DPR Says If Coming From E-3/5 You'll Be Dissapointed In Focusing

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Re: DPR Says If Coming From E-3/5 You'll Be Dissapointed In Focusing
In reply to CharlesB58, 10 months ago

Yep Charles I thought of that and past reviews of E system bodies on DPR so in fairness we need to hear from other credible testers as well. I hope DPR is wrong on this one because then this is nothing but an over hyped m4/3rds camera.

Here is what DPR said for those that didn't read through the test.

Our experiences were fairly positive, but only when seen from a 'DSLR trying to do live view' perspective, since the situation is comparable (a camera trying to focus a PDAF-optimized lens, without a standalone PDAF sensor). Focus is usually acceptably fast, though anyone coming from an E-3 or E-5 is likely to find themselves disappointed, in comparison.

The way we see it is this: if you're a Four Thirds lens owner and you're expecting full DSLR performance, you're going to be disappointed. However, if you want a camera that offers a considerable step up in image quality, that allows you to continue to take great images with your existing lenses and welcomes you into an impressive and growing new system, then you'll be delighted.

Which isn't to say the focus is bad - our first impressions are that the performance is consistent with Canon's EOS 70D, which offers some of the best live view focus of a conventional DSLR. However, for the very best performance, the E-M1 should be used with Micro Four Thirds lenses

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