DPR Says If Coming From E-3/5 You'll Be Dissapointed In Focusing

Started Sep 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
boggis the cat Veteran Member • Posts: 6,329
WiFi eats battery power

Darrell500 wrote:

Doug Brown wrote:

I too have used it hands on and the E-M1 is as fast as an E5, or so close to as fast as an E5 that the difference isn't worth talking about.
DPR are out to lunch with that 'live view' comment. The E-M1 is much, much better than any live view DSLR I've ever used. Far better than any Olympus camera you may have used in live view. There just isn't any comparison.

I was using it with the 4/3's 14-35mm f2 lens in dim lighting indoors. This is a lens that has a reputation for twitchy AF performance and I found I couldn't make it miss. Dark shadows, reflective surfaces, close to distant, distant to close, it just did the job.

Thanks Doug I've had a day to cool down a little now, if there is one thing that would get me to buy a couple EM-1's it's fast focusing of the 14-35.

One big concern I have now is the camera only having one memory slot. I was wondering that with the new wifi ability, can you instantly transfer on the fly to your IPad or Android tablet, this could give you a second storage of your files in case of memory card failure?

While that could work, it would kill your battery life.

No free lunch. 

I have never had card issues, so I am not too concerned about the single slot.  I had an SD card in the E-5 for a while but it was never used so I took it out.

Capacity isn't really an issue now.  Olympus' weak video options aren't really going to eat into capacity too much, either -- so there's the silver lining in that cloud. 

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