Plan A...there is no Plan B
YouDidntDidYou: Another nail in the DSLR coffin
the ukulele still hasn't made my guitar obsolete yet either
neroangelo: Not one in Scotland?! The quicker Scotland gets independence and gets out of this 'UK' that never includes us the better!
you can take our freedom....but you'll never take our cameras
coroander: On the English language photo site, Flickr, the OM-D has the highest average daily number of users for any interchangeable lens camera not made by Canon or Nikon.
strange that the user known as Youdidn'tknowdidyou uses the flickr argument so many times it's gotten boring, and now a brand new user uses the same argument, you wanna be careful there matey as you'll get banned if they find out.
monodrift: The people bickering in this poll desperately need to go outside and take some damn pictures. I am legitimately embarrassed to share the same hobby as some posters here.
i want to take pictures of people bickering, it kills two birds with one stone then.
Mike_PEAT: Some here (mostly from the Nikon "camp") have been accusing Micro Four Thirds (m4/3) users of skewing the vote in their favour, by writing about the poll in m4/3 forums. Users of Nikon cameras (and I'm sure users of other brands) HAVE DONE THE SAME THING...here's just one example:http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=430&topic_id=20766&mesg_id=20766&page=
NIKON USERS ARE JUST AS GUILTY as the m4/3 users, and if the D800e came in first I'm sure we'd be hearing about every post a Nikon user has written about the poll from everyone else. But since the OM-D won, m4/3 users are the only villains.
They'd have a case if this was the only site that chose the OM-D as camera of the year, but site after site have also chosen the OM-D as camera of the year, most of them with the D800e also in second.
If DPR had issue with what was done they would they would have asked to cease posting on other sites, void the votes in question, or banned those who did the posts.
you mean by starting threads like this one?http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50511121stone the crows it was you, and you own 2 of them......funny that.
ThomasSwitzerland: Strange place now
The way on how a market minority – OM-D – is shouting this forum down with aggression is remarkable. Olympus had and has severe problems; they were very aggressive and destructive in business compliance.
It makes no sense to continue this behavior against Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Fuji – the rest of all in the camera world. Come down to earth – you, the OM-D world – and start to learn from others and make it better by true technology and sovereignty.
i don't use a bag when taking pictures, they tend to come out all dark and blurry if i do............
bobbarber: Nikon users are saying that Olympus fanboys overwhelmed Nikon fanboys in the poll...
Think about that for a minute.
Supposedly OLYMPUS has more fanboys and more weight in the photography world than Nikon.
Um, OK, sure. Whatever you say.
I went with mirrorless with the G1, which was MUCH inferior to the D700 in IQ (for example), because I needed to focus legacy manual focus lenses. I've since stayed with m43 and moved up to the GH2.
It is difficult to focus manual focus lenses on a DSLR, especially wide open, because you don't get a live view and you can't magnify the view. IMHO, a properly focused photo with inferior D.R., is superior to an improperly focused photo with superior D.R.
Therefore, mirrorless cameras are "best" for me, even with inferior IQ, except that nowadays, I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO MAKE THAT COMPROMISE!
Mirrorless cameras give ME the easiest path to "professional, top-notch results." They are also cheaper and lighter than DSLRs.
I hope this helps.
D800 has a proper OVF not like some pretend EVF on the EM-5.....you could do this all day, make silly comparisons between the cameras.....it's meaningless.
@Mikeooops a daisyhttp://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50511121
there still seems a lot of wind in the sails yet
designprof: I am not surprised that this camera won.It just is a great camera.Its size and portability.The image quality and low light sensitivity is superb but not spectacular.The fact the camera and its kit lens is weather proof!The image stabilization is amazing.The kit lens 12-50mm zoom has a motorized zoom feature (hello!)The great lenses that are available for the camera are numerous.The accessories are also great.I was an Olympus OM-1 user since the mid '70 through to 2000.I am biased.I took the camera on a week's vacation to Spain along with a Sony compact.It wasn't the camera that took great photos. Its the photographer.I strongly believe you can take good photos with a pin hole camera if one had too.We should not place too much weight on this nomination but I still thinkthe winning camera is worthy of its distinction as a great camera.
they should of put some of the mobile stuff in, i would of loved to have see how they would of polled vs conventional cameras, that's the biggest shift........lets hope this year they do it.
does the winner get a trophy to put in a cabinet, because if not this whole poll and winning thing is a mockery of a sham......
Jeffa4444: I work for a Motion Picture camera rental company part of the group is Lee Filters who work with professional landscape photographers. These photographers use large format, Canon & Nikon equipment but some also use 4/3rds cameras especially Panasonic & Olympus because of the wide lens range. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Nikon D800 both use Sony designed & manufactured sensors both designed specifically for Olympus & Nikon. I have personally and we use professionally Canon cameras & lenses, I also own Olympus 4/3rds cameras the two systems I use for different purposes the right tool for the job. The OM-D E-M5 is a very well balanced camera, the image stabilisation is proberly the best system in existance today and the Olympus 4/3rds lenses due to their concentric design & being designed for digital are overall very good for their price. The Nikon D800 video quality is nothing short of stunning for its price point (better than the Canon 5D MKII) as yet Ive not shot with the 5D MKIII
ever heard of the film ParaNorman?
and a Canon filmed a whole episode of House
luxborealis: I must admit to being rather surprised the OM-D EM-5 came out on top. Except for those few of us who prefer detail in our landscapes to go with dynamic range, maybe the pixel war is truly finished. The OM-D EM-5 certainly has the quality both in sensor and optics and 16mp seems to be a sweetspot. However, given that it's 4/3s - that sweetspot is also its greatest limiting factor. Congratulations Olympus - you've hit a home run!
it needs weatherproofing if you wee on it
Husaberg Grok: The m4/3 is full frame. It isn't an adaptation of an old film standard with the sub-group of cropped frame lenses. I've said it before and I'll say it again....With the progress we've witnessed over the last 15 years with optical sensors, the next 15 years will be a shocker. Full frame 35mm digital cameras will become the studio-standard, and the enthusiast format for field work may be even smaller than the m4/3 format. We've also seen a continuing swell of interest in the cellphone camera segment. Sooner or later we will finally throw off the shackles of film and see super portable photographic systems that exploit the full potential of digital sensors and advanced lense designs. The stuff we are using today will look HUGE! Who wants to carry a backpack full of gear?The results of this poll indicate that consumers want a high quality, versatile, COMPACT photo system and that the OM-D E-M5 fills this need for many digital imaging enthusiusts. There will be more fun to come!
even Olympus market their lenses showing the equivalent focal length in 35mm terms, someone should tell them it's a FF system, they obviously are doing it wrong
illy: I own none of the cameras on the list, this gives me a partiality that the users of aforementioned cameras do not have, therefore my vote is more valid than theirs. Those users shouting the loudest that they own any of the cameras should have had their vote discounted immediately.........especially those who sound like a review or they are trying to sell you the damn thing.And what this whole poll has shown is, the things you own end up owning you, think on that when you're boring some local when you're out and about, shouting on the merits of 5 axis IBIS or near MF quality, they don't care.
it's my new years resolution only to do serious posts on the serious questions of our time........now will it be lemon tea or English breakfast, i suppose i could do a poll and see what everyone thinks
I own none of the cameras on the list, this gives me a partiality that the users of aforementioned cameras do not have, therefore my vote is more valid than theirs. Those users shouting the loudest that they own any of the cameras should have had their vote discounted immediately.........especially those who sound like a review or they are trying to sell you the damn thing.And what this whole poll has shown is, the things you own end up owning you, think on that when you're boring some local when you're out and about, shouting on the merits of 5 axis IBIS or near MF quality, they don't care.
jnk: Thom Hogan call it on Dec 27, 2012 :
The results from DPR is dated on 1/1/13 - give the man credit where it's due ...!
then the EM-5 has polled excellently because it's an excellent product
Tape5: Let's see first we had - ''The best camera of 2012'' where the OM-D converts told us about their ecstasy with their cameras ( remind me not to ask you about the best restaurant in town ).
Now we get '' The best camera of 2012, and the winner is....'' so we are hearing it all over again. But I don't think this cat is dead yet. I suggest DPR go for a third thread..maybe even more....Let me see...how about...
''and for those who didn't get it the winner was....'' or ''transform your life into an utter state of content with .....'' or ''forget about the best, see what OM-D can do for you right now while stocks last''
what's a momy?
Thom's was for the best mirroless camera, no Dslrs or compacts were in the running i believe