2013 Camera of the year ... ? (Per SteveH)

Started 10 months ago | Polls thread
marike6
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Revolutionary vs Evolutionary
In reply to Dennis, 10 months ago

Dennis wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Last year, there was no doubt in my mind that the D800E was "camera of the year". It raised the bar for ALL cameras, and it brought MF type resolution to DSLRs for the first time.

Sure, makes sense to me. So this year, why award it to a camera with the same sensor that's otherwise a lesser camera than last years camera of the year ?

Because Sony managed to shrink the form factor of the casing and shave off some 300 g, something that a number of enthusiast photographers seem to want.  D800 IQ in a small, agile camera, as appropriate in the studio or shooting landscapes as it is for street photography or any other application where small size is a plus.

The EM-1 on the other hand is iterative, basically an EM-5 in a DSLR style casing with a deeper grip and a weightier body that balances better with larger zooms (but also contradicts the concept of m43 and small, lightweight bodies).

Revolutionary for the A7 versus evolutionary for the EM-1.  I'm not saying the EM-1 is a bad camera, it's just that other than a slightly more robust AF module, it doesn't really bring anything new to the table.

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