The E-M5 cannot replace a DSLR.

Started Jun 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to marike6, Jun 12, 2012

The E-M5 has a very quick frame rate. Yes, you only get AF on the first shot. Fine by me.

D800 and E-M5 both have near instant focus.

I was very impressed when I borrowed a D800, and I think it and the E-M5 are the two outstanding cameras of the last year or so. But the E-M5 is considerably quicker and more responsive in my opinion.

marike6 wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

I have no need whatever of C-AF.

Not sure what you meant then my "the E-M5 is faster than most DSLRs". In AF Single Shot, my D800 focusses nearly instantaneously and does so with light as low as -2 EV.

But for me AF speed is not an issue with any of the cameras I've owned. Accuracy is far more important to me. But even with cameras that have issues, I have absolutely no objections to using MF, even though I'm not a fan of focus-by-wire.

Further, my experience with the D3 was if you wanted C-AF to do a decent job, shooting at full chat was asking trouble (because the mirror was down too little time to give the sensors much of a chance). I understand the D4 is much better in this respect.

I've not be so lucky as to shoot with a D3, but certainly at the time it was the state of the art. Now it's the D4 and the 1DX (if we ever actually see one) that hold this distinction.

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