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CNET up w First Look at OM-D EM-5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by brunerww, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. brunerww


    Mar 5, 2011
    Good looking camera. Pre-production model, so displays are off and no sample images:

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydznRIa7fbw]Olympus OM-D E-M5 - YouTube[/ame]
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  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Awesome! Thanks!

    Heh, Although like with most anything from Cnet... watch it without sound, and just look at the camera.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    wha-? wha-? We get a hands-on review before the official announcement? I'm loading this up... excited to see.
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    it looks so... small. Hopefully not too small for my hands.
  5. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Looks great, good to see a better perspective of the size. I'd like to see some other lenses on it though.

    If only I could afford this thing anytime soon, I'll have to wait it out.
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The optional battery grip also adds onto the main grip, giving you a deep recessed grip in both portrait and landscape orientation (from what we've seen in the leaked photos, and what the C|Net guy confirmed). If holding size is a concern for you, then I'm sure that will answer any problems! And for those who are more concerned about compact packing, I'm sure the stock grip will be sufficient.

    Of course, the size of controls and dials may be a different matter... but I doubt those will be too small. ;) 
  7. timallenphoto

    timallenphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    May 20, 2011
    Kent, England
    Too small for my hands!
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Holy cow..I love it
  9. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I just watched this video 4 times.

    Now waiting for Henry's pre-order. Usually up the same day.
  10. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    The hump doesn't look bad in the video. All these teaser and leaked photos teach me that that certain focal lengths and perspectives make product shots totally awkward. Hope it looks good/acceptable in person.
  11. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Beautiful !!!
  12. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Nice! Thank you for sharing. I think it'll be small for my hand as well, but the grip interests me, will wait for more details.
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Looks small, maybe too small for my hands like the G3.

    Still don't quite get why the big hump other than to provide a place for the flash to mount. No custom setting option on the PASM dial.

    I wonder if there will be another bigger version with dual control dials that could be deemed a true E-5 replacement. Not that this couldn't pass off as one, but I picture an E-5 replacement as something bigger. But I suppose if there was an E-5 replacement in a m4/3 format, then 4/3 is officially dead. Sigh ...
  14. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Really looks nice. I think it's a dead ringer for my old OM-2!

    The video is great. I was especially interested in the jack cover on the side (rubber) and the rubber cover for the electronic interface for the grip and battery pack. I wonder what you do with the latter? Looks like it would be easily lost!

    It's also clear what the buttons around the VF do (diopter on the left and OLED/VF switch on the right).

    Overall a very nice package!
  15. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I'm totally going for the grip! OR some sort of 3rd party half case to increase the thickness in my hands.

    Still going to hold off on that lens though, and go camera body only- hoping for a better prime weather sealed option.
  16. PeterK

    PeterK Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 6, 2012
    User removed the video, I didn't make it in time :-(
  17. jackmell

    jackmell Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 1, 2012
  18. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Damnit, missed this. Any copies?
  19. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    I missed it too, but on Photo Rumors, they have screen captures of the camera
  20. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    I doubt there will be a bigger version, but it does have 2 control dials.

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