What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 11,907
Re: What will happen to Olympus now??

bobn2 wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

Well, for the same reason I prefer unibody laptops, I'd prefer the E-M1.

If you want to wait for 4 years of usage so you can assess which is more durable, then be my guest.

Your right to do so, but you might be paying extra money for nothing, or even less than nothing. Typically, you'd put these things through accelerated wear tests, using shakers and drop hammers, environmental chambers and the like. You can simulate the culminated effects of years of use in just a few weeks. I'm surprised that none of the test sites have made any serious attempt to test fro robustness, weather sealing and the like.

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We can do two things.

We can observe that the E-M1 is built in a similar fashion to other high end cameras, such as the D800/D4/1D, with a full metal body, and a lens mount attached (or actually a part of) that body. We can observe that the A7/A7r is built more along the lines of a 6D (or if you prefer you can propose others).

We can then look at other cameras built using similar methodologies in the past to see how they held up and use that to predict the long term results.

As you have a lot of experience with this type of thing, perhaps you'd like to proceed.

Also, the E-M1 gets regularly dunked during reviews, so it's not totally being ignored.

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