Alert : EM5 Mk3 Release this year - it’s (well nearly) official

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Sorry, but this makes me laugh. I shoot events with Dual FF bodies, f/2.8 zooms, and SB910 flashes.
I had the Canon 6D and carrying it all day made my neck hurt, and I was still in my 20s back then. Lol. I was super thin back then. 125 pounds and 5’8. I like m43.
 

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I had the Canon 6D and carrying it all day made my neck hurt, and I was still in my 20s back then. Lol. I was super thin back then. 125 pounds and 5’8. I like m43.
Get a WIDE strap. Much more comfortable than the narrow standard straps.
I use the Peak Design Slide for my heavier dSLR and the Slide Lite for the lighter m4/3 EM1
 

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Our local camera store dropped $500 off the price of the EM5 mkii with twin lens kit today so that's a good sign that the new camera is not too far off now.
 

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https://www.dailycameranews.com/2019/09/olympus-e-m5-mark-iii-coming-soon-with-surprise-new-functions-and-mechanisms/

It looks like it’s very close. I don’t believe it will be a revolutionary camera or even closer but if they put an EM1mk2 inside a EM10 body and it’s weather sealed , it will be the almost perfect “all in one” camera.
I agree. I think the EM-X showed off the bag of tricks that Olympus has. It is likely that the EM5 mkiii will have a subset of the EM-X features.

I personally guess that they will find a way to squeeze in the live ND filter, PDAF, and handheld high resolution. But that is just a guess, of course.
 

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I agree. I think the EM-X showed off the bag of tricks that Olympus has. It is likely that the EM5 mkiii will have a subset of the EM-X features.

I personally guess that they will find a way to squeeze in the live ND filter, PDAF, and handheld high resolution. But that is just a guess, of course.
My expectation is we'll see all the software-only features of the E-M1X, plus a couple new ones. New processor (TruePic 9) to enable that without needing dual processors. AF will be sensor-limited as it seems to be on the E-M1X. EVF will be the 2.36MP OLED panel from the E-M10's but with the current E-M5's optics for a 0.74x magnification.

I also expect we'll see an E-M1.3 later next year combining the new processor and an updated sensor (my bet is 20MP BSI to enable AF improvements from clocking the sensor faster). That will also be where we see a high-end EVF panel and other next-generation hardware updates.
 

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My expectation is we'll see all the software-only features of the E-M1X, plus a couple new ones. New processor (TruePic 9) to enable that without needing dual processors. AF will be sensor-limited as it seems to be on the E-M1X. EVF will be the 2.36MP OLED panel from the E-M10's but with the current E-M5's optics for a 0.74x magnification.

I also expect we'll see an E-M1.3 later next year combining the new processor and an updated sensor (my bet is 20MP BSI to enable AF improvements from clocking the sensor faster). That will also be where we see a high-end EVF panel and other next-generation hardware updates.
I'd love to see 4K60 as well and/or maybe C-AF when shooting 120 fps video but I'm not really expecting either of those. I think the rest of what you wrote will probably be spot on.
 

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I'd love to see 4K60 as well and/or maybe C-AF when shooting 120 fps video but I'm not really expecting either of those. I think the rest of what you wrote will probably be spot on.
I'm not a video guy, so I'm not making any bets on that side.
 

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Very high chance that I buy this camera, compact and weathersealed is what i'm after (and no Pen Fii in the pipeline). Now, please weather-seal the 1.8 17/25/45's. I used the 17 pro and it looks beautiful, but compact it is not.
 

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I'd love to see 4K60 as well and/or maybe C-AF when shooting 120 fps video but I'm not really expecting either of those. I think the rest of what you wrote will probably be spot on.
4k60 with good AF-C and tracking (even just object, not face or eye) would be awesome. 120fps in 1080p with no nerfs would be amazing as well. I don't care as much about the 4k60 as I do the 1080p120, tho, so I'd be happy if 4k only went to 30. It just needs to have good AF-C in video, preferably with some manner of tracking.

I'm getting more hopeful that it will really satisfy me. If it doesn't, I'll probably just get a Sony RX100 VII, and migrate to another platform (Sony A6600 or something) later on.
 

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I fear expectations are reaching a little high here, only to be disappointed when it actually comes. I've seen this happen before (several times) with some of the rumours put out there & then with wild wishes from the rumour followers.
 

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I fear expectations are reaching a little high here, only to be disappointed when it actually comes. I've seen this happen before (several times) with some of the rumours put out there & then with wild wishes from the rumour followers.

If the expectations are for the bulk of the EM1ii's capability in a smaller Em5 formfactor, then i think that's realistic, Ross.
 

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4k60 with good AF-C and tracking (even just object, not face or eye) would be awesome. 120fps in 1080p with no nerfs would be amazing as well. I don't care as much about the 4k60 as I do the 1080p120, tho, so I'd be happy if 4k only went to 30. It just needs to have good AF-C in video, preferably with some manner of tracking.

I'm getting more hopeful that it will really satisfy me. If it doesn't, I'll probably just get a Sony RX100 VII, and migrate to another platform (Sony A6600 or something) later on.
Think it will have similiar video capabiltis as the E-M1 markII and E-M1 X, they are both good but at the same time a little disappointing in some regards.
 

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If the expectations are for the bulk of the EM1ii's capability in a smaller Em5 formfactor, then i think that's realistic, Ross.
Yeah, that would be but with less battery capacity & (most likely) just one SD card slot. I know they may leap-frog the E-M1 II is some way but at the same time the E-M1 II should still be seen (& marketed) as the 'workhorse' camera with more direct controls (even if only by one extra button on the front) & a PC socket (that nobody really uses these days) etc.
 

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Hopefully, the E-M5iii brings something new to the table like the previous 2 versions before it did (mk1 brought 5-axis IBIS, mk2 high-res mode). I'm sure that feature will just be taken to the next level on the next E-M1/E-M1x.
 

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I don't expect video to evolve to be class-leading. 4K60 is possible, but don't expect G9 level video capabilities.

Olympus's strength isn't video and m43 shooters already have access to some of the best video kit out there.

I expect a big push on stills AF-C compared to its predecessor (basically E-M1.2 level) and an even harder push on multishot & computational photography, which is where Olympus has been leading the market already.

One thing we may see is more Art modes, pushing further into smartphone-style computational photography. Otherwise I'm betting on getting HHHRes and Live ND modes, plus hopefully some more takes on multishot (I'd like to see a 4-shot debayer mode like Pentax does and EVF-guided stitching for pano & brenizer-method shots). Plus there will be some unique mode. No idea what, but we've gotten a unique feature at release time for every E-M5 or E-M1 body release (plus the Pen_F)
 

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