An anti-EM1 Thread - Here's why

Started Sep 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Marty4650
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Why you are 100% wrong
In reply to Corpy2, Sep 18, 2013

You are wrong for putting an inflammatory title on a really stupid post. Some people might call that trolling, but I won't go that far. I imagine you just did it to get more attention for your post.

You should have titled your post "Why I Don't Want an EM1" because your entire post is all about YOU and why an EM1 doesn't make sense for YOU.

But you are not their only customer, and Olympus does not make only one camera. They make cameras is different quality levels, with different features, at different price points. They try to make something for everyone, and if this camera doesn't appeal to you, then it certainly might appeal to someone else.

At this point, you will feign innocence, and say you were merely curious as to why ANYONE ELSE would want this camera, rather than that wonderful plastic Canon DSLR you purchased at Walmart last week.

So..... here are some reasons they might:

  • M4/3 users who happen to own HG and SHG 4/3 lenses will love this camera. This camera is the only way they can put a modern sensor behind their wonderful lenses and still have reasonable AF speed. According to many sources, the AF speed with PDAF lenses is "as good as the E5. For many people this worth more than the $100 extra it costs over the price of an EM5 plus an optional grip.
  • M4/3 users who don't own HG and SHG 4/3 lenses may want this camera too. Because it is also a significant upgrade from the EM5 in many ways. The EVF is significantly better, it has focus peaking, HDR, WIFI, faster shutter speed, and a somewhat better build quality and weather sealing. 
  • M4/3 users who use long legacy lenses will appreciate the extra size, better grip, and generally better ergonomics of the EM1 over most of the other M4/3 cameras available today.

This may not be the camera for you, but there probably are a lot of other people looking forward to owning one.

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