samfan: BTW what does the Df use its mono speaker for...?
Canon has nothing offer except dual pixel AF, that's what they do for the past few years, no more innovation, I believe many people rather see no updated for this M2, since when Canon become a joker?
Andrew Butterfield: I just can't keep up with this pace of progress from Canon.
I know you tried, so do the Canon users and me.
yabokkie: there were rumors that Canon might have been trying to change the sensor which caused the delay, but as always positive thinking fails.
then let's hope that hybrid AF II works just as well as dual-pixel AF.
check SL1's hybird II focus system is bad for movie, even photo, you can find many reviews on web.
Why adobe is not support newer OLympus lenses? last Olympus M4/3 lens profile adobe support was years ago,
basicly the Olympus EM5/EM1, Sony A7 and A7r start age of mirrowess, DSLR will soon to be end.
SDF: Wow! Based on the comments people posted here. - No touch screen AF- No in-body IS- Lens too big- Lens too slow- Lens too heavy- Only 2 lens at launch- Too expensive- Too ugly- No pop up flash- Fake penta prism- Body look cheap like a toy- EVF is garbage compare to OVF- Len adapter is too big- Sony copied OlympusThis could be the worst camera in the History. lol
it will be hot only because it looks like OMD, well enough hehe
already over 1k comments before the real review? Olympus really make some waves in here.
I see so many people complained about the new G16, I can't understand why? there are many buyers are not like you or me, maybe 1/1.7 size of sensor is good enough for them, some buyers are P&S shooter for their whole life, they don't even know what we talk about here.., I"m not a G buyer, not G15 or G16, I think it's expensive ugly low-end product, and selling at sky high price, there are too many much better choice out there, but look at the G15 user's reviews everywhere, it's almost like 5 stars perfect camera and Canon sold bunch of it.
NO matter you like or not, Canon is right with the market on this one.
Many people did not own any Olympus EPXX camera, these are quality made cameras, if you haven't hold one and test yourself, you should stop those none sense comments.
BSweeney: With an Olympus product, wait a year for a 40% price drop. 2 years, 70% price drop. They need to price the camera at a reasonable price, recover NRE over more sales, and lower product turn-over rate. My lesson learned with the EP2.
If you have money to burn, love u43, go for it.
The omd em5 do not get much discount even it came out over 15 mos, not all the m4/3 follow that trend, if you don't flash your camera every year, m4/3 just be fine with you.
BuckarooBanzai: What's the over/under point on the price point of the body only being $600? I say 1 year from now.
I waited OMD for 6 mos (from May2012~Nov2012), the price was the same, the only discont I got was $100 off OMD, that was the same deal in July2012, even as we speak now May 2013, the brand new OMD price the same.
So I think this hot sell ep5 will at it's MSRP for long time.
did fuji fix their sticky aperture problem?
Look at the new Fujifilm x100s, it won my heart, as OMD user- am I crazy just want to get the x100s for walk around? I need to stop reading all these reviews.
We should all stop, new technology coming every year, new models will just show up when you just feel good with your full system, all these review site will just make you spend more money, everyone should focus on skills not specs :)
You know what? no matter how's everyone's good or bad comments, now Oly/M3/4 became a real topic, we didn't see these in past until now, seems like they do have some market shares, some people just jump the ship. lol
Just wondering if Olympus come out a full frame interchangeable lenses, MLC, little bigger than OMD EM-5, what will happen?
John Koch: Good cameras that did not make it to the select list:
Oly TG-1: great "tough" camera that resists drops, heat-cold, and submersion to 40', while also delivering decent pics and video.Panny FX200: super zoom with constant F/2.8 aperture.Sony NEX6: a thrifty version of the NEX7, plus new features.Canon T4i: bargain DSLR with best menu scheme.Nikon V2: lots of high-end features in a small package, and certainly outsell the FF Nikon stuff.Panny LX7: F/1.4 aperture, 1280x720 120fps video, time-lapse (stuff the other compacts lack), plus best manual control dials, wheels, and knobs, all at a low price.
The OM-D EM5 appears to have won, fair and square, drawing votes of middle-aged folks who may not even own or use it, but are nostalgic for the OM-D look. Those who pay the high price for the body (enough to buy a PEN kit plus a nice lens) become true believers by force, even if they secretly loathe the menu system.
things are changed, 14k+ voted is something, more people willing spent more to get OMD than t4i d5100, gladly~
munro harrap: The D800 outclasses every other machine here, very easily. I bought one because I just wanted to be able to get film quality from a digital camera, rather than painterly faked results-like the OM-D and all other compacts listed here give you, bar the Fuji Models that have reliability and speed of focussing and viewfinder useability problems. With a D800 you can simply forget the tech and the hype and photograph, however much you hate its cost and its loss of the rear focus pad that was there on other D Nikons, as it still is on the Canons. It takes ALL AI and AIS manual lenses too, so for a modest outlay you are back to the old ways-and gaze- with the new technology, and if you want to compromise, vote otherwise! But one day all cameras will be like this......
I guess that many OMD users really need to see a doctor for their eyes lol