Neodp: OK, look guys(and gals). If you don't like my opinion, then stop right now.
Finally improvements, and these are G R E A T. So go ahead, and call me all negative; but things are rarely all, or nothing, and the devils in the details.
m43 is still lacking in sensor competitiveness. This is a great platform, for the future; when M43 sensors are better, and yes that's a high standard. Wake me when that day comes. Right now, APS size, offers a better photographic value. But alas, we are not seeing a total balance, in new mirror-less APS based cams yet, either.
I'm waiting. If the camera industry can not get its head, out of its collective rear; then I will stay, with my old gear, and take better pictures anyway, until it does.
My question is why Sony can stuff a full-sized sensor in the small RX-1, but no one else can give us that. It's like Apple; always dribbling out the features every year and forcing you to upgrade. You know they can give you a full frame sensor. It's obviously possible. So WTF? Give me this EM-1 with a full frame sensor, Mr. Olympus. Thank you.
I'm curious as to the feel of this camera. In other words, is it all cheap plasticky feeling? I had the Panny G6 and didn't like it for that reason. I'm torn between the upcoming Panny GX7 and the EM-1. If the EM-1 had a flip-up EVF, that would be the deal-maker for it. I also wish it had a built-in flash, but I can live with the fact that at least the camera comes with one you can slide on. I don't use flash much, but when I need it, I want to have it real handy - like built-in - or at least not have to carry around anything too big or have to buy it separately. The other little niggle is that neither the GX7 or the EM-1 have a flip-out LCD - I like having that for selfies. As usual, nothing seems to have it all.