photosen: I've seldom agreed so much with DPreview... "The cutting-edge stalwart" just about sums it up... "a sensible, indeed desirable upgrade to the EOS 60D".
I was expecting a really boring 70D and was happily surprised; when I have the money it's going very difficult to say no to it, even though I follow what other brands are doing, and in spite of the full frame siren calls... it just does everything I need it to do, and opens a couple of interesting avenues with wifi and that new autofocus...
60D was terrible?
Leandros S: It's not dorky. It's freaky, scary, NSA surveillance. That plus Google collecting every little scrap of information about you. Who in their right minds could possibly want this?
They already have it if you carry a phone with you.
migus: + EVF+ solid build
Yet $699 for a 1-lb. 10x zoom with 1/1.7" in 2014 seems loaded w/ contradictions. Mitch
Street price is not MSRP.
Yanko Kitanov: $700 for 1/1.7 sensor in a strange body weighting about half a kilogram/1lb with one of the slowest equiv. aperture on the market??
@Yanko: There aren't many superzooms or superzoom lenses with significantly faster "equivalent" apertures, so you still aren't making a very intelligent argument.
Nikon wants $600 for one with a 7x zoom ending at f4 (p7800). Seems reasonable given the competition.
You had me until 1/1.7"
Digitall: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?My friends all drive DSLR's, I must make amendsWorked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friendsSo Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?"
Anyone with children or grandchildren likely shoots sports at some time in their life.
KariIceland: Thank you Olympus very much for just stabbing the E-M5 users in the back when you said back in 2012 "this is our highest range and will be the top in our range of mirrorless cameras, and low and behold then you bring the E-M1.
I am leaving Olympus after years of dedication since the E-PL2 and going back to my roots the company I started with.You don't even know if you want the lenses and cameras to be silver or black. you release a silver lens and say "we will never make this model in black" then you bring a black model ask for twice the price & then you lower it effing the customers who already bought it.
If there are two things olympus are good at, it's making good primes & effing it's customers over and over.
So you think Olympus should stop making progress once they sold you a camera?
You said in your first sentence "back in 2012".
skytripper: $3,000 for such a camera is just plain nuts!
I think it is just salted nuts.
slncezgsi: 0.85x viewfinder and focusing screen optimised for manual focus and it could be VERY interesting ...
.85? Should be 1.0 if it is going to be designed around a small niche like this.
Marek Rucinski: I just can't wait to see what "pure photography" means apart from disabling video capabilities in the camera firmware.
I can only guess they are removing the LCD, adding a frame advance lever and only allowing 36 shots per memory card.
Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.
They launched with a good 35mm f2.8, is that close enough?
victorragusila: anyone else find it funny that they made a very pretty movie to promote a camera that is proud of its lack of video capabilities?
Not really. They make nice videos for thousands of other products that don't create video.
brudy: This is exactly what I want. A pure FF, small camera with OVF and manual controls, including aperture rings on lenses. Literally a digital FE2.
You are going to ask photo students to spend $3300 on a kit?!?!
Oh look, Ricoh is sporting wood.
Jogger: You can prob. get knock offs on ebay for $5... theyre all made in the same chinese factory.
I dare you to find them.
Sounds like a lot of fun for the money.
jcmarfilph: Oh another device than will spank the iPhone5s?
Aside from sales, probably.
neatnclean: Euro 899 for "quarter-format" mFT or 1499 for a "full-format" 36x24 sensored mirrorless cam ... same body size. hmmmm. :-)
And you only have to pay $1000 for a normal prime for that "full format" system. What a bargain!