How can Oly EM-1 compete when FF DSLR with L zoom goes for $2300?

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photohounds
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Re: How can Oly EM-1 compete when FF DSLR with L zoom goes for $2300?

Darrell500 wrote:

I agree with others that they are different markets and you are comparing the top end fully featured camera of one format with the entry level stripped down model of another format.

I would also argue that with the new EM-1's ability to used the stellar 43rds glass it will further reduce the need own dual systems. Yes some still need and OVF and a small minority might actually require FF for some specific purpose that requires more megapixels but for most the EM-1 will cover all the bases. The E-M1 is small and portable without the grip and a m43 prime attached perfect for travel and street photography but attach the grip and a 35-100 or 14-35 f2 zoom and you'll see what all the 43rds shooters have been raving about for years.

I know most shoot m43rds for the size advantage and some pro's also have a second system for professional work, but with the ability to add a grip and the 43rds SHG line of lenses I the need for a second system will be eliminated for most except in a few in certain areas of photography.

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Darrell

Broadly agree, except to the extent that I see the the EM-5 as not much stripped down.

Yes, one or two capabilities are missing compared to stratospherically priced models, but balance the omissions against the built-in wireless flash system and a few other niceties that others don't have ... makes the EM-5 a pretty good shooter.

I'm more the documentary style shooter and I see that the immediacy of shots is greatly improved by portability.

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I'd be happy to hear critiques, if anyone is interested in spending the time.

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