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Old Sep 9, 2013, 1:15 PM   #41
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LOL You are right. Yes, I had scanned some of the comments. Its hard to tell if the writers are funny or if the Google translation doesn't always work so well.
Of course it's the translation. Look at our language - a word-for-word translation doesn' t usually come close to accurately translating a phrase. I was knocking Google not the Japanese writers.

Translate these US phrases to Japanese and see what happens:
“You’re on a roll.”
“Let’s use a shotgun approach.”
“Let’s organize this like a Chinese menu.”

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Old Sep 9, 2013, 1:34 PM   #42
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LOL good points.
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Well the official announcement will be here tomorrow, but the latest leaks are very interesting:

"- The E-M1 has adaptive sharpening optimization (works for every Olympus MFT and FT lens)
- Continuous AF is better than in any other MFT camera and matches the best DSLR performance
- EVF automatically adjusts the brightness
- The E-M1 is more weathersealed than the Olympus E-5
- 12-40mm PRO lens has better performance than the 12-60mm FT lens.
- Olympus will offer a PRO Service package for E-M1 owners (for example access to a hotline number)
First image samples by Ming Thein on Flicr (part one and part two).
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sooner than that, just 40 mins now
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sooner than that, just 40 mins now
And harj should like this part:
- Continuous AF is better than in any other MFT camera and matches the best DSLR performance
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a review
http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/10...e-m1-review-1/

10fps in AF-S mode, 6.5fps in AF-C tracking mode
buffer is now 40 RAW frames at 10fps, or 51 at 6.5fp
EVF panel is now about the same size and magnification as the D800E
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:15 PM   #47
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Per one website's review of the official announcement:

-The company claims to have studied what the E-M1 and a hypothetical 'E-7' could offer, and concluded that, while image quality, durability and speed would have been the same, the OM-D design allowed a size advantage and much greater viewfinder magnification than would be possible with an optical finder. As such the E-M1 should be considered the successor to the E-5.
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FYI:
Olympus has announced its new OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens camera, which is now the flagship of its Micro Four Thirds lineup. Rather than calling it the follow-up to the E-M5, Olympus says that the E-M1 is actually the 'successor' to the E-5, a Four Thirds DSLR introduced back in 2010. The E-M1's 16.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor has on-chip phase detection, which promises to focus legacy Four Thirds lenses (using the optional MMF-3 adapter) at much faster speeds than previous Olympus m4/3 cameras.
Other interesting features include the E-M1's large electronic viewfinder, which has a magnification of 1.48X, a touch-enabled LCD, a rugged body that is water, dust, and freezeproof, and an impressive number of customizable buttons. Wi-Fi is also included.
The OM-D EM-5 will be available in October in a body-only configuration for $1399.99 / £1299.99. Buyers in the UK can get the HLD-7 battery grip if they pre-order the camera before launch, plus the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter if they purchase the E-M5 by the end of November.
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A different view of the possibility of an E-7 is in the Mien Thein review that Riley posted above.
"On the subject of use with legacy 4/3 lenses: I get the impression that the camera was developed with these users in mind; it’s been a long, long time since the last proper update to the proper 4/3rds line (I’ve been assured this isn’t dead, and an E-7 is in the works). The camera itself is physically a bit larger; larger than it needs to be to fit all of the (enlarged) buttons in, but at the same time quite similar in size to the earlier E-420 and E-520 cameras. The obvious question of whether legacy glass makes sense: for existing 4/3 system owners looking for an upgrade, there’s no question that the E-M1 is quite a few notches ahead of the E-5. For M4/3 owners, there are certain special purpose lenses that are available for 4/3 (and M4/3 with the adaptor) that might be of interest – specifically the pro telephotos – 55-200/2.8-3.5 SWD, the 150/2, the 90-250/2.8 and 300/2.8 – that aren’t available for M4/3. Performance of these lenses remains excellent on M4/3; this review was shot with a mixture of native M4/3 and 4/3 glass. Using the normal range zooms with an adaptor doesn’t make a lot of sense – native mount options are available and physically smaller."
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Looks like DPR so far thinks there's a difference in AF speed with FT on the EM1... esp when compared to the E3/E5:



Our experiences were fairly positive, but only when seen from a 'DSLR trying to do live view' perspective, since the situation is comparable (a camera trying to focus a PDAF-optimized lens, without a standalone PDAF sensor). Focus is usually acceptably fast, though anyone coming from an E-3 or E-5 is likely to find themselves disappointed, in comparison.
The way we see it is this: if you're a Four Thirds lens owner and you're expecting full DSLR performance, you're going to be disappointed. However, if you want a camera that offers a considerable step up in image quality, that allows you to continue to take great images with your existing lenses and welcomes you into an impressive and growing new system, then you'll be delighted.
Which isn't to say the focus is bad - our first impressions are that the performance is consistent with Canon's EOS 70D, which offers some of the best live view focus of a conventional DSLR. However, for the very best performance, the E-M1 should be used with Micro Four Thirds lenses


If the above is true then.. thats not good.. I really dont want a cam with worse AF than the E3.
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