Aspect Ratios on Olympus cameras vs Panasonic?

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OP Andrew Mitchell Senior Member • Posts: 1,823
Re: Mk3 vs Mk2

Guy Parsons wrote:

Dutch Newchurch wrote:

As an aside, the E-M10 mk ii is generally regarded as better for still photography than the mk iii (as well as being, now, less expensive). The mk iii is better for video.

On that thought, a while back there was a sensational Aussie discount on the E-M10 Mk plus a couple of lenses, I was twitching but resisted, Then this last weekend the E-M10 Mk2 also hit a stupid low price so got one. Yes, the Mk2 is better than the Mk3 for most things due to having the traditional large menu system. The Mk3 has 4K video added but loses some other useful functional features in an effort to "simplify" the menus.

It's down to the controls. Slightly fewer still photography options with the mk iii.

The Mk3 is still a good camera, it's just that the old guard of Olympus users (me included) is disappointed with the dumbing down of the menu system.

If you're interested in the detail, I suggest you post a new question.

It takes some searching but there was a lot of early discussion about the Mk3 issues, but for most folks who just need a useful camera, it is perfectly OK. Just some odd twists to the menus that causes some limitations.

Probably the best early summary about Mk3 differences was from Helen ...

Also Mk2-Mk3 comparison

Robin Wong review of Mk3

The initial loss of RC flash control was reversed with V1.1 firmware update that put the RC flash control back in.

Regards..... Guy

I will check out these links later, thanks.

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Andrew (Brit expat in Taipei, Taiwan since 1985)

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