Hell yeah although i don't own any apsc camera now.
How about this?http://www.pentax.jp/japan/news/2013/20130613_5.html
Give me an EP5 any day if I'm after style and substance.
That's great news. I bought the nexus 4 for its 'pure' form too.
photo perzon: How can a tiny sensor compete with APS sensors?
you obviously haven't use the OM-D to comment on noise.
But that said, I'm still waiting for them to work out an electronic shutter.
Timmbits: One thing DPR seems silent on is MENU HELL according to some.
For those of you discontent that there's no FULL REVIEW, here's one: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/olympus-epl5/olympus-epl5A.HTM
Mirror lock up in 'old world' terms.... Come to think of it maybe olympus did see into the future (of mirrorless) by naming this feature anti-shake. I remembered some commented that anti-shake was an 'ambiguous' term for this function but now seems like anti-shake may just be a more appropriate name for it.
I hope dpreview test shooting the E-P5 into glittering light source.... say a lighted Christmas tress or any shiny objects, there's where in my experience OM-D gets very confused and starts hunting without getting any focus.
ChrisKramer1: It looks nice and no doubt it will be extremely fast but ultimately, will it give me better picture quality than my Sony NEX5n? It's going to be a tall order because even though the Sony is fiddly, ugly and terribly laggy, it always gives me results that make my jaw hit the floor. After over a year of using it (and cursing it) I still can't get over how good the NEX5n's picture quality is. And it's half the price!
If you're after ultimate image quality in the smallest form (discounting all other functions and features that make the shooting experience), I suggest looking at the sigma DP merrills.
wow. such vendetta
sadwitch: The images from E-PM2 in JPEG clearly beats all nikon's latest offerings (D3200, D5200, D7100) in contrast and sharpness base on the comparison tool up to iso 3200, it's surprising how mushy the jpegs from the nikon looks. Nikon only pulls ahead in RAW from iso 3200 onwards. Seems like the new toshiba sensors isn't that much better compared to sony.
And Nikon likes to mush up sharpness and contrast for the non-consumer friendly JPEGs
I don't see anything dramatic different I'm afraid, it's more like better by a hair for Nikon in some areas only. There are points in the scene that E-PM2 clearly shows better sharpness too (eg martini crest label, Queen of hearts, kodak gray scale logo, corner checkers pattern, the paint brush.... etc.
The real winner here will have to be the pentax K5 IIs. It's increadible
The images from E-PM2 in JPEG clearly beats all nikon's latest offerings (D3200, D5200, D7100) in contrast and sharpness base on the comparison tool up to iso 3200, it's surprising how mushy the jpegs from the nikon looks. Nikon only pulls ahead in RAW from iso 3200 onwards. Seems like the new toshiba sensors isn't that much better compared to sony.
Images looks every bit as good as the E-M5 indeed. Nice.
sadwitch: I briefly had a D5100 and got interested by the comments here and decided check out using the DP image comparison tool. Indeed, it seems soft in comparison to most camera eg K30, XE-1, Nex 7 and even the E-M5.
The K30 is holds up (beats both D7100 and D5100) really well and even the E-M5 clearly looks sharper in comparison for both jpeg and RAW up to iso3200. I think what fails it may just be the 50mm F1.4 lens.
I wonder what will it look like using a dedicated macro lens like the 40 f2.8 or sigmas 105mm f2.8?
Interestingly, NEX 7 seems to stand out especially in the RAW department. It may just be the king of APS-C in terms of resolution and IQ
If all round IQ excludes sharpness and clarity, the D5200 or D7100 may be the best. But for me, I look for clarity, contrast and sharpness over high iso noise in IQ, so what DPReview comparison tool show is D5200 or D7100 clearly can't beat Nex 7, K30, E-M5 or GH3 flat out. It wins some (hi-iso) and loses some.
Olympus menu is rather complex indeed but once setup and got use to, nothing beats the Super Control Panel that it offers.
Mirror lock up in drive mode? check; Customisable AEL metering mode? check; one touch WB? One missing control from the E system which i like alot is the bracketing mode by holding down 2 buttons and scrolling the wheel to select offset.
Just seeing what DPreview has in their comparison tool, nothing more. And I was surprise Nex 7 is doing so well with it's 50 f1.8
I briefly had a D5100 and got interested by the comments here and decided check out using the DP image comparison tool. Indeed, it seems soft in comparison to most camera eg K30, XE-1, Nex 7 and even the E-M5.
This camera is growing on me more and more every time I look at it.
Darn you Olympus, did you have to go and make such a pretty Camera? don't you understand a lot of us need to save money? Even the white version glitters like it's made out of pearls or something. And I'm a guy!
Thank God, they omitted the EVF, else my bank account would be taking a blow.
Yet who knows. Maybe if it drops a lot in the next few months, and my used OM-D doesn't suffer so bad on the used market, I might even go for it. I like the EVF but I think I can live without it.
Personally use E-P2, E-P3 and OM-D and I definitely prefer the control layout and ergonomics on the pen especially the E-P2.
Glad the recess mode dial is back and they move the easily knocked rear wheel to the front. But i'll rather they stick to the thumb dial for the rear as it think psychologically it's more intuitive and easier to control the 2 dials if they're different in their tactile feel.
The E-P5 looks like a good deal compare to the new nikon V lens :)
So tempted to 'upgrade' my Ep3 with the new VF4 if its really clearer and faster in practice.
Here's a good size comparison between vf-2 vs vf-4http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/598/910/42.jpg