Pro OMD images, video

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Mellow, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
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  2. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    Cool, shame about the grip, did not care for it but othervise it seems like a nice update.
  3. Dduval

    Dduval Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Nice, shame they never discussed image quality. I assume it must be the same sensor as the EM5
  4. kenez

    kenez Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2012
    Looks very promising. My fast 4/3 lenses are looking better all the time. My E-M5 was stolen last year and I have been patiently waiting for this camera. I am hopeful it will fully replace my E-5 as well.
  5. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    Like I said in the other thread on this site:

    Somehow I doubt that the photographic world isn't clamoring for an Olympic GH3. If it really sells for the rumored $1500 price, Canon will sell 1000 SL1 cameras for every one that Olympus sells.

    Mainstream pros have never, and probably will never, buy 4/3 sensor cameras in significant numbers. Even for enthusiasts there is not enough IQ bang for your buck. I think only Fuji understands the upper end mirrorless market.
  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    Put bigger lenses on an E-M5 & then you need to hang onto something. This is a Pro model & without the built in grip it would not fulfill that purpose.

    My guess is it will still be one battery in the body & one in the grip just like the E-M5 but maybe using a bigger battery like the BLM-5 battery.
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    Please no. Two incompatible types of batteries for Olympus m4/3 is bad enough - let's not add a third.

    They already sell 200 SL1s for every 7D, so I fail to see why this would be a problem.

    Enthusiasts seem happy enough with the 7D, 60D and D7000 image quality. Hard to see why they would find an E-M5-derived camera disappointing.
  8. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    I see your point, but I rather had the option to remove the grip.
  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
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    Mike Aubrey
    Do you really think pro's are buying those SL1's? The difference in sensor size between Canon's APS-C & μ43 is 1.25x. And its image quality is worse than the E-M5's according to DxO. The Canon 7D's IQ is worse than the E-M5, for that matter. Assuming this new camera has any improvement on the sensor, this give μ43 a camera that's as good or better than the enthusiast APS-C models while also providing fast-focusing glass that's competitive with Canon L glass.

    The problem is no longer image quality...the problem is marketing.
  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
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    It's apparently not really an update for the E-M5, but rather the beginning of a new, professional OM-D line. We'll have to wait to see what the real successor to the E-M5 looks like.
  11. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    Is this the replacement of the E-M5?

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  12. cueball

    cueball Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    Looks more like an addition to the current lineup. It's pretty big to be an E-M1 replacement. Personally, I see two different cameras for two different audiences, but I'm not a marketing guy so it's entirely possible I'm way off base :biggrin:
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
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    David Dornblaser
    No, that will be in 2014.
  14. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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    A replacement for the 4/3rds E-5.
  15. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    But E5 users (changing to E-M1) wouldn't need to buy more spare batteries. :wink: :biggrin: