E-P5 images leaked

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hen3ry Forum Pro • Posts: 18,218
Re: What's it over the EOM-D

Skeeterbytes wrote:

Hen3ry wrote:

Huh? What does 1/8000 do?

What would a new sensor do?

The greatest need is for PENs to get a built-in EVF.

In my view, an E-series camera would have to mimic the OMD specs. If it exceeded them it would turn the OMD into a second rate camera in the eyes of the market; if it did not match them it would make the E-series cam second rate.

Why not just bring out a high quality adapter for E-series lenses to run on the OMD? Oly ran itself into a blind alley with the E-series; it should back out of there and cut its losses.

Cheers, geoff

Hi Geoff, I'll address point by point.

-1/8000 shutter is a creative tool, adding to the ability to freeze motion, to shoot fast lenses wide open in sunlight (preferably paired with base ISO of 100 or 50), to synch with flash at a higher speed. Generally they also have less lag time and a higher lifecycle, being more robust. Compare, for instance, an E-620 and an E-5--the difference is huge.

It will sync flash at 1/8000?

-New sensor would mean improvements in dynamic range and ISO ceiling, capabilities I'll insist on in an E-M5 replacement. Perhaps they'll increase the bit count as well (at last). CDAF incorporation would be welcome, too.

I have no argument with a new sensor, in fact, but I would like to see some stability appear in this field. In fact the 16 MPX sensors seem to me to be perfectly adequate, not to say overkill, for the job we ask them to do. Let’s not get o to over the top (as some are) about a difference of what is really one or two percent at the very extremes of image use.

-I believe Oly has signaled their paths for Pen and O-MD and are reserving built-in EVFs for the latter. The E-P5 can be taken as the strongest signal to date that is the plan. I'll be surprised to see Pens with EVFs, and it's also the biggest reason I don't own a Pen.

Yes, it seems so and it is a pity. Like you, I might have been tempted by an E-P5 with a built-in EVF but I have no intention of moving to a new generation camera with an accessory EVF. I do 99% of my photography with the VF2 on the E-PL3. it is awkward.

The OMD does not appeal to me.

At some point there will be a crossover but if CDAF could be handled by an adapter of some soirt it would sell (presuming it wasn't a grand). I think we're headed for a µ4/3 in-body solution along with a new straight E-series, in reverse order.

You might be right in the matter of 43 and m43 cameras, but for the sake of a great brand, I hope not. I would really like to see Olympus bite the bullet and focus on m43 for the future. As a marketer, I believe there really is no percentage in pursuing the E series even further down the dead end street. It can only cause confusion in the market place and taint the Olympus brand.

Cheers, geoff

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