Dilemma: A99 vs new Olympus E-M1

Started Sep 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
oklaphotog
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Re: Seriously? You would pay $1500 Olympus E-M1 (body only) ?
In reply to 007peter, Sep 5, 2013

007peter wrote:

Are you serious? is this a joke, the 2 camera isn't even comparable. Why on earth would anyone in their right mind pay $1500 for an Olympus e-M1 (body only) with a very tiny sensor?

According to Wikipedia:

  • M43 sensor = 225 mm² surface area
  • Full Frame = 864 mm² surface area
  • 220/864 = 26% So a M43 has just barely 1/4 (25%) the surface area of a Full frame sensor

I'm not saying sensor size is everything, but $1500 is simply too much to ask for with a tiny sensor that is 1/4 area of FF. Search the web deal, you can readily find a FF Canon 6D (Body Only) going between $1600 ~ $1499.

Well considering that the A99 is only a stop better than the EM5 at most noise wise, and the EM1 is supposed to be even better than the EM5.... Throw in the fact it will focus the ZD 4/3 lenses fast and the HG and SHG ZD's are best glass out there.... It's much smaller and likely built better.... it looks like a pretty good deal @ $1500

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