Wanted: K5 equiv. E-M5 sensored 4/3's body

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Wanted: K5 equiv. E-M5 sensored 4/3's body
Dec 1, 2012

Like a castaway adrift at sea, I'm sending out an SOS. Wanted: a K5 spec 4/3's body with Sony 16MP sensor and other Oly updates for around $1000. Same size as an E-xxx, weathersealed, pentaprism VF, IBIS, improved AF, articulated OLED and, once again, full usability with the excellent SWD 12-60 and 50-200 lenses.

I really enjoy my E-620, but the Sony sensor would provide great flexibility given its low noise/high ISO performance. Add a 2x teleconverter to the 50-200 and I'd now have a very sharp 800mm equiv. lens with fast AF for birding while also maintaining high shutter speeds by shooting at ISO 3200-6400. And it could track a bird in flight, imagine that.

And the 12-60 performance envelope would be equally expanded; imagine being able to reliably shoot with this lens at these same high ISO's?

So frustrating, Olympus builds great 4/3's bodies with outstanding IBIS, arguably the best zooms out there in the $1000 price range and now has a superb low-noise 16MP sensor available to cure their one former flaw.

The E-M5, nice as it is for a take anywhere, requires a bagful of pricey primes requiring a lot of lens swapping for proper performance. As importantly, it has no ability to track motion and is unable to fast-AF with quality 4/3's zooms. Fatal flaws as a main camera for this buyer.

Mission control to Olympus: put the pieces together and make a lot of people very happy. Oh yes, and sell a bunch of cameras and re-ignite sales of 4/3's lenses in the process.

Just makes too much sense for eccentric Oly, it'll never happen!

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