agree about the slots but the good news (?) is that there is bluetooth.You can get an E-M1X for $3700 with a $500 prepaid Visa from DD atm. Much better deal.
I'm pretty underwhelmed. Bit disappointed at the lack of dual UHS II slots and lack of GPS and/or Bluetooth but the latter does take up extra space I guess.
In Australia the 12-45mm pricing is rude too. It's a few hundred more than the 12-40mm f2.8.
Olympus must be bleeding cash.
I agree with much of this article, but I do think he's down-playing the IQ from m43 cameras too much - for example:
I don't agree with that at all. Printing big from m43 is not an issue. In fact, the print medium is way more forgiving than pixel peeking on large monitors. And who seriously does that unless it's just to prove how many Mp your camera's got?Due to their small size, images taken with the E-M1 Mark III look best when scaled for viewing online. This is actually perhaps a plus since most folks will only be interested in publishing their images digitally. On Instagram, these images will look great. Printed larger? You’re looking at a tougher sell.
I do want the photos I take in 2020 to look amazing on the wall sized 16K OLED display that i will own in 2030.I don't agree with that at all. Printing big from m43 is not an issue. In fact, the print medium is way more forgiving than pixel peeking on large monitors. And who seriously does that unless it's just to prove how many Mp your camera's got?
Same with me. I stopped by the local camera store and pre-ordered. I am planning on trading in the E-M1.2. This will leave me the Pen F, E-M1X and the new E-M1.3. My sales man said Feb 24thMine is on preorder, as is my wife's. Now in search of a old, cheap ILC camera to qualify for the $200 upgrade discount bringing the price down to $1599.
Due for delivery on the 24th, although my dealer says there could be some delay with Japanese shipping backed up because of the Chinese virus.
In practice I have no issues with the EVF. So it sounds strange for me to complain about it but it’s more of a feature that I feel is necessary to keep up with the competition.
This is indeed a very good news! I was going to ask question regarding that and you answered it like a mind reader.Two non-feature oriented items appreciate are that the battery and battery grip (or in my case, the RRS L-plate) from the M1.2 will work. This will save upgraders hundreds of dollars, which is a really good thing.
Add ‘My Menu’ to that list and it matches my impressions too.Here are the upgrades that are most attractive to me as an E-M1.2 (and E-M1) owner.
- In-body charging. I travel with two chargers on longer trips with important photo opportunities (always have backup!), now I’ll only need one. I’m traveling this weekend, nothing special photographically, and I didn’t bring even one external charger for my E-M5.3. This might be the first time I’ve been away from home for even a few days without a charger.
- HHHR. Tripod HiRes hasn’t been an effective feature for me, but maybe this one will be.
- Joystick. I usually shoot with small single point S-AF, and this will help position the cursor. It also presumably frees up the direction buttons for other feature assignments. It would be even better yet still if the joystick could also be pushed for BBF. Don’t know if the hardware is there to allow a firmware update to enable this.
- Better AF and face detect. Always useful.
- Live ND. I often find myself kicking my own butt for not bringing even my circular ND filters along.
Would I like a better EVF? Sure. But I’ve never felt this one held me back.
Would I like two UHS-II slots? Sure. But I rarely stress the capability of the slots on my M1.2, and I normally shoot Raw + Jpeg with jpegs in slot 2 as a backup that I rarely use anyway. Being able to capture more images at a shoot to review when I get home is not something I would eagerly embrace.
Would I like more resolution on the LCD? Don’t really care.
Would I like more pixels on the sensor or better “IQ”? Sure. But I think the days of rapid improvement in raw IQ are long past. The 20MP m43 sensor still has a higher density than a 60MP Sony sensor, so we shouldn’t be surprised that we’re not seeing more pixels. Some day ...
Two non-feature oriented items appreciate are that the battery and battery grip (or in my case, the RRS L-plate) from the M1.2 will work. This will save upgraders hundreds of dollars, which is a really good thing.
Maybe they are using lenses which aren't compatible? I am thinking of something like AF-C not working with the Panny 20mm.One thing I am trying to rationalise, having read some reviews from Costa Rica, are the repeated reports that AF tracking doesn't work. At all. That makes no sense. At all. I can't imagine Oly sending a batch of bodies with it "turned off", but nor can I imagine them releasing a camera with a totally ineffectual function. Something weird with this.