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

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roberthd12 Regular Member • Posts: 493
Re: EM-1 Miii: Fairly disappointed, but might still give it a try
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mrwho27 wrote:

Hi all,
since 2008 I am shooting with my beloved Nikon D90. Though the camera was true revolution when it came out (and still is to some extend), I have been looking for a significant update over the last years.
In 2015 I tried the Olympus EM-1 Mi. I fell in love with the ergonomics and features but was very disappointed with the image quality (since it fell behind the much older Nikon D90). Then came the EM-1 Mii. At the time I just did not have funds to make a major system switch and just admired the camera from afar.
Then at the end of last year and some pretty incredible prices for the Sony A7r IV, I thought I had finally found a camera to upgrade to. Until I held the camera in store. WHAT HORRIBLE ERGONOMICS!!!
When we first heard rumors about an upcoming EM-1 Miii, I got super excited and thought that THIS IS IT!
Until the specs of the camera became clearer.. 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) the same EVF and also did (again) not get close to Sony's AF.
Since a camera is more than its individual specs, I probably will still rent one and compare it against the Sony A7r IV to see what is more important to me:
Absolute Picture Quality or portability and ergonomics.
I also have to say, that this product release by Olympus definitely supports the naysayers that claim that Olympus is shutting down its camera business...

I love Oly, but have sold most of my Oly stuff and moved to Fuji––and am happy. While Oly's IBIS is the best in the business, the speed and pace of technology means that the lack of any significant Oly sensor advancement means they're falling behind. How does the v.3 of the E-M1 bring new users to the fold? Otherwise, the audience for Oly is shrinking, and that does not bode well for the long term. It's a great system, but there's nothing there that appeals to sales beyond the Oly faithful.

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