E-M10, to be smaller than E-M5 and have built-in flash!

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jim in Hudson Senior Member • Posts: 2,270
Re: Looks like GX7 competitor

amtberg wrote:

duartix wrote:

amtberg wrote:

Seems like Olympus is aiming at the GX7 audience rather than the E-M5/E-M1 audience....

I think you are right. The funny part is that this was solid Olympus territory until Panasonic made an incursion by including IBIS on the GX7, and now it's Olympus that trying to cover the lost ground on the spec list.

Well, yes and no. Olympus was the first MFT company with IBIS, but Panasonic was the first to build an EVF into a rangefinder-style body. IMO both have been slow to the gate putting it all together in one package.

And Olympus should really put it all together soon because when the E-mount lens lineup becomes populated, the A7 is going to start standing out at the high end of the mirrorless segment (and not just because it's ugly).  Things Olympus can address:

EP-5:  Can't use VF and external flash together (unlike NEX-6 and 7)

E-M5:  No built-in flash

E-M1: No built-in flash (same as the A7 but a FF camera is less likely to need one)

The Achilles heel for the A7, compared to m43, is the lenses will always be much bigger which I suppose negates the very small body size of the A7 for a FF camera.

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