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Anybody not want an OM-D?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Jonathan F/2, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I was thinking today and realized I don't really want the OM-D. I like my modular configuration on my E-PM1 and I think I'd prefer getting an E-PM2, but with an upgraded sensor and other improved goodies. That way I can use all my same batteries and current VF-2.

    I got my Pen not so I could get a DSLR replacement, but to have a Pen camera. Anybody feeling the same? :smile:
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  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I want a ep3 with a better sensor!
  3. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I want every camera.
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  4. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    Haha... That is the perfect question.
  5. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I'm reserving judgement until we know what the OM-D really is.
  6. luguidomanski

    luguidomanski Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Curitiba, Brazil
    Make it 2 of us.
  7. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    ^^ what he said.....

  8. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    blasphemy, you have to want all the cameras!

    (i'm waiting, and hoping to hell it's good)
  9. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I want an EP3 with a better sensor. That being said, no one has a clue yet what the OM-D series is actually. Is it an PEN with Built in EVF... or something significantly more...

    What sensor is in it?
    Who made it?
    Is it really a 2step improvement?
    Will it be used in future generations of the PENs or solely an OM-D series sensor?
    What is the video quality of the OM-D? .. surely can't be worse..
    Base ISO: iso 50 or 100 native???
    Shutter: 1/8000s????

    If the answer is the OM-D becomes their flagship line with a unique sensor that won't be used in the PENs.. then yes... i'd probably get an OM-D. Is base ISO improved to 100 or even 500.. then yes.

    If the sensor becomes available for future PENs.. then I'd go with the next gen PENs.

    PEN = no viewfinder, rangefinder clean body: My personal preference.
    OM-D = EVF builtin, weather sealed.
  10. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    I just ordered the larger grip for my E-P3, that should fix my one gripe. I'll still probably jump on the OM-D wagon though...
  11. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    It will have to really blow me away to get me to partp with my EPM1.

    The EPM1 is a great size for me, is really affordable, and has everything I need.

    What I want (as opposed to need) is an integrated VF and more DR. If its the same sensor, in built EVF, larger and costs $700+ more, then I will likely pass. If it has both an integrated EVF and a better sensor, then I'll be tempted.
  12. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    I'm not going to buy it, but that doesn't mean I don't want it :)  I'll happily accept it as a gift. The next camera body I buy with my own money is going to be roughly the same size and form factor as my GF1, but with an articulating screen so I can shoot the 7-14 on the floor easily, and usable if not great ISO 6400. Odds are good it'll be a Panasonic.
  13. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The E-PM1 for is what I finally settled on after trying several mirrorless bodies. It just ticks all the right boxes at such an affordable price. I've been comparing images from my Nikon D300 and E-PM1 and to be honest I think I like the 12mp sensor in the E-PM1 more!
  14. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    I want the OMD that exists in my head but I can't afford it.

  15. rex87

    rex87 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2011
    winnipeg, mb
  16. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    I wouldn't want it if its only significant benefits were a 16 MP sensor and weather sealing.

    But add a built in viewfinder, a little sharper and more detailed still photos and video capabilities equal or superior to the Panasonic GH2, then I would definately want it.
  17. yhbae

    yhbae Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 19, 2011
    All I need is an E-PL3 with the OM-D sensor and some hand grip. May be more sophisticated IBIS as well. I wouldn't mind getting built-in VF but not on much larger body....
  18. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    After getting a G2, I realize that an important missing feature for me on a GF1 was high res EVF and a sizable grip. But the thing that bugs me about the G2 ergonomics is the overhang of the flash housing, which makes changing lenses that much harder. If the OM-D has better sensor, plus high res EVF, plus good grip, minus the overhang, and minus the rattlesnake, I think I might get it. Otherwise I'm fine where I am with bodies.
  19. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    how can you know you don't want an ttOM-D if it hasn't been released ? :biggrin:

    I myself will wait until ..um..maybe OM-D2 or 3 lol
  20. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nah won't be me. Never had an Olympus and probably never will.
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