I just read the question that Dpreview asked again:".....we want to know which cameras stood out for you."The answer was EM-5 from more reader than for any other camera.It is that simple.
Some have really a very very hard time to accept the result of a poll.
bobyg: How pity that some of the users here cannot accept that Olympus managed to create a truly wonderful camera. However, I enjoy using it ;)
Its really entertaining.Some just cannot live with it that their beloved camera did not win.
c76: Just wondering if Olympus come out a full frame interchangeable lenses, MLC, little bigger than OMD EM-5, what will happen?
@ManuelBut Canon (and their customers) had lenses for 35mm format available for a long time. So it makes not much sense to have a sensor size which is not much smaller than 35mm. If you are going for a large sensor anyway why not use the full image circle of the available lenses?But if you start it from scratch, very different story.
@RockchanSo far I know lenses for mirrorless can be quite a bit smaller than lenses for DSLRsThe RX1 has only a prime but compare that size to a 35mm DSLR with a similar lens! A mirrorless system for the same sensor size would not be that small but quite a bit smaller than a DSLR System.
What would happen?Some who prefer a lager sensor will buy it, thats all.
You know larger sensors have advantages and disadvantages as have smaller sensors.
And if they do a larger sensor camera why would they just use the 35mmm film size. No reason for that.Make it a bit smaller than 35mm. No difference to 35mm but with a mirrorless system you can be significantly smaller.Or make the sensor even a bit larger and the mirrorless system is still smaller than a DSLR.
Nothing wrong with a different sensor size but for sure nothing wrong with m43.
G L: I have a m43 camera and the EM5 is what I would like to have. So I voted for it.
Just one remark: If Nikon had not the D800 and the D600 in the competition they might have won.
But anyway, the EM5 is a camera of which many people think it is a very good compromise between capability, size and prize. It really is an achievement to bring all these features in such a small package. The EM5 deserves this win.
Well if only the D800 were in the poll some of the D600 voters ( 7.8% ) may have voted for the D800.
But really it is not that important
acahaya: Obviously the world as we know it didn't end on 21 but on 31 of December ;-)
Get a grip everyone, this is just a poll and what it shows us is that we are lucky to have so many intesting choices. Best for me doesn't have to be best for you and the result shows that this year affordable, portable and good enough for most situations is a little bit more attractive than best IQ but expensive, large and heavy.
Very well said!
Joseph Chew: This poll is only relevant to DPreview readers, didn't actually prove anything.
The main question that Sony had to ask themselves before doing the RX1 may have been if there is a market for it.
A big sensor with just a fixed prime lens and no viewfinder to make as small as possible is not so much of a miracle.As good as it may be there is not much in it what one would call a significant achievement.
I have a m43 camera and the EM5 is what I would like to have. So I voted for it.