Come on oly.. Put this sensor plus the is and wifi tethering on an $600 e-xxx and 43 is truly alive again! Add weather sealing for $999
Anders Ostmoe: Is this a precise observation: "Focus is usually acceptably fast, though anyone coming from an E-3 or E-5 is likely to find themselves disappointed, in comparison"?
Now I have read some other quick reviews and they were far from disappointed. In fact, two of them claimed that focusing was faster with some FT lenses than on the E-5. Maybe they were high on the new camera, but it certainly does sound like the camera focuses as fast as one could expect and hope....
@rbutler, did you get to test the 50/2 macro on this badboy? It hunts like crazy on the PENs.
this is what the e-p5 should have been
I wonder how much better this is compared to the 45 1.8..
goshigoo: From Dof prespective; it will act like 85 f/2.4 on 35mm FF
a 6D + 85 f/1.8 will have shallower DofAlso, IQ wise, 6D + 85 f/1.8 @ f/2.4 could be better than this lens
35mm FF still has it's value when shallow Dof is needed
congratulations! first dof/equivalence related post. :)
No need to print a whole camera! Just LENS CAPS!!! This is a revolution!
Lost a lens cap? No problemo! Just print a new one!
arhmatic: In other words... Want a camera with flash? get the Pen. Want a camera with viewfinder? get the omd...
Why can't just build one camera and built it right? Fuji proved it's possible.
hahah annoying isn't it? business is business i guess...
sergueis: Yes, OM-D sensor is great but OM-D was announced 15 months ago! Why don't we see any improvements in sensor? And when we'll finally see, I pray it would still have 16MP.
whats so wrong about the om-d sensor?
Timmbits: Some sample pics here: http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/ep5/sample/(link credit goes to imaging-resource)Some very nice pics, but really not impressed with the higher ISO ones.
IBIS is really the redeeming factor for olys regarding slow shutter shots. I dont really have to bump up the iso above 1600! Unless of course you are shooting in the dark in which case you ought to be using a flash anyway.
RichRMA: Those considering this, the OM-D or the NEX-6. If you have a chance to hold the NEX before buying, do it. The word, "trifle" comes to mind. The OM-D is in another class build-wise.
@catalin: read all you want about sensors but the fact of the matter is.. the difference is really very minute these days - even by that size difference! you'ld have to pixel peep to see any difference. If you want more blurry backgrounds at the expense of huge lenses then by all means the nex-6 is your winner although the fujis have something to say about that.
whawha: Its a shame that remote shooting with wi-fi is so limited, lets hope that it will be possible to upgrade it to all modes and raw shooting with a software update. Otherwise a lovely camera, image quality should be on a par with the OM-D or better, the evf is optional but a million times better and its even more portable. Looking forward to the review!
+1 perhaps a firmware update but I wouldn't get my hopes high. maybe in the next om-d
Cal22: The E-P5 seems to be a fine MFT-camera, indeed. But the only significant advantage to the E-PL5 is an even better image stabilizer, IMO. Are the other differences important enough (if you're not keen on Wi-Fi), to justify the camera's much higher price? Wouldn't you better buy - for the same money - a weathersealed OMD with its built-in EVF?
iso 100. 1/8000 shutter. focus peaking in both stills and video got a lot of people excited.
of course olympus could build the ultimate camera at an insanely low price but it wouldn't make any commercial sense.
spreading out the feature set isn't really that much different from the other brands or other gadgets for that matter.
Carlos AF Costa: Full Frame? No? Ok, thank you, but no!
yeah because photography is all about the lack of depth of field! of course a f2.8 or f3.5 dof equiv is pretty useless, right?
lol the only thing this gem needs is an elegant name. metabones? speed booster?
marike6: "Digital SLR Photography" magazine just named the Nikon D800 "Gear of the Year 2012". Out of all the great cameras released in 2012, it's the obvious choice.
Actually, they REALLY wanted to pick the OMD but didn't want to go through all the trouble of changing the NAME of their magazine :)
without really telling me how it works..
Can someone school me about Faveon Sensors? What it's good and bad at?
too lazy to google
Najinsky: The NX have great potential, the bodies are well designed, the lens range is pretty decent and continues to improve.
But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition. I appreciate that for many shooters with modest publishing requirements (Computer, TV, Internet, Small prints) the IQ is good enough (and don't confuse IQ with nice pictures, which any camera can take) but really, in comparison to the competition, the IQ is really quite poor.
Don't take my word for it. Just pull up the NX210 review, go to raw image test scene and compare the NX200 @ ISO 400 with OM-D EM5, NEX-5N and NX200. Despite the huge raw files, there is noticeably less resolution.
Here's a screen dump if you don't want to go to the review section:
There's a lot I like about the NXnn models but until the IQ can can match the competition, the report card is going to have to read: "Must try harder, C-".
Maybe its the lens? Is this in the corner? I think m4/3 cameras were tested with the 4/3 50mm f2 which is insanely sharp. Not sure if the NEX were tested with Alpha lenses tho.
emircruz: The silver and black one actually looks good. Just curious, how are the optics? Is the lens line better than the NEX's?
Hmm that 85mm 1.4 sounds interesting I wonder how it matches up with the oly 75mm 1.8
gbvalli: Up to me, it's not possible to judge together cameras with different viewfinder type. OM-D is loved from fans of electronic viewfinder, but not so from those who prefer the optical one . Perhaps it would be better to diversify the match, establishing 2 or 3 categories .
When i switched to mirrorless, i also bought an external electronic viewfinder. After a year, I rarely put it on. The LCD seems to be bright enough has focus assist (magnification) during MF and real time exposure display. The camera is also light enough for me not to worry about shaking it. I only put the EVF on if its very bright outside.
The silver and black one actually looks good. Just curious, how are the optics? Is the lens line better than the NEX's?