pixelpro: I'm curious - The Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the PEN E-P5 have identical sensors and processors. The lens specs for each test are identical. Yet the E-M5 samples are consistently higher quality than the PEN throughout the image, at all ISOs, in low light or regular, JPEG or RAW. What other factors are at play here?
Thanks for this, Stu. So there is contradictory information in the lens stats...huh. Not much value in this comparison then, except to reiterate how good the 50/2.0 is, which we all know by now! I'd really like to know if the E-P5 stacks up to the E-M5.
I'm curious - The Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the PEN E-P5 have identical sensors and processors. The lens specs for each test are identical. Yet the E-M5 samples are consistently higher quality than the PEN throughout the image, at all ISOs, in low light or regular, JPEG or RAW. What other factors are at play here?
bradleyg5: Wow 1000$ for a toy is a lot in todays economy.
Not sure if I'd call it a toy. I've owned 3 Oly's - 1 DSLR and 2 m4/3. All have measured up very well or better in some aspects than my Canon or former Nikon DSLRs. Olympus means good value to me, and I'm guessing that the price will drop a few months after the launch as they all do.
disraeli demon: Anyone know if the lens is threaded to take filters, or do you need to attach an adaptor?
Sorry, I was misinformed - see "meanwhile" post above. It looks like you will need to shop for a new lens cap after the filter. ;)
Bought one yesterday, returned it today.Some observations:
- shutter speed at f2 was not much faster than my E-PL1 kit at f3.5. Speed advantages appear on tighter shots.- VF eye cup is a thin rubber ring; hard not to contact the glass with your eyelid.- menus are poorly arranged.- battery gave out at 70 shots - incl. one flash, one short movie, and average zooming.- the speed dial around the 4-way at the back is difficult not to spin by mistake. When in ap or shutter priority, once set I couldn't "lock" the setting, so an accidental spin changes things.When zooming in and checking focus in playback, I'd always mistakenly spin that dial, go to another shot and not realize it.- to review shots, the lens HAS to be out, the cap can't be on. No filter threads, ergo no UV filter option.
- nice build and feel to the camera- nice IQ. A large step up from regular p/s cams, but just a small step down from m4/3. A slight over exposure on the interior shots, but can be adjusted.
No, there are no threads, and I have not heard of an adaptor yet.
I'm not sure these sample photos do the camera justice. To my eye, some are quite over exposed and don't represent the camera properly. Not just a bit over, quite a bit - blown highlights. When using any auto mode, at least 30% of the shots will need exposure comp. The button is on the back dial, right under your thumb... why not use it? Then you can't blame the over exposure on the camera ;-)
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