is the E-M1 mark III better than the OM-1 ???

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tomrandall86
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Re: is the E-M1 mark III better than the OM-1 ???

faunagraphy wrote:

Paisley Park wrote:

I've been using both for a while now and I can confirm:

- E-M1 III has a more comfortable grip and better dials

Better dials, yes. Can't tell the difference on the grip ergonomics.

- better C-AF on the E-M1 III. I'm not joking.

No it is not. Even Four Thirds lenses focus almost as fast as native lenses with the OM-1.

Caveat - when I was getting used to the OM-1 I did miss some bird shots in thick foliage because Bird AI would focus on a twig. So my E-M1ii was working better. That problem was solved by assigning one button on the OM-1 to turn Subject Detect on/off.

Even the camera conspiracy guy found the E-M1 III had better AF

That's not saying much.

- Better menus on the E-M1 III. Yes, the older Olympus menus was linear with less sub menus. The new OM-1 menus has too many sub menus

- better HHHRS quality on the E-M1 III. Yes to me the HHHRS used to be better

- design: this one doesn't really matter but the E-M1 III is a better looking camera, it has sharp edges and looks retro. The OM-1 is round and looks a bit like Canon

- E-M1 III is silent. OM-1 has a faint hissing sound while on.

Not mine but I'm sure there's copy variation there.

With some thoughts, buying an E-M1 III or E-M1X at the current low prices might be better than buying an OM-1 .

If you do not shoot wildlife, you probably do not need the OM-1. If you shoot wildlife esp. birds, there's nothing that equals it except for the Z9, A1, R3 etc.

What about image quality and processing power? The speed of computationals like High Res / HHHR, new sensor giving a little bit better image quality. Coming from an E-M1 mark II, surely those things would be good to upgrade to if not a wildlife shooter?

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