal for DR based on best-case human instantaneous DR"
You say it based on dxomark rating of the sensor in your camera - adjusted to 8 mix though. ;)
"No, the DxO measurements don't support the claim that any micro4/3 has "leapfrogged" recent Sony APS-C sensors (let alone FF)."
Huh? I was talking about Sony 4/3 sensor used in E-M5 etc. Panasonic leapfrogged it.
grasscatcher: Google has gotten away from microSD slots (they had them on their first Nexus tablet), because they want you to use the cloud for storage. By using the cloud, they can track your data better (and big data is the future for big money). Problem for me is that I am often away from WiFi, or even cellular data providers, so I really need offline storage, especially for things like offline mapping programs and the like, that use a lot of storage space.
Actually it is pretty obvious that with Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Google abandoned the strategy of extreme value of their Nexus line. And the low storage capacities are obviously there to push their cloud services - which probably are failing given that the prices of movies on Google Play movies are such that for the price of one rental you can watch unlimited movies on Netflix for a month. ;)
Wes Syposz: the real news would if Apple announced moving back its manufacturing to US of A...
What does, the final assembly adding $2 of $800 price? ;)
ProfHankD, it is not something new, it actually happened more than 2.5 years ago with release of Olympus E-M5 - and the sensor was in all Olympus cameras within months after that, even in the dirt-cheap E-M2. 16mpix Panasonic cameras were not that far behind, certainly better than Canon outdated stuff, and with E-M1/GH4 leapfrogged the Sony sensor in this department.Regarding NEX-7, it seems its advantage comes from placing base ISO much lower, and on by-pixel basis is not nearly 2/3 EV as indicated by DXOMark DR score (which is based on downscaling).
"quite a few u4/3 sensors are still around 10 Ev max DR."
Quite a few? There are only 2 in current cameras, 1 Sony with DR 12.3EV and 1 Panasonic with DR 12.8EV according to dxomark.
peevee1: For $300, you can buy TG-3 or WG-3 GPS, not this joke. Unfortunately, they missed again.I want waterproof G7X, without any bulky underwater case.
There are plenty who did, including testers in controlled conditions. Of course Nikon 1's sensor is better than TG/WG's (although not as much as its size suggests due to worse technology), but its zoom is dark junk by comparison, killing all low-light advantage.
Petrogel, if you count all the costs, what goes where, even iPhones are made in the US. High-tech design like processors is the biggest cost.
Kiril Karaatanasov: The Nexus line is going from bad to worse. I have had all Nexus phones to date but just bought Xperia Z3 Dual to replace the Nexus 5. Nexus 6 is no starter except I may get one to use as debugging tool. Why Motorola? Sony, LG and may be HTC or even Huawei would have been better choice... Motorola are proving every year for past 5 years to be the worst Android brand.
"Battery of Z3 has about 50% more capacity, though the phone is slimmer and much much nicer. "
You cannot even count - it is 34% more capacity, and Z3 is simply much bigger and heavier. It is also twice the cost.Specs also 17 hours of talk on Nexus 5 vs 14 on Z3. Good phone no doubt, but almost fable-sized and/or claims are way exaggerated.
E-M5 - no clicking. Anyway, sound is recorded with external mic by those who want more quality. On the other hand, with most lenses there will be no OIS, and with the few lenses with OIS, rotational and translational movements are not stabilized anyway.
"My preferred method of 1080p capture on the GH4 is to bypass the internal 1080p recording options altogether, instead scaling my 4K recordings to 1080p whilst editing. Doing so is as trivial as inputting 50% for clip size on a timeline in my editing software - yet the gain in quality over the internal 1080p is enormous."
Is 100 Mbit/s 4k downscaled to 1080p really better than 200Mbit/s 1080p24 GH4 can record? Especially when fast panning or a lot of movement in the scene is present?