An anti-EM1 Thread - Here's why

Started Sep 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Wake up call...
In reply to Klarno, Sep 18, 2013

Klarno wrote:

There are only three groups of people who really think it's supposed to be necessary to buy the new and improved version of a camera every year:

  • Camera manufacturers.
  • Electronics retailers.
  • People who frequent camera forums.

It's not necessary. The gains from year to year are almost always marginal. Only very rarely, such as with the E-M5 or the D800, is it not marginal. The rest of the time, you can keep going with the same model of camera for a while longer.

We are getting to the point of the last camera we need. Sure, sensor technology will continue to be refined, better and better cameras will to come out, but we're getting a lot of diminishing returns: How many of us REALLY need to photograph black cats on coal piles by the light of the new moon? I haven't had any great compulsion to upgrade from my GH2/E-PL1, because I know the technical limitations of what I do.

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I have to disagree:

I had time lapse capabilities in my E-20 circa 2001, and I have to wait 12 years to have it back in the EM-1.

The E-1 adds use to sell it as a " control freak intended camera" because of the many manual options, so after more that 10 years we have a body with similar or better control options.

Photographers that operate in rugged environments, will get , after a long wait an upgraded whether sealing-freeze options.

High graded lenses owners can finally break the 12 MP sensor limit.

HDR shooters will finally have an easy way for bracketing.

All improved: IBIS, VIDEO,Video Sound, DR. EVF, Focus Tracking, Ergonomics, Shutter speed. A never before available in micro 4/3 option for tether shooting via wi-fi.

We don't have to agreed in our particular needs, but I won't go as far as to negate all the features of this new body. And off course YMMV. I might have G.A.S, but is under control, I can go for two or more years with the same cell phone, but I'm looking forward to get a hybrid or an electric car and to install some solar panels over my roof. Not afraid of changes.

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Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan

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