Olympus EP5 pics FT5 on ft rumors and kodak s1

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by KS11, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Even though E-P5 doesn't interest me at all, I gotta admit it looks REALLY cool.
     
  3. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Dang, that really looks good to me!!

    I need a second job.

    P.
     
  4. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I looks cool, but I'll just repeat my message of it should have a built in VF and I'd snatch one up in no time.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    The E-P5 looks great!

    I am one of these people that said they didn't need a built-in viewfinder, but after having the E-M5, I would really miss not having one there all the time.

    I wonder if the new external VF could somehow be more streamlined on how it mounts to the camera? Maybe slightly more compact with less overhang, something that blends in better visually?
     
  6. silversx80

    silversx80 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Add another one who's really digging the P5 looks. I may have to get one for my wife... yeah... my "wife".
     
  7. homerusan

    homerusan Mu-43 Regular

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  8. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    This might be key. Also, will it lock in place. I'll bet its both less bulky, and locks. Still, I really need the VF, so built in would be better. Want to read more about the controls.
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    For sure! :smile:
     
  10. bongestrella

    bongestrella Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2011
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    Looks like an ep-3 with a body kit installed. I personally think that an em-5's sensor is enough of an upgrade for me (same statement I said about the e-pm2), but a built-in EVF would have been nice.
     
  11. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yeah, I can see where they are trying to differentiate the PEN from the OMD, but a rangefinder style corner viewfinder that was smaller than that on the OMD would have been a smart move. It makes the Px line a clear upgrade from the PLx line, while not cutting into the OMD market much.

    Panasonic is able to have two different lines of cameras with built in EVFs, for example. The G5/G6 is simply a non-weathersealed less featured version of the GH3 really. Olympus could have done the same with the E-P5, but with even more distinct body styles.

     
  12. Thinh Ly

    Thinh Ly Mu-43 Regular

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    It's beautiful which makes me even more devastated that it doesn't have an EVF. . .
     
  13. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    with the 17mm 1.8 being a kit lens offered with the ep5, we're likely to see a price drop in the 17mm that everyone has been hoping for (actually since, I've already bought the 17mm 1.8, I'm hoping it doesn't depreciate TOO much)
     
  14. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Oh and forgot to mention... the kodak camera looks pretty ugly at the moment, but I welcome to addition the m4/3rd world. More choices = better.
     
  15. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yeah, I don't like it that much. But for those who don't like retro styling it could be nice.
     
  16. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I'm curious about who designed the kit lens on the Kodak, and if they have others lined up. From the pics it looks like the now standard 14-42 zoom, but at 3.7-5.3 rather than 3.5-5.6.
     
  17. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I, also, think that the EP5 looks pretty cool. However, like others, I have already purchased my last camera without an EVF.
     
  18. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    so mad right now.. just barely got my 17 1.8 and now its gonna be included with a kit? oh well i guess.
     
  19. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Looks lovely to me. Doesn't even need an Aki Asai skin. I'll be in the queue when it comes to the UK.
     
  20. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yeah, I've have Zukio 17mm f/1.8 as well. I also got the kit 14-42mm zoom with my E-PM2. I sure hope this new Pen will be offered in body-only form.