Let's be clear, the ONLY thing about E-M1 that matters is...

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jkrumm Veteran Member • Posts: 9,288
Re: Let's be clear, the ONLY thing about E-M1 that matters is...

peevee1 wrote:

The square size issue was solved a year ago in E-PM2 and E-PL5 and could have been easily added to E-M5 with firmware update. Smaller square obtained by magnification though is as small as it gets, how much smaller do you really need? If you think that DSLRs have PDAF sensors as small as indicated by the squares in the viewfinder, you are wrong too - they would not work reliably or quickly in low light (just like dedicated PDAF pixels in Nikon 1/NEX-5r/Canon t4i do not - exactly because they are too small and thus signal from them in low light has to have either extremely low readout/high exposure time, or be very noisy).

My wife has the EPM2, and while I agree the square option is improved, it's still not the same as using pdaf on my E5. And unfortunately it still can't focus my 50-200 well, so I can't test it where it would be most useful. Anyway, I'm unsure why we disagree here. For 4/3 users, if the EM1 performs as early leaks claim, it will be a real pleasure to have something that can transform from a smallish m43 prime shooter to a larger 4/3 fast zoom shooter.

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John Krumm
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