A few thoughts on E-5, sure, why not?

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A few thoughts on E-5, sure, why not?
Sep 14, 2010

Well I tried to lower the unrealistic expectations of many but alas...

Anyway, what I really think is that this is still a nice camera and making the AA filter from what I have seen can help a lot in "upping" the detail/image quality. Honestly, I haven't been too taken by the 18MP Canon sensor of say the 7D on that end, and a low AA filter on an E-5 would probably make it "effective" to some 14-15 of what is out there which isn't bad.

If this camera doesn't back focus, fixed banding, I don't think it's a bad camera.

But at $1699 USD... er.. no. I mean. I feel this is a 1 year late camera with the wrong price. If it was $1,299 USD MSRP then it would look much more interesting (maybe say $1,399 MSRP).

This is clearly a bone to the 4/3rd lens owner, I don't see anyone from another brand jumping for this, though the Olympus lens lineup has afaik more lenses consistently weather sealed than others, so weather sealing is only as good as the whole system being weather sealed.

It also makes me wonder what kind of contract Olympus has with Panasonic that they got saddled with the yet again same Pen sensor.

It's also pretty clear who's driving the imaging division: micro four thirds.

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