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Old Dec 18, 2013, 5:52 AM   #1
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Default This is disappointing... latest EM-5 successor rumors

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-rumor-co...ssor/#comments

looks like the EM-5 successor will not contain the PDAF compatible sensor of the EM-1 .... this seals it for me... as soon as I see another good price I'm going EM-5
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You never know what features will be reserved for higher level of camera, but I'm not all that suprised Olympus would reserve that one for the E-M1. It may also keep the 1/4000 maximum shutter speed and it may be a toss-up regarding whether they will use the bigger finder or not, and lots of other details still missing.

Will it still have a weak low-pass filter or none at all like the E-M1, and the dials used on the E-M1 are on another level too. I would imagine that difference will be retained, but an E-M5 with the more conservative / less consumer-like E-M1 processing? That would be a step forward, although the E-M5 does capture one hell of a raw file.

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removing those features wouldn't bother me too much. now removing weather sealing might be a bummer--missed some good shots this morning because I didn't want to take chances in the wet snow . . .
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You never know what features will be reserved for higher level of camera, but I'm not all that suprised Olympus would reserve that one for the E-M1. It may also keep the 1/4000 maximum shutter speed and it may be a toss-up regarding whether they will use the bigger finder or not, and lots of other details still missing.

Will it still have a weak low-pass filter or none at all like the E-M1, and the dials used on the E-M1 are on another level too. I would imagine that difference will be retained, but an E-M5 with the more conservative / less consumer-like E-M1 processing? That would be a step forward, although the E-M5 does capture one hell of a raw file.
I agree. And it kinda makes sense for Oly to offer a lower price point on a model to entice more consumers into the EM system. The M1 will be top dog, and the EM5 will be a somewhat cheaper alternative. Reminds me of when the cheaper E-30 was sold at the same time as the top dog E-5.
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removing those features wouldn't bother me too much. now removing weather sealing might be a bummer--missed some good shots this morning because I didn't want to take chances in the wet snow . . .
This (weather sealing) is the only reason I haven't purchased an E-PM2 or E-PL5...

I get the top of the line vs. mid-range argument.

The main problem I see is that the EM-1 took a big step in removing the Achilles heal of mirror less cameras, use-able continuous auto focus. Yes we get backwards compatibility with the FT lenses as a very welcome side effect but the ability to get AF on moving objects is a huge differentiation over other mirror-less camera and makes the OM-D line a serious alternative to a DSLR.

Take away the improved AF and you have a rehash of a model that has already been technologically surpassed.
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The good part is, there's still a lot unknown, even the rumored stuff. I know he marked it as an "FT5" rumor, but it's still a rumor. Other processing improvements could make the CAF function better compared to the E-M5.

I also don't think there's any way a successor for the E-M5 is not still fitted with the same level of dust and splash resistant sealing.
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The good part is, there's still a lot unknown, even the rumored stuff. I know he marked it as an "FT5" rumor, but it's still a rumor. Other processing improvements could make the CAF function better compared to the E-M5.

I also don't think there's any way a successor for the E-M5 is not still fitted with the same level of dust and splash resistant sealing.

Putting some "reliable" rumors together in my head, I'm thinking that the long talked about Olympus 25/1.8ish lens will be weather sealed, a kit option for this new EM5.
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That would be a nice lens. It's definitely been one a lot of people have asked for.

With all the doom and gloom I have seen some post regarding the bottom line at Olympus I don't know which is true, either (1) Olympus is spending themselves into the poor house with all this new equipment, or (2) it's not as bad as some are saying.

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