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
munro harrap: When you vote, it does say "The BEST camera of 2012". Not the one you own, or like, or find handy cos it doesn't weigh a ton, the best one. With a D800 you can make a pro quality movie. Your prints can be as big as a Picasso or Delacroix epic painting and your macro shots , well, are potentially the best possible from any camera on the planet-if you are any good, that is. I shall spend the rest of my life trying to fulfil its potential. Even in low light it is better than 35mm ever was, and makes the D4 they charge more than double for quite redundant. You are expected to vote for the BEST camera, not some joke toy!
I totally agree with you, even D800E is all in one (spec, function, IQ) camera, but is not a cup of tea for everyone, many users willing to take 10-20% loss of IQ but in much lighter weight, some of Olympus prime lenses are really good, OMD can't never compete with any full frame DSLR, but it hold on it's own market, there is no "perfect camera", OMD just get more users's heart this time.
If you like to own OMD system, it's not cheap, to get most out of the OMD, you must have Olympus prime lenses, the 12mm 2.0 ($799), 45mm 1.8 ($399)and 75mm 1.8 ($899) are must have for the system, of course Panasonic 25mm 1.4 ($499), plus the FL600 flash light (299), well pass $4k. for that money you can get Nikon D600 (full frame) with kit lens 24-85mm + 70-200mm.