why is EM5 such a hit ?

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
MichaelKJ
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Re: A 'perfect storm' of opportunities
In reply to TrapperJohn, May 16, 2012

The D800 and 5DIII. They are not that much better than their predecessors or the high end APS bodies (sensor technology again, and the seldom used category), but they're still $3500. That's a stack of change.

The D800/e is a game changer. The first FF camera that can compete with cameras like the Pentax 645 at a much lower price. From my perspective it is the APS-C DSLRs that are getting squeezed. Mirrorless models are equaling or coming close to them while the D800/e has widened the gap between between APS-C and FF quality.

I think there will be a sizable number of serious photographers who have two systems--FF and mirrorless. The E-M5 is a game changer, but its success also means that Oly will need to continue to innovate if it wants to succeed--Pany will release a high end camera soon and Canon will soon launch a full fledged assault. Interesting times that bode well for serious photographers.

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