I have never had any dust on any of my Olympus sensors, and I was never careful changing lenses inside or outside. Never a speck. This is not good.
Atlasman: Yet another lens that is incompatible with my E-M5!
I can't get over how many men whine like women about how " ugh, the silver just does not go with my black camera" sob sob pout pout. Jeez get over it it's just a lens does the color effect how you shoot or how it performs?
If you look at this and cannot say that is hands down the ugliest recent camera made, then you have rose color Nikon glasses on.
Do I need to read it again or do others? I did not see anything related to Olympus's camera division.
"Sony wants to nurture new businesses, including medical equipment, to increase revenue as it draws back from loss-making televisions."
Peiasdf: Still no flash.
I see a lot of SONY in these designs.
I don't see it/ They look just like the old PEN's
Edmond Leung: I think this is the right time for Olympus and Panasonic to think about FF cameras.In the long run, there is no way for 4/3 to compete with FF cameras.
@ Mirike6 They have said this for years that the 4/3 sensor will never do this it will never do that. Never get a clean image above 800ISO, then is was 1600. You can't rule out anything when it comes to technology. Will it ever be on the same level as a FF? No but it is already on the level as the FF from the past and for 90% + of shooters that is more than is needed or ever will be needed. I've seen side by side E-M5 shots with a D700 shot and they are so close most would never be able to tell. Makes me wonder about the next generation of m 4/3 sensors.
mpgxsvcd: Wow Olympus out sourced the entire camera to Sony this time. Even the body looks like an NEX.
You can't be serious. These look nothing like the NEX line. Did I miss the part that says it was built by Sony?
I think your wrong here. I think Nikon and Canon are starting to see the advances in the smaller sensors as a threat and that is why we are seeing lower cost introductory line FF camera's. With the D600 hitting the market lower than the D700 was, I'm thinking we are going to see this more and more and prices get lower and lower. But if Olympus was to buy into the FF market with a new line of Zuiko lenses....... I think they could make a huge splash. The Zuiko kit lenses are pretty damn good, the 4/3 and prime micros even better. The idea of a FF line..... ohhhhh buddy :)
Hmm compact FF with fixed lens for $2800? Paaaasssssssssss.
brandtb: The Scoop: I was just at Olympus US headquarters in Hauppage...and spoke to someone in a senior position about this. He first just chuckled...and said the interviewer interpreted a LOT into what was actually said in the interview...and it became somehow a possible "new DSLR" in the subsequent chatter. He said that it was highly doubtful that Oly will "upgrade" or add "new model" to the E3-E5 line. Sad to me because the ergonimics of these cameras are second to none...and that's important to me...high ISO IQ etc. etc. are other issues but not a concern for what I do
I would hope that Dpreview would have made some calls to confirm this story before they posted it. They seem to be pretty accurate with their news.
I may have posted this A LONG time ago. Prior to the E-5 being released I sent Olympus an email expressing my concern and anger about dumping the 4/3 system. This was when the rumors were everywhere they were done with 4/3 camera's and working on PEN's to take their place. A rep from Olympus actually called me and we spoke for a very long time. He said then that Olympus has never gone on record that 4/3 was dead and they were done with the line. I had made comments about switching systems in my letter and he said be patient, I can't tell you what's coming but if I can wait my concerns will be put to rest. Then the E-5 came out. I have since sold my E-5 in favor of the E-M5. I'm not sorry I did. For me the E-M5 is near perfect. I don't miss the size and weight of carrying my E-5 with the 50-200SWD on it. Sometimes I miss the girth of the grip. The only thing I miss is a line of weather sealed lenses. If the E-7 out performs the E-M5 I may switch back. But right now I love it.
Notice as they get older and softer the shirts stay on? lmao
I can understand it's looks are not for everyone. But personally I love the old style and look. Just because things change in their appearance does not make them better all the way around. Like old cars compared to new cars. Man old cars had style, they had curves and were beautiful. Today's cars? Eh. My favorites are the ones who took a little old style and mixed it with new. Like the new Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, a lot of the sport cars are adding a little retro to them. Camera's IMO all look the same. If you painted them all black you would not be able to tell them apart just glancing at them. The E-M5 on the other hand as well as the Fuji pro. Different and I like different.
derfla1949: Test setup flaw or camera flaw?
in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.
So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???
I noticed that when they first posted the E-M5 samples. It is a ripple in the label that for whatever reason does not stick out on others photos for some reason. If you can honestly and truly judge from DPreviews samples, the E-M5 is up there with the best on IQ, no doubt about it.
latifron: Guys, please look at the pictures ( jpeg) from om-d, the color rendition and the IQ is not good.
Are you looking through crack user glasses? I think the Oly images look above and beyond better than anything it's compared too on that page.
Nikonworks: The review glosses over the fan noise issue.
The review complains about focus tracking ( in a Contrast AF camera).Seems they can't say 'This camera is Great!'
If this is all they found wrong, it must be a Great M43 camera.
There is no fan, it is the new IS from what I have read and from people I know who own it say it is not an issue and you do not hear it in the video.
I was about to order an E-P3 just because I did not want to spend the $$$. But after reading this I thought screw it and placed my order with Amazon. Now we wait......and wait until they ship. :)
filcon: I must admit, that when I first saw the quality of the jpeg out of this new baby, I was blowen away by the way the noise has been dealt with on this 43 sensor...well done Olympus! However, on closer inspection, the noise fix comes at a price of blurring fine detail. I would feel happy printing a reasonably large print up to 3200 and at 6400 would have to take the print size down.
I see that some are intent on selling their APS-C cameras and going all the way with the E-M5!! That would be a retrograde step of throwing the baby out with the bathwater!! I compared the 3200 jpeg file download from both the E-M5 and the D7000, and the noise was better in the E-M5 than the Nikon, but the detail due to blurring was not up to scratch in the E-M5 file. Note, the D7000 file was not a real issue with noise, it just had a more film like look to it. Be carefull before you make any rash moves and turn a corner you can't retreat from.
Spoken by an old Olympus dog from way back. Love the E-M5
I must have biased Oly eyes because I dragged that little box all over that photo with the D7000 in the next window and I did not see more blurring in the E-M5. I seen less noise and truer color, and more detail. Take it up to 6400 and drag it over the print. You can still clearly read the E-M5. The blacks still look black and the reds still look red. Blue is blue. I'll take the E-M5 any day.
In no way am I trying to say the E-M5 is better. But compare it to the new D800 images up to 6400, hell even 12,800 and tell me that is not impressive for a $999 m 4/3 compared to a $2500 FF for many of us this is a perfect affordable option. I rarely went over 1600 ISO on my E-5. To have usable 6400 is more than I could ever ask for, and the colors it maintains even next to the D800 makes me look forward to owning this camera.
I read a quote in a forum ( not sure what one) but they said "the best camera is the one you have with you" As an E-5 user I honestly never carry it around with my large back pack bag, with my flash, lenses, etc. I take it out for walks with me and I get tired of having it around my neck. So I carry it. I can deal with it no problem but I really like the idea of this camera and even though it is bigger than the PEN's it is still small enough to be a great walk around camera. I cannot wait to get mine. It's going everywhere with me. :)