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Oly O-MD EM5 unboxing in China

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by asaulo1, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. asaulo1

    asaulo1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2012
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  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    100% sold - even with the grip it is just a little baby. Nice to see the unboxing, thanks for the link! No translation necessary for that one.
  3. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010

    what is this?
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  4. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    good catch demiro, I just glanced over it and didn't think anything of it. Is it a rendering or a new model?
  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    It's an old rendering...
  6. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    Wow, great find! E-M5 is a great looking camera! :thumbup:
  7. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England

    It's a little baby except for that huge pentaprism housing. That's all the more surprising considering it doesn't contain a pentaprism. :wink:
  8. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Rexburg, ID
    No idea what was said, but it looks awesome! Too bad I'm a poor college student :( 
  9. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    I'd take the pentaprism any day over having no built-in EVF. I much prefer that to the range-finder style "to the left" viewfinder too.

    While I'm someone who generally likes more of a modern design, I have nothing to complain about regarding the design of the OM-D as yet.
  10. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Google translate hates me!

    - Eliot
  11. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Except it isn't huge, more just a sharp peak. Gives it some character, and though it isn't a pentaprism it serves the exact same purpose, so why not make it familiar?
  12. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm in the other situation: I hate Google translate!
  13. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    Hmmm... the image of the box that the OM-D comes in has lead me to a question. Since its the "Olympus OM-D E-M5" mouthful of a name... I assume from past reading, its intent is akin to "Canon EOS 550D"... As EOS is the name of the brand line, then 550D is specific model name. But with the Olympus, the box seems absent of the "E-M5" model name and has instead focused on "OM-D".

    Does that seem odd to anyone else, or has OM-D caught on more as the primary name and the possibility of a series name change may be in order. Kinda like when the original OM-1 came out as the M1.
  14. bongestrella

    bongestrella Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    ^ The OM-D is to PEN as the em5 is to ep3?
  15. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The page is from Taiwan I think, not mainland China.

    This picture demonstrates the size quite clearly!


    I think the E-M5 is the perfect size - big enough to get a good grip without going overboard.
  16. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    The last photo of the fully gripped camera in the hand shows how compact it still is. Quite amazing really. Without having the chance to hold one as yet, it appears the ergonomics of the whole package are excellent.

    Damn that GAS..... It is so difficult to ignore.
  17. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    I'm loving how, uh, grippy the grip looks. It is not messing around or being stylish, its just a solid hook to hang the camera on your fingers - will definitely be getting the grip.
  18. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Which netherworld god do I have to sacrifice a sheep to? I want the EM-5 in my country already... :( 
  19. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    Google translate really did a number on this page! My favorite, from the comments:

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  20. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    Oh that had me laughing hard... Nice
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