Next Camera Upgrade of E-M1?

dbzkid777

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Hi everyone,

The E-M1 is everything I am looking for in terms of weatherproof technology.
From what I've read, it seems like the E-M1 hasn't quite "matured" yet and I'll be waiting for the next camera which will be an upgrade.
Any idea when Olympus will release it? Late 2015, 2016?
 

m43happy

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Hi everyone,

The E-M1 is everything I am looking for in terms of weatherproof technology.
From what I've read, it seems like the E-M1 hasn't quite "matured" yet and I'll be waiting for the next camera which will be an upgrade.
Any idea when Olympus will release it? Late 2015, 2016?
Please explain what you mean by "matured".
 

mattia

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Hi everyone,

The E-M1 is everything I am looking for in terms of weatherproof technology.
From what I've read, it seems like the E-M1 hasn't quite "matured" yet and I'll be waiting for the next camera which will be an upgrade.
Any idea when Olympus will release it? Late 2015, 2016?
The only - and I mean only - aspect of the E-M1 that remains 'immature' is continuous/tracking autofocus. And that's true for all mirrorless cameras right now.
 

marcr1230

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The E-M1 was released about 1 year ago

I would expect a revision in Sep 2015 - apropos of nothing

What I would look for re enhancements
1. Better, quicker PDAF
2. Better low light IQ.
3. Fix little issues and ergonomics
4. 4k video
 

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The EM-5 came out a year earlier and has not been refreshed yet. So I would not expect a new EM-1 next year.




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Personally, I'm happy that the update schedule is extended. I much prefer substantial improvements to new cameras, rather than incremental stuff that doesn't add significant value. The E-M1, in its current form, is an excellent camera in just about any situation. It is a far better and more capable camera than any Olympus camera that came before it and, in many ways, is ahead of many of the 'traditional' DSLRs. YMMV, toodle-oo.
 

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The only - and I mean only - aspect of the E-M1 that remains 'immature' is continuous/tracking autofocus. And that's true for all mirrorless cameras right now.
I'd say that video is also immature, but I personally don't care about that. Also, some areas remain for software improvement, particularly around Wifi workflow. Honestly, I don't see myself needing another full featured camera for the foreseeable future.
 

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Agree with OzRay!!

Would rather see them maximising what we have with new software releases and bring in a new body when substantial changes can be made. In the meanwhile push the lens development!!!
 

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What exactly do you mean by "hasn't quite "matured" yet"? Are you talking specifically about the EM1 or about m43 or mirrorless in general?

In any case, whether a new EM1 replacement is released in 2015 (highly unlikely IMO) or 2016 (possibly), once released there will be speculations about an even newer model. If you play the wait game, you'll never end up buying and only wishing for an even better camera. Buy what you want/need today and enjoy taking pictures with it until something else comes along that may or may not replace what you currently have.

In any case, IMO, a replacement for the EM5 will come first before the EM1 replacement, IMO.

Hi everyone,

The E-M1 is everything I am looking for in terms of weatherproof technology.
From what I've read, it seems like the E-M1 hasn't quite "matured" yet and I'll be waiting for the next camera which will be an upgrade.
Any idea when Olympus will release it? Late 2015, 2016?
 

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If you play the wait game, you'll never end up buying and only wishing for an even better camera. Buy what you want/need today and enjoy taking pictures with it until something else comes along that may or may not replace what you currently have.
I totally agree.....trying to time the optimal purchase is a futile exercise, IMO. There will always be a "new and improved" version....waiting for it will result in missed photo opportunities.
 

dbzkid777

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I totally agree.....trying to time the optimal purchase is a futile exercise, IMO. There will always be a "new and improved" version....waiting for it will result in missed photo opportunities.
$$$ issues! :(
 

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If you don't need a dearth of external buttons on the camera body, built in grip, PDAF or focus peaking, you could save yourself a lot of money or redirect it to lenses by buying an EM5. Used right now, you can get them for between $500-$600.

Just something to consider.
 

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During the Olympus press conference and interviews at the photokina they've mentioned that the lifecycles will get longer and they'll improve them with firmare updates during that time. It should be at least two years. Since the E-M1 isn't that old I would expect a new one around 2016. 2015 might be the year of a new E-M5.
 
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