We’re a bit disappointed by the E-M1X. It feels like Olympus got half way there with making this camera amazing but on account of some cost cutting measures didn’t make something amazing. This could have been an amazing high-frame rate camera with great video features.
These are interesting cameras but Panasonic’s targeting the higher end market is a departure from its approach with M43 where it released very affordable products for the features they offered. Premium is where the camera makers believe the money is at I guess.
Regardless, we wish Panasonic success because they have shown more innovation the Nikon and Canon and we’d be happy to have them survive as a competitor.
Here’s Lok’s first Look:
We’ve really appreciated Panasonic’s video contributions via their m43 cameras. It appears that they are going a premium product route with their new full frame cameras. However, given the competence they’ve displayed in the past we’re hopeful that their new full frame bodies might bring something different to the table.
We try to keep things civil here at 4K Rumors, but it’s really hard to hold back about how disappointed we are with the Sony A6400.
The Sony A6300 was released in February of 2016. The Sony A6000 was released in April of 2014.
And now we get this very, very disappointing camera that still has:
- horrible rolling shutter
- marketed as a selfie camera/video camera yet it has no IBIS
- very poor 1080p mode
- no new Sony ASP-C lenses have been produced in a long time
- battery life and overheating is in question at this point
- No 4K 60P
- No 10-bit video
Now, of course, this is still a nice photography camera and a careful user can still produce usable video from it. But damn Sony, this is Canon level disappointing.
- AF is supposed to be faster (425 points)
- 24MP Sensor
- 180 degree selfie LCH tocuh screen
- 11 FPS (8 FPS silent)
- 4K 30p @ 100Mbps
I think most of us have forgotten about the Panasonic LX100 Mark II after it was a let down of a release. Not that it’s a bad camera. But basically Panasonic did not innovate and other cameras in the market improved in the meantime.
The G85 was (and still may be) the king of affordable 8-bit 4K hybrid cameras. However, any camera with IBIS can be vulnerable to vibrations causing jitter in the image. This is part of why pros sometimes shy away from IBIS and go with good old fashioned fixed sensor cameras.