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Old Feb 5, 2015, 9:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ramcewan View Post
Early hands on review by the camera store is out http://youtu.be/0uQKYgQaNHQ

They speak highly of the improved video functionality. They also do a nice real world test of the super-resolution feature vs. a Pentax 645Z medium format camera showing surprisingly good results for landscape.

I think overall this is a really nice improvement on the original with some nice new features. I think the new style of rotating and outward flipping touch panel is a really good move; it provides the ability to shield the display when not in use, it is more in line with the way videographers would use the camera and it also provides a "selfie" mode.
It is a nice review and the camera looks great for those very interested in video.

The updated IBIS, grip and the rotating/flipping screen is a great improvement.

The High Resolution Mode is a nice feature but I think the fact you have to use always tripod and shoot only statics scenarios is a huge limitation.

According with Dpreview the IQ and ISO capability is very similar to the OMD-E5 so personally I have no interest on it.

I like the new lenses, the 14-150mm weather sealed is something I would love to have.

Overall I think Olympus is making great decisions with the new releases and it is a great moment for all of us who follow the brand.
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If the High Resolution Mode is as advertised, that will just be incredible for making large landscape prints.
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Old Feb 6, 2015, 9:26 PM   #13
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FYI: another interesting review of this camera on Robin Wong's site:

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Old Feb 6, 2015, 10:10 PM   #14
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Didn't read the review yet, but some pretty amazing photos on there.
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Though of course Robin Wong could make a shoebox with a pinhole in it take better pictures than I could with the most outstanding equipment available.
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.....me too Sammy
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One new feature I have missed until reading DPReview's first impressions of the new camera, the histogram, dual digital level and highlights/shadow warnings can all now be displayed at one time....that' a great step. I hate having to jump between the histogram and digital level if I want to sneak a peak at how far off level I am, and I am often....
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 9:23 PM   #18
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The way I see it, the improved version of the EM-5 is interesting ... however, I find the 14-150 V2 more interesting as a travel lens. So, I am trying to sell my 12-50 and my 40-150 f4/5.6 to order it.

As for the EM-5 Mark II, I might get it ... if I can sell my Olympus DSLR stuff ... anybody interested to a E30, 50-200SWD, 12-60 and the 70-300 on 4/3 ????

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