E-M5 or GH3

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by DizzyV6P, May 18, 2012.

  1. DizzyV6P

    DizzyV6P Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 13, 2012
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    Since no one has started this, I"ll do it then!!

    My E-M5 is still backordered everywhere. I'm tempted to cancel it and wait for the GH3 release and compare and contrast ;)

    I ordered a GF3 w/ 14 f/2.5 and Panny 45-200 to keep me busy while waiting for the E-M5 so I guess the urgency is lessened. However, I would like to bring it my cruise this summer, sooooo.....

    E-M5 or GH3? :2thumbs:
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
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    I figure that the GH3 better be better than the EM5. So I say, GH3!!!
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
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    I'd prefer an E-P5 if I could have a Pen, please......as long as we're including cameras that don't even exist yet......or the Fuji X-Pro2
     
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  4. DizzyV6P

    DizzyV6P Mu-43 Regular

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    Actually, I should add the G5 into the mix since it might be announced next week.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I'd love an EP5, but only if it has a built-in EVF!
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    If they ever make a Pen with a built EVF I'll buy 2....one for each eye!
     
  7. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

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    I suspect it exists, named E-M5...
     
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  8. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    I always choose the imaginary/hypothetical cameras. It's the only way to make sure it doesn't get outdated.
     
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  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Clearly you should just wait for the GHX-1 PRO MD.
     
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  10. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Panasonic has been worse to market their products in the US. So a Sep announcement. Dec availability in Asia will translate to availability in North America around June 2013.
     
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  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Lol
    A bird in hand is better than two in the bush .. and thats how I would think . A GH3 which is not even announced and we have no idea what its gonna offer . On the top of that same DSLR styled body which many of us don't like including me .Istead of waiting for GH3 , why not to pick up GH2? Prices are great now and its a wonderful camera and I don't see Panny will offer to a drastic improvement over GH2. Moreover sudden thought of GH3 doesn't mean that GH2 can't take pictures suddenly ..
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  12. AlexH

    AlexH Mu-43 Veteran

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    Me too. I have an Olympus PEN E-P2 and a GH2. I've been tempted to upgrade the E-P2 to an E-P3 for faster autofocus and that snazzy screen, but the GH2 will hold me over until a new PEN arrives. I really like the PEN styling, size, and simplicity.
     
  13. st3v4nt

    st3v4nt Mu-43 Veteran

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    Why don't you just pick the already available camera? Just go for the camera that have all the feature you needed most. There will always be the new version camera to be announced around the corner. If you want to wait a little longer there will be OM-D EM-6 in just a few years, it still unannounced but I'm sure Olympus already planned it. :)
     
  14. Brownian

    Brownian Mu-43 Regular

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    ....Or should you wait for the Pro M4/3 that Olympus says the E-M5 isn't but which they are working on, or perhaps wait for the really high end M4/3 that Panasonic say they are working on which clearly wont be the GH3 because it will obviously get a new designation. Or perhaps wait for the Grim Reaper to make his move.
     
  15. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I'm not ready (yet?) to give up the GH2's articulating display and its multi-aspect sensor. I'm hoping the GH3 will be a step forward in sensor performance, especially less noise at base ISO and that it will keep the features I mentioned. Meanwhile, the E-M5 is surely tempting with its weathersealing, IBIS, large buffer and speed in general, but so far I managed to not buy it. I'm fortunate enough to have a shop within walking distance of my home and they have the E-M5 on display. I managed to walk out again without even asking to hold it, too afraid I would succumb :redface:.
     
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  16. DizzyV6P

    DizzyV6P Mu-43 Regular

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    Panasonic might announce the G5 this week so it'll be interesting to see what the specs are for it.
     
  17. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
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    The EM5 is calling you.

    You must touch it.

    You must caress it.

    It must be yours.

    Oh yes, it will be yours. Oh yes ...
     
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  18. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So when the GH3 hits and you pre-order, will you consider canceling because of the E-M6?
     
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  19. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Yes, but only because the E-M6 recognizes my Minolta legacy lenses and sets IBIS focal length accordingly.
     
  20. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    and then GH4..?