EM-1 Miii: Fairly disappointed, but might still give it a try

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drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,608
Re: why (waste money) flying journalist to Costa Rica, why not buy New Sensor?

007peter wrote:

MrALLCAPS wrote:

mrwho27 wrote: I have to say I am quite disappointed that they went with the same old sensor (image processor does not seem to provide any gains either)

So Olympus showed their hand with the EM1X, EM5 MkIII and now the EM1 MkIII.

Not a good hand at all, unless your looking thru the eyes of an Olympus faithful. Moving forward, unless they improve specs, it will only look worse, not to mention, what about the competition and their response to this EM1?

Yeah....that is the Big Problem. Fuji XT-4 is coming in February 26:


Its rumor to have IBIS as well. While I'm not sure if XT-4 will hav a new sensor, its 26mp sensor in current XT-3 is already Head & Shoulder above the 20mp M43 sensor.

And it will always be better, by about 2/3 to 1 stop, it is a larger sensor. FF sensors will always be about 2 stops better, they are four times as large.

That new X-T3 sensor actually has a little poorer at high ISO than their old APS sensor. They did get faster sensor readout (1/40) for the Electronic shutter, but as DPR indicates, it is a little behind the other APS sensors and the previous Fuji sensor at high ISO.

"The highest ISO setting falls a fraction behind the best of its peers (basically, don't assume a low light improvement, just because it's BSI)"

There are no great, new FF, APS or mFT sensors.  They all are basically unchanged in IQ for the last 6-8 years.

The price will likely remain the same $1499. If so, that is under-cutting the new $1800 Olympus EM1-III by $300. Like Olympus, Fuji don't own sensor plant, Fuji has to buy sensor from Sony like everyone else other than Canon.

There are also the exciting Canon R5 and the cheaper R6 fullframe coming. Both Sony A7 IV and Canon R6 are rumor to be price around $2000, so the HEAT is on from the competition soon.

What i don't understand is that if Olympus can afford to fly many online Journalist to Costa-Rica for an Olympus EM1-III preview, then Olympus has the money to

  • Why not give m43 what we really want?
  • why keep giving us GIMMICKS?
  • why waste money flying journalist across the world?
  • I would rather have the current EM1-2 with a new sensor without gimmick, then this EM1-3 with an old sensor but tons of gimmicks.
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