E-M6 will have phase-detect focusing and built-in VF-4 viewfinder

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E-M6 will have phase-detect focusing and built-in VF-4 viewfinder
May 13, 2013

Hey kids,

The first E-M6 rumours are coming in, and according to 43rumours (dot) com, it will have phase-detect autofocus and the same EVF specifications as the recently-announced VF4.

It looks as though with each generation of camera, Olympus is working hard to fix the previous generation's biggest weakness.

We saw this when the E-P3 arrived, fixing the sluggish autofocus and slow handling of the E-P2, and the E-M5 was itself an answer to criticisms about the lack of a built-in EVF on all models.

In this case, phase-detection will help to eradicate the problems with C-AF, and the VF-4 will improve the shooting experience immensely (I read one comparison - Ming Thein, I think - in which it was stated that the VF-4 was an enormous improvement over the E-M5's viewfinder).

Personally, I think I will find myself sorely tempted by the E-M6 if Olympus manages to improve the handling substantially over the E-M5. That was the only thing that stopped me from buying an E-M5 when it came out.

How about you guys - any other features you are looking for? A new sensor maybe? It would be nice to get another stop of ISO and dynamic range, wouldn't it?

FYI, the camera is due to be released in September - the same month that I head off to Africa for a three-month safari.

S

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