Olympus EM1 First impression and Comparsion to EM5 with pics :)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bhupinder2002, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Guys :smile:
    I handled EM1 at a digital show here in Melbourne . My initial impression is very positive and I won't go technical details as there are many online reviews and previews . I am not a pro reviewer .This is just a brief quick comparasion and my first impression .
    Cheers

    1)Built Quality - The camera feels quite solid and sturdy and OMD should have been built like this .No wonder it has proper WR now .

    2)Ergonomics and Handling - Much improved as compared to OMD , the buttons appear solid and not wobbly . Mode dial lock up is a welcome addition . Camera feels slightly chunky but very comfortable to hold and operate . The addition of HLD grip even makes I more big but its better for photogs with bigger hand and people who wanna use 4/3 lenses .
    3) AF with 4/3 - I wanted to shoot some videos but there was so much rush . Olympus had EM1 with 8 mm fish eye, 50 mm macro , 25 mm 2.8 and 12-60 mm . I can confirm this with confidence that AF is quite fast and acceptable with all 4/3 lenses which were there . I had 14-54 mm mrkII and its quite faster than that .
    4) As compared to OMD - The camera looks more serious and chunkier . The beefed up grip is like a double edged sword .Some will like it and others may not . With OMD u had an option of L grip for bigger hands and u can remove I if someone just want a small prime to go with it. OMD could be tailored according to ur needs but this chunky grip will remain there . Having said that I doesn't feel tha big as suggested by online reviews and videos .Its quite comfortable to hold and operate .
    Finally I am happy to answer some specific questions if anyone want to ask .
    Now here are some pics . Today was the last day and it was a mad house bu still I managed to shoot some pics .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder


    EM with 60 mm 2.8 macro

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    With Olympus 25 mm 2.8

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    With 12-60 -- looks quite big and actually it is once u add HLD 7 grip


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    Compared to OMD

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    OMD with 70-300 and EM1 with 12-60 4/3

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  2. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    Looks tall and lanky with the vertical grip on... how do you find the buttons where others have noted the EM5 being a little fiddly?
     
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Buttons are very good and solid . Bigger than OMD and more responsive
    Cheers
     
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  4. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    Yes the buttons are tactile. Very responsive feel on the E-M1.:2thumbs:
     
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  5. jpark1982

    jpark1982 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Did you have a chance to try peaking and see of it slower down the frame rate like on the E-P5?