Resolution v Speed

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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 20,092
Resolution v Speed

These are some thoughts after the recent thread about what did people want to  see in in an E-M1.3.

The basic problem is that, with current technology, you can either have a high resolution body or you can have high shooting speeds and, for mirrorless cameras, fast sensor readout.

Canon and Nikon have known this for a long time and have sport/action bodies with low resolutions (D5, 1DXiii - check their resolution) and “Studio/Landscape” bodies (D850, 5DR/S).  Sony FF has the same split, the A9ii and the A7Riv.  Fujifilm doesn’t although I guess that they can say that anybody who wants high resolution can go for a GFX MF body.

Panasonic has the specialist G9 and the GH5 bodies, but do they have a top of the line Studio/Landscape body (or does the GH5 fill that slot as well)?  Olympus in the early days of the OMD bodies did have the E-M5 (and the Pen F) for the studio/landscape role and the E-M1 for high speed shooting.

So where do the Olympus bodies now stand?  The E-M5.3 is now a smaller version of the E-M1.2 and is effectively a general purpose camera.  The E-M1X is a specialist high speed body.  What do we want the E-M1.3 to be?  High resolution or high speed?

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