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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RT_Panther, Nov 25, 2012.
Olympus E-PL5 Review: Top-Notch Guts In An Awkward Body | Gizmodo Australia
'The lens barrel must be manually unlocked from its closed position, severely slowing down the shooting experience.'
A quarter turn of the zoom dial severely slows down the shooting experience?
It doesn't. It takes about half a second to ready the lens, and that would affect only the first shot. Picking up the camera and turning it on takes longer.
There is nothing that severely slows down the shooting experience from the point of picking up the inactive camera.
They forgot to mention how much enjoyment is lost removing the lens cap. Or how slow it is to have to spin the zoom ring to um well zoom...
It's an odd review. It complains about stuff I've never thought about.
On my E-PM2 for shooting video, I can adjust video compression, aperture, ISO, white balance, art filters. What's he talking about?
It's gizmodo, probably took a dozen photos of their ear before realising the lens goes at the front.
Having said that, I agree the record button feels weird on small Oly bodies. A side-effect of having two levels of 'click' on the button methinks.
For me, yes, absolutely.
That's the reason why my collapsible kit zooms don't get used at all : the twist action plus the lenscap plus the infuriating message that pops up. I'll live with a bigger lens and keep my cool : Lumix 14-45
I must get around to selling this pristine silver 14-42R ...
You know they also didn't mention that annoying pressing of the shutter and the pain of having to point the camera at the subject you want to take photographs of.... When will Olympus come out with the new Pen thought, with its mind controlled world lens, that takes pictures before you can think you want them! Lol
You can only adjust before recording starts right?
I don't think I get manual controls during video recording on the E-M5.
Does the EOS-M sensor actually "outshine" the E-PL5?
That's true. Only before you start.
The review sounds like one that could be written without actually trying the camera. The part I hate is how they make generalizations about how the EOS-M sensor "outshines" it. In what way? First time I ever heard that. Perpetuates the thinking that bigger is always better.
Interesting take on the articulated screen. A least you have choice. And $100 is a reasonable difference between E-PM2 and E-PL5.
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