Olympus E-M1 or …

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Chris R-UK
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In reply to ZodiacPhoto, 11 months ago

ZodiacPhoto wrote:

As a M4/3 user, I asked a similar question on Micro 4/3 forum, and some replies were, quite understandably, just a little bit biased

So I would like to rephrase the question a bit:

- If you are on the market for a new camera,

- and you are not yet “married” to a particular lens system,

- and you are considering Olympus E-M1, what other camera would you buy if Olympus did not come up with the E-M1? In other words, what cameras does E-M1 compete with?

Thank you!

I have both a Canon 7D and a Panasonic GH2.  I use the 7D primarily for wildlife.

This opinion is based on my personal requirements.

If the PDAF continuous focusing works as well as earlier indications suggest the E-M1 is a direct competitor to my Canon 7D:

  • 16MP v 18MP resolution
  • 6.5 fps v 8 fps
  • Better high ISO noise
  • Similar dynamic range
  • Similar handling
  • Different viewfinders - EVFs and OVFs both have pros and cons
  • Much better video (can hand hold and AF during clips)
  • E-M1 + 100-300mm is half the size and weight of 7D + 100-400mm

The big one for me is the last one and I will probably be trading in my 7D for the E-M1 once the price has come down to sensible levels and I have seen how the next generation of Panasonics compares.

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