EM-1 Mk.11 my lenses are ready !
enenzo: Welcome to Samsung which is now entering the group of camera manufacturers (Panasonic, Fuji and Sony) who are innovative and reach for the stars.
I must admit I have been skeptical about Samsung as a serious camera manufacturer - but this is class, and yet, yet, another shock and another competitor for Canon and Nikon.
Well done Samsung!
They make a mean fridge too !
The Vorlon: So we have the usual - a device not available till June, and two people 'had it' and 1 'owns' it... smh
Are you a had it or a own it ?
Recent firmware updates have users blown away with delight !
Tracking and frame rate improvements have turned it into a real all round sports and wildlife enthastics camera with all the other benefits of mft's !
Franz Weber: Silver award is enough.Have you considered how utterly high the gold price has risen?If dpreview gave every camera a gold award they would be bacrupt in no time!Those claimouring for a gold award should donate some of their own gold to dpreview.
Does Amazon know what GOLD is ?
GOLD GOLD. GOLD -- Richard -- it's not to late to change your mind !
All you have to do is read DPREVIEW 's review and you'll give it GOLD !
Richard please give it a try and see how comfortable GOLD feels !
beomagi: 40MP mode would be killer for macros.
Wouldn't you call this GOLDEN inovation !
showmeyourpics: Camera gear should be judged by what you get out of it and at what cost (money and aggravation). If what you do with it is pixel peeping and/or bragging about it, then let's face it, you are not a photographer. Making large prints is the most demanding output with slide shows and sharing on the web being much less challenging. I love to travel to places that inspire me (Nature, city's, etc.) and can afford or intend to visit only once, and want reliable gear at affordable prices that is comfortable to carry around and let me make high quality prints up to 24x36". Here comes the M4/3 system with the new killer E-M5 II body and a record selection of good-to-excellent lenses (minuscule F/3.5 or f/4 lenses, larger pro level f/2.8 models, and all the 4/3 lenses with an inexpensive AF adapter) at a decent price. I do my diligent and fun research and, to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing else out there that can match its combination of quality, versatility, ergonomics and price.
@ Shoemeuourpics -- Couldn't express it better - What a camera , what a format , what lenses and what a company OLYMPUS innovation from OM1 to EM-5 Mk11 all firsts along the way( most of them becoming industry standards and adopted by the opposition ) and the reward a SILVER award !
Valiant Thor: Silver Award? I've had this camera for about 2 weeks and it is fantastic! I like using it over my GH4 and I would rate the E-M5 M2 somewhere in the titanium ~ kryptonite range. Five stars in my book and I've owned a LOT of cameras; a fact for which my wife will be eager to testify against me.
P.S.: The M2 is far more than a minor, incremental upgrade over the E-M5 (which I also have). If the reviewer can't see that, he should seek alternative employment. This kind of work requires a high degree of perspicacity.
@ Richard Butler - Which is the "the stand-out best camera in this class " please Richard ? It would be really helpful to me to know why you consider it to be so - then I would be able to put the GOLD factor to bed !RegardsBy the way GREAT REVIEW ( a lot of effort put into camera's very fine inovations - Olympus the most innovative camera company around ) BUT SILVER - no way !
rapidraider: I have a canon 70D, while taking photos a shaft of light appeared in the photo , I changed lens but it is still there. Can you tell me why this would happen?
Hi Place this question on the Canon SLR forum and hopefully someone will give you a definitive answer ! I have some thoughs but they may cloud the correct answer !Regards
thebanker: After researching and researching, decided to buy this sweet baby with 14-40mm 2.8 and 40-150mm 2.8 yesterday. On UPS truck today.
Upgrading from a hardly used Nikon D200 (for the last 3+ years) with many, many lenses due to the weight issue.
Can't wait. Thanks to all for your past input.
You are in for a Time of your life !The thrill of Photography will return !ENJOY !
8632Morrison: Do not agree with the 81 Silver ranking based on numerous super favorable reviews (ironically even your own). Virtually everything about the EM-5II is significantly upgraded to class leading and sometimes even industry leading levels. I don't get it. I think DPR readers deserve a justification (beyond just sensor size) for this strangely low rating.
Hi Thematic,I thought your negative points formed part of a review but it appears you have not done one ?Never mind - I'll get over the disappointment !What I really thought was :Here is someone who has bought a EM-5 Mk11 has rated some important criteria of the camera "AVERAGE" would be able to enlighten ?
Hi 8362Morrisson,Many thanks - DPR 's review was great - Award ??I have held the camera with extra grip -it felt really good ,I'll have to get out there and really give one a try !I,'ll have a look at other reviews but I'm really looking forward to Thematic's one - hope I. Don't have to wait to long ?
G'day Thematic,Your justification for SILVER the four points you make are they your points because they are somewhat different DPR CONS ? Please would you please advise where we can find your REVIEW ?I don't own the camera but I'm considering BUYING and would love to examine your complete review and the resulting SILVER AWARD !As an OLYMPUS owner " I NEED MORE JUSTIFICATION " and you have put yourself forward as a REVIEWER !IMHO after reading DPR's review are thought GOLD only GOLD and I need another educated review , I await yours ! Regards,
GOLD ,GOLD, GOLD, GOLD , nothing BUT !
G'day Thermatic ,Yea the FUJIFILM X10 only got a SILVER and it had the unique ORB feature ! LOLRegards , All the Best !
Richard - GREAT REVIEW - as you say GREAT CAMERA - TERRiBLE AWARD therefore I can only give you a SILVER !
RichRMA: Back in the days of the compact P&S's, the "bridge" camera and the DSLR, it was simpler for people. I think (witness what happened to the poor Nikon dF when it was released; the camera's not poor, but its reception was!) some people are simply mystified by anything that is not from the old molds. Canon and Nikon's line of all black, lock-step DSLR bodies looks like a picture of the old Soviet Politburo but that is what most people know. This attitude undoubtedly plays on the minds of some of those doing the reviewing. Imagine if you've driven 4-door sedans all your life, and someone stuck you in sports car? Imagine how alien that would feel?
Richard - - Great review terrible Award allocated -- Therefore I can only give your review a SILVER !
Richard the reviewer Take the "Sports car " for a DRIVE it's not to late to give it GOLD !
Richard -- liking sports cars is one thing but RichRMA says DRIVE - Different hey ?