An anti-EM1 Thread - Here's why

Started Sep 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anfy
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Re: Eyes on image quality
In reply to LTZ470, Sep 17, 2013

LTZ470 wrote:

Anfy wrote:

Corpy2 wrote:

1) The image quality, despite a few hyperventilating reviews, is a little bit better. You hear that? A little bit better. It's not a lot better.

What buzzes me is this matter of image quality. I really want the new camera be better than the other m4/3s, since everyone wins to have a professional tool choice in the lineup with top IQ: but I simply fail to see the significant improvement others report, at practical speeds; I do not care much about ISO 12,800 and 25,600 results since for a serious work at those speeds - if ever possible - I would borrow a full frame camera anyway, most likely a dSLR.

So, since I believe that professional reviewers have better knowledge than me, it must be my monitor (or - I hope not! - my eyes).

Ciao!

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Viva la evolución!

Agreed, have seen no comparisons that the IQ of the EM1 is better than EM5…HERE's the issue…Focus Peaking and Spot AF…the EM5 desperately needs these two enhancements...

EM5 cannot do the following as the AF Box is too large and no Focus Peaking...

Great picture you posted!

The AF spot thing on E-M5 is not a problem for me (I mean I never felt lacking a smaller AF box so I think my type of photography does not need it).

What really annoyed me (I seem to be the only to notice the matter) is the E-M5 AF illuminator, which is placed on the wrong side of the camera - fixed on E-M1 - and my left hand always covers its beam, which I think can lead to misfocuses or longer AF times anyway.

On focus peaking: there's always the Art filter/focus peaking trick on the E-M5, which is not perfect but nifty anyway. But I have a bit changed my mind on the whole matter; I make use of Sony NEX system too, where there is a very good implementation of focus peaking, but lastly I find more practical using the magnifying tool.
What is on the other hand fantastic of Olympus cameras with 5-axis stabilization is their ability to stabilize the legacy manual lenses on the EVF/rear screen WHILE focusing, a terrific tool especially with longer focals glasses.

Ciao!

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Viva la evolución!

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