What can't the Olympus OM-D Em5 do as well as a DSLR/SLT camera?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Questions thread
peevee1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: What can't the Olympus OM-D Em5 do as well as a DSLR/SLT camera?

mosswings wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

Kim Flowers wrote:

Good to know that it has all the manual capabilities of a DSLR.

Actually, cheap DSLRs (like Nikon D3200, D5200, Canon Rebels) have LESS manual capabilities compared to OM-D E-M5. Basically, they have only one control dial (E-M5 has 2), so you cannot adjust shutter speed and exposure compensation at the same time in S (Canon't Tv) mode, or aperture and exposure compensation at the same time in A (Av) mode, and Manual mode is almost impossibility unless you have a lot of time for each shot to change modes and adjust settings (no quick shooting there).

Also, I have not seen them being able to adjust curves as easily as E-M5 which uses the same 2 dials for that.

Also, in terms if IQ, Canon APS-C DSLRs and Sony APS-C DSLTs produce WORSE noise in RAW than E-M5. Nikon APS-C DSLRs with the latest Sony and Toshiba sensors are a little better in RAW, but totally useless for JPEG shooters, producing ugly colors and yellow splotches.

Olympus is good both in RAW and JPEG.

Kim, be very careful reading meaning into what we're saying. I said:

"the EM5 competes closely with top-level enthusiast DSLRs like the D7000 directly in terms of configurability and direct manual settings, as well as single shot AF and image stabilization, but entry level DSLRs can beat it in the grab shot and in bang for buck."

And yes, it is correct that the EM5 bests Canon, but Canon is noticeably behind the quality level of the manufacturers using Sony EXMOR technology (Sony, Pentax, Nikon).

Except of course that Sony uses the light-robbing transluscent mirror in from of the sensor, so the end results turns out to be worse than m43, similar to Canon.

It's on a par or only slightly behind that of Nikon's EXMOR.

Ugly colors and yellow splotches? Huh? I shoot Nikon...I've never seen yellow splotches...evidence, please.

Sure, easily. ISO 6400

Oly E-M5

Canon T4i

Nikon D3200

Oly, blues are blues, face is face

Canon - blue strip and the face has a little extra red in them, but still pleasant

Nikon - WTF is with the yellow-green on the face???

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