I’m still waiting for the right m43 camera

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Najinsky Veteran Member • Posts: 5,739
Re: I’m still waiting for the right m43 camera

tron555 wrote:

These are the things I am looking for in a m43 camera to make me interested in purchasing one:

  • There is too much talk about shutter shock one certain cameras/lenses, they need to resolve this issue. Maybe go to electronic shutter?

More talk than issue. There is clearly some kind of issue, but it is obscure and so has many work arounds and you'd be unfortunate not to find one that suits you. OM-D is a great camera with reports of Shutter Shock outnumbered by orders of magnitude by people posting images with no shutter shock.

  • The high quality zooms are still WAY too expensive like the 12-35, 35-100 for example. These are the two lenses that interest me, but are cost prohibitive at this time.

They are constant 2.8 zooms. Try pricing them for any other system. It's difficult for true comparisons due to the imbalances inherent in equivalence, so just choose what you feel are equivalents that you'd like to shoot with in your preferred systems and see what you come up with.

  • Ergonomics, button layout, built in EVF/flash, etc… are not the norm yet. I need all of them. I know ergonomics and button layout are very subjective, but I have not seen one yet that meet my requirements. Panasonic is getting a lot closer than Oly and almost there.

If there were an infinite number of bodies, everyone could find their goldilocks. But at some point, if you want to buy a camera, you have to jump in with the most suitable rather than a 100% match. Or you can decide you don't really want a camera.

  • Focus tracking for sports/action shots have not evolved yet. Phase detection vs Contrast detection should be along within a year, or should be I hope!

It may never. People who want this as a primary requirement rarely go for m4/3 so your quest may be over before it begins. However, remember that lack of focus tracking doesn't guarantee you will miss the shot. And likewise, having focus tracking doesn't guarantee you get the shot. Focus tracking is an aid to help improve your chances in some circumstances.

  • 5 axis IBIS on all high end cameras is not standard yet and should be.

It only exists in one camera, the OM-D, and very soon/now the E-P5 as well, so in this respect it's the other systems that are out of luck, not M43. And they are missing out, because IBIS is an excellent feature. Very few I know of had this as a top feature when they bought the OM-D. Yet it's become one of the most talked about features because it was a delightful surprise that brought unforeseen bonuses.

  • Weather proofing should be standard on all high end cameras and lenses.

M4/3 only or all systems? What does that do to the price of your selected F/2.8 zooms for your system?

Hopefully, Panasonic/Olympus will come out with an all in one camera someday that meets these requirements. The GX2 or EM6 may bring things closer, but until all these issues are addressed, there are too many compromises, for me anyway. I know some will say “all cameras are compromises”, but for me, those listed are just too many for me to accept at this time.

Not really, a maximum of 3 apply to the OM-D, which is the only camera in any system that meets your 5 axis IBIS (unless E-P5 has hit the shelves yet).

You have the uncompromising demands of a P&S shooter. Someone who's not yet experienced 'jumping in'.


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